Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium
A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.
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Printed on kraft paper, this unassuming little zine contains the travelogue of the editor/illustrator's father, who with his wife, joined the foreign service after retirement and took a position at the US embassy in Algiers. It's a quick, fascinating, and satisfying read.
An audio cd and guided tour of Portland Public Works Projects of the Work Progress Administration, a federally-funded program that provided relief to millions of idle workers during the height of the great depression.
A collection of hand drawn maps to Delphine's favorite places in Paris. Ever the intrepid traveler, she came across each by happenstance. A brief description of each shop, venue, and cafe is printed on clear vellum which overlays the hand drawn map. This charming little zine may be the only Parisian guide book you really need!
The author collects selected status updates across her various social media accounts over several years. The result is a curated collection of previously "shared" entries that now have a physical permanence.
The funny, heart breaking, and insightful guide to the aliens of TNG, as told by Joshua Chapman, 7th grader, for his English class assignment. Poor Joshua obviously uses Star Trek to cope with his unstable single mother, bullies, sexual frustration, and teenage alienation (no pun intended). Finding more in common with the logical, emotionless and occasionally bewildered Data than the hundreds of aliens that look "just like regular humans", the reviewer emphasizes, in sloppy cursive, the startling similarities between fact and the best show on television. Highly recommended! Be sure to also check out Season Two!
A new project from Joshua Chapman, 8th grader. He really doesn't like Counselor Troi, humans who get too cocky, bullies, or living with his mom.
Teen-ager Joshua Chapman's continuing zine on the aliens of his favorite show, Star Trek the Next Generation. This season finds Joshua in a new school but with the same old problems with peers, his mom, and society in general. Young Joshua dismantles Sheliak, Gomtuu, and Chalnoth with the insightful simplicity only a deeply disturbed 9th grader from 1992 can deliver. Hilarious and touching, A Field Guide has become one of our favorite zines!
The ongoing saga of Star Trek aliens as seen through the eyes of teenage Joshua Chapman. Art therapy in its truest form, Joshua subconsciously examines his own life in his observation of Space Fish, Paxans, and the never ending drag that is Counselor Troi.
Season Five of teenager Joshua Chapman's Field Guide covers the same ground as his past 4 reviews: the superiority of Data, the suckiness of Counselor Troi, and aliens with butts on their foreheads. But underneath the typical adolescent angst lays a deeply troubled soul whose only refuge is Star Trek and video games. Luckily for us, young Joshua has discovered the power of self publishing. Hilarious and increasingly depressing, A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek The Next Generation is a must have for every nerd and social worker.
The last of emotionally disturbed teen Joshua Chapman's cathartic Start Trek TNG fanzine. Through his critiques of the aliens of Star Trek and its cast, Joshua examines is own troubled home and school life. Hilarious and heartrending,A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek has quickly become one of our all time favorite zines.
If you've been following the story so far, I'll let you in on the secret. This series is the work of Zack, author of Love is Not Constantly Worrying if you are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life, and co-author of Miami, You've Got Style.
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