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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:


Bindlestiff Bestsellers

11 Mar

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

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

Octavia Butler, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Te-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (a novel)

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (a novel)

John Darnielle, Universal Harvester (a novel)

Keeanga-Yamahtt Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

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

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics

Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo (a novel)


25 Feb

Bindlestiff Books is open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon – 7 pm, and Sunday and Monday, Noon – 5.  215.662.5780

We are having some instability with staffing right now on weekday closing shifts (3:30 – 7), so it might make sense to call first. Staffing on weekends is solid.

Muslim ebook sale

24 Feb

Selected ebooks are on sale for $1.99 each, with different titles each week.

As one of the largest North American publishers on Muslims, Indiana University Press is proud to offer a broad range of books and journals that illuminate their rich history, beliefs, past and present challenges, and multitude of accomplishments and contributions. In a time when misunderstandings fuel a plethora of headlines, we encourage all of you to learn more about the 1.6 billion people who practice this worldwide faith. …

Each week, we will be offering a select number of our Muslim-related books at the steeply discounted price of only $1.99. … The following titles will be on sale until March 4. Click each link for a list of retailers offering the discounted price:

Muslim Americans in the Military
Jihad and the West
Santa Claus in Baghdad
Muslims in Western Politics

Bindlestiff Bestsellers

4 Feb

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

2017 Slingshot Organizer

Bell Hooks, All About Love

Octavia Butler, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Isabel Greenberg, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (graphic novel)

Paul Beatty, The Sellout: A Novel

Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics

Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness (Remembering Tomorrow)

Neil Gaiman, American Gods (novel)

Randall Munroe, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

Shaun Tan, Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan (Lost and Found Omnibus)

Audre Lorde, Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Bri Barton, Everything Dies! A Coloring Book About Life

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Te-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair: Dual Language Edition


Charles Dickens’ birthday

2 Feb

The annual Dickens Birthday Celebration will be held in Clark Park Sunday at 2 pm sharp. There will be readings and music at the Dickens statue, followed by a Morris Dancing performance and refreshments in Griffith Hall (43rd and Kingsessing).

Bindlestiff recently more than doubled our selection of Dickens’ books (and of classics more generally), so if you’re looking for something there’s a pretty good chance we have it in stock.

Winter Hours

15 Jan

Bindlestiff Books will be open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon – 7 p.m., except on Sundays when we close at 5. 215.662.5780. We are closed on Mondays.