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Picture Books Exhibition

13 Oct

From October 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Cinderella & Co.: Three Fairy Tales Reimagined, an examination of illustrations for three well-known and beloved fairy tales—Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Little Pigs. The exhibit juxtaposes the classical tradition with more modern, multicultural and experimental approaches.

Author Reading

31 Aug

On Sept. 27, an exhibit of artwork from the new book Hiker Trash (by Philly author/artist Sarah Kaizar) opens at Paradigm Gallery, 746 4th St. The opening reception is 5:30 – 10 pm; the exhibit runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons through Oct. 19.

Our friends with #CreativeattheCannery (winner of the 2019 Intellectual Drunk Fun award) are hosting another author reading & open mic Thursday, Sept. 5, from 7 – 8:30 pm. Dock Street Cannery, 705 S. 50th St., West Philly. This month’s reading features Quinn Eli, Tim Fitts, Katherine Locke and Siwaraya Rochanahusdin.

The Dollar Stroll returns to Baltimore Avenue Thursday, Sept. 12, beginning at 5:30. There’s food, theater tickets, dog treat, entertainment and (at Bindlestiff) $1 books; and we’re working on a special surprise performance in the magic garden behind the store.

 

West Philly Sinkhole stickers

22 Jun

We got our fourth batch of West Philly Sinkhole buttons in Saturday, featuring the iconic image of the sinkhole swallowing a trolley car. The designer informs us that this is the last batch.

We also have vinyl sinkhole stickers, which arrived in time for the Water Department’s presentation on the history of Mill Creek (which meanders underground through West Philly; the sinkholes result from its struggles against the concrete that imprisons it) at USP.

Open late Thursday for Dollar Stroll

4 Jun

This Thursday, June 6, is the first Dollar Stroll of 2019, from 5:30 pm to 8ish, up and down Baltimore Avenue. We will have several new books for $1, a dollar clearance sale on our 2019 calendars, and a bit of contortion. The bookstore will be open until 8 p.m.

Walt Whitman Bicentennial

28 May

This week marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, and celebrations are planned for both sides of the Delaware River. This is part of a year of celebrations including art exhibits, poetry readings, musical performances, ambles through old Whitman haunts, Whitman impersonators, a Walt Whitman mustache look-alike contest and much more: https://www.whitmanat200.org/events-by-month

At Bindlestiff, our window features several editions of Whitman’s poetry, children’s books introducing Whitman to younger readers, and biographies and other explorations of his continuing influence.

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

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.