Archive | March, 2016

Punk & Anarchy in West Philly

31 Mar

On Thursday, April 7, Bindlestiff Books will host a book launch celebration with Temple University professor Edward Anthony Avery-Natale. His new book, Ethics, Politics and Anarcho-Punk Identifications: Punk and Anarchy in Philadelphia, explores how people enter into this community and strive to maintain their ethical and political commitments in the face of external constraints and contradictions within the movement/community itself. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a presentation followed by open discussion. Information on ordering discounted copies of the book will be available.

The Burglary

20 Mar

The Burglary, which tells the story of how anti-war activists broke into the FBI office in Media, releasing documents on the FBI’s efforts to spy on and disrupt the anti-war and civil rights movements, has been one of our best-selling titles for more than a year. In addition to the documentary “1971,” a short video ties the revelations and the reforms they triggered to Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about NSA spying. (We have several books about this, including a graphic novel and more sober accounts by journalists.)

Bestselling Titles

10 Mar

Adreienne Maree Brown & Walidah Imarisha, editors, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

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

Tomi Ungerer, The Three Robbers (children’s picture book)

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

David Pilgrim, Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice

Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anzaldua, editors, This Bridge Called My Back, 4th Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Alexandra Brodsky & Rachel Nalebuff, editors, The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Six Visions of a Wildly Better Future

Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel

Adam Gamble, Good Night Philadelphia (board book)

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Don Freeman, A Pocket for Corduroy (children’s picture book)