Archive | February, 2022

How Books Are Made

21 Feb

The New York Times has published a multimedia documentation of how a book – in this case, Marlon James’ Moon Witch, Spider King (available at Bindlestiff) – is made, from conception through binding.

Story Explorers Book Fest March 12

20 Feb

The Atheneum (219 S Sixth Street) is hosting a book festival for young readers Saturday, March 12, from 10 am – 3 pm. Several children’s book authors and illustrators will be presenting, and Bindlestiff Books are others will be selling books. Preregistration is required for the workshops, admission is free.

Viet Thanh Nguyen – The Committed (March 16)

20 Feb

The Wolf Humanities Center will host Viet Thanh Nguyen reading from his latest novel, The Committed, before joining University of Pennsylvania scholars Josephine Park and Dagmawi Woubshet for a discussion. The event is Wednesday, March 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street. Bindlestiff Books will be there before and after the event, selling copies of the new paperback release of The Committed along with Nguyen’s other novels.

Mikel Jollett – Hollywood Park (sold out)

15 Feb
Hollywood Park cover

We have reached maximum capacity for this event and have a wait list, so we are not accepting new registrations.

Join New York Times bestselling author and Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett for an in-person event Friday, April 8, to discuss his remarkable memoir, Hollywood Park. Each ticket includes admission to the event and a signed paperback edition.

Hollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer.

“Hollywood Park succeeds most in compassionately depicting the suffering and struggle of others with addiction: those left to obscurity; those barely holding on. Jollett’s life story shows that you can pass through the gauntlet of pain and trauma to self-reliance and sustainable meaning.

— National Public Radio 

Friday, April 8, 2022, 5:30 p.m., Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South Street

(doors open at 5 pm)

Attendance is limited to the first 100 to sign up. To reserve your ticket (free with book purchase) for a short presentation and Q&A session, followed by individual book signing:

Please pre-pay for your copy ($17.99 paperback) via Venmo to @Bindlestiff4530. (Copies of the book are still available at Bindlestiff)

This event is presently fully subscribed…

Children’s book author Ashley Bryan has died

10 Feb