Shoppe ~ Magazines & Zines

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

A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek The Next Generation: Season 3 cover

A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek The Next Generation: Season 3

29 pp., 8.5"x5.5", saddle stitch

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!

$1.50

 
The Collected Status Updates cover

The Collected Status Updates

By Delphine Bedient

28 pp., 5.5"x4.25", stitched binding

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.

$4.00

 
How to Talk to Your Cat About Evolution cover

How to Talk to Your Cat About Evolution

By Zach

12 pp., 5.5"x8.5", saddle stitch, full color, offset

The American Association of Patriots strikes again with How to Talk to Your Cat About Evolution, the follow up to their smash hit How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun SafetyFeaturing helpful hints for combating the never ending barrage of atheist propaganda cats face today. It's never too early to talk to your cat about evolution, but it could be too late! 

$3.00

 
Little Thing #40: Life in the Countryside cover

Little Thing #40: Life in the Countryside

8.5x11, 163 pages, saddle stitched, full color, inc. mini gift cards and blank notebook

Little Thing is a "girly" fashion, lifestyle, and art magazine from China with a global scope. Featuring fashion, housewares, paper goods, printed matter, arts and crafts from makers around the world. English text is limited but it doesn't really matter because Little Thing is all about the visuals. With "small is beautiful" as their guiding principle, each issue has a different theme and includes a die cut paper craft project. This issue's theme is "Life in the Countryside" and includes a set of mini greeting cards and a small box that you assemble yourself, plus a sweet little blank notebook with a cover illustration by Aiko Fukawa.

Artists and makers featured in this issue include Lieke Van Der Vorst, Michelle Housel, Aiko Fukawa, Polly Fern, Ja Soon Kim, Philippa Stanton, Julia Tyroller, Helen Ahpornisiri, Vera Greutink, Emillie Ferris, Claire Read, Ros Lee, Kima, Cone, and Stephanie Birdsong.

$16.95

 
How to Talk to Your Cat About Abstinence  cover

How to Talk to Your Cat About Abstinence

By Zach

10 pp., 5.5"x8.5", saddle stitch, full color

You've talked to your cat about gun safety and evolution, but you still haven't the talk. Birds and bees aren't just flying creatures your cat chases, your cat need to know the dangers of premarital sex. Learn scenarios you can practice with your cat, prayers you can have with your furry friends, and dating websites you can recommend to them.

"Avoiding pre-marital sex is not a decision your cat makes once. It is a decision that they will make every meowment of every day."

$3.00

 
Uppercase Magazine #27 cover

Uppercase Magazine #27

114 pp., 9"x11", full color

Uppercase Magazine is for the creative and the curious, and issue #7 is all about learning in untraditional ways, making the leap into a new creative career, and having the confidence to follow your passion. As fun to flip through as to read, this issue features profiles of up and coming illustrators, an interview with illustrator Cat Bennett, and a slew of gorgeous photographs of art ranging from basketry to ceramics. If you're prone to creative block, Uppercase is sure to get your inspiration flowing once again.

$18.00

 
Pictures of my Mother Touching Wild Animals cover

Pictures of my Mother Touching Wild Animals

By Delphine Bedient

28 pp., 4"x5.5", perfect bound

This full-color photo book by Delphine Bedient is exactly how it sounds: photographs of Delphine's mother, Gwen Bedient, touching wild animals in Southern Africa, where she moved in 2014 to work at the U.S. Embassy.

$7.00

 
She Shreds No. 9 cover

She Shreds No. 9

46 pp., 8.5"x11", saddle stitch

She Shreds is the only magazine in the world dedicated to women guitarists and bassists. With the mission to change the way women are depicted and presented in the music industry and popular culture, She Shreds is a platform where people can listen, see, and experience what it means to be a woman who shreds.

This issue features Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! on the cover and interviews with Aimee Argote of Des Ark, Kasu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Laura Ballance, and France Quinlan of Hop Along.

$8.00

 
Uppercase Magazine #28 cover

Uppercase Magazine #28

114 pp., 9"x11", full color

Uppercase Magazine is for the creative and the curious, and #28 is an eclectic issue that explores the motifs of doodles, wire, and numbers. This issue also comes with a bonus 2016 creative calendar to help you stay motivated and inspired.

$18.00