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Literary Salon Thursday, Jan. 24

18 Jan

Four Philly authors will read at the Dock Street Cannery Thursday, in a varied program including works of fiction and science history. We have three of their books on hand at Bindlestiff.

http://www.dockstreetbeer.com/event-listings/prose-reading-open-mic-for-writers-dock-street-cannery-january

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One Book Philadelphia: Sing, Unburied Sing,

29 Dec

Sing, Unburied, Sing is the 2019 One Book Philadelphia title. Ghost Boys and Last Stop on Market Street are the accompanying titles for younger readers. All are available for check-out at branch libraries or for purchase at Bindlestiff Books.

There will be several events between January 14 and March 13, with author Jesmyn Ward speaking at the main library Jan. 16 and at the Community College of Philadelphia Jan. 17. A schedule of events can be found here.

Audience Poetry at Festival for the People

13 Oct

Bindlestiff Books is one of several local cultural institutions contributing to an audience poetry typewriter installation as part of the Festival for the People. The festival at Cherry Street Pier will be open until October 28th.

Festival for the People is taking place this month at the Delaware River waterfront, embracing the collectively dynamic energy of a wide range of local and international art forms, including writing and poetry. Through the duration of the 3-week festival, poets and visitors will activate typewriters stationed across the venue with their own poetry. Bindlestiff and other organizations have contributed writing prompts — there’s a different one at each typewriter….festival for the people

 

Black Women’s Arts Festival

13 Sep

Bindlestiff will be tabling at the 12th annual Black Women’s Arts Festival this weekend (Sept. 15 & 16, The Rotunda, doors open at 1 pm). We’ll have a selection of books on the arts, culture and related areas. There’s a full schedule of performers, including dramatic performances, singers, dancers and more. Admission is free, though donations to support the festival are gratefully accepted.

Barons of the Sea

6 Jul

Bindlestiff Books and The Gables will host West Philadelphian Steven Ujifusa as he presents his new book, Barons of the Sea and their race to build the world’s fastest clipper ship, Tuesday, July 24, at the Gables.

Barons of the Sea tells the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their cargo from China to American shores. Steven Ujifusa’s previous book, A Man and His Ship, was named one of the top 10 books of 2012 by the Wall Street Journal. His new book is a sweeping history of 19th century American dynasties and the battle for dominance in tea and opium trading.

Elegantly written and meticulously researched, Barons of the Sea is a riveting tale of innovation and ingenuity that draws back the curtain on the making of some of the nation’s greatest fortunes, and the rise and fall of an all-American industry with a sordid underbelly and genteel facade. This is an epic tale of Americana that your history class skipped.

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 pm, The Gables, 4520 Chester Ave., Philadelphia

The event is free; Bindlestiff will make books available for purchase.

 

March events

5 Mar

Saturday, March 10, Noon – 4 pm, Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 51st StFriends of the Kingsessing Library and Bindlestiff Books are co-sponsoring e program titled Mumia: His Ongoing Legacy.” Come for an afternoon of food, multimedia exhibits, and discussion on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s latest book, Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Copies of the book will be available.

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Cannery + Lounge at Dock Street Brewery
A prose reading showcasing local authors and hosted by Philadelphia-based writers Matt Jakubowski and Christine Kendall.  Ru Freeman, Emma Copley Eisenberg, and Marc Anthony Richardson will give short readings from their work.

Doors open at 5pm for drinks + snacks; the readings start at 7pm. Come early to secure a seat! Books will be available for sale during the event, provided by Bindlestiff Books.

A book a day

13 Jan

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Bindlestiff supplies the books for a U Penn-library supported initiative that puts two books a week into the libraries at Penn Alexander and Henry Lea schools. Above, we see Penn Alexander students posing with some of their favorites.