Archive | July, 2018

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

29 Jul

These are our best-selling books for the last month:

Steven Ujifusa, Barons of the Sea and Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship

Paula Scher, The Brownstone (picture book)

Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death

David Sedaris, Calypso

Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You: A Novel

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Kobi Yamada, What Do You Do With a Chance? (picture book)

Kyodo Williams & Jasmine Syedullah, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

Chimamanda Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed

Doreen Cronin, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (picture book)

Mem Fox, Where Is the Green Sheep? (board book)

Tommy Orange, There There: A novel

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Barons of the Sea

6 Jul

Bindlestiff Books and The Gables will host West Philadelphian Steven Ujifusa as he presents his new book, Barons of the Sea and their race to build the world’s fastest clipper ship, Tuesday, July 24, at the Gables.

Barons of the Sea tells the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their cargo from China to American shores. Steven Ujifusa’s previous book, A Man and His Ship, was named one of the top 10 books of 2012 by the Wall Street Journal. His new book is a sweeping history of 19th century American dynasties and the battle for dominance in tea and opium trading.

Elegantly written and meticulously researched, Barons of the Sea is a riveting tale of innovation and ingenuity that draws back the curtain on the making of some of the nation’s greatest fortunes, and the rise and fall of an all-American industry with a sordid underbelly and genteel facade. This is an epic tale of Americana that your history class skipped.

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 pm, The Gables, 4520 Chester Ave., Philadelphia

The event is free; Bindlestiff will make books available for purchase.