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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

big patch #058: Chainring Heart

big patch #058Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Renier Author and alex wrekk Author

Since 2002, this has been Microcosm's logo! We are so proud of how far this little place grew. And it’s all…

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How to Make a Decision (horizontal)

How to Make a Decision (horizontal)

by Joe Biel Author

Life is full of major decisions and often we get lost and mired in the slog of figuring out what's best for us, or…

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How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

by Joe Biel Author

Recently, an artist friend celebrated a modicum of success after five years of hard work. Many people cheered and…

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Sticker #313: Coexist

Sticker #313Coexist

by Joe Biel Author

Why can't get we all just get along...on the roadway? A modern adaptation on this peacenik sentiment, showing…

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$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

by Dawson Barrett Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, John Gerlach Author, Dan Méndez Moore Author, 4 more

Want to join the Rebel Alliance? Congratulations, you're already on the team. These books will help get you primed…

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Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures

Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures

by Liz Mason Editor, Steven Svymbersky Editor, Keith Helt Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Anne Elizabeth Moore Contributor, 6 more

Quimby's Bookstore opened in Chicago 25 years ago and has been going full tilt ever since, providing a hub, outlet,…

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Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

Patch #235Disability Rights: Power to the People

by Joe Biel Author

It was requested by you, our fans, and we listen. Just like those who take pride on their bike wheels or ped feet,…

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Sticker #019: Punk Rock: Quality Marketed Rebellion since 1977

Sticker #019Punk Rock: Quality Marketed Rebellion since 1977

by Joe Biel Author

Punk's origins in commercialism persist, even if the DIY, anarchic spirit of its adherents can rise above corporate…

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$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

by Nate Beaty Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Al Burian Author, Keith Rosson Author, Sarah Royal Author and Super Pack! Author

Of all the letters in the alphabet, we probably have the most books that begin with a B!Get this bundle of B books:True…

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One Fewer Truck Magnet

One Fewer Truck Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Do you lack a truck, but own a bicycle? Would you like others to adopt a sans-truck lifestyle? Make your agenda clear as…

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Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Ah, how I yearn for the days of the trolley taking us about. We could load up with bicycles and not worry about the…

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Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Let's skip right to the point: driving is a hellish task, what with the damage to the environment, the expense, and…

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs

Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel Author

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a t-shirt? Let's celebrate fun and raciness.…

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Evolution Racer T-shirt

Evolution Racer T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Where did the bicyclist come from? Only Darwin would know. And he'd probably ride up on his own bike. After all it…

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$25 Superpack: Taking Back Pink

$25 Superpack: Taking Back Pink

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Box Brown Author, Nicole Georges Author and Super Pack! Author

Our creative director (ahem, Joe) loves the color pink—the brighter the better, though he also has an affinity for…

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$25 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

$25 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

by Joe Biel Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author, Joshua Ploeg Author, Super Pack! Author and Robert Wildwood Author

Are you young and enraged? Um, yep, we get that. You have every reason to be mad. But before you run off and join the…

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$20 Superpack: Anarchy in the USA

$20 Superpack: Anarchy in the USA

by Sascha Altman DuBrul Author, Joe Biel Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author and Super Pack! Author

A collection of books and zines for anarchists and the anarcho-curious.First, a couple zines: Anarchists on Anarchism…

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Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

by Anika Ledlow Editor, Elly Blue Series Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Anna Brones Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor and Amy Subach Contributor

Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life…

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$20 Superpack: Van Life

$20 Superpack: Van Life

by Joe Biel Author, Daniel Makagon Author, Super Pack! Author and Bob Suren Author

If you've ever been in a touring band, you know exactly what we are talking about here: Stinky feet, long hot…

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$25 Superpack: Books about Books

$25 Superpack: Books about Books

by Joe Biel Author, Greg Farrell Author, Katie Haegele Author, Sarah Royal Author and Super Pack! Author

If you're a person, like us, who loves books so much that reading a book about books is a heightened form of…

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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

by Joe Biel Author, Joyce Brabner Foreword and Sander Hicks Foreword

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom closet…

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Bike Shop Display Box

Bike Shop Display Box

by Emilie Bahr Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Ethan Clark Author, Shelley Lynn Jackson Author and Emily June Street Author

Perfect for the counter at your bike shoppe, we have here: • 1 Our Bodies, Our…

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Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

Pin #222Capitalism Displaces

by Joe Biel Author

Gentrification exists and persists in cities everywhere. There's a lot of finger pointing and shouting going…

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Pin #216: I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

Pin #216I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

by Joe Biel Author

...and get away with it. Show your support for defunding police and redistribution with this 1" round pinback…

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Pin #221: Bikenomics

Pin #221Bikenomics

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Pedaling our way to health and wealth, one bike and button at a time! Encourage healthy cycling habits for yourself and…

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$25 Superpack: Four Imperfect Shirts

$25 Superpack: Four Imperfect Shirts

by Joe Biel Contributor, Ian Lynam Contributor and Cristy C. Road Contributor

Here's to the t-shirts all across the world that have had a rough life and are still deeply loved by their…

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Record Store Counter Display Superpack

Record Store Counter Display Superpack

by Joe Biel Author, Daniel Makagon Author, Tom Neely Author, Ben Snakepit Author, Bob Suren Author, 4 more

This pack, specifically designed for record stores, includes: 1 Punk USA1 Punk Women1 The FBI War on Tupac Shakur1…

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Bikenomics magnet

Bikenomics magnet

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this magnet gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about…

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Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Author

We feel strongly about making affordable clothing in an ethical manner as much as possible! It's increasingly…

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$20 Superpack: Punk Biopic

$20 Superpack: Punk Biopic

by Dan Abbott Author, Joe Biel Author, Ben Holtzman Author, Corbett Redford Author, Keith Rosson Author, Ben Snakepit Author and Super Pack! Author

Don't just learn about punks who inspire, BE them. We've got the injection you need right here to build your…

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