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From the author of Make Your Place comes another amazing book about learning to do all the things you've always wanted to learn how to do. Beautifully handwritten and hand-drawn, Make it Last: Prolonging + Preserving What We Love is a clean, easy to use, and accessible guide to creating a more sustainable life.

Within: basic knots and stitches, buttons, mending seams, patching holes, darning holes, hemming, fixing a zipper, waterproofing, storing veggies, drying herbs, herbal vinegars, herbal syrups and honeys, canning, lacto-fermentation, making jerky, salt-curing fish, repairing doors, patching walls, fixing windows, working on tubs and sinks, fixing toilets, and more...[ continued ]

A beautiful collection of the first six (long out of print) issues of Mend My Dress - a zine that for years has been constantly impressive in its openness and strength. Seeing it in this form puts into perspective how great it is. It’s also one of the best laid out and cleanest zine collections in book form that I have seen.

“Mend My Dress offers a complex, nuanced, and skillfully constructed picture of multifarious girlhood vulnerability...[ continued ]

A hilarious coffee table book of sarcastic commentary on every outfit worn during the first season of The Golden Girls. Jokes about Star Wars, Star Trek, goth music, Scrabble, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, and much much more, ensue.

Brought to you by the Bunny Project and Degrassi Digest creators. 168 pages of fun! Oblong paperback, color covers, black & white images inside...[ continued ]

Sale! Our favorite Seattle-based literary and art journal. A nice mix of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and beautiful full-color visual art.

Writing from: Zac Hill, Virgil Suarez, Paulanne Petersen, Aura Smith, John Fenlon Hogan, Richard Kenney, Justin Pahl, M. Bair, and Amanda Manitach. Visual art from: Helen Cozza, Cable Griffith, Kelda Martensen, Anne Perry, and Chandler Woodfin...[ continued ]

"The Most Beautiful Rot is a secret peek into the backyards and living rooms of young queer America. It's a testament to the act of digging through the bleakness of everyday life to find something beautiful growing underneath, something that you weren't expecting."

224 pages, trade paperback. ISBN #9780985038540

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"M. Craig's debut novel is a coming-of-age tale for those who have always known they were a little different...The Narrows is an engrossing work of fiction that combines fantasy, philosophy and spirituality in an exploration of what it means to be yourself."

226 pages, trade paperback, Papercut Press. ISBN # 9780983784401

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Collected from twenty years of zines, Ofrenda is the work of Chicago-based librarian Celia C. Perez (The First Rule of Punk). Cultural identity, loss, book love, and music nostalgia are just a few of places this books goes to.

Collected zines include issues of I Dreamed I Was Assertive, Roots and Wings, Hickey Underworld, Sherman Sez (a Sherman Alexie fanzine), and many others...[ continued ]

“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 ]

Sale! "In this anthology of Quitter issues 1-6, we see Ramsey battling fear and freedom, history and an uncertain future. There are no hard and fast answers; nothing set in stone besides the guarantee of chaos and troubled waters ahead. Over the course of 64 pages, Trace struggles through life, winning and failing, looking for a better path but not always finding it."

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"Rad Families: A Celebration honors the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. This is not an anthology of experts, or how-to articles on perfect parenting; it often doesn’t even try to provide answers. Instead, the writers strive to be honest and vulnerable in sharing their stories and experiences, their failures and their regrets.

Gathering parents and writers from diverse communities, it explores the process of getting pregnant from trans birth to adoption, grapples with issues of racism and police brutality, probes raising feminists and feminist parenting...[ continued ]