by KaeLyn Rich Author and Giulia Sagramola Author
It's time to get stuff done! This book is for girls who don't want to just talk about change, but who actually want to make change happen! With idea organizers, guides to picking a cause, using social media ...
240 pages, 7.5x5.6x0.7", paperback, color,
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by Lisa Butterworth Author
An accessible and gorgeously photographed guide to working with crystals in your everyday life. You'll find here an overview of how crystals work and guidance on how to choose, charge, clear, and ...
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by Super Pack! Author, Tom Neely Author, Craven Rock Author, Taliah Lempert Author, Erik Spellmeyer Author, 7 more
10 books worth $122, yours for just $20... it doesn't get much better than that! Here's a snapshot of publishing life: A truck arrived a few weeks ago with no warning, when most of the staff was ...
Ten slightly damaged paperback books
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by Justseeds Illustrator, Shaun Slifer Editor, Bec Young Editor and Josh MacPhee Contributor
These American heroes hail from Canada to Chile and everywhere in between, from the 1500s to today. Instead of the powerful, rich, white folks focused on in school textbooks, these gorgeous portraits with accompanying ...
192 pages, 5.5x7", paperback
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by Paul Hawken Author
The ultimate guide to operating green/alternative businesses written by progressive economist Paul Hawken! Paul talks about businesses as filling gaps and services in society with things that help people or are wanted ...
238 pages, 1/2 size, paperback
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by Aaron Cometbus Author
What are the successes and failures of punk and its institutions? What happened to a once-thriving punk underground that paralleled the mainstream in music, publishing, comics, and art? Aaron Cometbus embarked on a ...
139 pages, 5.25x8", zine
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by Mya Spalter Author
Imagine working for fifteen years at the oldest occult store in NYC. Now imagine taking all of that knowledge and transforming it into one awesome book. Now you've got a good idea what Enchanments is all about, ...
Hardcover, 224 pages, 5.4 x 0.6 x 8 inches, color
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by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author
Do you need support in achieving your goals? And maybe you're a visual thinker or a doer more than a writer? If journaling, lists, and worksheets leave you cold, try vision boarding. Dr. Faith walks you ...
17 pages, b&w, 5.5x8.5", pamphlet
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by School of Life Design Author, Caitlin V. Neal Author, Kelly Cree Author and Jessica Mullen Author
"Who am I?" "What do I want?" These basic little questions can be some of the toughest to answer for humans in this age of anxiety. How to Love Me is a workzine for figuring out all ...
paperback, 20 pages, b&w, 5.5x8.5"
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by Margaret Robinson Rutherford Author and Jennifer Marshall Foreword
Do you keep up a good storefront but everything's falling to pieces behind the scenes? That's very relatable. This book is for anyone who was raised to hide any painful emotions (even from yourself), or to feel ...
195 pages, b&w, paperback, 9x6x.5
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by Alexander Herbert Series Editor and Liz Hafey Editor
Stories about being a woman in punk, with essays and interviews by a bunch of contributors from Rhode Island to Greece to Russia. Some stories about sexism and also stories about creating women-only ...
36 page photocopied zine
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by Alexander Herbert Author
"There's nothing more punk than veganism!" So begins Punks Around editor Al's intro to this cool and compelling zine about vegan punks. (He also wants us to know that he's old enough not to have ...
56 pages, bw photocopied
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by Alexander Herbert Series Editor and Wretched Ryry Editor
Drugs are a thing in punk, can't deny it. But the punk community has also produced resilient responses that are sometimes better than mainstream treatment. This issue of Punk Around looks at #DopeSickSF, ...
Photocopied b&w zine, 52 pages
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by Sam McPheeters Author
How can so many people pledge allegiance to punk, something with no fixed identity? In Mutations: The Many Strange Faces of Hardcore Punk, Sam McPheeters explores how a musical subgenre can have the power to connect the ...
312 pages, 6x9", paperback
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by Laura Brown Author
This title doesn't lie! Seriously, this book gives you templates and tips for how to write ANYTHING. Just a few examples: a lab report, wedding vows, a letter contesting a parking ticket, a windshield note, a love ...
paperback, 573 pages
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by Ariane Resnick Author
Even though allopathic doctors told her she would never recover from Lyme Disease and chemical poisoning, Ariane Resnick sought other options, got better, and wrote this book to help you find ...
216 pages, color photos, paperback, 9x6x.6"
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by Laura Brown Author
Being in business involves a ton of writing, even if you don't think of yourself as a writer. Just think about all the emails. The brochures, the product descriptions, the policies, the employee manual, the ...
Hardcover with dust jacket, 250pages
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How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
by Ari Herstand Author
This book is a massive, comprehensive resource and a real gift for anyone who's trying to make it in today's ever-changing and economically tricky music industry. Bracing perspectives (fans just aren't going ...
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by Cordelia Fine Author
"Men and women are just different!" NOPE. Not according to science we aren't. This wickedly funny book lays out the real science of gender, clearing up myths, unraveling evidence, and ...
338 pages, b&w, paperback, 8.3x5.5x1"
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by Marc J. Dunkelman Author
A sobering tome on the fragmentation of US society. The author traces our shift, over time, and nearly-unnoticed, into a culture where we're unlikely to having meaningful or even fleeting in-person interactions with ...
hardcover with dust jacket 300 pages
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by Liv Strömquist Author and Melissa Bowers Translator
Comics about the history and culture of the vulva. A body part hidden and made shameful in modern western society—activist Liv Stronmquist asks why we're so repressed but also obsessed with menstruation and ...
144 pages, paperback, color, 9.3x6.8x.6"
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Who Said What?: A Writer's Guide to Finding, Evaluating, Quoting, and Documenting Sources (and Avoiding Plagiarism)
by Kayla Meyers Author and Susan Wise Bauer Foreword
A practical, no-frills guide to what you absolutely need to know if you're writing journalism, researching an article or book, or really into reading the articles in footnotes and catching discrepancies. Great ...
88 pages, 10x7x.25", paperback, b&w
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by Ulrika Nordström Author
A lushly photographed book about moss, cultivated and in the wild. What is this strange, carpet-like plant? How do you gather it? What can you use it for? How do you grow it, outdoors and indoors? Includes photographs ...
paper-over-boards, 187 pages
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by Suzy Scherr Author
Ginger and turmeric are a stellar combination when you're making a curry, but did you know how much else you can do with this magic duo? This book begins with some info about the health benefits of these ...
224 pages, color, paperback, 6.5x8.7x.5
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by Ariane Resnick Author
This neat little square book is full of recipes, exercises, and enticing photographs. Wake has recipes for coffees, teas, and non-caffeinated pick-me-ups like kombucha, as well as breakfast foods like, um, brownies (ok, ...
224 pages, color, 6x6.1x.6", paperback
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Margalit Cutler's book of whimsical poems and drawings celebrates the vulva in all its glorious forms. Fully colorable, with tear-out pages for your decorating and sharing pleasure. Long live the wondrous vag!
Ariel Gore wanted to see if science could help her be happier. And the more she read, the more she realized that the psychology of happiness is full of studies by, for, and about straight cis white men. She set out to find out why her own experience as a woman and mother isn't reflected in the research, and how we can do it better. The resulting book is fascinating, lyrical, and profoundly affecting.
The zine that took the bookselling world by storm is finally widely available! Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas chronicles his pro-local, pro-independent bookstore, anti-Amazon activism and shows you a path to fighting the power, too.
This book began as a letter Simone wrote to her future self, with a list of ten steps to take to bring herself back from a state of panic, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. Now it's a book-length workbook that you can use and customize to suit your own needs. Bring yourself back from the brink with these expert coping skills that you can practice when you feel okay and use any time you need them. With an intro by the one and only Dr. Faith!
Get ready to dive deep with this workbook companion to Dr. Faith's Unfuck Your Boundaries. Examine your personal history with boundaries and consent, figure out which relationships in your life need attention, do a "wheel of consent" exercise, and †
Dr. Faith takes on the vital topics of boundaries and consent, offering her trademark combination of brain science, trauma-informed therapy, and funny, no-BS approach. How do you maintain a respectful, trusting, non-harmful relationships with anyone, be they an intimate partner or the person in line in front of you at the grocery store? What are relationship red flags you need to be aware of? How do you make sure you're respecting the boundaries of everyone around you, and make amends when you haven't? All these and many more questions answered in this necessary book.
Eloisa Aquino's gorgeous illustrated homage to people who've defined gender stereotypes around the world, from a century ago to today. Find some new queer heroes and reflect on their lives and accomplishments in these colorful pages.
25% of adults in the US don't have a single person they feel they can confide in. Gina Handley Schmitt gently walks you through the ins and outs of making and maintaining close friendships as an adult. Includes scripts and instructions for identifying potential friends, asking them to hang out, setting healthy boundaries, staying in touch when life pulls you in different directions, and, when need be, ending friendships.
Dr. Faith's newest book is all about putting your frustration and rage to work rather than letting them run your life and poison your relationships. Learn to manage your anger in the moment, listen to what it has to tell you and act wisely, and hardest of all, the fine art of forgiveness.
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.
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.
Want to meet us in person, check out our books, or see an author speak? We've got author events and convention events coming up! There's a full calendar at the bottom of the page.
2020 Author Events
- March 11: Dr. Faith G. Harper, WSJ bestselling author, presents Unfuck Your Boundaries at Powell's Burnside, Portland. 7:30 PM
- March 13: Dr. Faith G. Harper, author of Unfuck Your Brain, is the keynote speaker at the Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference in Portland, OR
- March 16: Dr. Faith G. Harper, author of Unfuck Your Boundaries, at Third Place Books Seattle. 7 PM
- April 16: Dr. Faith G. Harper, author of Unfuck Your Brain, at 7pm at Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas
- April 18: Gina Handley Schmitt presents Friending at 2pm at The Neverending Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.
- June 6: Bill Daniel screens shorts and reads from Mostly True at Artists' Television Access in San Francisco
Interested in having an author at your store or event? Reach out!!
2020 Tabling Events
Where we'll be selling books, zines, and merch!
- March 4-7: We'll be hanging with Dr. Faith and holding down a table with our books at AWP in San Antonio, Texas.
- March 6-9: Find our witchy selections at the NW Tarot Symposium / Psychic Fair in Clackamas, OR
- April 17-18: We'll be showcasing our work at the Get Lit! Literary Arts Festival in Spokane, WA
- April 20-23: We'll be getting deep into our mental health and recovery shelves at Peerpocalypse in Seaside, OR
- April 25: Join us at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair at Omni Commons in Oakland, CA
- May 2-3: Celebrate the power of the written word with us at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, CA!
- June 20-21: Come enjoy all things geeky, nerdy, cute, and smart with us at Geek Craft Expo in Portland, OR
- June 25-28: We'll be among the most radical media-makers at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.
- July 15-19: Oh hell yes, roller derby is the best and we'll be living it up at RollerCon in Vegas!
- September 10-13: Internet artists unite at XOXO in Portland, OR!
Planning an event and want us to be part of it (speaking, author readings, movie screenings, setting up a book and zine pop-up shop, etc.)? Let us know!!
In the Portland area? We can set up a book fair at your workplace like the ones your school used to have.