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A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.

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One More For The People

By Martha Grover

218 pp., 8.5"x5.5", perfect bound. letterpress cover

One More for the People collects eight years of Martha Grover's zine Somnambulist. Intimate, frank, and hilarious, Grover's voice is blessed with a keen perception. From her everyday work world behind the cheese counter to her sudden onset of Cushing's Disease, hospital stays and family meetings, to childhood stories of wrestling her six brothers and sisters for limited resources, Grover never loses the reader in self pity but rather waves them in and hands them a beer. 


Rebel Bookseller: How To Improvise Your Own Indie Store and Beat Back the Chains cover

Rebel Bookseller: How To Improvise Your Own Indie Store and Beat Back the Chains

320 pp., 5"x8", perfect bound

Renowned bookseller Andrew Laties offers a radical and creative new paradigm for independent booksellers on all sides of the cash register, written to inspire a revival of community bookselling. In his 20 years of revolutionary retail, Latie's ideas were adapted by Barnes & Noble, Zany Brainy and scores of independents. Rebel Bookseller challenges today's bookstore workers to improvise the wildly imaginative indie bookstores of tomorrow, and includes a behind-the-scenes history of the book industry, humorous anecdotes and bittersweet lessons, ten interlacing Rants, and three Rough Rules of Rebel Bookselling Blending adventurous memoir, satire and sharp-tongued jibe, the author dares the chains to sell this revolutionary book.


The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory --SIGNED  cover

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory --SIGNED

By Stacy Wakefield

228 pp., 7.5"x5", perfect bound

Wakefield spent years living in squatted buildings in Europe and New York and brings firsthand knowledge to Sid's story: how urban homesteaders lived without plumbing or electricity, how they managed their semi-legal status, and what they cared about and fought for. With Sid, Wakefield has created a character who belongs to that world and is also entirely relatable. Sid shows us that society's toughest and most ingenious members might be hiding on the edges, just out of sight. Sid is a resourceful, intrepid young woman with a wry sense of humor; she's great company on our journey into the lost world of New York City's recent past. 


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Syllabus: Notes from An Accidental Professor

By Lynda Barry

200 pp., 7.5"x9.5", saddle stitch

This is a must for any Lynda Barry fan. In the style of a Composition Notebook, Barry writes and draws about her experience teaching art classes. I only wish my notebooks from school looked this cool.


Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon (Signed) cover

Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon (Signed)

By Lisa Congdon

108 pp., 7"x7", full color, hardcover

This thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds, brilliantly hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Lisa Congdon. Readers will find enlightening insights (“Wisdom begins in wonder”— Socrates), stirring calls to action (“Leap and the net will appear”—John Burroughs), and stimulating encouragements (“Be curious, not judgmental”—Walt Whitman) beautifully illuminated on every page. A delightful reminder to get out there and make the most of life, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is the perfect gift for recent graduates, creative thinkers, and anyone looking for a little inspiration. Makes the perfect gift when paired with Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon.


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Witchita Stories

By Troy James Weaver

198 pp., 5.5"x8.5", perfect bound

The short vignette-style tales in Troy James Weaver's literary debut combine to make an evocative brew of small town melancholy, working class gloom, and coming of age charm. Told through the eyes of a young man who yearns to find excitement, truth, and a deeper family bond in his life, Weaver's approachable and revealing stories, lists, fragments, and memories delve into the weird, funny, and sometimes unsettling world of a midwest kid finding his own path. One only has to remember their own childhood to understand what Weaver is trying to tell us. 

"These are true stories that don't have that self-aware sheen that most essays or memoirs have, and that gives nakedness them a surprising, more instinctive vibe. These are snapshots that combine humor, pathos, and pain." -Kevin Sampsell


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