Closed Mondays

16 May

Bindlestiff will be closed Mondays, at least for the next few weeks. We are open Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 7, and Sunday Noon to 5.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

18 May

Here, in descending order, are our best-selling books for the last month:

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Zadie Smith, White Teeth (a novel)

Kate Schatz, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Jon Stone, The Monster at the End of this Book (children’s picture book)

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (a novel)

Chris Hayes, A Colony in a Nation

Monique Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Vaunda Nelson, Don’t Call Me Grandma (children’s picture book)

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

Te-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1

Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things To Me

Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Working with the schools

3 May

Bindlestiff is working with two projects that are placing books in the schools. One, which we have been working with for a while, places a new book every week in the Lea and Penn Alexander schools.

More recently we have been working with the West Philadelphia Coalition Against Islamophobia to place children’s books featuring African-American Muslim children in Philadelphia schools. We have already delivered about 150 books, and more are en route from our distributor. This story discusses the project: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/mom-fundraises-get-books-featuring-muslim-children-schools-n753271

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

11 Mar

Here, in descending order, are our best-selling books for the last month:

Kate Schatz, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Octavia Butler, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (a novel)

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (a novel)

John Darnielle, Universal Harvester (a novel)

Keeanga-Yamahtt Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Te-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics

Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo (a novel)

Hours

25 Feb

Bindlestiff Books is open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon – 7 pm, and Sunday and Monday, Noon – 5.  215.662.5780

We are having some instability with staffing right now on weekday closing shifts (3:30 – 7), so it might make sense to call first. Staffing on weekends is solid.

Muslim ebook sale

24 Feb

Selected ebooks are on sale for $1.99 each, with different titles each week.

As one of the largest North American publishers on Muslims, Indiana University Press is proud to offer a broad range of books and journals that illuminate their rich history, beliefs, past and present challenges, and multitude of accomplishments and contributions. In a time when misunderstandings fuel a plethora of headlines, we encourage all of you to learn more about the 1.6 billion people who practice this worldwide faith. …

Each week, we will be offering a select number of our Muslim-related books at the steeply discounted price of only $1.99. … The following titles will be on sale until March 4. Click each link for a list of retailers offering the discounted price:

Muslim Americans in the Military
Jihad and the West
Islamophobia/Islamophilia
Santa Claus in Baghdad
Muslims in Western Politics

Black History Month

13 Feb

We have five shelves of books dedicated to Black History Month in our back room, in addition to titles in our African-American Studies section and scattered throughout the store (chapter books, picture books, history, biography, poetry, fiction, etc.). We also have a selection of titles in the window, including Never Caught, the just-published story of one of the slaves George Washington moved to Philadelphia when he lived here as president. Ona Judge (and she was not alone in this) liberated herself, escaping from the presidential house and fleeing north. She successfully resisted his efforts to capture her, and lived out her life in freedom.