Bindlestiff Bestsellers

19 Nov

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

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

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

2017 Slingshot Organizer

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Nikki McClure, Thrive 2017 Calendar

Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (novel)

James Wolfinger, Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics (novel)

Metropolarity, Style of Attack: Report

Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuris & Ella Morton, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Most Unusual Places

Diana Murray, City Shapes (picture book)

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

Susan Verde, The Water Princess (picture book)

Andrea Beaty, Ada Twist, Scientist (picture book)

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (novel)

Noam Chomsky, What Kind of Creatures Are We?

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

Chris Hadfield, The Darkest Dark (pictture book)

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (novel)

 

 

Closed Thanksgiving

14 Nov

Bindlestiff will be closed Thanksgiving & Black Friday (Nov. 24 & 25), and also Wednesday, Nov. 23 for travel.

We will resume our regular hours Saturday, Nov. 26, at Noon.

Giant Book Sale

6 Nov

Bindlestiff Books will hold a two-day sidewalk sale Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. We’ll start at 11 a.m., and look to shut down at 2 in the afternoon (though we won’t chase folks away if we’re thronged – the store will be open until 7 p.m.).

We need to clear space for new books (and allow some overcrowded sections to breathe a bit), and so are clearing out surplus inventory. There will be deep, deep discounts on hundreds of titles from most sections. Children’s books, fiction, history, politics and much more, for as little as $2. If you buy too much we can provide boxes to haul your books away.

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

4 Nov

As you know by now, if you’re at all inclined to care, the first in a series of movies based on this short book is being released Nov. 18. We have the book as part of a slipcased set of books referenced in the Harry Potter series.

The screenplay for the first movie, and also a scrapbook based on the film (including maps, posters and other removable items), will be released that day. We will have copies available in the store at noon.

All Hallows Read

26 Oct

Nativefruit Press & Bindlestiff Books will host a poetry & prose event, All Hallows Read, on Monday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. Presenting will be Kiki Volkert, D. Ted Tarnovski, Akirah Justice, and Spooky Vibes. There will be a costume contest and open mic. In our back yard, weather permitting; inside if it’s too cold.

Nasty Woman buttons

26 Oct

We have just received a new shipment of buttons (and are promised more designs in the next few days) inspired by recent events.

We’re also processing several boxes of newly arrived discounted books, and we have several more boxes on the way. Every day dozens of titles will go on display in nearly every section — so many that we may have to put up temporary shelving to accommodate them.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

13 Oct

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

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

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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

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

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (a novel)

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

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

Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (novel)

Matt de la Peña, Last Stop on Market Street (picture book)

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (novel)

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics (novel)

Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

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

Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood