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Black History Month

13 Feb

We have five shelves of books dedicated to Black History Month in our back room, in addition to titles in our African-American Studies section and scattered throughout the store (chapter books, picture books, history, biography, poetry, fiction, etc.). We also have a selection of titles in the window, including Never Caught, the just-published story of one of the slaves George Washington moved to Philadelphia when he lived here as president. Ona Judge (and she was not alone in this) liberated herself, escaping from the presidential house and fleeing north. She successfully resisted his efforts to capture her, and lived out her life in freedom.

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

28 Dec

Here, in descending order, are our best-selling books for the last month:

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Gemma Harris, Can a Bee Sting a Bee?: And Other Big Questions from Little People

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist (board bo0k)

2017 Slingshot Organizer

Nikki McClure, Thrive 2017 Calendar

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

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (novel)

Kate Schatz, Rad American Women A-Z 

Metropolarity, Style of Attack: Report

Dotty Brown, Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (novel)

Te-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze, Black Panther Vol. 1

Tomi Ungerer, Christmas Eve at the Mellops’ (picture book)

Justseeds 2017 Organizer

 

 

 

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

19 Nov

Here, in descending order, are our best-selling books for the last month:

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

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

2017 Slingshot Organizer

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Nikki McClure, Thrive 2017 Calendar

Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (novel)

James Wolfinger, Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics (novel)

Metropolarity, Style of Attack: Report

Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuris & Ella Morton, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Most Unusual Places

Diana Murray, City Shapes (picture book)

Monique Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Susan Verde, The Water Princess (picture book)

Andrea Beaty, Ada Twist, Scientist (picture book)

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (novel)

Noam Chomsky, What Kind of Creatures Are We?

Alexandra Brodsky & Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, eds., The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Six Visions of a Wildly Better Future

Chris Hadfield, The Darkest Dark (pictture book)

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (novel)

 

 

Nasty Woman buttons

26 Oct

We have just received a new shipment of buttons (and are promised more designs in the next few days) inspired by recent events.

We’re also processing several boxes of newly arrived discounted books, and we have several more boxes on the way. Every day dozens of titles will go on display in nearly every section — so many that we may have to put up temporary shelving to accommodate them.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

13 Oct

Here, in descending order, are our best-selling books for the last month:

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

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Gemma Harris, Can a Bee Sting a Bee?: And Other Big Questions from Little People

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

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (a novel)

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name (novel)

Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (novel)

Matt de la Peña, Last Stop on Market Street (picture book)

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (novel)

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics (novel)

Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Peggy Orenstein, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Capital, Labor & Urban Transportation: A book talk for today’s working class

23 Sep

wolfinger-talkIn his new book, Running the Rails, labor historian James Wolfinger examines how Philadelphia’s for-profit public transport system management used raw violence, race baiting and smear campaigns to control mass transit workers, and how workers organized over several decades to win decent wages and working conditions.

Sunday, October 9, 1:30 p.m. Transit Workers Local 234 Hall, 500 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia. (near the 2nd Street and Spring Garden SEPTA stations) Co-sponsored by Bindlestiff Books and Transit Workers Union Local 234. Free admission, copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

29 Aug

Our best-selling titles for the last month, in descending order of sales:

J.K. Rowling et al., Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

Alexandra Brodsky & Rachel Nalebuff, editors, The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Six Visions of a Wildly Better Future

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI 

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (novel)

Matt de la Peña, Last Stop on Market Street (picture book)

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

Gemma Harris, Can a Bee Sting a Bee?: And Other Big Questions from Little People

Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Pamela Haag, The Gunning of America: Capitalism and the Making of American Gun Culture

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing: A novel

J.K. Rowling, Hogwarts Classics

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels)