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

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March Hours

16 May

The week of March 4, we will be open daily: Tuesday and Friday, 3:30 – 7; Wednesday Noon – 3:30; Thursday and Saturday Noon – 7; and Sunday Noon – 5. (It is possible we may be able to fill in a few more hours.) Starting the week of March 11, we will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Noon – 7, and Sundays Noon – 5. We will be open most Wednesdays and Fridays for at least part of the day, and closed Mondays. It might make sense to call (215.662.5780) before making a special trip on those days.

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: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/mom-fundraises-get-books-featuring-muslim-children-schools-n753271