Archive | January, 2021

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

23 Jan

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

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Matthew Burgess, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring (picture book)

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

Ottessa Moshfegh, Death in Her Hands: A Novel

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults

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

N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Carmen Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

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

Jessica Love, Julián at the Wedding

Christine Kendall, The True Definition of Neva Beane

Madeleine Miller, Circe

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Dan Pilkey, Cat Kid Comic Club

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

Ernest Cline, Ready Player Two

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind

Yotam Ottolenghi, Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi

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

Bindlestiff Books featured in new book promo film

9 Jan

Bindlestiff Books plays a starring role in a short film promoting the debut novel by Philadelphian Elizabeth Green, Confessions of a Curious Bookseller. The book is set in a used bookstore in the “heart of West Philadelphia,” steps from Clark Park. In the film our store plays the part of the used bookstore (though of course we have never sold used books), and the author plays the part of the proprietor of said store. The novel itself is epistolary, told through email messages, journal entries and tweets that chronicle her battles to keep the store open and reboot her life. We have the book in stock, you can find the film here.