[Portland and Various]: (2008-2018, and counting). The collection is in generally fine condition. Complete with all inserts, booklets, ephemera, etc. Lacking only perishables (which were eaten by your cataloguer) and occasional assorted Powell's swag (mugs, totes, and like, which were also appropriated by your cataloguer). More than 125 columes in total, a complete inventory is available. Item #22827
For more than ten years and over seventy installments, Powell's Books (Portland) has been issuing their semi-monthly INDIESPENSIBLE series, a subscription-only selection of specially-produced, (typically) limited edition volumes from many of the most prominent names in literature (Claire Messud, George Saunders, Michael Chabon, Annie Proulx, Donna Tartt, J.M. Coetzee, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Siri Hustvedt) and publishing (MsSweeney's, Graywolf, Algonquin). Installments commonly include a signed and slipcased recent release, as well as one of more promotional titles (usually ARCs or like, but sometimes, advance excerpts). We've been subscribers since volume one, and over the ensuing decade, this collection has come to represent one of the most diverse and vibrant portraits of contemporary letters and modern bookselling around — a tribute to both independent publishing and independent bookselling. With limitations for the initial installments were in the low hundreds, not an easy collection to recreate, esp. with all included ephemera and inserts — most of which include interviews with the featured writers not published elsewhere. A biographically and bibliographically significant collection. Price is as of current volume (#76). Subscription will be maintained until sold. Price therefore subject to change.