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  1. The Feast Nearby

    The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week)


    Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned to her native rural Michigan. Learn More
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    The Elements of Style Illustrated


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    The classic writing manual, The Elements of Style, has been enriched to include vibrant, witty, and instantly recognizable images by Maira Kalman in a beautiful illustrated edition. Learn More
  3. The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


    In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. Learn More
  4. The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

    The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest-to-Eat Vegetables for Your Garden


    Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Learn More
  5. Teenage Rebels

    Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow


    Teenage Rebels provides a glimpse into the laws, policies, and political struggles that have shaped the lives of American high school students over the last one hundred years. Learn More
  6. Taxidermy Art

    Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself


    In this collection of taxidermy art, you’ll find a winged monkey with a fez and a martini glass, a jewel-encrusted piglet, a bionic fawn, and a polar bear balancing on a floating refrigerator. Learn More
  7. Sustainable Food

    Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less


    Wondering whether it’s worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about those organic carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether strolling the aisles of a modern supermarket or foraging at a local farmers market. Learn More
  8. Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

    Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group


    Ian F. Svenonius' experience as an iconic underground rock musician—playing in such highly influential and revolutionary outfits as The Make-Up and The Nation of Ulysses—gives him special insight on techniques for not only starting but also surviving a rock 'n' roll group. Learn More
  9. Style Me Vintage

    Style Me Vintage: Hair: Easy Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Classic Hairstyles


    Filled with step-by-step instructions, tips, techniques, and detailed photographs, this resource to recreating hairstyles from the 1930s to the 1960s puts retro glamour right at readers' fingertips. Learn More
  10. Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2

    Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: A DIY Zine Resource For Zines & Zine Culture


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    Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the ultimate guidebook to all things zine related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don’t know and even stuff you didn’t know you knew for the beginner to the experienced zinester. Learn More
  11. Stick It! (New & Revised Edition)

    Stick It! 99 DIY Duct Tape Projects


    Duct Tape: Dream designer material or simple adhesive used for binding purposes? Thanks to Stick It!, duct tape will become a valuable commodity in your house now that it can be coaxed into wacked-out wallets, wild wearables, punked-out paper goods, and funky jewelry that will bedazzle any outfit fit for all occasions! Learn More
  12. Stencil 201

    Stencil 201: 25 New Reusable Stencils with Step-by-Step Project Instructions


    In this entirely original collection, stencil maverick Ed Roth presents 25 brand-new stencil designs from retro-cool typewriters, microphones, and roller skates to elegant leaves, birds, and abstract shapes. Learn More
  13. Stay Solid!

    Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth


    It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of them than their parents did, and the pressure to toe the line and be a success is heavier than ever...and so is the temptation to just give up. But there are things in the world worth fighting for! Learn More
  14. Start Your Own Haunted House

    Start Your Own Haunted House


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    A terrifying journey into Chicago's longest running independent haunted house. Learn More
  15. Spark Joy

    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up


    Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. Learn More
  16. Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks

    Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks


    Legendary legal scholar Staughton Lynd teams up with influential labor organizer Daniel Gross in this exposition on solidarity unionism, the do-it-yourself workplace organizing system that is rapidly gaining prominence around the country and around the world. Lynd and Gross make the audacious argument that workers themselves on the shop floor, not outside union officials, are the real hope for labor's future. Learn More
  17. Smarter Faster Better

    Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business


    From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life. Learn More
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  19. Slanted & Enchanted

    Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture


    A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon. Learn More
  20. Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty

    Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty


    A continuation of the work started with his Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad, Adam Gnade's new pamphlet is a series of peptalks and how-to's on dealing with the overwhelming bullshit of modern life. Learn More
  21. Signals #4

    Signals #4


    Exploring free radio/pirate radio and pirate stations, shortwave listening, community radio, and finding magic in radio signals again. Learn More
  22. Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

    Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness


    Sick collects peoples' experiences with illness to help establish a collective voice of those impacted within radical/left/DIY communities. Learn More
  23. Self-Reliance Library

    Self-Reliance Library


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    The Self-Reliance Library is an autonomous reading and creating library. Learn More
  24. Self-Defense for Radicals

    Self-Defense for Radicals: A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle


    Radicals, feminists, environmentalists. Activists for animal rights, human rights, civil rights. There are plenty of rebels and dissidents putting their asses on the line. Conversely, there's never been a shortage of reactionaries seeking to repress such vision and passion. Learn More
  25. Second Nature

    Second Nature: A Garderner's Education


    In his articles and in books such as THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man's place in the natural world. Learn More

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