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

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The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement (Signed) cover

The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement (Signed)

By Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky

316 pp., 6.5"x10", hardcover

Sociology doctoral student Gould-Wartofsky debuts with an inside look at the “new, new Left” that emerged when fewer than 2,000 people seized New York City’s Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street, in 2011, sparking similar protest rallies against the wealthiest “1 Percent” in some 1,500 towns and cities. As a participant observer from the very earliest days of the movement, Gould-Wartofsky blends writing styles and perspectives as he deepens what we know about social movements in general. He maps the various tactics, factions, and motivations that drove the movement, but also what it felt like to be in Zuccotti Park.

$29.95

 
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.

$14.95

 
Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon (Signed) cover

Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon (Signed)

By Lisa Congdon

106 pp., 7.5"x7.5", full color, hardcover

A treasure trove of inspiring quotations in the tradition of the bestselling Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this new volume from beloved author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers rousing wisdom from history's great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. Congdon lends her signature style of brilliant hand lettering to sage advice on such subjects as perseverance ("If you fell down yesterday, stand up today"—H.G. Wells), authenticity ("What should I be but just what I am?"—Edna St. Vincent Millay), and confronting fear ("Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced"—James Baldwin). Filled with uplifting reminders to seize the day, Fortune Favors the Brave demonstrates that when embarking on a new adventure, the right words of encouragement can be a priceless gift. Pairs well with Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon.

$14.95

 
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If Nothing Else the Sky

By Dave Roche

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

Take a trip around the world with Everyone's Favorite Zinester, Dave Roche. If Nothing Else the Sky is about his trips to Australia and Southeast Asia. He got bit by a penguin, slept in a record store in Kuala Lumpur, saw a kangaroo with a huge sack, got shaken down at the Soekerno Hatta airport and thought he caught bird flu. It's also about getting older and Dave worrying that he's trying too hard to hold on to his youth. He wonders if it's cool that he's still sleeping on the couches of friends of friends or is he too old for that.

$5.00

 
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You cover

Sex is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You

160 pp., 7.5"x9.5", hard cover, full color

The birds and the bees book we wished we had when we were kids. The bold and colorful comics and illustrations make this a beautiful book to flip through, but the positive and progressive information about sex, bodies, and growing up makes Sex is a Funny Word an invaluable resource for children and parents alike.

"Sex is a Funny Word is a wonderful resource for parents and educators who want to talk with kids about sex and sexuality in a positive, inclusive, and joyful way. For people who care about social justice and want to raise our kids to be healthy, safe, and strong, this is the book we have been waiting for!" — Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together

$23.95

 
Hot Pants! Do It Yourself Gynecology and Herbal Remedies cover

Hot Pants! Do It Yourself Gynecology and Herbal Remedies

96 pp., 5"x7"

This guide teaches how to diagnose and heal many basic problems, including bladder infections, inducing your period, easing cramps and PMS, aphrodisiacs, and dealing with pregnancy. Learn how to make a tampon alternative, herbal tinctures, home remedies for treating certain STIs.

"Hot Pants provides readers with an understanding of anatomy, recipes to conquer yeast infections and hormonal imbalances, an extensive glossary of self-healing herbs, a list of aphrodisiacs, and it provides instructions on how to give foot massages that will alleviate cramps! I can't tell you how often I consult this zine, or how excited I've been to share information from this zine with a friend in need." — Bitch Magazine

$9.95

 
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See You in the Morning

By Mairead Case

134 pp., 4.5"x7", hard cover

See You in the Morning is a book about the liminal years before adulthood. Told in the narrator's angry, tender, and colorful voice, the book follows three seventeen year olds who take care of each other in their small Midwestern town. Case writes paragraph-shaped poems to create a heartbreaking and familiar portrait of a teenager in the summer before her senior year of high school. This is Bookslut columnist Mairead Case's debut novel and it makes us even more excited to see what else she has in store. 


"This first book is all about firsts: painful crushes and confusing love triangles, not to mention the all-consuming strangeness of a changing body. Mairead Case presents the full portrait of a young person on the cusp of finding their self. A good book vibrates, and it embraces us, and this is precisely what this unique book does. See You in the Morning reads like a series of prayers and Midwestern parables. Like bits of drifting dream parts, the reading experience is just as akin to growing up as it is to falling in love. Each page serves as a constellation of small, but nonetheless significant epiphanies." — Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, author of Fig

$13.95

 
The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future cover

The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future

360 pp., 5.5"x7.5", perfect bound

A wonderful collection of writing that imagines the world as a feminist utopia. Through pieces from cutting-edge voices including Melissa Harris-Perry, Janet Mock, and Sheila Heti, readers are invited to imagine the world we want. What would work, art, sex, the Constitution, and even breakups look like in a truly feminist society? The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo, describes affirmative visions, and exhorts us to demand a radically better future.

"Some of the most important voices in gender justice look to the future with optimism, strength, and intelligence. Your feminist library is not complete without it." — Jessica Valentii, author of The Purity Myth

$19.95

 
Ice Cream Work cover

Ice Cream Work

By Naoshi

39 pp., 6"x9.25", hard cover, full color

Ice Cream Work is a colorful and lighthearted art book disguised as a picture book. Naoshi is an internationally acclaimed Japanese illustrator who uses shiny colorful sand, called Sunae in Japan, to create surreal worlds and the people who populate them. Ice Cream Work follows a day in the life of Ice Cream Man, who Naoshi depicts as an ice cream cone with arms, legs, and a face. More visual-driven than narrative-driven, Ice Cream Work is a technicolor feast for the eyes that will delight young and older readers alike.

"Naoshi represents everything I love about contemporary Japanese art: one foot in history, one foot in pop culture, two skilled hands, and her head firmly in a cloud of unadulterated enthusiasm for making art." Matt Wagner, author of The Tall Trees of Portland and The Tall Trees of Tokyo

$14.99

 
Social Animals cover

Social Animals

80 pp., 5.75"x7.75", hard cover, full color

Artist Ryan Berkley is beloved for his iconic animal portraits that he sells from one of Etsy.com's top-selling shops. His fans have been clamoring for a book collecting his illustrations of donkeys, possums, and chipmunks in formal wear, and here it is: 26 animals with their backstories written by his wife Lucy Berkley. This tongue-in-cheek illustrated social compendium is perfect for Berkley devotees and newbies alike.

 

$18.95

 
 
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