Archive | May, 2017

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

18 May

Here, in descending order, are our best-selling books for the last month:

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Zadie Smith, White Teeth (a novel)

Kate Schatz, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Jon Stone, The Monster at the End of this Book (children’s picture book)

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (a novel)

Chris Hayes, A Colony in a Nation

Monique Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Vaunda Nelson, Don’t Call Me Grandma (children’s picture book)

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

Te-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1

Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things To Me

Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Summer Hours

16 May

Bindlestiff Books is an all-volunteer operation, and hours will be somewhat limited through the remainder of the summer.

We will be open every Thursday and Saturday from Noon to 7 p.m., and other days as staffing permits. Our goal is to be open Mondays through Saturdays, Noon – 7, and Sundays Noon – 5. However, a combination of vacations, changing work schedules and medical issues are complicating scheduling.

The week of July 29, we should be open Sunday, July 29, from noon to 5. We will be open Wednesday, August 1, from noon to 5:00 and possibly later. We will be open Thursday, Aug. 2, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, from Noon to 3:30, and Saturday, August 4, from noon to 7 p.m.

There’s a good chance that we will be open additional hours as well. But it might make sense to phone (215.662.5780) before making a special trip.

Working with the schools

3 May

Bindlestiff is working with two projects that are placing books in the schools. One, which we have been working with for a while, places a new book every week in the Lea and Penn Alexander schools.

More recently we have been working with the West Philadelphia Coalition Against Islamophobia to place children’s books featuring African-American Muslim children in Philadelphia schools. We have already delivered about 150 books, and more are en route from our distributor. This story discusses the project: