Phone service restored

18 Aug

We were notified Friday morning that our phone number – 215.662.5780 – has been restored, after three weeks of daily contacts with the phone company and a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission. We hope to have voice mail restored this weekend.

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

1 Aug

Update: We are sold out, but have a new shipment on the way. Copies will be available Tuesday afternoon.

At the stroke of midnight, our sealed case of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be levitated from our window, and the seals preserving its contents from view will burst.

We will open the doors at 11:30, Saturday night; begin distributing books at the stroke of midnight; and remain open until the throngs have dispersed.

Our phone remains disabled, we can temporarily be reached at 215.386.1750

Phone number out

22 Jul

Bindlestiff Books is open as usual. Unfortunately, our telephone number has been temporarily disconnected as a result of a dispute between our former and current service providers. We hope to have our phone number (215.662.5780) restored Tuesday. In the meantime, you should not leave voice mail on, or call, that number because we do not have access to it and will not be able to retrieve messages once service is restored.

Through Tuesday, the store can be called at 215.386.1750

We will be open Noon – 7 daily, except on Sunday, when we are open Noon – 5 pm

Bestselling Titles at Bindlestiff

14 Jul

Our best-selling titles for the last month, in descending order of sales:

Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI 

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Shaun Tan, The Arrival (graphic novel)

Adreienne Maree Brown & Walidah Imarisha, editors, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Nicolas Lampert, A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (a novel)

Il Sung Na, A Book of Sleep (board book)

Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (stories)

Peggy Orenstein, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Marguerite Abouet, Aya: Life in Yop City (graphic novel)

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition

Randall Munroe, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name (novel)

Best-selling Titles

16 Jun

Our best-selling titles for the last month, in descending order of sales:

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI 

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Shaun Tan, The Arrival (graphic novel)

Andrew Lawler, Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilization

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

Gemma Harris, Can a Bee Sting a Bee?: And Other Big Questions from Little People

Michael Solomonov, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (stories)

Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the American Soul

Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Corey Silverberg & Fiona Smyth, Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Relationships, and YOU (graphic literature)

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Alexandra Brodsky & Rachel Nalebuff, editors, The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Six Visions of a Wildly Better Future

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

Shana Corey, The Secret Subway (picture book)

 

 

Closed July 4 weekend

15 Jun

Bindlestiff Books will be closed Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, for the 4th of July holiday. We will reopen Tuesday at Noon, and resume our regular hours.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

15 Jun

A play based on a short story by JK Rowling in which Harry Potter is married and working at the Ministry of Magic debuts in London July 30. Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child go on sale in U.S. bookstores Sunday, July 31.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

It’s a 320-page hardcover, selling for $29.99. Bindlestiff Books will open Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. for Harry Potter enthusiasts — copies will be available starting at midnight. Reserve your copy, and we’ll set one aside. We have a case on order, and will sell them while supplies last (though we will close the store by 12:30 a.m., reopening Sunday at noon).

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