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Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

30 Aug

These are out best-selling titles for the last month:

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Ottessa Moshfegh, Lapvona

Becky Chambers, A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Quiara Alegria Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Imogen Binnie, Nevada

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

David Graber, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

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

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Octavia Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories

Frank Herbert, Dune

Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Lemony Snicket, Poison for Breakfast

Taylor Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Sally Rooney, Normal People

Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police

Emily Henry, Beach Read

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Bell Hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

Ivy Noelle Weir, Anne of West Philly: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Anne of Green Gables

Sarah Gillingham, In My Den (board book)

Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

Akwaeke Emezi, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

Ocean Vuong, Time is a Mother

Sarah Jaffe, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

Robin Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

CLR James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

June Jordan, The Essential June Jordan

N K Jemisin, The Fifth Season

S A Chakraborty, City of Brass

Sarah Maas, House of Earth and Blood

Chelsea Summers, A Certain Hunger

Mariana Enriquez, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories

Sayaka Murata, Earthlings

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

14 Jul

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

Daniel Laurison, Producing Politics: Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us

Maria Carluccio, The Sounds Around Town (board book)

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Ottessa Moshfegh, Lapvona

Quiara Alegria Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

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

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Ocean Vuong, Time Is a Mother

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Camika Royal, Not Paved for Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Janet Hardy, The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer

C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

Ling Ma, Severance

Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Julia Sarda, The Queen in the Cave (picture book)

Julia Otsuka, Swimmers (picture book)

Susanna Clarke, Piranesi

Kyle Lukoff, Too Bright to See

Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Marlon James, Moon Witch, Spider King

Jessica Dore, Tarot for Change: Using the Cards for Self-Care, Acceptance, and Growth

Akwaeke Emezi, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Sven Nordqvist, The Dog Walk (picture book)

Ul de Rico, Rainbow Goblins (picture book)

Becky Chambers, A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Audre Lorde, Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Elise Gravel, Pink, Blue, and You!: Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes

N.K. Jemisin, How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

10 May

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

Mikel Jollett, Hollywood Park

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Ocean Vuong, Time is a Mother

Qiuara Alegria Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

Madeline Miller, Circe

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

David Lester, Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Carmen Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Chicken of the Sea (picture book)

Sheila Heti, Pure Colour

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

bell hooks, All About Love

Jeff Kinney, Big Shot Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16

Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer

Gretchen Felker-Martin, Manhunt

Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Sarah Jaffe, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

Karl Marx, Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy

Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry for the Future

Elana Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Molly Ostertag, The Girl from the Sea

Erik Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book

Ursula K LeGuin, The Dispossessed

Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

20 Mar

These our our best-selling titles for the last month, in declining order of sales

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

bell hooks, All About Love

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Refugees

Marlon James, Moon Witch, Spider King

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

David Graeber and David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Quiara Alegría Hudes, My Broken Language: A Memoir

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

Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Joan Didion, White Album

Zadie Smith, Grand Union

Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Dan Saks, Families Belong (board book)

Olga Tokarczuk, The Books of Jacob

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

June Jordan, The Essential June Jordan

Carmen Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

Mona Damluji, Together (board book)

Malinda Lo, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Herve Tullet, Press Here (board book)

Susanna Clarke, Piranesi

Vincent Bevins, The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

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.

West Philly Best Sellers, 2021

2 Jan

These are our best-selling titles for last year:

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

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

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Christine Kendall, The True Definition of Neva Beane

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Matthew Burgess, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Kashuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Madeline Miller, Circe

Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Frank Herbert, Dune

Ashley Bryan, Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

David Graeber & David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Richard Powers, The Overstory

Mariame Kaba, We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

Linda Ashman, Rain! (Board Book)

Colson Whitehead, Harlem Shuffle: A Novel

Jericho Brown, The Tradition (poetry)

Jessica Love, Julián Is a Mermaid (picture book)

Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Carole Lindstrom, We Are Water Protectors (picture book)

Octavia Butler, Kindred

Carmen Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

Maria Carluccio, The Sounds Around Town (board book)

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Brit Bennet, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Monika Vaicenavičiene, What Is A River? (picture book)

Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Asali Solomon, The Days of Afrekete: A Novel

Ling Ma, Severance

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

5 Jul

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Matthew Burgess, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby: A Novel

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

Mariame Kaba, We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun: A novel

Siena Siegel, To Dance

Tiffany Jewell, This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Alison Bechdel, The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Cathy Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

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

Madeleine Miller, Circe

Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem

Nikki McClure, How to Be a Cat

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed

Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Douglas Tallamy, The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

9 May

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

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Jericho Brown, The Tradition (poems)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby: A Novel

Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Carole Lindstrom, We Are Water Protectors (picture book)

Kelly Depucchio, Oona (picture book)

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Mariame Kaba, We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: Mothering Heights

Micha Archer, Daniel Finds a Poem (picture book)

Junot Diaz, Lola: Edición en español de Islandborn

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

Jessica Love, Julián Is a Mermaid (picture book)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer: A Novel

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 Bestsellers

26 Dec

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

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Andrea D’Aquino, A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa (picture book)

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

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

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

Ernest Cline, Ready Player Two

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

Ottessa Moshfegh, Death in Her Hands: A Novel

N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became

Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Innosanta Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Roman Mars, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Jessica Love, Julián at the Wedding

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

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Madeleine Miller, Circe

Carmen Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Brit Bennett, The Mothers: A Novel

Dan Pilkey, Cat Kid Comic Club