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Holiday Hours

19 Nov

Bindlestiff will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

We will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Noon – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28, we will be open on Tuesdays from 4 – 7:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, Noon – 7 p.m., and Sundays, Noon – 5. We will be closed on Mondays.

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Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll Sept. 7

20 Aug

pwse.dollarstrollThe second dollar stroll of the year will be Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 pm to 8. We will be tabling with a selection of new adult and children’s books reduced for the evening to $1, and the store will be open late as well.

At 7:30, the Philadelphia Women’s Slavic Ensemble will sing in our back yard – a secret garden hidden in the middle of the block…

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

20 Jun

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

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Innosanto Nagara, Counting on Community (board book)

Bryant Terry, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology (novel)

Zadie Smith, White Teeth (a novel)

Andrea Beaty, Rosie Revere, Engineer (picture book)

Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Noam Chomsky, Power Systems: Conversations with David Barsamian on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

Jon Stone, The Monster at the End of this Book (picture book)

Richard Wright, Black Boy

Dollar Stroll Thursday, June 15

3 Jun

Bindlestiff Books will be open late (until 8:30 pm) Thursday, June 15, for the dollar stroll, and will have several new books and DVDs available on tables in front of the store for a dollar.

Bindlestiff Best-Sellers

18 May

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

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Zadie Smith, White Teeth (a novel)

Kate Schatz, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Jon Stone, The Monster at the End of this Book (children’s picture book)

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (a novel)

Chris Hayes, A Colony in a Nation

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

Vaunda Nelson, Don’t Call Me Grandma (children’s picture book)

Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

Te-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1

Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things To Me

Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Hours

16 May

We strive to be open Wednesday – Saturday, Noon to 7, and Sunday Noon to 5.

Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 are a bit shaky for the next couple of weeks —  if you’re making a special trip it would make sense to check first. We will be open some Tuesdays, but have been having trouble consistently staffing Tuesdays.

Working with the schools

3 May

Bindlestiff is working with two projects that are placing books in the schools. One, which we have been working with for a while, places a new book every week in the Lea and Penn Alexander schools.

More recently we have been working with the West Philadelphia Coalition Against Islamophobia to place children’s books featuring African-American Muslim children in Philadelphia schools. We have already delivered about 150 books, and more are en route from our distributor. This story discusses the project: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/mom-fundraises-get-books-featuring-muslim-children-schools-n753271