Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium
A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.
(21-29 of 29 items)
From the Publisher:
"With incisive humour and caustic sympathy, in three short stories, Anna
Leventhal gives us characters that live in a world strolling a few steps
beside our own. Exploring class, ownership, and civic duty, Moving Day
captures the totalitarian exercise of a mandatory, city-wide move and
the effect of its bureaucratic mishaps. The shiftless narrator of Last
Man Standing has his social bubble threatened by a dubious emergency,
while a diagnosis in Sweet Affliction suggests a new stage in human
A collection of unanswered messages from the online dating site OK Cupid collected from one young woman's profile. Perhaps she was too busy, or turned off by run of the mill pithiness and forwardness disguised as awkwardness. Regardless, a good primer on how not to be an annoying on line dater. Funny and sweet, but surprisingly tame. I'm not sure if the author is still single.
"This is a zine about death and love and nice pie. It even has recipes"
From the Author:
The Ride Journal is a beautifully designed and produced publication devoted to personal stories about cycling. Every issue is full color, with a wrap around cover (this issue features artwork by Shan Jiang), and minimal ads. This issue features an impressive 56 writers paired with at least as many illustrators and photographers. The publishers state that, "The Ride Journal is here to tell the tales that belong to riders. Whatever bikes they ride and wherever they choose to ride. We also hope to do so in a way that showcases the wealth of creativity that fills the world of cycling." Published in the UK, with international contributors, all the profits from The Ride Journal are donated to charity.
You can get a sneak peak at some of the illustrations on It's Nice That, one of our favorite art and design blogs, and you can download free PDFs of the back issues here!
The only magazine dedicated to female guitar players, She Shreds is
inspired by the trailblazing women of the Riot Grrrl Movement, Rock and
Roll Camp for Girls and the D.I.Y. ethos of the Pacific Northwest.
Interviews, gear and album reviews, tips of the trade, and gorgeous art
and photography create a fantastic, inclusive and supportive resource
for every female musician. Plainly said, She Shreds rocks! Issue #4 features:
Kim GordonMarissa PaternosterToody Cole Girl in a Coma
Tom Tom Magazine, by and for women drummers! A source of info, technique, gear, inspiration, and support for lady percussionists around the world, Tom Tom reaches across age, cultural, and style borders to highlight pioneering drummers and strengthen the female musician community. The Religion and Spirituality Issue tackles the theme with legendary punk drummer Paloma McLardy's spiritual awakening, meditations on getting into the groove, and shamanic drumming.
From the publisher:
"This vein of asemic literature excuses the verbal in favour of an
imaginatively textual language that renders the reader as interpreter.
The post-literate writing in Weather Systems
is assembled from enlarged pen & ink drawings, scavenged materials,
rubber stamps, and photocopies. A thorough remix has been performed by
author & editor to create a document that requires all levels of
creativity be employed in both its creation and consumption."
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