Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium
A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.
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.
An aesthetically pleasing workbook filled with prompts to explore and refresh your creative process with insights on creating and plenty of space where you can hash it all out. Jennifer Williams hosts workshops in Oakland, CA where participants are invited to look deeply at their creativity, their sense of self, and the demands of society. This zine is one of the tools she uses to help folks harness their own creative processes.
Portland photo zine Incandescent gathers photographers from around the world to respond to the idea of "To Save and To See." Quiet moments that speak volumes. Forward by Sarah LaPonte. Cover image by Tommaso Fiscaletti. Description taken from Antiquated Future.
This brand new issue of Somnambulist documents a conversation happening between Portland and Amsterdam. Discussions of place, travel, race, language and privilege. Culture and climate, bikes and cars, joy and heartbreak. Thoroughly engaging throughout! Description taken from Antiquated Future.
Locally published here in Portland, Parody is "poetry for the world as it really isn't." This zine is great for any lover of poetry.
Get to know Portland through this fun zine! Stories, experiences, and history.
Pissing in a River looks at Patti Smith from a wide variety of angles. Essays about falling in love with her in the '70s, '80s, '90s, today, and not falling in love with her at all. Plus comics, portraits, poems, letters, and more. A great fanzine that manages to consider Patti as a complex and powerful person, a human making mistakes, and an inspiration, all at once. Description from Antiquated Future.
Inside this issue, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo explains why the bike has always been his preferred method of travel. Tin House‘s Rob Spillman weighs in on broken bones and cycling fashion. Dan DeWeese wonders why there are no bikes in Blade Runner (and reviews the Globe Daily 1). Enjoy a swath of bicycle-themed poetry by Chris Dempsey, Claudia Reinhardt, Casey Fuller, Patrick Barron, Barry North, Amy Brunvand, and Stanley Noah. Maureen Foley concludes her epic comic series “Smidge and Space Go West,” while Mike Compton wraps up his ABC’s of cycling. Ben Weaver takes a moving bike and banjo journey, and Bike Commuter Betty bids you ado.
This issue contains essays on the history of '70s anarcha-feminism; on the relation between Black feminism and anarchism; on women and the relation between the psychological sciences and the prison system; one on the three dominant approaches to the relationship between anarchism and feminism, including a feminist critique of how anarchism falls short; one on indigenous feminism; one on organizing anarchist responses to Hepatitis C and HIV; a manifesto challenging liberal tendencies in anarchist feminism by two members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation writing from Chile, and drawing on South American militant movements; and finally a personal account of exclusion and inclusion in radical circles.
Tom Tom is the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers. This full color quarterly magazine serves as the ultimate guide for the latest news and information about girl drummers and beat makers around the globe. Tom Tom's mission is to raise awareness about female percussionists and inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, all while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians.
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