Books

The Grand Terrace Photo League is the product of an eight-week photo ethnography project at the Grand Terrace apartment complex in Worthington, Minnesota. Made in collaboration with its residents, documentary storyteller Nik Nerburn (In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan) explores the lives and stories of apartment residents through essays, portraits, youth-made images, and family photographs from residents’ personal collections.

"Grand Terrace, which houses working families speaking seven different languages, reflects the changing demographics of our country in miniature. In the face of escalating toxic language directed at new immigrants and those of us who welcome them, it’s important that we work to tell compassionate, collaborative stories about our new homes and neighbors." - Nik Nerburn

All text printed in English, Spanish, and Tigrinya (an Ethiopian language spoken by many building residents). Watch this video to page through the book. 

96 pages, hardcover, smyth-bound (so it lays flat when opened), matte 100# cotton paper, navy blue linen cover with silver foil. 

The long-awaited book from Jonas of the Cheer the Eff Up and Fixer Eraser zine. Released on Olympia's 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."

218 pages, small trade paperback. ISBN #9780989709835

Last copy! Zachary Schomburg's surrealist poems are some of our favorite things in this world. Hear Oars (a book of dream poems in correspondence with Mathias Svalina of Dream Delivery Service) is perfectly casual, fun, and occasionally hilarious. It's the kind of book you want to place on a coffee table, sneak onto a friend's bookshelf, watch someone discover in a free library.

56 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.

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." -Sweet Candy

With cover art by the amazing Lisa Congdon (Tender Buttons: Objects, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo). 140 pages, mid-sized trade paperback. ISBN # 9780989709804

The Honorable Obscurity Handbook: Solidarity + Sound Advice For Writers and Artists is a playful book of great depth. The book version of a mixtape. "Part consoling sourcebook, part cultural commentary, part wry self-help manual, and part inspirational anthology, this slim volume is a celebration of the creative spirit, packed with insights relevant to any creative worker, whatever their field."

218 pages, trade paperback.

"Ingenious, variegated, touching, important, wholly absorbing, inspiring and inspiriting."- Cynthia Ozick

From the author of On Subbing and About My Disappearance comes a book about traveling to Australia and Southeast Asia, getting bit by a penguin, potentially catching the bird flu, doing zine readings, going to punk shows, and feeling old all the while.

96 pages, small trade paperback.

Nothing is as inspirational as Ilse Content. Even when it doesn’t try to be, by its very nature it gives hope and power where there seems to be none. Never ceasing to be interesting and surprising, the first eight years of Ilse Content are collected here for the first time.

Bringing back to life many long out-of-print issues, the first ten volumes are anthologized in this clean and artistically beautiful book from Mend My Dress Press. A must have for any fan of Wolf’s work and a great introduction to those coming to her writing for the first time.

Wide trade paperback, 270 pages. ISBN# 9780985013141

A pack of Incandescent, our favorite photography journal. Save money by buying a bunch of these gorgeous, always interesting photographic explorations of the world. Pick a three, four, or five pack. Perfect for gifting, coffee tables, facing out on bookshelves, soaking in on slow days.

Each issue is 6.5" x 8", in limited pressings of 200, 70-ish pages a piece, full color.

In this issue of our favorite Portland photo journal: “Building New Ground." 20 photographers from around the world respond.

With work from: Katherine Akey, Tal Ben Avi, Linda Borst, Craig Buchan, Fergus Coyle, Alexa Cushing, Chris Giuliano, Illesha Khandelwal, Bryan May, Giuseppe Mileti, Svetlana Mladenovic, Azikiwe Mohammed, Paolo Morales, Naveen Naqvi, Kumi Oguro, Joaquin Palting, Rhombie Sandoval, and Jeanette Spicer. Foreword by Anna Knecht Schwarzer 

6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First Pressing of 250. 68 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

A quiet and haunting issue of the Incandescent photo zine that looks at what it means to be “brittle string in a big storm.”

Work from: Krasimira Butseva, Carmen Colombo, Kristin Dillon, Yael Eban, Lorena Endara, Yoav Friedlander, Juan Giraldo, Juliane Herrmann, Martin Holik, Hannah Nikkelson, Joaquin Palting, Sarah Pfohl, June Tay Sanders, Rhombie Sandoval, Dakota Sumpter, and FeiFan Zhang.

Cover image by Juan Giraldo, foreword by Cameron Lovejoy, edited by Erin Barnard and Helen Jones. 6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First Pressing of 200. 76 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.