Archive | June, 2016

Best-selling Titles

16 Jun

Our best-selling titles for the last month, in descending order of sales:

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

Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Shaun Tan, The Arrival (graphic novel)

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

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

Gemma Harris, Can a Bee Sting a Bee?: And Other Big Questions from Little People

Michael Solomonov, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (stories)

Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the American Soul

Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Corey Silverberg & Fiona Smyth, Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Relationships, and YOU (graphic literature)

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

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

Shana Corey, The Secret Subway (picture book)



Closed July 4 weekend

15 Jun

Bindlestiff Books will be closed Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, for the 4th of July holiday. We will reopen Tuesday at Noon, and resume our regular hours.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

15 Jun

A play based on a short story by JK Rowling in which Harry Potter is married and working at the Ministry of Magic debuts in London July 30. Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child go on sale in U.S. bookstores Sunday, July 31.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

It’s a 320-page hardcover, selling for $29.99. Bindlestiff Books will open Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. for Harry Potter enthusiasts — copies will be available starting at midnight. Reserve your copy, and we’ll set one aside. We have a case on order, and will sell them while supplies last (though we will close the store by 12:30 a.m., reopening Sunday at noon).

Celebration of Local Writing

1 Jun
Wednesday, June 8th
7:30 p.m. in the backyard at Bindlestiff
Come celebrate with nativefruit press for the release of their first two chapbooks, “Halloween” by Michael Amenta and “Nightmare Reality” by Matthew LaVergne. Local writers Kendra Sledzinksi & Dan Anderson will also share original poetry & prose.