Introducing the Scene History Series

December 19, 2012 — by Beau Gheale

Are you stoked about the history of your town? Do you find out interesting nuggets by talking to those who came before you or by scouting out details on Wikipedia? Do you want a reason to hunt out some people you respect for them to fill in the gaps?

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New Newness News!

November 05, 2012 — by Jeff Hayes


Just so you know, we've got a lot of super great new titles! Who's excited about Railroad Semantics #2!!?


If not that, how bout the new edition of Mostly True!


Raleigh Briggs even released her sequel to Make Your Place, the much-anticipated Make It Last!


Beyond The Music is Joe Biel's new book, a really great one for anyone interested in the Punk "Scene" or the DIY ethics it brings with it.


And of course, we can't forget about Everyday Bicycling, Elly Blue's know-it-all book about cycling in any and every situation, a super great guide to get someone who might just be getting into bicycling, or even the bicycling fanatics! :)


Holy Cow! As I was typing this we just got another one in! The People's Apocalypse! This one looks super interesting!


If your into that whole Thanksgiving thing, these are all things to be thankful for!
If your into that whole Christmas thing, any one of these would make great gifts!
Or, you could gift one to someone on Nov. 13th for World Kindness Day.
You'll also have to stock up on books to read for Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day at the end of the month. Book Lover's Day doesn't have to end on Nov. 4th, it can last all year!

I can't even keep up around here. I'm going to have to start reading faster...


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Interview with Raleigh Briggs, author of Make It Last: Prolonging + Preserving What We Love

October 01, 2012 — by Tim

What was the inspiration to write about fixing things?

We were throwing around the idea of having a book about canning, I think. But there are a million books out there about canning. I started wondering why some preservation skills were so glamorous all of a sudden, while others went under the radar. So I decided to take that same great energy around canning, pickling and whatnot and expand it to include things like mending and home repair.

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Cambodian Grrrl Takes Bronze at SATW Awards

September 14, 2012 — by Tim

While we spend most of our energy focusing on smaller worlds, sometimes the broader world will give us a nod as well. In this case, we are proud to announce that Anne Elizabeth Moore is a winner in the 2012 Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, taking the bronze award in the ­­­ Travel Cambodian GrrrlBook category for Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh...

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"Action!" is Awesome!

September 08, 2012 — by Jeff Hayes

 --Action! by Bill Brown--


I wish every book was like this. I opened this book when it first came in, here at Microcosm, and started skimming through the first page to check it out. Before I knew it I had read the whole thing! The delightful fluency of the text and the cute illustrations just kept me enthralled.

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Big Changes in our Little World...

September 03, 2012 — by Tim

There's been some changes around Microcosm HQ lately, both in the physical sense (our little Jeff is growing up so fast!) and within the organization.  After a couple weeks, a thousand screws, gallons of iced tea, and (quite literally) tons of books, the store has gone through a bit of a remodel.  It's still the Microcosm you remember, but we are now stocked with so much good stuff that we had to lift our desks off the ground to make room for it all. Come check it out and browse around! And don't worry, that's not the voice of God when you walk in, it's just us from our new lofts.

Our Big News is that as of August 1, Microcosm...

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Out Now! Raleigh Briggs' (Make Your Place) New Zine!

July 19, 2012

We are proud to announce the new zine by Make Your Place's Raleigh Briggs!

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Now's a ripe time to become our BFF!

June 27, 2012 — by joe biel

BFFin'! Hello Microcosm Friends!

We just wanted to let you know that now is a really good time to sign up as a Microcosm BFF and get all of our fall releases! 

Too awesome for your mind? Imagine a package each month with titles like Bill Brown's Action, Raleigh Briggs' Make It Last and Fix Your Clothes, Dan Moore's Mark Twain Was Right, Xerography Debt, Robnoxious' Unsinkable, and so many more!

As an added bonus, if you sign up by the end of July we'll throw in all of the upcoming Cantankerous Titles releases as a free bonus. That's a total of twenty one titles in the next six months!

Already a BFF? Don't worry, we love you too so if you renew your subscription before the end of June we'll throw in the Cantankerous Titles releases as a free gift for you too and you'll add six more months onto your existing subscription!


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Microcosm Contest! Create Our Next $20 Superpack and Win Big!

June 26, 2012

We are holding a contest to decide what our next $20 Superpack will be!

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Three New Published Titles! Out Today!

June 22, 2012

Yes THREE! Out now! Check it out!

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