Archive | August, 2016

Dollar Stroll Thursday

31 Aug

Thursday is the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, and Bindlestiff will be open late for the occasion with our normal selection of books inside, and a wide variety of new books (some other stuff too) available outside for just $1.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

29 Aug

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

J.K. Rowling et al., Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

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

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

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

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (novel)

Matt de la Peña, Last Stop on Market Street (picture book)

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

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

Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Pamela Haag, The Gunning of America: Capitalism and the Making of American Gun Culture

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing: A novel

J.K. Rowling, Hogwarts Classics

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

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels)


Phone service restored

18 Aug

We were notified Friday morning that our phone number – 215.662.5780 – has been restored, after three weeks of daily contacts with the phone company and a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission. We hope to have voice mail restored this weekend.

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

1 Aug

Update: We are sold out, but have a new shipment on the way. Copies will be available Tuesday afternoon.

At the stroke of midnight, our sealed case of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be levitated from our window, and the seals preserving its contents from view will burst.

We will open the doors at 11:30, Saturday night; begin distributing books at the stroke of midnight; and remain open until the throngs have dispersed.

Our phone remains disabled, we can temporarily be reached at 215.386.1750