by Super Pack! Author
Ever since reproductive choice was legalized in the US in 1973, factions have been trying to strip the right to safe, legal abortions by any means necessary. Lately, they're getting their way. Fuck that noise. ...
2 books, 4 zines
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Unfuck Your Boundaries: Build Better Relationships through Consent, Communication, and Expressing Your Needs
by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author
Boundaries are the ways we communicate our needs. They are what allow us to feel safe among strangers, in everyday interactions, and in our closest relationships. When we have healthy boundaries, we have a strong ...
128 pages, paperback, 5x7"
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by Chic Cicero Author and Sandra Tabatha Cicero Author
While the Golden Dawn's rituals and magical systems have long been shrouded in secrecy, there are some things anyone can learn. With this book, you can learn the ins and outs of this magic system and how the Golden ...
432 pg, b&w, 8x9, paperback
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by Jessie L. Kwak Author
Kick procrastination to the curb and start designing your productivity system today! This zine gives you space to start designing a productivity system and implementing it into your life. Written as a companion to ...
32 pg, b&w, 5.5x8.5, staple-bound zine
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by Judith Arcana Editor
Before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the U.S. in 1973, the Abortion Counseling Services of Women’s Liberation was a group of over one hundred women in Chicago who each anonymously answered to ...
64 pages, 5.5x8.5, copied
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by Trevor Curnow Author
This guide to philosophy will help you learn to examine your thoughts in a productive, positive way. By seeing the bigger picture and questioning the way you approach certain things in the world, you can develop an ...
224 pg, b&w, 4.6x6.6
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by JJ Pursell Author and Shawn Linehan Photographer
Dr. JJ Pursell, a board-certified naturopathic physician, walks readers through how to heal yourself and your loved ones safely, with natural treatments and herbal remedies. Addressing a wide range of health concerns, ...
288 pg, full color, 7.5x9
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by Sally Kohn Author
Sally Kohn explores the roots of hate and investigates how we can, maybe someday, stop it. She talks with former terrorists, reformed white supremicists, and even some of her own twitter trolls to explore the ...
272 pages, 5.5x8.3, paperback
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by Irene Smit Author and Astrid Van Der Hulst Author
Like the idea of journaling but never know what to write about? Wanting to understand yourself better but don't even know where to begin? Know Yourself: A Book of Questions is filled to the brim with fun ...
208 pages, 4x6", full color, hardcover
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by James Rhodes Author
Got a piano but no idea how to play it? In under an hour a day, acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes can teach you everything you need to know to begin playing the piano like a pro. He'll take you through the ...
64 pages, b&w, hardcover
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by Monica Alexander Author, Erica De Chaves Author, Em Goheen Author and Chelsea O'Mara Holeman Author
Start changing your world, one sticker at a time! This book is filled with fun feminist stickers from an amazing and diverse group of young artists and illustrators. Put them anywhere and everywhere, from your ...
24 pages, 7x9", color, paperback
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by Austin Kleon Author
From the best-selling author of Steal Like an Artist, Keep Going tackles how to keep making art and spending time on creativity, even when everything seems to be getting harder and harder. Filled with ...
224 pages, 7x9", paperback, black and white
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by Caroline Forman Author
Join author Caroline Forman in taking the radical step away from trying to "cure" your anxiety and instead, trying to learn how to understand and live with your anxiety. When panic attacks and ...
272 pages, 5x7", paperback
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by Joe Biel Author
Figure out which kind of leader you are (and then, if needed, become the one you want to be)!*Have your poster shipped in a Poster Tube for extra protection! Posters not shipped in tubes will be folded in half for ...
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by Al Schvitz Author
A memoir written by drumer Alan "AlSchvitz" Schultz during the time he was behind bars in San Quentin State Prison. He chronicles his life as bandmember of MDC (Millions of Dead Cops), as well as the ...
192 pg, B&W, 6x8
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by Blythe Grossberg, PsyD Author
Geared towards autistic "new adults" (people who are just getting out on their own), this book has clear, straightforward rules and advice for navigating work (particularly choosing a field and finding a ...
115 pages, paperback
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by Daniel Guérin Author
The first English translation of Daniel Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published in one volume. This edition contains a wide array of unpublished documents, letters, debates, and manifestos on the ...
500 pages, 6x9", b&w illustrations, paperback
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by Rudy Simone Author
Women with autism are underdiagnosed and often ignored by researchers and self-help book authors alike. Social expectations for women aren't always a great fit with autistic brains. If you're an autistic ...
142 pages, paperback
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by Rudy Simone Author
This little book is geared to a very specific niche: non-autistic women who are in a long-term relationship with a man who they suspect is autistic, but who is probably undiagnosed (or even unaware of autism as a ...
112 pages, paperback
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by Anita Sarkeesian Author, Ebony Adams Author and T.S. Abe Illustrator
Sick of only hearing about male-dominated history? Help reclaim women's history with this book, featuring 25 incredible women from across the world. From brave Mongolian wrestlers and Chinese pirates, to ...
144 pages, hardcover, color. 8x9.6"
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by Daniel Goldberg Editor and Linus Larsson Editor
#GamerGate started a lot of long, heavy conversations about the state of gaming and how misogynistic it is. This book is a compilation of essays from those who were - and are - deeply embedded in those conversations and ...
256 pg, b&w, 5.5x7.3, hardback
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In the same vein as his other two evocative love letters to cities, This Is Portland and This Is Shanghai, Alexander Barrett again plays quirky tour guide in This is San Francisco. Distilling the charm of San Francisco into colorful, illustrated pages, he reveals the city's magic in this good-humored, earnest homage. This isn't a guide book that will tell you where to stay or what to eat; rather, it's an invitation from a friend to come along on a walk down one of San Francisco’s historic streets, up one of its urban staircases, or along its many shorelines. Through thoughtful and funny anecdotes, essays, and illustrations, Barrett takes you on a journey through one of America’s most famous cities and makes you wish you were right there with him.
Alexander Herbert's oral history tells the stories of punk rock in western Russia, from the Soviet era to today.
Punk rock and mental health have been intertwined since the very beginning. Nervous breakdowns, anxiety, seeking acceptance, attempting to overcome internalized demons, and reacting to harmful and oppressive systems—punk rock embodies and emboldens all our feelings and experiences, positive and negative. Hardcore Anxiety charts and tracks punk movements from the 70s till today, from small towns to stadiums, from the struggles in our heads to the people actively harming us in our communities. Told from the point of view of a young man discovering punk and working through mental illness in Evansville, Indiana, this stunning nonfiction graphic novel gives punks the most important advice of all: "You aren't alone. You're going to make it through alive."
Need to find more time and energy to work on your creative projects? Jessie Kwak helps you develop a creativity system so you can complete the work that matters to you.
Kick procrastination to the curb and start designing your productivity system today! This zine gives you space to start designing a productivity system and implementing it into your life. Designed to go with the book From Chaos to Creativity.
An updated and expanded edition of our hand-illustrated and accessible introduction to the world of bike repair! Through working at both Plan-B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans, our co-authors have gathered a wealth of experience to share with would-be bicycle mechanics. The first half of this book is a complete repair manual to get you started on choosing the right bike for you, riding that bike, and fixing it when it breaks down. The second half reprints all four issues of the Chainbreaker zine, whose originals were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
Juggalos gained the political spotlight in 2017, when thousands of fans marched on Washington, DC to protest their classification by the FBI as a violent gang. Dwarfing the pro-Trump rally at the same time and place, Juggalos proved themselves to be a growing voice of dissent for some of the most neglected parts of the United States. Rock's reporting casts a light on many contradictions and perils of Juggalodom, sensitively handling questions of gender, health, religion, and what it means to be part of something. Part festival-goer's journal, part music history, part investigative report, part social commentary, Juggalo Country takes us into the heart of a much-derided and controversial movement and shows us the redemptive power of family and community.
In The News
Microcosm founder and publisher Joe Biel has written a series of blog posts sharing his twenty-three years worth of experience in the industry. He's also written a book about the topic, A People's Guide to Publishing.
- July 17-21: We are bringing our book party back to Rollercon, Las Vegas, Nevada
- July 29: Jessie Kwak presents From Chaos to Creativity at Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Portland, OR (7:30pm)
- August 2-4: Our pop-up bookshop is back at Why Not?!? Fest, Minot, ND
- August 3: We'll be selling bikey books and t-shirts at Pedalfest in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
- September 5-7: We'll bring our posi attitude and books to Sex Down South, Atlanta, GA
- October 4: (7:30pm) Joe Biel gives a talk about A People's Guide to Publishing at Visible Voice Books in Cleveland, OH
- October 5: Joe Biel (A People's Guide to Publishing) on a panel and Q&A at Mac's Backs, Cleveland, OH
- November 9: We're always stoked to be part of the exhibitor's hall at Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR
- November 9: Find our cookbooks and more at Atlanta Veg Fest
- December 8: We'll bring our radical literature and ideas to the Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco
- December: Come celebrate bikey gifts, crafts, and community at BikeCraft, Portland