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Martha Grover

“Eight years in the making, One More for the People is the first collection of Martha Grover's zine Somnambulist. Playful, wry, and conversational, One More for the People chronicles three generations in the life of the Grover family. As these idiosyncratic characters reluctantly confront adulthood, one Grover is always there to take notes. But after she's diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal disease...[ continued ]

For this issue, Martha takes us into the disturbing world of insurance claims and private investigation. A fascinating story of a summer job gone wrong that reads like a novel.

36 pages, half-letter size, silkscreened covers.

This issue of Somnambulist is a correspondence between Martha and TJ Acena. Epistolary stories/essays between Portland, Oregon and Xi'an, China. Discussions of loneliness, gentrification, development, heart break, Dunkin' Donuts, and so much more.

40 pages, half-letter size. Beautifully silkscreened covers.

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A reprint of this classic issue of Somnambulist! Martha moves back in with her parents and records the notes of the weekly family meetings. The results, as Martha says in the introduction, are "hilarious, weird, [and] often embarrassing."

44 pages, half-letter size.

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Last copy! A reprint of a Somnambulist favorite. Fun personal food history with recipes.

28 pages, half-letter size.

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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! Highly recommended.

60 pages, half-letter size, silkscreened covers.

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Martha Grover's observations about life on earth are one-of-a-kind. In The End of My Career, the latest essay collection from the long-running Somnambulist zine author, her eye has never been more honed. It's a book about moving back in with her parents, finding work with a chronic illness, and living as a woman in a changing city. It will make you laugh while feeling the ever-present weight of the world...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover gathers thirteen different people to tell stories of being stuck—physically, metaphorically, or spiritually. Watercolored portraits accompany a wide range of stories and emotions.

44 pages, half-letter size. Screenprinted covers.

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A fun issue of Somnambulist that looks at the Pacific Northwest regional chain grocery store, Fred Meyer. Bizarre tales and fun facts from the store that invented one-stop shopping. Pregnancy tests, Leonardo DiCaprio, and our love-hate relationships with the places where we shop.

24 pages, half-letter size.

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In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover publishes her mom Frani's letters to Portland mayor Ted Wheeler regarding Portland's housing crisis. This far-reaching collection of letters brings in personal, literary, and historical viewpoints. Largely, she writes from her perspective as a long-time advocate for houseless communities. She talks about the friends she's made in these communities over the years and the challenges these friends have faced, trying to get through to the mayor...[ continued ]