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Summer 2019 Indie Book Picks


“K!MMORTAL” is a combination of pop, R&B, and rapid-fire, spoken word rants
Ian Daniel Kehoe’s “Secret Republic” is intimate, confessional, and lyrically dense
“Vinegar” is an intimate affair fixating on absence and loneliness
“Ich Will Nix Alter Werten” is a riveting story and an ingenious reworking of a small and tragic historical episode
“Diana’s Song” is an ever-familiar suburban tragedy — sentimental, melancholy, a first love after which she will forever pine
This poetry book is all about “denpa”: a Japanese term for people who are disconnected from those around them
Walsh isn’t afraid to get down in the dirt in “These are not the potatoes of my youth”
“On the Count of None” blurs the lines between message and tone
“It Begins with the Body” invites you to laugh, get angry, feel empowered, and manage everyday difficulties with blunt irony
“Yellow Yellow” is a storybook for curious kids, and a picture book for comic-fanatical adults
“Vibrant Mood Swings” is an eccentric take on the inner workings of the author’s own mind
“Leaving Richard’s Valley” offers models of friendship, collective action, and meaning making
“I Threw a Brick Through a Window” is a book of literal magic
Welcome to the world of Nick Maandag in “The Follies of Richard Wadsworth”
“Awesome Possum Vol. 4” provides an educational experience about these adorably scary marsupials
“A Grander Vision, My Life in the Labour Movement” promotes the need for meaningful change through social movement
Say goodbye to West End Toronto’s distinct green and brown themed mall in this documemoir
Cynthia Cruz’s writing echoes that of mad studies scholars in her critique of fixed narratives in “Disquieting”
“This Keeps Happening” will leave you laughing, cringing, and page-turning
This short story collection is a dry-witted, often tender-hearted addition to the coming of age genre
The Sunday Night Black & White #4
‘Chronic Brain’ zine: Everyday Tips to Manage Anxiety
For All The Net Kids Out There: ‘I Grew Up on the Internet’ perzine


Pontiac’s Rebellion
Cat City
Edge Desert


Folio: Blood Relatives by Darien Taylor
Art Holes: Brie Moreno
Zine Philosophy: Baking the Supercake
Exposure Unit: Collaborative zines require care


Fiction: Small Miracles
Fiction: The History of “BOOBZ”

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Zinester’s Toolkit: Carry-on publishing


Folio: Blood Relatives by Darien Taylor


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