April 18, 2023

Indiscernible Elements: Calcium

Part poetry, biography, fictional narrative, artwork and photography, Korynn Newville’s Indiscernible Elements: Calcium, is best described as an exhibition book where the book itself constitutes the exhibition.

Created in part to satisfy the requirements for a masters degree in the architecture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the book works with […]


March 7, 2023

Recalling Past Life

Recalling Past Life is a brief collection of assorted thoughts and musings by German-born mathematics professor and classical composer Franz Rothe.

The topics Rothe addresses range from his cat, his father, and blurry childhood memories to philosophy, literature, and music. Some read like diary jottings or fanciful dream sequences, some like short stories or anecdotes. […]


July 27, 2020

God Inspired Quotations and Understandings

Looking to uplift spiritual readers and help them discern the will of God in their lives, Stanley D. Rainbow’s God Inspired Quotations and Understandings offers a series of pithy quotes to help “inspire the…world.”

While only 28 pages, the book covers several subjects and themes. Topics range from essential advice on living a happy life […]


July 27, 2020

Conversations with Myself: Short Introspective Discussions About Life

Author Michael William Peterson writes that the idea for Conversations with Myself came to him on a golf course, when, after a particularly bad shot, he found himself not only talking to himself, but answering as well.

Here, he expands on the idea by taking what he says are seven personality types—all reflecting parts of […]


January 6, 2020

Trump: Laugh or Cry

E. M. Fintan has taken his lifelong hobby of cartooning to the next level with his first published collection, Trump: Laugh or Cry. Over 100 pages, Fintan looks at the 2016 campaign and election and the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

A Trumper, he is not. The author skewers the 45th […]


August 12, 2019

Reflections on Life, Love, and Events That Shape Them

“At seventy-three,” John Wysner writes in his essay collection, he has had experiences that enable him “to speak with a learned, experienced and honest voice.” That voice is evident throughout Reflections on Life, Love and Events That Shape Them.

In these 13 essays, Wysner reflects an established sense of values. Thus, in his essay about […]


July 22, 2019

Observations Perceptions and Questions

With Observations Perceptions and Questions, Shoab Kamran delivers 16 opinion pieces elucidating his views on a range of topics, from the “rules” for marital relationships to the best way to levy taxes in America.

The title of each piece is a question, such as “Are Humans Still Evolving?” The essays then begin with an “Observation,” […]


January 21, 2019

Roadkill abc

Meant to be an edgy, ironic take on traditional books geared to teach children the alphabet, Roadkill abc features photos of roadside discards, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.

Indeed, this is not your grandmother’s ABC book. In these pages, readers will find dead animals left on the pavement (rat, owl, possum, […]


October 29, 2018

The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book

Who was the first black licensed attorney in the United States? What was Ike Turner’s first name at birth? Who was the most valuable player of the 2015 NBA Finals?

Give up? You’ll find the answers to those questions — and many more— in Curtis Claytor’s educational and entertaining compendium, The Ultimate […]


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