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Microcosm Publishing
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  • Portland, OR and Bloomington, IN
  • United States
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Store at 833 SE Main St. #107, PDX!

It was two long years

After a couple years of searching, we opened up our new store in Portland at 833 SE Main St. #107 (next to Blacksheep Bakery and Plan-B). If you don't know where that's at, it's on 9th St between Belmont and Hawthorne.

The last month and a half was spent building shelves, accumulating books and zines, getting enough PVC pipe to build a t-shirt rack, and getting settled in. Aside from the zines, books, patches, stickers, and t-shirts that we publish, our main attraction is our fine collection of "hurt" and "remaindered" books--i.e. books that are half price of less because they aren't conventionally able to be sold by a distributor. We have a whole shelf of radical books that are $4 or less.

Sections include politics, queer, history, punk, bicycling, zine anthologies, food politics, women's studies, anarchism, fiction/memoir, "police actions", three letter acronyms, obvious books (topics which may not actually require an entire book), and activism. We have a whole shelf of half price or less Noam Chomsky and Ward Churchill books too!

Our goal is to have available most of the stuff that's on our website and catalog, but the store is VERY SMALL. perhaps one day it will all fit.

We're pretty pumped to be finally open and operating after a long time with no public space and hanging out in the basement.

Come by and check a very weird and eclectric freebox of strange books. Unfortunately, someone already took the Spiderman coloring book, night of the living dead dvd, and the book of vegan poems. Drat. Though we do still have Neil Young's autobiography and a Winston Churchhill memoir.

It is fun to have people visit and sit on the stool to chat. Friends, come by!

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We gots sweatshirts / Check this shit out!

Posted on January 16, 2009 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

After much careful deliberation, we decided to make some 13th anniversary sweatshirts. It's something that we've talked about and wanted for a long time. Unfortunately, it's very hard to find fair trade, American made sweatshirts. Even most of the companies that generally make their products ethically cannot make "cost effective" sweatshirts in the US. So eventually we decided to go with American Apparel as our best option. To be "down" we are selling them for about half of what American… Continue

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At 6:10am on January 7, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 8:21am on July 10, 2009, Amazing Sunflower said…
I will be in Portland in August! I am putting the Microcosm store on my list of places to visit.
At 9:42am on January 16, 2009, Alice said…
Hello Microcosm
A couple of days ago a giant package of zines arrived at my house from you and it is fantastic, so thank-you all very much. I am in zine heaven. xox
At 3:55pm on December 27, 2008, Air Parrott said…
oooh i'm in indianapolis right now, maybe i'll stop up to bloomington--do y'all have a store front?
At 2:10am on November 27, 2008, Trailer Trash zine said…
Hope your new store in Portland is a great success!
xoxo Trailer Trash zine


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