The Papercuts Library is an offering of succinctly crafted guides dedicated to the slow death of ignorance. With purposeful perspective and actionable strategies for individuals who want to make a difference, the Papercuts Library aims to save ourselves from ourselves in clear, easy to consume, and manageable doses.

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Launched in September 2020, the Papercuts Library was founded by writer and conceptual artist, Joey Sellers, with the goal of building a collection of polemics, pitches, and prescriptions for a more thoughtful and civilized America.

Papercuts Library founder demonstrating the Periodic Calendar at World Maker Faire
Joey demonstrating the Periodic Calendar at Maker Faire

Far from inflaming or inciting, each Papercut seeks to defuse and deescalate, to “blunt the sharpness” and “untangle the knots” Taoist-style, and to utilize a playful but impactful writing technique that (sort of) mixes the Socratic method with a form of ‘conceptual parkour’ to lead the reader through a series of arguments meant to promote new and productive thinking about old and nagging problems. … Or something like that.

The centerfold of Papercuts Library #7

Though initially produced in-house, as of May 2023 the Papercuts Library has upgraded to professional printing with Tribal Print Source, a non-profit print and training facility supporting Native American communities in Southern California. The new edition looks amazing, and the freshly reprinted catalog is now available!

Tribal Print Source in Pala, CA

From the beginning the idea was to do something different all around, including with distribution, and so the only place you can buy the Papercuts Library is right here on our website and at select independent retailers. These books are in print for a reason, and they are not on Amazon for a reason as well.

The Papercuts Library at POP-HOP Books & Print

Interested in carrying the Papercuts Library in your shop?! Please feel free to contact us directly, and as of June 2023, the Papercuts Library is also being distributed by Microcosm Publishing! Known as a source for “skills to change your life and the world,” we are so happy to be working with such an empowering player in the world of independent publishing.

Papercuts Library now available from Microcosm.Pub!!!

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