Hours

16 May

We strive to be open Wednesday – Saturday, Noon to 7, and Sunday Noon to 5.

Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 are a bit shaky for the next couple of weeks —  if you’re making a special trip it would make sense to check first. We will be open some Tuesdays, but have been having trouble consistently staffing Tuesdays.

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Holiday Hours

19 Nov

Bindlestiff will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

We will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Noon – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28, we will be open on Tuesdays from 4 – 7:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, Noon – 7 p.m., and Sundays, Noon – 5. We will be closed on Mondays.

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

22 Oct

These are our bestselling titles for the last month:

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Kelly Link, Get in Trouble: Stories

Golden Cosmos, Locomotion (Leporello)

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

N.K. Jemison, The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)

Davey Owen, Mad About Monkeys (picture book)

James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

Javaka Steptoe, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book

Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Leo Lionni, A Color of His Own (Spanish-English bilingual edition)

Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Susan Meyers, Everywhere Babies (board book)

Lorena Alvarez, Nightlights

Graphic Novels for Children

5 Oct

Our window features graphic novels for children by NoBrow Press and their imprint Flying Eye Books. Several of these titles are now in the Penn Alexander and Henry Lea public schools in West Philadelphia as part of the A Book A Day program sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries (and for which Bindlestiff supplies the books). We also have a free NoBrown children’s comic book and several postcards available while supplies last.

Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll Sept. 7

20 Aug

pwse.dollarstrollThe second dollar stroll of the year will be Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 pm to 8. We will be tabling with a selection of new adult and children’s books reduced for the evening to $1, and the store will be open late as well.

At 7:30, the Philadelphia Women’s Slavic Ensemble will sing in our back yard – a secret garden hidden in the middle of the block…

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

20 Aug

Naomi Klein, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Jill Filipovic, The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

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

Zadie Smith, Swing Time

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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

Roxanne Gay, Bad Feminist: Essays

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Edward Gorey, The Gashlycrumb Tinies

 

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

20 Jun

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

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Innosanto Nagara, Counting on Community (board book)

Bryant Terry, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology (novel)

Zadie Smith, White Teeth (a novel)

Andrea Beaty, Rosie Revere, Engineer (picture book)

Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Noam Chomsky, Power Systems: Conversations with David Barsamian on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

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

Richard Wright, Black Boy

Dollar Stroll Thursday, June 15

3 Jun

Bindlestiff Books will be open late (until 8:30 pm) Thursday, June 15, for the dollar stroll, and will have several new books and DVDs available on tables in front of the store for a dollar.