Archive | May, 2019

Walt Whitman Bicentennial

28 May

This week marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, and celebrations are planned for both sides of the Delaware River. This is part of a year of celebrations including art exhibits, poetry readings, musical performances, ambles through old Whitman haunts, Whitman impersonators, a Walt Whitman mustache look-alike contest and much more:

At Bindlestiff, our window features several editions of Whitman’s poetry, children’s books introducing Whitman to younger readers, and biographies and other explorations of his continuing influence.

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

24 May

These are our top-selling titles for the last month:

adrienne maree brown, ed., Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

Frank Asch, Water (picture book)

Marissa McClellan, The Food in Jars Kitchen: 140 Ways to Cook, Bake, Plate, and Share Your Homemade Pantry

Jaron Lanier, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Antoinette Portis, Now (picture book)

Emily Rand, The Lost Property Office (picture book)

adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America : Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Zetta Elliott, Melena’s Jubilee (picture book)

Carrie Gibson, El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Zetta Elliott, Bird (picture book)

Wednesday hours back

15 May

We continue to struggle a bit with our weekday hours, but now have volunteers reliably covering Wednesdays from Noon – 7 pm. We strive to be open Thursdays and Fridays as well, though it might make sense to call (225.662.5780) before making a special trip.

Saturdays we are open Noon – 7; Sundays Noon – 5.