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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

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

One More for the People collects 8 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 and it's attenuate hospital stays and family meetings, to childhood stories of wrestling her 6 brothers and sisters for limited resources, Grover never looses the reader in self pity, but rather waves them in and hands them a beer. 

$16.00

 
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Partial List of People to Bleach

By Gary Lutz

Paperback
From the Publisher:

Even as a chapbook, it was one of Time Out New York's Ten Best Books of 2007, and now we're proud to publish an expanded paperback edition of Partial List of People to Bleach, with six previously uncollected pieces, including the provocative and now-classic essay "The Sentence Is a Lonely Place," and a foreword by Gordon Lish. 

$12.00

 
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Rad Dad: Dispatches From the Frontiers of Fatherhood

By Tomas Moniz

200 pp, 8x5, perfect bound

With grace, honesty, and strength, Rad Dad's writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch: the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience; the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers; the tests faced by gay and transgendered fathers;and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. Rad Dad is for every father out in the real world trying to parent in ways that are loving, meaningful, authentic and ultimately revolutionary

$15.00

 
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Reaching Out With No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono

By Lisa Carver

hardcover

From the Publisher: 

"John Lennon once described her as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does." Many people are aware of her art, and her music has always split crowds, from her caterwauling earliest work to her later dance numbers, but how many people have looked at Yoko Ono's decades-spanning career and varied work in total and asked the simple question, "Is it any good?" From her earliest work with the Fluxus group and especially her relationship with John Cage, through her enigmatic pop happenings (where she met John Lennon), her experimental films, cryptic books, conceptual art, and her long recording career that has vacillated between avant-garde noise and proto-new wave, earning the admiration of other artists while generally confusing the public at large who often sees her only in the role of the widow Lennon, Reaching Out with No Hands is the first serious, critical, wide-ranging look at Yoko Ono the artist and musician. A must-read for art and music fans interested in going beyond the stereotyped observations of Yoko as a Lennon hanger-on or inconsequential avant noisemaker."

$18.99

 
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The Stud Book

By Monica Drake

hardcover, 336 pgs.

In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded world.

Sarah studies animal behavior at the zoo. She's well versed in the mating habits of captive animals, and at the same time she's desperate to mate, to create sweet little offspring of her own. Georgie is busy with a newborn, while her husband, Humble, finds solace in bourbon and televised violence. Dulcet makes a living stripping down in high school gyms to sell the beauty of sex-ed. Nyla is out to save the world while having trouble saving her own teen daughter, who has discovered the world of drugs and the occult. As these friends and others navigate a space between freedom and intimacy, they realize the families they forge through shared experience are as important as those inherited through birth.

A smart, edgy and poignantly funny exploration of the complexities of what parenthood means today, Monica Drake's second novel demonstrates that when it comes to babies, we can learn a lot by considering our place in the animal kingdom.

$25.00

 
 
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