Archive | November, 2020

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

22 Nov

These are our best-selling titles for the last month, in descending order of sales:

Andrea D’Aquino, A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa (picture book)

Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

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

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Leo Lionni, Little Blue and Little Yellow (board book)

Susan Clarke, Piranesi

Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults

Leo Lionni, Pezzettino

Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

adrienne maree brown, We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice 

Mark Stamaty, Who Needs Donuts? (picture book)

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

NK Jemisin, The City We Became

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Kacen Callender, Felix Ever After

Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

Ursula LeGuin, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Jessica Love, Julián at the Wedding

Bell Hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police: A Novel

Sepideh Sarihi, My Favorite Memories (picture book)

Jorge Luis Borges, Everything and Nothing

Innosanta Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Frank Herbert, Dune

Zadie Smith, Intimations: Six Essays

Mathieu Pierloot, Look, It’s Raining (picture book)

Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Upcoming event celebrates Philly authors; notable books of 2020

22 Nov

Words of Revolution; Words of Solace Join Blue Stoop, a home for Philly writers, on Saturday, December 5 at 7pm for a very exciting event! Purchase your tax-deductible sliding scale ticket here.

Words of Revolution; Words of Solace, is a fully captioned innovative video program produced by award-winning Philadelphia cinematographer Aly Spengler and featuring readings from ten of the most exciting voices writing in and around Philadelphia today: Brittney Cooper, Myriam Gurba, Anne Ishii, Airea Matthews, Trapeta Mayson, Kiley Reid, Nikil Saval, Eric Smith, Amber Sparks, and Elissa Washuta. Featured writers will perform words written by their heroes relevant to the ideas of revolution and of solace. Sit back and settle in!

The National Book Foundation has announced its 2020 awards in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature:

The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020 can be found here: