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

Black History Month

13 Feb

We have five shelves of books dedicated to Black History Month in our back room, in addition to titles in our African-American Studies section and scattered throughout the store (chapter books, picture books, history, biography, poetry, fiction, etc.). We also have a selection of titles in the window, including Never Caught, the just-published story of one of the slaves George Washington moved to Philadelphia when he lived here as president. Ona Judge (and she was not alone in this) liberated herself, escaping from the presidential house and fleeing north. She successfully resisted his efforts to capture her, and lived out her life in freedom.

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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