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 Slingshot Collective Author
The large Slingshot is a spiral-bound calendar and day planner. It includes space to write your contact information, a contact list of radical leftist groups around the globe, a menstrual calendar, and extra note ...
mixed colors, 5.5x8.5", glossy cover, spiral bound
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by Slingshot Collective Author
For those of you who haven't seen a Slingshot, it's an activist's essential for over 20 years and it's the perfect pocket-sized planner. It includes activist and alternative cultural holidays, a space to ...
Mixed colors, 1/4 size, paperback, 160 pages
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone's Favorite Neighbor
by Melissa Wagner Author, Fred Rogers Productions Author and Max Dalton Illustrator
Take tips and advice from the nostalgic and wonderful man Mister Rogers, who taught us all about kindness, love, respect and how to be a neighbor. Learn how to deal with life as it gets thrown at you and remember ...
128 pgs, 7.5in X 6in, color, illustrated, hardcover
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by Christian Blauvelt Author
Fall in line with the Star Wars galaxy's leading rebel princess and engage with the sage advice and wisdom given to her followers. Awesome and full of hilarious quotes from the films, advice, illustrations and ...
63 pg, 7.3in X 5.4in, color, hardcover
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Unfuck Your Boundaries Workbook: Build Better Relationships Through Consent, Communication, and Expressing Your Needs
by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author
Are other people constantly intruding on your personal space, using your stuff, disrespecting you, and otherwise violating your boundaries? You can't control what they do, but you can control how you understand and ...
128 pages, 5.5x8.5", paperback
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by Jennifer Wright Author
Laugh and sympathize throughout this collection of women's sassy yet wise guiance and advice when it comes to a women's place in society and modern relationships. Learn to not give a fuck and understand the ...
120 pgs, 8.6in X 6.1in, color, hardcover
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by Francy Goudreault Author
Whether you're an expert in need of fresh ideas or a beginner trying to find your voice, this book will get you writing! Every prompt invites you into an unexpected topic, and your imagination takes it from ...
106 pages, b&w, 5x5", paperback
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by Heather Roan Robbins Author
The Moon, as it circles around the Earth and zodiac, is a powerful force that holds great influence over our lives. By connecting with the breath of the world and the cycles of the stars, you can ...
144 pages, color, 7.5x9.5", paperback
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by Aaron Nemec Author
Late one night in Miami in 1985, Amos Larkins II was mixing the track “Commin’ In Fresh” by Double Duce while also partying in the studio with a stripper. He was so distracted that he forgot to ...
32 pages, 5.5x8.5", zine
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by Catherine DeVrye Author
This book of affirmations is inspired by the natural world, and accompanied by calming photos of butterflies, flowers, beaches, and the like. Some of the affirmations are quotations from a smorgasbord of famous sources, ...
square, gifty little chunk of a paperback, 182 pages, full color, rounded edges
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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.
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."
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 one of our sales tables, or see an author speak? Below are the events happening through the rest of 2019.
First is Author Events, like readings, workshops, discussions, and talks, then Tabling Events, including public events like fairs, festivals, exhibitions and conventions. There's also a full calendar at the bottom of the page.
- 6th: Gina Handley Schmitt will be reading from her book Friending at Powell's City of Books at 7:30pm (Portland, OR)
- 8th: Joe Biel (A People's Guide to Publishing) and Laura O. Foster (Portland Stair Walks) will be signing books at the Oregon Historical Society's annual Holiday Cheer author event in Portland, OR (12-4, open to the public)
Microcosm books are made by writers, artists, and creators around the world. If you’re interested in having an author at your store or event, reach out!!
Here are the public events we'll be participating in for the rest of 2019. These are tabling events, where we'll be selling books, zines, and merch!
- 30-Dec 1: Come celebrate bikey gifts, crafts, and community at BikeCraft, at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland
- 8: We'll bring our radical literature and ideas to the Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco
If you’re 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.