Quaranzine Fest

We're excited to have participated in 2020's Quaranzine Fest! Our offerings were selected to help you be happy, healthy, entertained, and thinking critically during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown... but they still do those things at other times, too.

How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future!

How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future!

by Danny Caine Author

When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local …

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One of our bestselling zines ever. Even more topical now that Amazon is putting its workers at risk and begging for donations for their delivery drivers rather than paying them adequately.

Stressed & Overwhelmed: Good Habits for the Exhausted Overachiever

Stressed & Overwhelmed: Good Habits for the Exhausted Overachiever

by Elly Blue Author

If you're the sort of person who takes on every project and responsibility until suddenly it's one thing too …

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by Microcosm employee Elly Blue, this is a great primer for dealing with the overwhelming feelings of the current situation.

Unfuck Your Grief: Using Science to Heal Yourself and Support Others

Unfuck Your Grief: Using Science to Heal Yourself and Support Others

by Faith G. Harper Author

When we lose someone or something close to us—a loved person or animal, a relationship, our health, …

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An honest look at grief in all its forms and how to cope with it and help others.

Sex Without Roles: Transcending Gender

Sex Without Roles: Transcending Gender

by Eli Sachse Author

How much of your sex life is informed by gender norms that you may not even be conscious of? Eli Sachse's zine is …

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An updated edition from an author in one of the hardest-hit areas of the country.

Essential Oils to Destroy the Patriarchy: Remedies Formulated for Modern Women (& 1000-Year-Old Witches)

Essential Oils to Destroy the Patriarchy: Remedies Formulated for Modern Women (& 1000-Year-Old Witches)

by Eryn Nicole O'Neal Author

Are you paid less than your male colleagues for the same work? Do you work all day for the man and then come home and …

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A Beginner's Guide to Treewatching

A Beginner's Guide to Treewatching

by Skye Henterly Author

This is your guide to the fast-paced, energetic sport of treewatching! Just kidding. Watching trees is a relaxing way …

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Because you don't have to stay 6 feet away from a tree and you can tree watch from the safety of your own home!

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper Author

Want to be a writer, but the words won't come? Do you have a lot to say but don't know how to write it so …

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Self-Guide: Axioms for a Personal Journey

Self-Guide: Axioms for a Personal Journey

by Michelle Zellers Author

Containing 10 guiding principles that the author created to live a more fulfilling life, these are not your cliched …

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Advice from Hybrid Beings

Advice from Hybrid Beings

by Ariel Gore Author

Life can be pretty tough sometimes, even for someone as great as you! This art zine by Ariel Gore takes rare pieces of …

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Punks Around #1: Nizhny Life

Punks Around #1: Nizhny Life

by Alexander Herbert Author

Each issue of “Punks Around” features a story written by a contributor drawing from their experience in …

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Surviving: Getting Through the Shit Life Throws at You

Surviving: Getting Through the Shit Life Throws at You

by Faith G. Harper Author

This is a zine for getting through it when life is piling it higher and deeper, the political and personal and social …

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Mettanoia #1: Mental Health & Self-Care Strategies

Mettanoia #1: Mental Health & Self-Care Strategies

by Shea Pederson Author

A lovingly hand-written and illustrated zine in the classic perzine style containing personal stories, thoughts about …

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The first in a series of zines focused on mental health and how to cope.

Shit Talk: What Happens After It Goes Down the Drain

Shit Talk: What Happens After It Goes Down the Drain

by Nick Kawa Author

Poop! It's not something we like to talk about, much less think about, and once we've flushed it's out of …

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Woke Parenting #1: Doing our Best to Raise Intersectional Feminist, Empathic, Engaged, and Generally Non-Shitty Kids

Woke Parenting #1: Doing our Best to Raise Intersectional Feminist, Empathic, Engaged, and Generally Non-Shitty Kids

by Faith G. Harper Author and Bonnie Scott, MS, MA, LPC Author

Got kids in your life? This zine is full of helpful wisdom about raising them to be socially aware, respectful of …

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A series of zines from Dr. Faith and Bonnie Scott on how to raise non-shitty kids.

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel Author with Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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Did you know you too can make zines? Learn how to do it with nothing more than some paper and a writing instrument.

How to Give a Blow Job

How to Give a Blow Job

by Lee Holloway Author

 “The more you are willing to do, the more he will do in return.” That about sums it up. We …

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How to Give a Woman an Ohhh! (in 3 steps)

How to Give a Woman an Ohhh! (in 3 steps)

by Lee Holloway Author

Women-pleasers, anticipation is the key to seduction. And this little guide demonstrates the proper techniques to …

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Honing Your Craft: Developing Artistic Skills on a Budget

Honing Your Craft: Developing Artistic Skills on a Budget

by Lydia Rogue Author

Do you dream of being a writer, but despair of finding the resources to make it happen? Writing for your passion, or …

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Dream Whip #11

Dream Whip #11

by Bill Brown Author

It's hard to describe the short, intricate glimpses of life Bill shares from his travels around the world. …

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Rocket Queen #1

Rocket Queen #1

by Janet Author

Possibly one of the best, most insightful zines ever written, Rocket Queen is author Janet's tale of working as a …

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Guerrilla Graywater Girls Guide to Water

Guerrilla Graywater Girls Guide to Water

by Various Author

Some brief history of rivers, dams, water power, water Infrastructure, good house/bad house, breaking the water cycle, …

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Fat Is Beautiful

Fat Is Beautiful

by Crystal Hartman Author

A collection of thoughts, articles, and reprints about America's fat-phobic, sizism, and pointing us toward fat …

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$35 Superpack: Lauren's Zines!

$35 Superpack: Lauren's Zines!

by Lauren Hage Author

All the zines Lauren has made or contributed to in one super awesome discounted super pack! You'll get a Brazine!, …

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A collection of zines from Microcosm employee (and shipping department extraordinaire!) Lauren Hage.

Unfuck Your Sleep: The #1 Non-Negotiable Necessity For Emotional and Physical Health

Unfuck Your Sleep: The #1 Non-Negotiable Necessity For Emotional and Physical Health

by Faith G. Harper Author

Sleep is so, so, so important! We spend a third of our lives doing it... well, ideally we do. In reality, we get far …

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If you do nothing else during the quarantine, ensure that you're protecting your sleep.

How to Love Me: Better Relationships Through Self Knowledge

How to Love Me: Better Relationships Through Self Knowledge

by School of Life Design Series Editor, Caitlin V. Neal Author, Kelly Cree Author and Jessica Mullen Author

Most people know the feeling of longing for love or approval from another. We think, "If only this person praised …

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A zine for directed self-reflection.

CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #9: Introduction to the Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978

CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #9: Introduction to the Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978

by Joseph E. Green Author

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid!” Most people have heard the phrase, but like so many famous phrases, its …

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An Urban Field Guide to the Plants in Your Path

An Urban Field Guide to the Plants in Your Path

by Maggie Herskovits Author

This little field guide presents 15 plants that can be found growing throughout your urban home. Detailed illustrations …

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Unfuck Your Consent: A History and How-to for Claiming Your Sexual Autonomy, Personal Boundaries, and Political Freedoms

Unfuck Your Consent: A History and How-to for Claiming Your Sexual Autonomy, Personal Boundaries, and Political Freedoms

by Faith G. Harper Author

What does consent mean? Where does this idea come from, and why is it being talked about in a different way now …

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From Chaos to Creativity Workbook: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

From Chaos to Creativity Workbook: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

by Jessie L. Kwak Author

Kick procrastination to the curb and start designing your productivity system today! This zine gives you space to start …

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Kitchen Witch: Natural Remedies and Crafts for Home, Health, and Beauty

Kitchen Witch: Natural Remedies and Crafts for Home, Health, and Beauty

by Katie Haegele Author and Nadine Schneider Author

Cast a spell to turn your kitchen into a healthy haven. Learn about traditional healing methods, gain practical DIY …

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How to Boycott: Make Your Voice Heard, Understand History, & Change the World

How to Boycott: Make Your Voice Heard, Understand History, & Change the World

by Joe Biel Author

From Chick-Fil-A to the Boston Tea Party, Nike to Women's Suffrage in the U.S., United Farm Workers to the …

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With more and more companies making infuriating moves with regards to their labor force, the question becomes how do we boycott them effectively in order to force them to change their policies? Learn to boycott, change the world.

Jealousy: How It Hurts, How to Overcome It (Not Another Pained Personal Narrative)

Jealousy: How It Hurts, How to Overcome It (Not Another Pained Personal Narrative)

by Nathan Lee Thomas Author

Jealousy has a toxic, corrosive effect on the human soul. It can be subtle or crash down upon you in waves and pick you …

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Fire & Ice: Warm, Cool & Spicy Vegan Recipes from Hot & Soul

Fire & Ice: Warm, Cool & Spicy Vegan Recipes from Hot & Soul

by Joshua Ploeg Author

Traveling chef Joshua Ploeg (Plague) of Behead the Prophet, No Lord Shall Live/Mukilteo Fairies/Ravenna's Secret …

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Why Doesn't She Just Leave: Responding Appropriately To Abusive Relationships

Why Doesn't She Just Leave: Responding Appropriately To Abusive Relationships

by Brianna Lea Pruett Author

Ever watched a friend struggle in an abusive relationship and felt helpless watching it happen?Ever …

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With folks locked inside with one another, it's inevitable that we will see domestic violence rates rise. Know what this means and how you can help people out without putting them more at risk.

Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago

Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago

by Nate Beaty Author

Diary comix ftw! Nate Beaty (Brainfag Forever) shares 120 pages of comics pages outlining scenes from his daily …

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Scam: The First Four Issues

Scam: The First Four Issues

by Erica Dawn Lyle Author

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

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The Zine Yearbook #9

The Zine Yearbook #9

by Joe Biel Editor, Steven Stothard Editor, Sparky Taylor Editor, Dillon V. Editor and Brittney Willis Editor

The Zine Yearbook #9 contains a representative collection of reprints from zines published in 2007 …

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Xerography Debt subscription (6 issues)

Xerography Debt subscription (6 issues)

by Davida Breier Author

In case you're concerned about missing any issues of Xerography Debt, here's a chance to pick up each issue as …

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Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

by Joe Biel Illustrator

What you write matters. What you read matters. Understanding the subtext and context of what you write and read matters …

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Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job

Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job

by Eleanor C. Whitney Author

Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job is a practical field guide for …

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Soon to be known as Quit Your Day Job, this book is designed to help you turn a hobby or passion project into a money-making venture.

Invincible Summer: An Anthology

Invincible Summer: An Anthology

by Nicole Georges Author

Comics memoirist Nicole J. Georges captures her adventures and thoughts in unique, heartfelt illustrations & …

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One of two bound collections of zines about mothering, farming and so much more. Delightful slice of life journal entries.

Chainbreaker Bike Book: An Illustrated Manual of Radical Bicycle Maintenance, Culture, & History

Chainbreaker Bike Book: An Illustrated Manual of Radical Bicycle Maintenance, Culture, & History

by Ethan Clark Author and Shelley Lynn Jackson Author

An updated and expanded edition of our hand-illustrated and accessible introduction to the world of bike repair! …

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Now is a great time to learn how to do your own bicycle maintenance. Originally printed as a zine series, this is the third paperback edition of the classic Chainbreaker Bike Book.

Making Stuff and Doing Things: DIY Guides to Just About Everything

Making Stuff and Doing Things: DIY Guides to Just About Everything

by Kyle Bravo Editor

When you’re young, broke, and in search of a life of adventure, Making Stuff and Doing Things is the most useful …

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A paperback book on how to do a large variety of DIY projects. A fantastic way to pass the time with things you already have around the house.

How and Why: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

How and Why: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

by Matte Resist Author

“I dream of a better world,” writes zinester and How and Why author Matte Resist in the intro to his new …

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How to home school, how to build an instrument out of what you have around your house and so much more. Another DIY guide for keeping something resembling a schedule and normalcy during this time.

We'll Never Have Paris: Greatist Hits

We'll Never Have Paris: Greatist Hits

by Andria Alefhi Editor and Martha Grover Contributor

This collection of short stories brings together the best of the twice-yearly zine We’ll Never Have …

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$50 Superpack: Quaranzines

$50 Superpack: Quaranzines

by Super Pack! Author

In honor of #quaranzinefest 2020, the all-online zine fest, here's a selection of pamphlet-shaped amaze-bombs to …

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