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12/08/2022

Back in the wee infancy of the Internet, Friday Gladheart was busy creating WitchAcademy.org, the oldest and one of the most respected teaching libraries of its kind! She combines a wide variety of traditions and practices into an amalgamated Dr. Faith-style a la carte set of solutions to any given problem! Of course, single-doctrine purists hate this and people who are more open minded love it! This week on the pod we interview her about her background and how she ended up selling tens of thousands of Practical Witch's Almanacs!
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San Francisco loves! If you are in or around San Francisco this eve, Friday, Dec 2nd, please swing on down to the Arbor ...
12/02/2022

San Francisco loves! If you are in or around San Francisco this eve, Friday, Dec 2nd, please swing on down to the Arbor Gallery (465 S Van Ness) at 7pm to see Ariel Gore present on her recent publication, the Wayward Writer. Additionally, Ariel will be showing some of her drawings!

12/01/2022

This week we feature guest star Jess Driscoll to talk about her brand new book, Magic of Pockets! We discuss the history and politics of pockets, the trajectory of pockets, key uses of pockets, what various body languages involving pockets communicate, and many other things about this excited new book! https://microcosm.pub/pockets
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Yesterday, someone smashed out the window and tried to steal the car from one of our staff, causing quite a bit of damag...
11/29/2022
Help Paul get his car working again!, organized by D G

Yesterday, someone smashed out the window and tried to steal the car from one of our staff, causing quite a bit of damage. If you have the funds to help, it's always vital to support your people https://gofund.me/03bab2c1

Paul Havens had his car broken into at work yesterday and he will not be able to drive it un… D G needs your support for Help Paul get his car working again!

Happiest of Mondays to you dear friends. For those of you who are attending Portland's annual Crafty Wonderland Holiday ...
11/28/2022

Happiest of Mondays to you dear friends. For those of you who are attending Portland's annual Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market, Microcosm Publishing will be tabling the event December 9th-11th! Please stop on by to say hello!

Find more information here: https://craftywonderland.com/pages/vendor-list

Hello witchy writer friends, if you are in or around San Francisco Friday, Dec 2nd, please swing on down to the Arbor Ga...
11/26/2022

Hello witchy writer friends, if you are in or around San Francisco Friday, Dec 2nd, please swing on down to the Arbor Gallery (465 S Van Ness) at 7pm to see Ariel Gore present on her recent publication, the Wayward Writer. Additionally, Ariel will be showing some of her drawings!

Happiest of Fridays to you friends! Just wanted to remind you that there are still two weeks left to catch a fantastic d...
11/25/2022

Happiest of Fridays to you friends! Just wanted to remind you that there are still two weeks left to catch a fantastic deal on Microcosm Publishing through our latest Humble Bundle offering. Not only is this a good deal that includes 30 of our texts, but the proceeds benefit a solid cause.

Find out more here: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/unfck-holidays-microcosm-books

Did you know that the Portland Black Panther party founded the longest running Panther free clinic? Or that they impleme...
11/25/2022

Did you know that the Portland Black Panther party founded the longest running Panther free clinic? Or that they implemented a free breakfast program for poor youth? Find out more about this history and it's contemporary legacy in our recently published text!

Find more and purchase here: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/3726#

11/24/2022

We all write our own stories. And some of those stories are a little racier and saucier than others. The work of S. Park straddles multiple worlds and one of those happens to be within our Queering Consent erotica series. This week on the pod, we treat you to a delectable interview with the author about the inspiration and creation of this series!
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We are beyond excited to announce the arrival of our newly published autobiographical text on Marshall "Major" Taylor, w...
11/23/2022

We are beyond excited to announce the arrival of our newly published autobiographical text on Marshall "Major" Taylor, who, in 1899, became the first internationally recognized Black sports superstar when he won the world cycling championship.

Pick up your copy here: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/9775

New bookmarks coutesy of  if you ever need to explain the superiority of designing in Pantone to anyone.
11/23/2022

New bookmarks coutesy of if you ever need to explain the superiority of designing in Pantone to anyone.

Summoning Witches! This Wednesday, November 23rd, Friday Gladheart, author of the Practical Witches Almanac, will be sig...
11/21/2022

Summoning Witches! This Wednesday, November 23rd, Friday Gladheart, author of the Practical Witches Almanac, will be signing books from 12pm-6pm at Spiritual Awakenings and Healing Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. Please stop by and say hello!

More info can be found here: https://practicalwitch.com/events/

Happiest of Mondays dears! We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Humble Bundle again and have an exquis...
11/21/2022

Happiest of Mondays dears! We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Humble Bundle again and have an exquisite offer for a wide range of our most popular ebooks. This is both an excellent deal and goes to a good cause!

Find out more here: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/unfck-holidays-microcosm-books

Microcosm Publishing is heartbroken and demoralized by the violent attack on our LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs, C...
11/20/2022
Advocacy - The Trevor Project

Microcosm Publishing is heartbroken and demoralized by the violent attack on our LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs, CO, and recognizes this act of violence as emerging from larger attacks on and attempts to legislate LGBTQ+ communities out of existence. Be gentle with yourselves today dears, keep loving and keep fighting (an army of lovers can't lose).

For those looking to support the victim/survivors in Colorado Springs: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/advocacy/?mibextid=Zxz2cZ&fbclid=IwAR1S8hSK_o35EQ7rMBN_vjCM_bXu7TWCciGISRt1Ag7C8j0SeojKO2VNWKA

The Trevor Project works at the local, state, and federal levels to advocate for legislation that protects the rights of LGBTQ people.

Did you know that Microcosm Publishing often sends books to people locked up in prisons and has a superpack deal our com...
11/19/2022
$5-$50 Superpack: Send Books to People in Prison

Did you know that Microcosm Publishing often sends books to people locked up in prisons and has a superpack deal our community can contribute to so as to offset costs? We even match your funds! As the wintry holidays approach consider helping some of our most marginalized.

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We get requests daily from incarcerated folks who want some of our books and zines to read. Most of the books end up being read and passed along or then donated...

11/17/2022

This week we feature guest star Set Sytes to tell us all about the brand new edition of his book, Born to be Weird! We talk about writing fantasy as a reason to remain alive and how these sort of twisted stories are the flesh and blood for getting out of bed, even if you're writing about a disgusting toilet. Set is from the Great Imperializer and while Microcosm is based in the Colonies, there is a handy feature to translate his English to ours.
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A love story and soothing balm for frigid hearts bitten by the early frost of winter. Warm yourself with the paperback 2...
11/15/2022

A love story and soothing balm for frigid hearts bitten by the early frost of winter. Warm yourself with the paperback 2nd edition of Henry & Glenn's Forever & Ever Completely Ridiculous Edition.

Get your copy here: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/2669

Just because the days are growing shorter and colder doesn't mean you need to freeze. Consider picking up this exquisite...
11/13/2022

Just because the days are growing shorter and colder doesn't mean you need to freeze. Consider picking up this exquisite vegan cook book from Microcosm Publishing by the delightful Joshua Ploeg, and warm up as you whip up a pizza and heat up that oven!

Find the book here: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/29061

Happy Sunday friends! As a reminder our website is having some work done and will be down briefly this morning from 9am-...
11/13/2022

Happy Sunday friends! As a reminder our website is having some work done and will be down briefly this morning from 9am-11am PST!

Hello Microcosm Publishing friends. Just wanted to give you a heads up that our website will be temporarily down this co...
11/11/2022

Hello Microcosm Publishing friends. Just wanted to give you a heads up that our website will be temporarily down this coming Sunday, November 13th from 9am-11am PST, during which time we will not be able to take online orders.

11/10/2022

This week a reader asked us what books we read to understand our economic theories. And that was a bit of a stumper, so we thought about it all week and thought back to where those ideas and values came from and made our best effort to explain how we see the world the way that we do!
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Getting ready to unleash our new private delivery fleet and cannot see any way this could go wrong. Take that Amazon!
11/09/2022

Getting ready to unleash our new private delivery fleet and cannot see any way this could go wrong. Take that Amazon!

Happiest of Tuesdays Microcosm Publishing friends! If in the Denver area please bop on down to the Ross-University Hills...
11/08/2022

Happiest of Tuesdays Microcosm Publishing friends! If in the Denver area please bop on down to the Ross-University Hills Branch Library, this coming Sat Nov 11th from 3pm-4pm, for an event with the creator of the Dead Theorists card game, Michael Gibson-Light. Flyers for this event are attached to the post.

Denver Public Library

Microcosm Publishing's personal annual witchy guide, the Practical Witches' Almanac 2023 has landed at our Cleveland and...
11/07/2022
The Practical Witch's Almanac 2023: Infinite Spells

Microcosm Publishing's personal annual witchy guide, the Practical Witches' Almanac 2023 has landed at our Cleveland and Portland Warehouses.

Find out more and order here!

The Practical Witch’s Almanac is your personal guide for the year. Celebrate the Sabbats and work with the energy of the moon to achieve your goals....

What do you call a chip with glasses? A spec-tater! And we encourage fans of the Creative Not Famous book to not sit on ...
11/07/2022
Creative, Not Famous Activity Book for Small Potatoes!

What do you call a chip with glasses? A spec-tater! And we encourage fans of the Creative Not Famous book to not sit on the sidelines and help kick start the upcoming Creative Not Famous Activity Book for Small Potatoes!

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Ayun Halliday is back with a juicy, weird workbook bursting with opportunities for creative expression.

All setup and Pumped for Portland Book Festival this weekend
11/04/2022

All setup and Pumped for Portland Book Festival this weekend

Hello Portland dwelling friends, if you love books and have the time, feel free to swing by Literary Arts Portland Book ...
11/03/2022
Literary Arts presents the Portland Book Festival

Hello Portland dwelling friends, if you love books and have the time, feel free to swing by Literary Arts Portland Book Festival this weekend and say hello to Microcosm Publishing!

More info can be found here!

Literary Arts presents the annual Portland Book Festival every November in downtown Portland, Oregon. Click here for more information.

11/03/2022

High among common myths repeated about publishers is that "authors need a platform" before someone would consider publishing them. It's not bad to have a platform, but is it necessary? This week on the pod, we are joined by Wayward Writer author and teacher Ariel Gore to dismantle this myth to its pieces and talk about best practices, what authors could do better, and where publishers can meet them.
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11/03/2022

High among common myths repeated about publishers is that "authors need a platform" before someone would consider publishing them. It's not bad to have a platform, but is it necessary? This week on the pod, we are joined by Wayward Writer author and teacher Ariel Gore to dismantle this myth to its pieces and talk about best practices, what authors could do better, and where publishers can meet them.
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Thank you for watching the People's Guide to Publishing vlogcast!
Get the book: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catal...
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More by Joe Biel: http://joebiel.net
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This weekend! It’s Portland Book Festival aka Wordstock from  Get your book on!!
11/01/2022

This weekend! It’s Portland Book Festival aka Wordstock from Get your book on!!

Other publishers only pretend to have real religious values but we celebrate  year-round.
10/31/2022

Other publishers only pretend to have real religious values but we celebrate year-round.

Thanks to Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop for their support, and for this rather beautiful picture!
10/29/2022

Thanks to Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop for their support, and for this rather beautiful picture!

We know there's a lot of fans out there of Microcosm Publishing so we're excited for both the restocks and new titles we've just received!

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This DIY bucket bag from All Well Workshop is the definition of form meeting function. Look on their website & take a stab at making on yourself: https://buff.ly/3sD4Fvl

Join Amy Bornman & Amelia Greenhall w/ Kate Weiss for her launch of RADICAL SEWING (Microcosm Publishing) on 2/11 ! Register today: https://buff.ly/3Grbuop
Did you know we also sell books? In addition to sheet music and instrument how-tos, we stock a variety of books on music and music culture. Here's our latest order from Microcosm Publishing. You'll find these and more on our shelves this weekend!
Going a little stir crazy? Us, too. We're easing back into in-person events, and hot tip: there's one TONIGHT at 7 for the book release of LULU AND MILAGRO'S SEARCH FOR CLARITY with Angela Velez! It's going to be poppin' (seriously, there are disco balls!), and it's going to be livestreamed if you can't make it to the store! We're masking as usual, and checking vax cards at the door. Come on out!

The rest of February is stacked, with virtual options, as well, including the **very exciting** multi-bookstore launch of Sheli Heti's newest. Your ticket comes bundled with a book for that one, so register now! Looking for more poetry, sweet first crush offerings for Valentines, or DIY sewing fun? See below, and head to our website to register!

2/8: TONIGHT! IN-STORE! Angela Velez's YA book launch for (w/ Bridges & Books Podcast) (Epic Reads)
In Person Book Launch! "Lulu & Milagro's Search for Clarity" by Angela Velez (w/ Bridges & Books)

2/10: VIRTUAL Tenemos Tumbao: A Gathering of Black Latinx Poets
Tenemos Tumbao: A Gathering of Black Latinx Poets (Friend, McCauley, Montilla, Randall, Holnes)

2/11: VIRTUAL book Launch for RADICAL SEWING (Microcosm Publishing) by Kate Weiss w/ Amy Bornman & Amelia Greenhall of All Well Workshop
Virtual Book Launch! "Radical Sewing" by Kate Weiss w/ Amy Bornman & Amelia Green, All Well Workshop

2/12: VIRTUAL A Wish-full Valentine's: PIZZA MY HEART by Rhiannon Richardson w/ Nick Courage (Scholastic)
A Wish-full Valentine's: "Pizza My Heart" by Rhiannon Richardson (w/ Nick Courage, "Snow Struck")

2/15: VIRTUAL book launch for Sheila Heti's PURE COLOUR (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Virtual Book Launch! "Pure Colour" by Sheila Heti (w/ Sarah Ruhl)

2/18: IN-STORE! Poetry Reading & Conversation with Meg Shevenock, Chiwan Choi, and Robin Clarke
In Person Poetry Reading & Conversation: Meg Shevenock, Chiwan Choi, and Robin Clarke

2/19: IN-STORE! Laser Cat Poetry Reading! w/ Bri Griffith, Bahar Davoudi, and Michelle Stoner
Laser Cat, In Person Laser Cat Poetry Reading! w/ Bri Griffith, Bahar Davoudi, and Michelle Stoner

2/23: VIRTUAL A HARP IN THE STARS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LYRIC ESSAYS w/ editor Randon Billings Noble & contributors Ru Freeman, Sarah Minor, and Caitlin Myer
Virtual Book Reading: "A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays"

Sundays at 11am: VIRTUAL through Feb. 20th Abolition is Everything letter-writing workshop with Sarah Shotland
Abolition Is Everything Workshop
RADICAL SEWING (Microcosm Publishing) by Kate Weiss "include[s] hand sewing, picking out a sewing machine, adding pockets to anything, sewing a button so it stays on, altering your clothes to fit your unique body, and so much more! Regardless of your sewing experience, gender, or body type, this illustrated guide will empower you to make your wardrobe your own." If you haven't already, pick up your copy yet, head to our website: https://buff.ly/3KXWlP7

Kate will be joining us for a virtual reading and conversation with All Well Workshop's Amy Bornman and Amelia Greenhall on February 11th at 7pm, don't miss it! RSVP here: https://buff.ly/3s5rFCR
Anna's got our Events Wall looking snazzy, with a stellar lineup to match. Whether you’re looking for poetry or fiction, or seeking support through a survivors book club or inspiration to make your own clothes, we have great offerings—both virtual and in-person—to pull you out of any mid-winter slump. All our in-person events are livestreamed as well, unless otherwise noted. Here’s what we’ve got on the docket. Head to our website for links to RSVP!

TONIGHT, 1/25: VIRTUAL Poetry Reading with Corey Van Landingham, Jacques J. Rancourt, and Lauren Shapiro (Alice James Books, Tupelo Press, Cleveland State University Poetry Center):
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220125

1/26: VIRTUAL Poetry Reading: Mary Biddinger, M. Soledad Caballero, and Robert Krut (Codhill Press, Black Lawrence Press, Red Hen Press):
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220126

1/27: VIRTUAL Poetry Reading & Conversation: Andres Rojas, Kirk Wilson, and Ellen McGrath Smith (Trio House Press) :
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220127

2/2: VIRTUAL Pittsburgh Survivors Book Club: THE SHIP WE BUILT by Lexie Bean (Changerapeculture Pittsburgh, RAINN):
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220202

2/5: IN-PERSON [PANK] Poetry Reading: Monica Prince, Heidi Seaborn, and Kimberly Ann Priest (PANK Magazine):
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220205

2/8: IN-PERSON Book Launch! "Lulu & Milagro's Search for Clarity" by Angela Velez (w/ Bridges & Books Podcast) (Epic Reads) :
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220208

2/10: VIRTUAL Reading & Conversation: Tenemos Tumbao: A Gathering of Black Latinx Poets (Malcolm Friend, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Yesenia Montilla, Julian Randall, and Darrel Alejandro Holnes) (Inlandia Institute, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series, University of Notre Dame Press):
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220210

2/11: VIRTUAL Book Launch! RADICAL SEWING by Kate Weiss w/ Amy Bornman & Amelia Green from All Well Workshop (Microcosm Publishing):
whitewhalebookstore.com/events/20220211

SUNDAYS 11AM ET: *VIRTUAL through Feb. 20* Abolition is Everything Workshop with Sarah Shotland: whitewhalebookstore.com/events
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