Archive | March, 2020

Bindlestiff Closure extended through June 4

15 Mar

Update: The state has extended the closure through June 4. We are planning to reopen that weekend, likely with restrictions on the number of people in the store at any given time.

The city of Philadelphia ordered all “non-essential” retail businesses to close March 16-27. Inexplicably, bookstores are not included on the list of “non-essential” businesses (although “box stores” and appliance and camera stores are), and so we are obliged to close. We do have shipments of books due which include books customers have placed special orders for; we will endeavor to contact all affected customers to see if we can make arrangements to get you your books. Authorities permitting, we will reopen at Noon on Saturday, March 28.

Special Order Customers who have not yet been able to retrieve their books can email us at to make arrangements to have your books dropped off.

A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal – Online

8 Mar

UPDATE: This event has been moved online in light of covid19, and will begin at 6:30. Click for details. Bindlestiff has 40 copies of the book available for those who were planning to obtain copies at the talk (or for those who weren’t, of course).

What could a Green New Deal look like across the country and right here in Philly? How can we tackle the climate emergency by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy at an urgent pace while building economic and racial justice? What will it take to bring a Green New Deal into being?

Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen will discuss their new book, A Planet to Win, Tuesday, March 17, 6 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street. Admission is free, Bindlestiff Books will have the book available for purchase.

co-hosted by 215 People’s Alliance, 350 Philadelphia, Lilac, Movement Alliance Project, Pennsylvania Working Families, Philly DSA, Philly Thrive, POWER, Reclaim Philadelphia, and Sunrise Movement Philadelphia

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

7 Mar

These are our bestselling titles for the last month:

Maya Christina Gonzalez, I Know the River Loves Me / Yo se que el rio me ama

Tommy Orange, There There

Melissa Stewart, Under the Snow (picture book)

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Roxane Marie Galliez, Time for Bed, Miyuki (picture book)

Ck Smouha, Sock Story (picture book)

Robin Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Gabby Rivera, Juliet Takes a Breath (YA/Chapter)

Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing

Samuel Stein, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

Susie Ghahremani, Stack the Cats (picture book)

Liz Scanlon, All the World (board book)

Bell Hooks, Homemade Love (board book)

Emily Gravett, Again! (picture book)

James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain