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Zines

Inspiring, fun, heartbreaking, glorious prose poems by Tomas Moniz. Read it and go out into the world feeling ready for anything.

36 pages, quarter-size.

​Last copy! In Tranquility, or The Virtue of Realizing Your Self-Worth: Avoiding, Accepting and Combating Depression, Racism, and Other Demons, César Ramirez takes on a wide array of life experiences in a small amount of space. Within: the day John Wayne shot his dad, being a teacher of color, and finding pride in a name that no one can quite say.

16 pages, half-letter size...[ continued ]

Last few copies! Marked down due to minor assembling errors. The new issue of one of the all-time best zines. In a series of letters, written over the course of two years teaching in Chicago Public Schools, LB thinks about how to cope when everything feels so hopeless. Looking at systems of power in many forms—the perpetuation of sexual violence against women, the disregard of low-income students of color—LB tries to make sense of the onslaught of awful they deal with every day...[ continued ]

User Not Found is a pocket-sized chapbook on social media and life in the digital age. In a single, long-form lyric essay, Felicity explores our collective addiction from a variety of angles. It's a many-layered joyride of a think-piece. Highly recommended.

"Prompted by a sequence of discouraging internet encounters, Felicity Fenton attempts to free herself from the tendrils of an online world we know, but struggle to look away from...[ continued ]

The new issue of Alyssa Giannini's gorgeously illustrated personal zine, Wanderer. Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times.

My favorite piece is on platonic intimacy. Alyssa writes, "Friendship is so often undervalued in favor of romantic coupling. I say let's share longer hugs and learn to be vulnerable with friends and not just lovers...[ continued ]

A fantastic issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the journal of all things never meant to be.

Seven writers tell stories about the west coast. Essays by Jaime Borschuk, Dave Cole, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Albert Sidewalk, Lisa Alexia, Joshua James Amberson, and Erin Wilson. Cover art by Colette Hannahan.

44 pages, quarter-size.

"The stories here are eclectic, occasionally touched with melancholy, and often a dose of magic that lingers on after you’ve read it...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! In the new issue of our favorite literary zine, seven writers take us around the world—from ancient ruins to the room of a nursing home—while writing under the theme of "Away."

Featuring work from: Charles Reaves, Andria Alefhi, Colette Hannahan, Betsy Houston, Pam Daghlian, M.P. McCune, and Lauren Georgia.

44 pages, quarter-size, color covers. Cover art by Portland's very own collage artist extraordinaire, Kevin Sampsell...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! In this, the fifteenth installment of We'll Never Have Paris (the literary zine of all things never meant to be), writers tackle the sprawling mess that is America. 

Essays from Andria Alefhi, Lisa Fenger, Carol Wierzbicki, PF Dumanis, Adrienne Robillard, Sheetal Singh, A.M. Black, and M.P. McCune. Art by Annie Galvin and Gabriel Liston.

48 pages, quarter-size...[ continued ]

The latest issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the literary zine of all things never meant to be, focuses on food. Within, there are personal essays about diets, the melting pot of culinary cultures in a textiles factory, an immigrant family's relationship to Filet-O-Fish, a French mother's relationship to endives, the morning of Freddy Mercury's death, a failed care package, and more...[ continued ]

After over a decade in Portland, Oregon, Zach and his wife decide to move out before everything that was once good about the city gets sold off to the highest bidder. They decide on Zach's hometown of Rochester, New York and attempt to get their vintage home goods business, animals, and various belongings across the country. (Spoiler: Everything goes wrong.)

The same tragicomedy that Zach brought to his bestselling book Love is Not Constantly Wondering if You're Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life is in full effect here...[ continued ]