Archive | April, 2014

Street vendors of Peru

24 Apr

Behrooz Ghassemi’s new book, “History, political economy and visual interpretation of the street venders of Peru,” is a bilingual (English and Spanish) book with two covers, 1,071 photographs, mostly in color, and observations and reflections based on many years working in that country. Ghassemi is an Iranian exile, anthropologist, photographer and documentarian, who has lived in Peru for much of the past two decades. As he says in the introduction, this book “could fill a partial void created by a dereliction of duty on the part of academic historians of socio-economic reality of Peru in the last four decades and a half (1965-2010).”

Friday, May 2, 7 pm, at Bindlestiff Books. Copies of the book will be available.

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The Garden of Time

21 Apr

unnamedBook Release Party

Sunday May 4th, 11 am – 1 pm

Cedarworks: 4919 Pentridge St

Join West Philly artist Zoe Cohen in celebrating the release of this illustrated book for all ages created in collaboration with Rabbi Jill Hammer.

This free event will include a book reading and signing and sales of the book. It’s a potluck brunch too, bring something to share if you can.
Co-sponsored with Kol Tzedek Synagogue.

Closed Easter

15 Apr

Bindlestiff will be closed Sunday, April 20.

It might be good to phone (215.662.5780) before coming by Wednesday afternoons after 3:30. Coverage on that shift is a little Wobbly right now; we’re working in a couple of new staffers and should have scheduling nailed down by the end of the month.