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Anders Nilsen - Don't Go Where I Can't Follow - Dec 8

December 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Boneshaker Books is excited to have local artist and author Anders Nilsen reading from his newly rereleased Don't Go Where I Can't Follow (Drawn and Quarterly) and upcoming book Rage of Poseidon. Known for a minimalist style, Nilsen's award-winning work speaks deeply to the human experience, whether exploring birds on an existential journey or his fiancée's last days living with terminal cancer.

Voter Restriction!? The HORROR!

October 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

In the spirit of Halloween and the Voter ID Amendment, join us at Boneshaker to enjoy classic Treehouse of Horror epi

Erik Ruin printmaker & puppeteer - Oct 30

October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Erik Ruin is a Michigan-raised, Providence-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer and illustrator. Boneshaker is proud to have him on Oct 30 at 7pm discussing three new projects:

Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (w/ author CIndy Milstein)- Consisting of ten collaborative picture-essays that weave Cindy Milstein’s poetic words within Erik Ruin’s intricate yet bold paper-cut and scratch-board images, Paths toward Utopia suggests some of the here-and-now practices that prefigure, however imperfectly, the self-organization that would be commonplace in an egalitarian society.

Witches & Mad Prophets - A portfolio of 13 one-color offset prints depicting heretical figures & movements, by various artists, curated & published by Erik Ruin. Subjects vary from religiously-inspired peasant uprisings to good witches who would battle evil witches to save crops to more familiar figures like Joan of Arc and the Witches of Salem!

Drowning on Dry Land- A Lament From the Margins - a silkscreened/offset artists' book of more personal apocalyptic imagery. with downloadable "soundtrack" feat. unreleased tracks by Ama (Matt Himes of Shep & Me, Rotten Living, etc.), Big Blood, astickandastone, John the Baptist (Kellzo from SGNLS), Katt Hernandez, Work/Death, Virusse and more.

Fannie & Freddie Book Release Party on Oct 19

October 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

When they come for the home of Nurse Maggie McWhite, will the people of Homeville stand up for what's right?

Fannie and Freddie are mischievous, larger-than-life siblings who live in the village of Homeville alongside their neighbor, Nurse Maggie McWhite. When their neighbors express a desire to have their own homes, Fannie and Freddie concoct a scheme to swindle them out of their money. But their scheme quickly sets off a disastrous chain of events that threatens to destroy the village of Homeville--unless Maggie McWhite and her neighbors find the courage to stand up and fight back. This whimsical, collaboratively illustrated picture book uses rhyme and allegory to tell the story of the housing crisis--making it accessible for people of all ages.

Written by Becky Z. Dernbach. Illustrations by Eva Rose Cohen, Connie Gretsch, Dan P. Moore, Elizabeth Graff, Caylin Crawford, Kathleen Murphy-Andrus, and Cat Salonek. Photography by Mark R. Brown. Artistic direction by Jillia Pessenda Bovino. Graphic design by Bill Panks. Co-produced by Occupy Homes MN.

We will have refreshments, storytelling, the original artwork, and a reading. Family-friendly event--bring the kids!

Ritual America book event on Nov 10

November 10, 2012 - 7:00pm

ADAM PARFREY presents the strange history of secret societies in America in a slide show.

“Adam Parfrey is one of the nation’s most provocative publishers.”—Seattle Weekly

Based in Port Townsend, Feral House and Process Media are two of the most adventurous, often surprising publishers in the U.S., with a bent for revealing the otherwise obscured, undisclosed or under-documented. Adam Parfrey, himself a writer but also the publisher of both these presses, is here this evening to talk and show images from his own new book, Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide (Feral House) co-authored with Craig Heimbichner. Ritual America illuminates the context and preponderance of American males who belonged to fraternal orders and the place of things today in new ways."

Ritual America won a silver medal from the IPPY awards for American history.

Don't Leave Your Friends Behind on Oct 27

October 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

China Martens will read from her book Don't Leave Your Friends Behind.

Childcare will be provided at this event by the Minneapolis Childcare Collective.

Don't Leave Your Friends Behind is a collection of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes. Don't Leave Your Friends Behind focuses on issues affecting children and caregivers within the larger framework of social justice, mutual aid, and collective liberation.

Real, Live Ghost Stories on Oct 18

October 18, 2012 - 7:30pm

In its second year - an evening of true & frightful stories, told around Boneshaker's CONFERENCE TABLE OF DOOM:

Andrea Gibson on Oct 7

October 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths.

Mark Berriman & Steve Santineau on Oct. 4

October 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

An evening a poetry with Steve Santineau, and his friend Mark Berriman of the Stillwater Gazette, reading from his ne

John Porcellino

September 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minico


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