New for September

New Zines

Abruption- A striking new comic from Olympia artist Taylor Dow. The moon, a light inside us, alternate creation stories, and more. ($8)
Basic Paper Airplane #8 & Ilse Content Vol. 13- Two decade-long running zines come together for a collaborative issue about the ways we collaborate. From tearing paper with a grandmother to standing on chairs, yelling out words to the sky. ($4)
Caboose #9: How to Start a Secret Society- Highly informative and incredibly cheeky histories of the Masons, the Illuminati, and more. ($3)
My Complicated Relationship With Food, Vol. Two- Never has a collection of opinions on ordinary foods been so incredibly funny. ($2)
No Biggie City #3- An extended interview with Scam author Erick Lyle about making sustainable countercultures and reporting on the Black Flag reunion for Vice and much more. ($3)
Paul Bunyan Guest Guide- Nik Nerburn decolonizes the Paul Bunyan folk myth, connects it to the violent history of Minnesota, and provides a counter history. Part of his documentary film and installation piece, In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan. ($4)
Somnambulist #23- Falling in love again after a bad heartbreak, health limitations, cat tarot, grandpa poems, carousel drawings. ($3)
Wendigo- Four essays from writers Sarah Tavis, Sarah Keliher, Sarah McGraw, and Themba Lewis. Stories that travel from the dinner table of a San Diego suburb to the Red Sea. ($7)
What to Expect When You're Expecting Something Else- Nonfiction poetic prose pieces that punch you in the gut when you're not looking. From a short history of 1976 to kitchen sink baptisms and beyond. ($4)

Back in stock: Annie Murphy's graphic-novel-meets-metaphysical-alphabet-book SymbologyMoe Bowstern's A Handy Guide to Home Protection, Ened McNett's I Know You Need My Heart #2, Neil Campau's Building, Zach's My Complicated Relationship With Food (Vol. One), our in-house made Growing Things zine, and both How to Talk to Your Cat guides.

New Paper Goods

Hello! Bike Notepad- A beautiful spiralbound blank book. ($5)
Max Ernst Lightbulb Graph Paper Notepad- A hand-printed little book for when inspiration strikes. ($6)
Until Next Time Bookmark- A beautiful bookmark from letterpress artist Themba Lewis. ($2)
You're It Bookmark- Printed at Community Print in Olympia, Wa. ($2)

Back in Stock: Eberhardt's classic notepad--the Bike Pad--is back in print after a years-long absence, as well as the bestselling My Love is Fathomless greeting card.

New Books

Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules- From Portland writer and Bitch Magazine online editor Sarah Mirk comes the best guide to relationships ever. It's a relationship self-help book that actually presents staying single, never getting married, breaking up, and never having kids as viable options. It's bold, open to possibilities, and an absolute joy to read. ($15)

Back in Stock: M. Craig's excellent dystopian novel The Narrows.

New Music

Little Angry- Dubs Olympia- From the brilliant mind of Evan Hashi comes a collection of homemade dub covers of great Olympia bands, past and present. Beat Happening, Kickball, Margy Pepper, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Cool Scool, Kevlar Klein, and LAKE songs are made anew. Oly pop like you've never heard it before. ($7)
Richard Album and the Singles- Richard the Third- Unbeatable surfy power pop gems. ($5)
Shaggy Sample- My Other Car Is- Mixing '70s AM radio Wurlitzer grooves with an indie pop aesthetic, this new Bay Area band makes infectiously smooth pop. ($7)


*The classic zine and DIY how-to guide, Stolen Sharpie Revolution, is fundraising for a new and updated edition! Help bring this great resource back into print.
*Bitch Magazine gave a nice mention to Jonas' The Greatest Most Traveling Circus story collection and also gave a spot on the Bitch List to Annie Murphy's Symbology graphic novel!
*The Pulp Atlas art book project is fundraising for a worldwide series of exhibitions (including one from Christopher Kardambikis, whose Sunspots book we carry).
*Our dear friends at Hollow Earth Radio in Seattle have, after a long wait, received FCC approval and will soon be on the radio dial.
*Portland zine publisher PonyBoy Press is celebrating their 20 year anniversary this month (and giving away some zines in the process!).
*Poppet's new 12" single and video come out today on the Swiss label Le Bal Records.
*Our buddies at Pioneers Press are raising money for their upcoming legal battles through doing a variety of drawings and contests. Great folks who are very deserving of some support.
*Olympia is gearing up for the first Olympia Zine Fest. Coming in 2015. Very exciting.
*The first weekend in October brings the Albuquerque Zine Fest! A great reason to head to the desert.

Until next month,

Joshua James & Chask'e

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