Books . Various . MicrocosmMicrocosm Publishing
Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care and social justice. Microcosm has lived in milk crates, in closets, in a mud room, in a windowless basement, in a church and under a desk at a major credit card company. They have brought their brightly colored books to infoshops, zine fests, media summits, bicycle conferences, parks, street corners, house shows, dirty bars, all-night coffeeshops, art museums and every corner of the mainstream where they can clear away a little space to set up shop. They set out to save themselves from not caring, but out there in the margins they have found communities worth always doing it better for. Now they have contracts instead of handshakes, a warehouse instead of a fanny pack full of zines.