Archive | April, 2015

May hours

21 Apr

While there will no doubt be some glitches, we are restoring regular hours for May.

Mondays – Fridays: Noon – 6:45 p.m.

Saturdays, Noon – 7 p.m.

Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m.

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Imagining different futures

14 Apr

We have a couple of new books in the store which might be of particular interest.

West Philly resident Daniel Hunter has just released Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide, designed to accompany Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness. We have copies of both, and also of Hunter’s earlier book, Strategy and Soul, about the local fight against the casino interests.

Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha have just released a new anthology, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. These short stories, inspired by the work of Philadelphian Octavia Butler, seek to imagine and give voice to new futures. Jeff Chang says “Octavia’s Brood makes for great thinking and damn good reading.” Adrienne is reading from and discussing the book at Wooden Shoe Books April 8, Swarthmore College April 9, and Albright College in Reading April 13. (Of course, we have most of Octavia Butler’s work on shelf as well.)

Happy Birthday, Ben Fletcher!

13 Apr

Monday, April 13, is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Philadelphia IWW organizer Ben Fletcher.BFletcher

http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/industrial-workers-of-the-world/
http://www.iww.org/history/biography/BenFletcher/1
http://www.blackpast.org/aah/fletcher-benjamin-harrison-1890-1949

Bindlestiff Books carries Peter Cole’s history (Wobblies on the Waterfront) of Marine Transport Workers Local 8, the first integrated dockworkers union in the United States, which Ben Fletcher helped found, as well as Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly: Including Fellow Worker Fletcher’s Writings & Speeches.

Closing Easter

3 Apr

Bindlestiff Books will close at 3:30 on Saturday and be closed Sunday for the Easter holiday. We will resume regular hours Monday.