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A resissue of the first issue of Short/Wave, a zine about shortwave and pirate radio that kicked off a series of zines about weirdo radio and underappreciated sound explorations (Signals, Paper Radio, Tin Can Telephone). Short/Wave is a great primer to a cool and largely forgotten subculture.

20 pages, half-letter size.

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Know Your Vote, a workbook zine from Anna Jo Beck, seeks to help you make sense of the United States voting system and political structures. Prompting you to figure out your state's elections, representatives, and local government, this zine is a much-needed guide for anyone left confused by the (often ridiculously complex) American systems of democracy. 

From Beck's Biff Boff Bam Sock zine series...[ continued ]

This issue of the long-running Basic Paper Airplane zine series focuses on interviews—what it means to create that space and all the ways they can succeed or fail. Ten interviews with writers, artists, and musicians that delve into the creative process, identity, family, image, myth, and obsession.

Interviews with: musician Owen Ashworth (Advance Base/Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), essayist Elena Passarello (Animals Strike Curious Poses), poet Casey Fuller (A Fort Made of Doors), musician Erika M...[ continued ]

How does Cometbus, after 38 years as a zine, just get better and better? It's a mystery, but it does. Issue 59 is a deep dive into both death and longevity in the underground. In short: what does sustainability look like in counterculture? This question takes Aaron on a journey from the Epitaph Records and Thrasher magazine offices to hanging out at a punk-owned vegan donut shop and a tamale stand at the farmer's market with Allison Wolfe (of Bratmobile and Sex Stains fame)...[ continued ]

6 vintage cassettes from our extensive collection. All in great condition, all previewed to make sure they play well. 

Each grab bag comes with a wide variety of genres and time periods. From '60s & '70s soul to '90s indie & alternative, '80s new wave to '90s R&B. Novelties and oddities, '50s rhythm and blues, lost classics, old-school hip-hop, and everything in between. 

A great deal for the adventurous listener...[ continued ]

Everyday Mythologies is a sideways glance at the mundane myths that make up our lives. Or: three personal essays about collecting, cars, and dads (that are also about gender, masculinity, and strength). 

66 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press. ISBN #9781732159129.

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A book about figuring out how to love your family in the Trump era. From Billy McCall of Proof I Exist and Behind the Zines.

96 pages, trade paperback. ISBN #9781939899996.

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The ten-year anniversary issue of Basic Paper Airplane! Short essays about trying to make a living from writing words. Comic nightmares from the world of freelance writing, night school, weekly papers, and cities of books.

Paper airplane examples throughout. 32 pages, cut half-letter size.

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In short: One of our favorite little books around! A modern classic, even. Five years of collected plays written by Portland, Oregon preschoolers and collected by preschool teacher/Two Plum Press publisher, Andrew Barton. Hilarious, invariably bizarre, oddly brilliant, sometimes surprisingly profound. Perfect for putting out on the coffee table, reading aloud to friends, impromptu group performances...[ continued ]

This 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. 

With work from: Diane Englert, Melissa Hung, Mollia Jensen, Ed Kemp, Gina Kropf, Charles Reaves, Dani Scoville, Christine Shaffer, and Zou Zou Stasko​...[ continued ]