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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

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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

 

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.