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2022 Calendars

21 Sep

We have Slingshot Organizers and Nikki McClure calendars in stock.

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

21 Sep


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

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Kyle Cassidy, Cooking with Roswell

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

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Colson Whitehead, Harlem Shuffle

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom

Coralie Bickford-Smith, The Worm and the Bird (picture book)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Thomas Elias, Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Kiese Laymon, Long Division

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Frank Herbert, Dune

Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Michael Pollan, This Is Your Mind on Plants

Maggie Nelson, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

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

Sarah Schulman, Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

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

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

N K Jemisin, The City We Became

Ayana Johnson, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

bell hooks, All About Love

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

Mary Oliver, Upstream: Selected Essays

R O Kwon, Kink: Stories

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

15 Aug

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

Kyle Cassidy, Cooking with Roswell

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Octavia Butler, Kindred

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

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

Akwaeke Emezi, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

Diane Adams, Love Is (picture book)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

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

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Jeff Kinney, The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15)

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Sarah Schulman, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Tillie Walden, On a Sunbeam (graphic novel)

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

Carole Lindstrom, We Are Water Protectors (picture book)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ling Ma, Severance

Kiese Laymon, Long Division

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

N K Jemisin, The Fifth Season

Cece Bell, El Deafo (YA graphic novel)

Dave Pilkey, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls (YA graphic novel)

William Gibson, Neuromancer

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

Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Troll (YA graphic novel)

George Petrides, Peterson First Guide to Trees

Abby Hanlon, Dory Fantasmagory

Mem Fox, Where Is the Green Sheep? / Donde esta la oveja verde?

Asia Citro, Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras)

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Sunday: If it’s not raining, sale will go ahead.

21 Jul
Note that this is an outdoor event, and so dependent upon the weather. At this moment the forecast shows a significant chance of rain for Thursday. Rain is bad for books, and so we will not set up if it is raining, or if rain seems imminent.
Why not swing by on your way to Pericles?

Masks still required at Bindlestiff

16 May

While all Bindlestiff volunteers are now vaccinated, for the safety of our customers and staff we will continue requiring customers and staff wear masks while in the bookstore for the next several weeks.

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

20 Mar

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

Christine Kendall, The True Definition of Neva Beane

Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Ross Gay, The Book of Delights: Essays

Jericho Brown, The Tradition

Anna Malaika Tubbs, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Carole Lindstrom, We Are Water Protectors (picture book)

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

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

Brandon Taylor, Real Life: A Novel

Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

Colin Whitehead, The Nickel Boys

R.O. Kwon, Kink: Stories

Brit Bennett, The Mothers

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

Anna North, Outlawed

Gloria Anzaldula, Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza

50th anniversary of Media FBI burglary

7 Mar

Fifty years ago, activists raided the FBI office in Media, seizing thousands of documents on FBI spying and harassment of a wide range of activist movement. Now an official state historical marker marks the site where the citizens’ committee to investigate the FBI struck. As Inquirer columnist Will Bunch notes,

The suitcases of FBI files that the eight burglars, including the mastermind of the scheme, the late Haverford College professor William Davidon, made off with that night revealed stunning secrets about the lengths to which Hoover’s FBI not only spied upon, but sought to disrupt, legitimate dissent over the war as well as the movement for Black civil rights. The best-known discoveries exposed the existence of COINTELPRO, a massive, covert government operation to harass activists on the left, and efforts to surveil and harass the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including the notorious 1964 letter in which a top FBI official sent MLK a tape of sexual liaison with an anonymous suggestion that he kill himself.

Could there be a better time to read Betty Medsger’s compelling book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret F.B.I.? We’re putting copies in our window to mark the occasion. It reads like a thriller, and it documents the criminality of an agency that continues to violate civil liberties to this day.

Bindlestiff Books featured in new book promo film

9 Jan

Bindlestiff Books plays a starring role in a short film promoting the debut novel by Philadelphian Elizabeth Green, Confessions of a Curious Bookseller. The book is set in a used bookstore in the “heart of West Philadelphia,” steps from Clark Park. In the film our store plays the part of the used bookstore (though of course we have never sold used books), and the author plays the part of the proprietor of said store. The novel itself is epistolary, told through email messages, journal entries and tweets that chronicle her battles to keep the store open and reboot her life. We have the book in stock, you can find the film here.

Holiday Hours

3 Dec

We are closed Dec. 25.

Saturday, Dec. 26: We will be open Noon – 7

Sunday, Dec. 27: Noon – 5

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday, Dec. 30: Noon – 7

Thursday, Dec. 31: Noon – 3:30 (and possibly later)

Friday, Jan. 1: Closed

Upcoming event celebrates Philly authors; notable books of 2020

22 Nov

Words of Revolution; Words of Solace Join Blue Stoop, a home for Philly writers, on Saturday, December 5 at 7pm for a very exciting event! Purchase your tax-deductible sliding scale ticket here.

Words of Revolution; Words of Solace, is a fully captioned innovative video program produced by award-winning Philadelphia cinematographer Aly Spengler and featuring readings from ten of the most exciting voices writing in and around Philadelphia today: Brittney Cooper, Myriam Gurba, Anne Ishii, Airea Matthews, Trapeta Mayson, Kiley Reid, Nikil Saval, Eric Smith, Amber Sparks, and Elissa Washuta. Featured writers will perform words written by their heroes relevant to the ideas of revolution and of solace. Sit back and settle in!

The National Book Foundation has announced its 2020 awards in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature: https://www.nationalbook.org/awards-prizes/national-book-awards-2020/

The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020 can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/books/notable-books.html