Bindlestiff Bestsellers

4 Feb

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

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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.

Sad News: Beloved Bindlestaffer Liesel Baker

4 Jan

Liesel Baker, who has been volunteering at Bindlestiff Books for the past few years, most recently working Monday and Tuesday shifts, died Tuesday night in her home. Ms. Baker loved books, loved talking to folks from the community, and loved putting the two together during her shifts at the store. She will be deeply missed.

Her funeral will be Friday at 12:30 p.m., Joseph Levine & Sons, 2811 West  Chester Pike, Broomall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Host for Hospitals

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)

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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)

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Bindlestiff Closed Sunday – Tuesday

24 Dec

Bindlestiff Books will close Sunday, Dec. 25, through Tuesday, Dec. 27, for the holidays.

We will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 27, remaining open through Saturday, Dec. 31. We will be closed New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1.

Holiday Hours

14 Dec

The store is chock-full of new titles – many discounted, puzzles and other items suitable for gift-giving. We’re still getting new shipments in every couple of days.

We’ll be open our regular Noon to 7pm hours every day through Saturday, Dec. 24 (except Sunday, Dec. 18, when we will as usual close at 5 pm). We will be closed the 25th for the first day of Hanukah and Christmas, and will have somewhat restricted hours for the week that follows, resuming regular hours January 2nd.

Special orders received through closing Dec. 18 should be available in the store Tuesday evening (assuming they are in stock at our distributor – we should be able to tell you this when you order); special orders received through closing Wednesday should be available Friday afternoon.