Quirky & Clever — Cute & Bizarre
Smart Cookie is a micro-press producing strange and compelling handmade books.
Drawings and maps and stories about going to rock shows. Car trips to San Francisco and Lollapalooza. Hitting the road to see Blur in the 1990s. Not being a kid anymore but loving music and worrying about how to be cool. Or not giving a damn. And did I mention cool maps?
Two different covers, hand painted in silver. It is the new genre of literary mapping. Give Where is the Rock Show? a try. Order a copy or read more about it.
The stork has delivered a brand-spanking-new deluxe edition of deliciously odd stories from Portland's brilliant writer and performer Frayn Masters.
Pants All Night is both surprising and compulsively readable. Her
narrations shift easily from the realistic to the fantastical—a fetus is
traded from womb to womb via cooler, a surly Guatemalan bullies her family
and a dish sponge hooks a wife. Bite through a vision that is
twisted, sublime and heart-warming all at the same time. Order a copy or read more about it.
Enjoy the dark comedy of the The Mitford Diaries, fictional diaries from the most infamous family of the British aristrocracy. Jessica is a tough teenaged Communist. She dreams of
running away to fight Fascists like her sisters Unity and Diana who hang
around Berlin cafes trying to meet Hitler.
Number One Fan delves
into obsessions both popular and obscure. Margaret Sullivan examines rabid Jane Austen readers while Brian Joseph Davis discovers the zen mastery of Don Knotts. Read excerpts and the table of contents here. Only 110 copies were made and no two are alike.
Saugus to the Sea
is a brilliant novel by author, musician and filmmaker Bill
Brown. It's available as a very nifty-looking trade paperback.
novel chronicles life in underground L.A. Amid the glitz of Tinseltown
is a hidden world of critical mass bike rides, straight-edge punk
gigs, guerrilla gardening, time traveling monkeys and desert towns
where the Blessed Virgin Mary still puts in an appearance.
Saugus to the Sea features illustrations by Stay As You Are
creator, Brad Yung.
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