Books published by Microcosm Pub


Microcosm Publishing | December 1, 2017 | 64 pages
Support encourages everyone to take a step back, listen, think, and talk about sex, consent, violence, and abuse. If you or someone you know have ever been assaulted or victimized, how to be an ally can be confusing. These words and the connection they offer can help. With ideas and encouragement... More Info


Microcosm Publishing | November 7, 2017 | 192 pages
Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes--having melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes--especially if it's... More Info

Make a Zine

Microcosm Publishing | October 10, 2017 | 160 pages
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The Culinary Cyclist

Microcosm Publishing | September 15, 2015 | 96 pages
The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living. Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. Decadent basics such... More Info

Pedal Zombies

Microcosm Publishing | September 15, 2015 | 160 pages
The zombie apocalypse will be pedal-powered! In the not-so-distant future, when gasoline is no longer available, humans turn to two-wheeled vehicles to transport goods, seek glory, and defend their remaining communities. In another version of the future, those with the zombie virus are able to... More Info

Alive With Vigor!

Microcosm Pub | February 3, 2014 | 128 pages
With a focus on preventative health care, this visually dynamic, compelling guide empowers people to live life to the fullest. Responding to the growing trend toward do-it-yourself health care, this lively book gives insight into how to wean off the government or corporate health care models. It... More Info

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy

Microcosm Pub | February 1, 2014 | 192 pages
Making the case for adopting more sustainable modes of transportation, this engaging reference explores the economic benefits of bicycling. It starts with an analysis of the real costs incurred by individuals and families in existing transportation systems and goes on to examine the current civic... More Info

This Is Portland

Microcosm Pub | May 1, 2013 | 64 pages
A firsthand look at one of the world's most livable cities, this fun take on the guidebook genre explores the atmosphere of Portland, Oregon, versus detailing its landmarks and restaurants. It both explains and embraces how beautiful and ridiculous Portland life can be, and includes essays on... More Info

The People's Apocalypse

Microcosm Pub | May 1, 2013 | 256 pages
Everything from Christian fundamentalist rapture predictions to environmentalist utopian visions is included in this unique collection of writings about the end of the world. This anthology features luminaries such as Derrick Jensen and Tomas Moniz as well as emerging writers. It also provides... More Info

New Girl Law

Microcosm Pub | March 30, 2013 | 96 pages
The engrossing report on young Cambodian women's struggles for human rights and media justice continues in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cambodian Grrrl. This account explains how, in an attempt to help long-suffering Cambodian women in the post–Khmer Rouge regime archive their own... More Info

Maps to the Other Side

Microcosm Pub | March 30, 2013 | 160 pages
Part mad manifesto, part revolutionary love letter, and part freight train adventure story, this personal tale is a twist on the classic punk rock travel narrative that searches for authenticity and connection in the lives of strangers and the solidarity and limitations of underground community.  More Info

Everyday Bicycling

Microcosm Pub | December 1, 2012 | 128 pages
Containing all the knowledge required to get started riding a bicycle for everyday transportation, Elly Blue introduces readers to the basics, including shopping for a bike, honing street smarts, dressing properly for conditions, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and... More Info

Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting

Microcosm Pub | September 30, 2007 | 188 pages
A fascinating graphic 'novel' that details the art and science of screenprinting from inception to printed t-shirts! It teaches you how to build a screen, burn an image, test how things are going, pull ink, wash out screens, and creative ideas. A true joy to see the exaggerated illustrations while... More Info

The Chainbreaker Bike Book

Microcosm Pub | November 21, 2007 | 256 pages
Heres a hand-illustrated and accesible introduction to the world of bike repair. Through working at both Plan B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans, our co-authors have gathered a wealth of experience to share with would-be mechanics. The first half of this book is a complete... More Info

The Zinester's Guide to Portland

Microcosm Pub | January 1, 2012 | 129 pages
Shawn Granton (Ten Foot Rule) and Nate Beaty (Brainfag Comics) edited a new, 4th edition of this really comprehensive guide of things to do in Portland, OR. Features tons of information on various neighborhoods, bridges, eateries, hangouts, bars, places that sell zines, as well as information on... More Info

God, Forgive These Bastards

Microcosm Pub | September 26, 2012 | 95 pages
The life of a complex soul is the subject of this book that is part biography and part companion for the Taxpayers' jazz-punk album of the same name. In the late 1970s, Henry Turner went from a local hero as star pitcher of the Georgia Tech Wildcats to an abusive, alcoholic drifter. After spending... More Info

Beyond the Music

Microcosm Pub | October 11, 2012 | 192 pages
Moving beyond the music and misconceptions, the discussions in this book give voice to the emergent impact of punk in the words of those who participated and were witness, and include those whose livelihoods have been shaped around the punk lifestyle. Punk is notorious for its loud music,... More Info

Bill Daniel's Mostly True April 1908

Microcosm Pub | November 15, 2012 | 168 pages
A companion piece to the author's documentary Who Is Bozo Texino?, this collection of railroad boxcar graffiti gives fascinating insight into vagabond culture. Filled with railroad nostalgia, freight-riding stories, historical oddities, and interviews with the graffiti artists themselves, this... More Info

Homesweet Homegrown

Microcosm Pub | May 1, 2012 | 128 pages
A guide to sustainable living offers advice on choosing, starting, and maintaining plants; making seedling pots, composters, and a drip irrigation system; and cooking, canning, and preserving garden vegetables.  More Info

Barefoot and in the Kitchen

Microcosm Pub | July 1, 2012 | 96 pages
Chock full of vegan recipes and featuring comics, drawings, and helpful asides for any vegan needs, this invaluable resource is much more than a standard cookbook. From apple cinnamon beer bread to award-winning mac and cheese, even the most carnivorous palates will be satisfied. With an emphasis... More Info

Make It Last

Microcosm Pub | October 11, 2012 | 128 pages
A spiritual sequel to the do-it-yourself handbook Make Your Place, this is a practical guide to prolonging the lives of cherished items in the home. Tips for mending clothing, preserving the harvest from a home garden, drying herbs and meat, and other money-saving ideas are accompanied by humorous... More Info


Microcosm Pub | May 1, 2012 | 63 pages
A collection of articles and interviews on the history, psychology, and current state of torture in democratic societies, Hurt is a short but hard-hitting look in the mirror for first-world countries. This exposé on the act of torture explores this dark world with essays from authors, anarchists,... More Info

Bipedal, by Pedal!: Issue One

Microcosm Pub | August 1, 2007 | 44 pages
A social history and tactics lesson about the Critical Mass bicycle movement, this collection is meant to both serve as a lesson for the unaware and as a refresher and motivator about the movement. The biggest question, Is Critical Mass a protest or a celebration?, is explored in extensive detail... More Info

Mark Twain Was Right

Microcosm Pub | September 26, 2012 | 95 pages
In the format of a graphic novel and using journalism as a narrative, the story of the 2001 Cincinnati riots—the largest urban unrest since the 1992 Los Angeles riots—is charted in this visual history. The book traces the riot's genesis from the police killing of a 19-year-old African American... More Info