We will be closed Saturday, July 4. Otherwise, we are open Noon to 7 Monday through Saturday, Noon to 5 on Sundays.
Our youngest volunteer, Sonja, entered the Franklin Institute’s contest for the best building made with Legos as part of a promotion for their art of the brick exhibit.
Her Bindlestiff Books entry (the first floor of the building, with a cutaway in the roof so you can see the interior, and a rather idealized conception of our back yard, which is actually pretty overgrown) won first place in the 5-10 age bracket and is on display as part of the exhibit (in the gift shop, along with the winner of the above 10 category and a few other pieces). Seeing the exhibit does involve buying a ticket in addition to basic entry; we will display her piece in the store once the exhibition is over.
It looks like this:
Thursday, June 25, 5 p.m. – ? We’ll have a selection of new books for a buck and other cool stuff, and the store will be open late.
Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m.
Featuring F.J. Gouldner, reading from his new book Miniature Symphonies. With contributions from locals Luke Bartolomeo, Serena Niesley, Bradford Bucknum and Matthew LaVergne
Looking for something to read over the summer? These are our best-selling titles over the last month (in descending order of sales):
Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown (editors), Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
Asali Solomon, Disgruntled A coming of age novel set in West Philadelphia
Anna Kemp, The Worst Princess (picture book)
Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI Activists burgle the Media PA FBI Office and expose the agency’s efforts to spy on and disrupt protest movements
Alice Goffman, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City Street life in Philadelphia
Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk A memoir
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
Roberto Bolano, The Savage Detectives
Roberto Bolano, 2666: A Novel
Dan Santat, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (picture book)
Daniel Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Andrea J Buchanan, The Daring Book for Girls
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (novel)
Kate Schatz, Rad American Women A-Z A book for children and their parents, teachers and friends documenting America’s famous and unsung heroines
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Pirate Princess (picture book)
Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist (board book) We also have it in a bilingual Spanish-English edition