Archive | January, 2016

One Book Philadelphia: Cold Mountain

30 Jan

The 2016 One Book, One Philadelphia selection is Charles Frazier’s novel Cold Mountain. Events in connection with the book run through March. The Free Library of Philadelphia is sponsoring a wide array of programs around the book.

Bindlestiff Books has a limited number of discounted copies of the book, which are available for $8.48 plus tax while supplies last. These are what is known in the trade as “hurts,” so they have no remainder stripe but corners may be dinged.

Snowstorm hours

22 Jan

They are projecting lots of snow for Saturday, but one never knows exactly what will transpire. Our plan is to open Saturday at Noon, like usual. SEPTA has announced that they’re shutting down busses and trollies for the day, so our second shift staffer won’t be able to make it in. But as long as we have customers, we should be able to keep open — but we might go sledding if no one’s up and about, so give a call before making a special trip: 215.662.5780.

We expect to be open Noon to 5, as usual, on Sunday, assuming there’s still power and sidewalks are passable…

Our Bestsellers

9 Jan

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

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

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

Andrew Lawler, Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Patti Smith, M Train (memoir)

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (graphic novel)

Ursula Le Guin, Catwings (chapter book)

Ursula Le Guin, Catwings Return (chapter book)

Max Velthuijs, The Kind-Hearted Monster (picture book)

Taye Diggs, Mixed Me (picture book)