Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

14 Jul

These are our best-selling titles for the last month:

Daniel Laurison, Producing Politics: Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us

Maria Carluccio, The Sounds Around Town (board book)

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Ottessa Moshfegh, Lapvona

Quiara Alegria Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Robin Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Ocean Vuong, Time Is a Mother

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Camika Royal, Not Paved for Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Janet Hardy, The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer

C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

Ling Ma, Severance

Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Julia Sarda, The Queen in the Cave (picture book)

Julia Otsuka, Swimmers (picture book)

Susanna Clarke, Piranesi

Kyle Lukoff, Too Bright to See

Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Marlon James, Moon Witch, Spider King

Jessica Dore, Tarot for Change: Using the Cards for Self-Care, Acceptance, and Growth

Akwaeke Emezi, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Sven Nordqvist, The Dog Walk (picture book)

Ul de Rico, Rainbow Goblins (picture book)

Becky Chambers, A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Audre Lorde, Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Elise Gravel, Pink, Blue, and You!: Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes

N.K. Jemisin, How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll; Thursday, June 16

6 Jun

Bindlestiff Books will celebrate the dollar stroll with tables of $1 books (from picture books to novels, and lots of nonfiction too) from 5:30 to 8:30 in front of the store. We’ll keep the store open as well.

The Dollar Stroll has a long tradition, and now stretches from Clark Park or so through 52nd, with food, live music, popsicles, theater tickets, plants, and of course books. (Most for $1, but some stands will have specials at somewhat higher prices)

Producing Politics: Author event June 14

4 Jun

On Tuesday, June 14, Daniel Laurison will celebrate the release of his new book, Producing Politics: Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us. The event begins at 6:30 at the Penn LGBT Center Goodman Room & Patio, 3907 Spruce Street.

Publishers Weekly called it an “illuminating insider’s view of American politics….Laurison’s case for how current campaign practices undermine democracy is detailed and persuasive. Readers will learn much from this peek behind the political curtain.” 

You can RSVP for the event at https://bit.ly/ProducingPols Refreshments will be available on the patio, Dr. Laurison and others will speak about the book inside (please wear masks while indoors). Bindlestiff will be there for those interested in purchasing a copy. (We can also take advance orders, which will be available on the 14th.)

https://daniellaurison.com/research/producing-politics-book-launch-june-14th/

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

10 May

These are our best-selling titles for the last month:

Mikel Jollett, Hollywood Park

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Ocean Vuong, Time is a Mother

Qiuara Alegria Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

Madeline Miller, Circe

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

David Lester, Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Carmen Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Chicken of the Sea (picture book)

Sheila Heti, Pure Colour

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

bell hooks, All About Love

Jeff Kinney, Big Shot Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16

Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer

Gretchen Felker-Martin, Manhunt

Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Sarah Jaffe, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

Karl Marx, Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy

Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry for the Future

Elana Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Molly Ostertag, The Girl from the Sea

Erik Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book

Ursula K LeGuin, The Dispossessed

Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

20 Mar

These our our best-selling titles for the last month, in declining order of sales

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

bell hooks, All About Love

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Refugees

Marlon James, Moon Witch, Spider King

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

David Graeber and David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Quiara Alegría Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Joan Didion, White Album

Zadie Smith, Grand Union

Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Dan Saks, Families Belong (board book)

Olga Tokarczuk, The Books of Jacob

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

June Jordan, The Essential June Jordan

Carmen Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

Mona Damluji, Together (board book)

Malinda Lo, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Herve Tullet, Press Here (board book)

Susanna Clarke, Piranesi

Vincent Bevins, The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

How Books Are Made

21 Feb

The New York Times has published a multimedia documentation of how a book – in this case, Marlon James’ Moon Witch, Spider King (available at Bindlestiff) – is made, from conception through binding.

Story Explorers Book Fest March 12

20 Feb

The Atheneum (219 S Sixth Street) is hosting a book festival for young readers Saturday, March 12, from 10 am – 3 pm. Several children’s book authors and illustrators will be presenting, and Bindlestiff Books are others will be selling books. Preregistration is required for the workshops, admission is free.

Viet Thanh Nguyen – The Committed (March 16)

20 Feb

The Wolf Humanities Center will host Viet Thanh Nguyen reading from his latest novel, The Committed, before joining University of Pennsylvania scholars Josephine Park and Dagmawi Woubshet for a discussion. The event is Wednesday, March 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street. Bindlestiff Books will be there before and after the event, selling copies of the new paperback release of The Committed along with Nguyen’s other novels.

Mikel Jollett – Hollywood Park (sold out)

15 Feb
Hollywood Park cover

We have reached maximum capacity for this event and have a wait list, so we are not accepting new registrations.

Join New York Times bestselling author and Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett for an in-person event Friday, April 8, to discuss his remarkable memoir, Hollywood Park. Each ticket includes admission to the event and a signed paperback edition.

Hollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer.

“Hollywood Park succeeds most in compassionately depicting the suffering and struggle of others with addiction: those left to obscurity; those barely holding on. Jollett’s life story shows that you can pass through the gauntlet of pain and trauma to self-reliance and sustainable meaning.

— National Public Radio 

Friday, April 8, 2022, 5:30 p.m., Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South Street

(doors open at 5 pm)

Attendance is limited to the first 100 to sign up. To reserve your ticket (free with book purchase) for a short presentation and Q&A session, followed by individual book signing:

Please pre-pay for your copy ($17.99 paperback) via Venmo to @Bindlestiff4530. (Copies of the book are still available at Bindlestiff)

This event is presently fully subscribed…

Children’s book author Ashley Bryan has died

10 Feb