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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

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

22 Nov

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

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

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

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

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Leo Lionni, Little Blue and Little Yellow (board book)

Susan Clarke, Piranesi

Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults

Leo Lionni, Pezzettino

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

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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

Mark Stamaty, Who Needs Donuts? (picture book)

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

NK Jemisin, The City We Became

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Kacen Callender, Felix Ever After

Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

Ursula LeGuin, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Jessica Love, Julián at the Wedding

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

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police: A Novel

Sepideh Sarihi, My Favorite Memories (picture book)

Jorge Luis Borges, Everything and Nothing

Innosanta Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Frank Herbert, Dune

Zadie Smith, Intimations: Six Essays

Mathieu Pierloot, Look, It’s Raining (picture book)

Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

13 Oct

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

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Susan Clarke, Piranesi

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Dan Saks, Families Belong (board book)

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Leo Lionni, A Color of His Own (board book)

NK Jemisin, The City We Became

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

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

Leo Lionni, Pezzettino

Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

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

Leo Lionni, Little Blue and Little Yellow (board book)

Matthew Cherry, Hair Love