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With a deep well of humanity beneath it and a propelling force behind it, Bellies and Buffalos takes you on a ride and drops you off feeling healed from the journey. It is sweet and funny and in no way pretentious. With characters so visceral, you’ll set the book down and feel like you’ve touched each of their bellies.

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The just-released 2nd edition (newly updated and edited!) of this 100+ page quarter sized book on the life and times of Britney Spears…through the eyes of cancer patient? There’s unexpected depth and wackiness here that make this something special.

“Working from an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Britney, Mason allows her own story and Spears’ story to become intertwined, detailing travails with men, motherhood, and paparazzi and her own travails with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with the same grace and humor...[ continued ]

From 1993-1997, David Greelish published a zine called Historically Brewed for enthusiasts of classic computers. At its height it had 500+ subscribers, was sold at the Smithsonian and computer museums, and was voted one of the top 10 zines of 1994 by Wired. Now all nine issues are collected in book form and it's great.

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Lisa Ann Schonberg is one of the finest drummers in all the lands. Not only does she drop jaws in bands like Kickball, Explode Into Colors, and STLS, but she also gives a mighty fine drum lesson. This spiralbound book is the perfect blend of unintimidating and highly informative: You might actually learn to play drums with this book. It also comes with a download link of audio examples to help you along...[ continued ]

"Set in Tazewell, Virginia, a town whose wholesome storefronts and country charm hide an undercurrent of poverty and lawlessness, Everybody Else's Girl tells the story of growing up poor amid unspeakable violence. Broken-down trailer parks and gritty classrooms provide the background for this story of a girl searching for her voice." 138 pages, trade paperback.

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Casey Fuller has produced a book of poetry worthy of the highest praise. Depth and humor run side by side, pointing to truths great and small. Moments that drop jaws- subjects that span from Patrick Swayze to what happens when we die, Keats to the pre-historic origins of spray painting penises on warehouse doors.

Winner of the 2011 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Contest, and rightly so. 40 pages, trade paperback size...[ continued ]

Eighteen contemporary radical queer visionaries open up a rabbit hole of history and possibility. A wide variety of stories and styles make for an entertaining and wild ride.

With work by: Kubb E. Bear, Harmony Bianca, Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Pam Cameron-Snyder, Jackie Davis, Mat Defiler, Samantha Jane Dorsett, Edie Fake, Sailor Holladay, Elisha Lim, Annie Murphy, Leroi Newbold, Lee Relvas, Adee Roberson, Matt Runkle, Ellery Russian, Clio Reese Sady, and Silky Shoemaker...[ continued ]

"Across eleven essays, Michael Heald compulsively measures himself against men like Eli Manning, Ryan Gosling, and Stephen Malkmus, and always comes up short. After a decade of failed relationships, estranged siblings, and abandoned hopes, he may or may not have learned his lesson. Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension is not nearly as depressing as any of this sounds."

192 pages, trade paperback...[ continued ]

The long-awaited book from Jonas of Cheer the Eff Up! Released on Olympia's great Sweet Candy Press.

"The Greatest Most Traveling Circus is an anthology of stories about vampires and superheroes, gypsy curses, giant killer robots, psychics, love potions, bar fights over stolen angel wings, imaginary monsters, magical traveling pants and the devil as a red-headed con man. But it’s also a novel about overcoming depression, struggling with suicide, handling loss, and trying to find meaning in a world where the supernatural isn’t the hardest part of life to accept...[ continued ]

The first book from long-running zinester Taryn Hipp (Sub Rosa, Lady Teeth). A well-written rollercoaster with the best author photo in the world.

"This is a memoir novella about a woman with an addiction, a mental illness & a feminist identity. This is the story of one woman's journey from anxiety-ridden child to delinquent teenager to divorced alcoholic & how she turned all those years of experience into a beautiful existence...[ continued ]