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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

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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)

 

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

1 Aug

Update: We are sold out, but have a new shipment on the way. Copies will be available Tuesday afternoon.

At the stroke of midnight, our sealed case of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be levitated from our window, and the seals preserving its contents from view will burst.

We will open the doors at 11:30, Saturday night; begin distributing books at the stroke of midnight; and remain open until the throngs have dispersed.

Our phone remains disabled, we can temporarily be reached at 215.386.1750

Bestselling Titles at Bindlestiff

14 Jul

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

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

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

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

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Shaun Tan, The Arrival (graphic novel)

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

Nicolas Lampert, A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (a novel)

Il Sung Na, A Book of Sleep (board book)

Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (stories)

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

Marguerite Abouet, Aya: Life in Yop City (graphic novel)

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

Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition

Randall Munroe, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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

Best-selling Titles

16 Jun

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

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

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

Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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

Shaun Tan, The Arrival (graphic novel)

Andrew Lawler, Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilization

Chimamanda Adichie, Americanah (novel)

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

Michael Solomonov, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (stories)

Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the American Soul

Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

Corey Silverberg & Fiona Smyth, Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Relationships, and YOU (graphic literature)

David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

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

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

Shana Corey, The Secret Subway (picture book)

 

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

15 Jun

A play based on a short story by JK Rowling in which Harry Potter is married and working at the Ministry of Magic debuts in London July 30. Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child go on sale in U.S. bookstores Sunday, July 31.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

It’s a 320-page hardcover, selling for $29.99. Bindlestiff Books will open Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. for Harry Potter enthusiasts — copies will be available starting at midnight. Reserve your copy, and we’ll set one aside. We have a case on order, and will sell them while supplies last (though we will close the store by 12:30 a.m., reopening Sunday at noon).