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January 19, 2018 / Charlie McNabb

New Publication: Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources

A book cover with a wide variety of purple gender symbols on a black background. Title reads "Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources" and the author name is Charlie McNabb.

I’m thrilled to announce that my book, Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources, has come out! It’s a reference book split into two parts. The first part defines nonbinary gender, explores the history of the nonbinary movement in the United States, introduces culturally-specific genders across the world, discusses nonbinary representation in popular culture, and highlights several notable nonbinary people. The second part provides annotated bibliographies of nonbinary resources, organized by format.

Click here to see if it’s in your library, and if you read it, let me know your thoughts!

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November 26, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

I received a nice zine donation and accessioned them into the Zine Collection!

12 zines of varying sizes on a table. Read more…

November 21, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

I’ve added several new zines to the Zine Collection, from Euzine Fest as well as an Etsy purchase and a gift from a friend (thanks Dan!).

Nine colorful zines on a table.

Seven colorful zines on a table. Read more…

October 28, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Bigfoot Collection Accessions

Four new material culture artifacts have been added to the Bigfoot Collection!

On the left, a box labeled "Yeti Pot" with an image of a Neti pot and two people dressed as yetis, with big noses and big feet. On the right, a book titled "Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide" by Robert Michael Pyle. The book has the famous striding Patty image above the title.

On the left, a clipping of a "Bizarro" cartoon by Dan Piraro. Text reads "Bigfoot returns home for a family reunion." Several hairy hominids are gathered, each with a different part of the body enlarged. One of them is remarking "Well, if it isn't Mr. Famous." On the right, a bumper sticker of the classic striding Patty below a simple line drawing of trees and mountains.

My mother sent me a “Yeti Pot” that she found at her local dollar store. She also sent me a bumper sticker. My Aunt Vicki sent me a newspaper clipping of a cartoon. Finally, I purchased the new edition of Robert Michael Pyle’s classic Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide. I saw him at a reading in Corvallis and he signed it for me. This new edition has a new chapter discussing Bigfoot news over the last 20 years, as well as some witness anecdotes from Dr. Pyle himself!

As always, you can view these items and the rest of the collection in person if you are in or around Salem, Oregon.

August 10, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

I attended the first annual Oregon City Zine Fest at the Oregon City Public Library and picked up some fantastic new zines for the Zine Collection.

Several zines of different sizes laying on a table. Read more…

July 27, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

Last weekend I attended Portland Zine Symposium and picked up several zines to add to the Zine Collection!

Several brightly-colored zines laying on a table. Read more…

June 10, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions: All In Your Head

I recently acquired a full run of All In Your Head: Queerness, Neurodiversity, & Disability Zine, to be added to the Zine Collection.

Five grayscale zines spread out on a table.

As always, if you’re in or around Salem, OR, feel free to visit and view these and other zines in person!