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Fuck Happiness: How Women Are Ditching the Cult of Positivity and Choosing Radical Joy

Fuck Happiness: How Women Are Ditching the Cult of Positivity and Choosing Radical Joy

by Ariel Gore Author

Happiness is big business. Books, consultants, psychologists, organizations, and even governments tout happiness …

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Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

by Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Author

Bicycle/Race paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of …

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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

by Rebecca Solnit Author

Most of us probably think of disasters as times when social order breaks down, when neighbors turn on each other, when …

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Cats I've Known: On Love, Loss, and Being Graciously Ignored

Cats I've Known: On Love, Loss, and Being Graciously Ignored

by Katie Haegele Author

From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life, or rather the …

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Americanah

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Author

This novel is everything. At its most simplistic, it's a love story set in Nigeria, the US, and the UK. It's so …

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Sherwood Nation: A Novel

Sherwood Nation: A Novel

by Benjamin Parzybok Author

In a drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal …

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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

by Doris Pilkington Author

This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the …

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The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

by Stacy Wakefield Author

This is a novel that reads as a page-turning, barely-fictionalized memoir about squatting in New York City in the 90s. …

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How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

by Jenny Odell Author

Our world has become dependent on our constant attention and data production, whether it is in our professions, …

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Decoded by Jay-Z

Decoded by Jay-Z

by Jay-Z Author

Decoded is billed as rapper Jay-Z's annotated lyrics. In reality, it's a whip-smart, beautifully written memoir …

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The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

by Wendell Berry Author

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of …

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

by Gabor Mate Author

Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the …

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Just Kids

Just Kids

by Patti Smith Author

Patti Smith was my teenage hero; reading her books later in life has made me admire her more than ever. As a rocker, …

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H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald Author

I loved everything about this book. It's so many things: a grief memoir, a story of a lifelong obsession (and …

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene Brown Author

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” …

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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

by Lisa Cron Author

Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and …

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Dispossessed: A Novel

Dispossessed: A Novel

by Ursula K. Le Guin Author

A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother …

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Scam: The First Four Issues

Scam: The First Four Issues

by Erica Dawn Lyle Author

Scam was equal parts an introductory guide on how to get things for free and punk memoir. Youths experienced …

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

by Jane Jacobs Author

The Death and Life of Great American Cities is a direct and wonderfully optimistic indictment of the …

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Living My Life

Living My Life

by Emma Goldman Author and Miriam Brody Foreword

Born in Russia in 1869, and immigrating to America at 16, Emma Goldman played an active roll in the anarchist and …

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann Author

From the bestselling author of 1491, this is a deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the …

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Unfuck Your Anger: Using Science to Understand Frustration, Rage, and Forgiveness

Unfuck Your Anger: Using Science to Understand Frustration, Rage, and Forgiveness

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

If you've ever been so pissed off that you did things that you regretted, or ruined your own day and some other …

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

by Adam Hochschild Author

In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold Ii of Belgium seized for himself the vast and …

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Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes

by Sheila Heti Author, Heidi Julavits Author and Leanne Shapton Author

If you tried to explain this book to someone, you'd probably find yourself go on for a while about conversations …

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Queer: A Graphic History

Queer: A Graphic History

by Dr. Meg-John Barker Author and Julia Scheele Author

Queer is a non-fiction graphic novel that take us on an extraordinary journey through the history that has shaped …

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The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

by with Adrian Garcia-Landa, Thomas Ramge Author and Jan Schwochow Author

A huge book to help you visualize and understand a huge topic. These gorgeous, detailed infographics get right tothe …

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Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

by Sayaka Murata Author

This short, sweet novel manages to be both funny and profoundly respectful of its oddball characters. Keiko, a woman …

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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

by Kij Johnson Author

This novella is a brilliant feminist retelling of H.P. Lovecraft's The Dream Quest of Unknown …

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The Subtweet: A Novel

The Subtweet: A Novel

by Vivek Shraya Author

This is the best novel I've read in years. Vivek Shraya weaves a page-turning web of friendship, …

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Modern Tarot

Modern Tarot

by Michelle Tea Author

Michelle Tea brings her panache, wit, sobriety, and queerness to the tarot, stripping away the latent christianity in …

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WTF is Tarot?: ...& How Do I Do It?

WTF is Tarot?: ...& How Do I Do It?

by Bakara Wintner Author and Autumn Whitehurst Illustrator

WTF Is Tarot...& How Do I Do It? is what I'd imagine a book about tarot and magic to look like if it was …

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Tough Guide to Fantasyland : The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel

Tough Guide to Fantasyland : The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel

by Diana Wynne Jones Author

Once you've read enough standard mainstream fantasy novels, you start to see some pretty funny patterns—like, …

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The Courage Party: Helping Our Resilient Children Understand and Survive Sexual Assault

The Courage Party: Helping Our Resilient Children Understand and Survive Sexual Assault

by Joyce Brabner Author and Gerta Oparaku Illustrator

The Courage Party is a "gently explicit" book about sexual abuse, written for kids to read alone or …

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Roller Girl

Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson Author

A delightful coming of age graphic novel about roller skating, girl power, and lost friendships. The summer before …

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Cometbus #59: Post-Mortem

Cometbus #59: Post-Mortem

by Aaron Cometbus Author

What are the successes and failures of punk and its institutions? What happened to a once-thriving punk …

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The Closing of a Corner Store

The Closing of a Corner Store

by Amelia Bjesse-Puffin Author

A touching tribute to an oft-overlooked neighborhood institution. Amelia chronicles the sudden closure of the …

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You & a Bike & a Road

You & a Bike & a Road

by Eleanor Davis Author

Under a cloud of depression, and wanting an adventure before settling down to have a baby, Eleanor Davis set out …

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Asking for Elephants

Asking for Elephants

by Daniel Baylis Author and Mary Ann Thomas Author

Photos and essays take you along with Mary Ann and Daniel, friends who decided to bicycle from the Himalayas in the far …

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Londonderry: A cyclo-feminist zine: Vol 2

Londonderry: A cyclo-feminist zine: Vol 2

by Les Derailleuses Author

The second edition of Londonderry, published by Montreal-based cyclo-feminist collective Les Derailleuses, is all …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Made Bicycling for Everyone

Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Made Bicycling for Everyone

by Joe Biel Author

In the 1890s, bicycling was a cultural activity for the wealthy elite, with a bicycle costing about twenty weeks of a …

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$20 Superpack of Enjoyable Distractions

$20 Superpack of Enjoyable Distractions

by Elly Blue Author, Kate Lopresti Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author, Joshua Ploeg Author, Meadow Shadowhawk Author, 3 more

Sometimes you want to know everything that's going on around you, your brain whirring like a machine, soaking it …

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$25 Superpack: Dr. Faith's 5-Minute Therapy

$25 Superpack: Dr. Faith's 5-Minute Therapy

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author and Super Pack! Author

Dr. Faith Harper is a badass funny lady with a PhD, a professional counselor, a certified sex therapist, and an adult …

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Slow Jams Greeting Card

Slow Jams Greeting Card

by Alyssa John Author

What do sloths do when they're done with their shift at the DMV? At last, this question's been answered. They …

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Furcoats and Backpacks greeting card (Beau—skull shirt)

Furcoats and Backpacks greeting card (Beau—skull shirt)

by Mari Ichimasu Author

 The purr side of the punk scene. Beau with his skull shirt—a traveling cat.

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Princess Leia Middle Finger sticker

Princess Leia Middle Finger sticker

Star Wars heroine Princess Leia, middle fingers up like Beyoncé, is everyone's mood right now.

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Sticker #383: Feminist Chainring Fist

Sticker #383: Feminist Chainring Fist

Put your feminism and bicycle love together in one solid statement.

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Sticker #314: If I Had Biked Today This Parking Spot Would Be Yours (car sticker)

Sticker #314: If I Had Biked Today This Parking Spot Would Be Yours (car sticker)

by Elly Blue Author

Got a car? Put it to work doing bicycle advocacy when it would otherwise just be sitting there! Let other drivers know …

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