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Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

9 Oct

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

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Keri Smith, The Guerilla Art Kit

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Shana Corey, The Secret Subway (picture book)

Naomi Alderman, The Power

Chapo House, The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason

Deray McKesson, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

Zora Neale Hurston, Barracoon

Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

Hala Alyan, Salt Houses

Roxane Gay, Difficult Women

Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (YA graphic novel)

Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness 

Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief (chapter book)

 

 

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Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

29 Jul

These are our best-selling books for the last month:

Steven Ujifusa, Barons of the Sea and Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship

Paula Scher, The Brownstone (picture book)

Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death

David Sedaris, Calypso

Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You: A Novel

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Kobi Yamada, What Do You Do With a Chance? (picture book)

Kyodo Williams & Jasmine Syedullah, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

Chimamanda Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed

Doreen Cronin, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (picture book)

Mem Fox, Where Is the Green Sheep? (board book)

Tommy Orange, There There: A novel

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.

 

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

30 Dec

These are our bestselling titles for the last month:

West Philly Cats 2018 calendar

Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski, Maps (picture book)

The Surrealist Home: A Box of Domestic Games

Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees

Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust

Nikki McClure, Rally 2018 Calendar

Carmen Machado, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Leon Rosselson, That Precious Strand of Jewishness That Challenges Authority 

Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen: Breakfast, Dinner, Cake (and Everything in Between)

Cynthia Rylant, All in a Day

British Library, Harry Potter: A Journey through a History of Magic

 

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

22 Oct

These are our bestselling titles for the last month:

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Kelly Link, Get in Trouble: Stories

Golden Cosmos, Locomotion (Leporello)

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

N.K. Jemison, The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)

Davey Owen, Mad About Monkeys (picture book)

James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

Javaka Steptoe, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book

Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Leo Lionni, A Color of His Own (Spanish-English bilingual edition)

Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Susan Meyers, Everywhere Babies (board book)

Lorena Alvarez, Nightlights

Graphic Novels for Children

5 Oct

Our window features graphic novels for children by NoBrow Press and their imprint Flying Eye Books. Several of these titles are now in the Penn Alexander and Henry Lea public schools in West Philadelphia as part of the A Book A Day program sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries (and for which Bindlestiff supplies the books). We also have a free NoBrown children’s comic book and several postcards available while supplies last.

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

20 Aug

Naomi Klein, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Jill Filipovic, The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Walidah Imarisha & Adrienne Maree Brown, editors, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Zadie Smith, Swing Time

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Roxanne Gay, Bad Feminist: Essays

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Edward Gorey, The Gashlycrumb Tinies