Archive | November, 2015

Holiday Hours

20 Nov

Bindlestiff Books will open late Saturday, Nov. 21, due to a scheduling conflict. We will be open by 3:00 pm, and hope to open earlier. Call 215.662.5780 to verify that we have opened. We will close at 7:00 p.m. as usual, and will be open Sunday, Noon to 5.

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but otherwise should be open Noon to 7 (to 5 on Sunday) through the holdiday weekend.

An Evening with Joe Hill, November 19th, 6:30pm

17 Nov
Join us on November 19th for a commemoration of Joe Hill on the centenary of his execution. Alexis Buss will speak at the American Swedish Historical Museum (FDR Park, near the stadiums, 1900 Pattison Avenue) about her book, The Letters of Joe Hill, and Hill’s life and legacy. Joining her will be Philadelphia labor activist and singer John Braxton. This event is free and refreshments will be served.

A cofounder of Bindlestiff Books, Alexis Buss served six terms as General Secretary-Treasurer of the Industrial Workers of the World and organized its centennial celebration in 2005. A new edition of The Letters of Joe Hill, with extensive new material and notes added by Alexis, has just been released by Haymarket Press.

John Braxton has sung at countless labor rallies and union meetings over his years in the labor movement. Braxton is a former co-president of the Faculty and Staff Federation of the Community College of Philadelphia (where he is a biology professor) and co-founded the local chapter of Jobs With Justice. He was previously active in Teamsters for a Democratic Union. He is on the national board of U.S. Labor Against the War, and drafted a resolution against the war in Iraq that was ultimately adopted by the Philadelphia AFL-CIO.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

5 Nov

These are our best-selling titles for the last month (in descending order of sales):

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI 

adrienne maree brown & Walidah Imarisha, editors, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Nikki McClure, 2016 Heed Calendar

Amy Poehler, Yes Please (memoir)

Joseph Kuefler, Beyond the Pond (picture book)

Emily Hughes, Wild (picture book)

Patti Smith, M Train

Robin Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Daniel Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 

Anna Kemp, The Worst Princess (children’s picture book)

Deborah Underwood, Interstellar Cinderella (children’s picture book)

Octavia Butler, Kindred

Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Haruka Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage