Our Daily Lives Have to Be a Satisfaction in Themselves
An award-winning handmade book documenting forty years of Bloodroot, the legendary feminist vegetarian restaurant and bookstore in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Even if you’ve never heard of Bloodroot, this book is still for you if you’re interested in: second wave feminism, vegetarianism, work collectives, fiber arts, the 1970s, seasonal eating, female-centered spirituality, autobiography, growing food, the 1980s, independent bookstores, worker-owned restaurants, veganism, feminist businesses, the 1990s, global cooking, feminist theory, utopian movements, personal-political essays, the 2000s, debunking health fads, lesbian culture, radical suburbia, photographs by women of women, the 2010s. The footnotes on nearly every page comprise a suggested reading list for many (if perhaps not all) of these topics.
This book may also be of interest if you like: books made from archives; risograph printed books; books designed with contemporary typefaces, books printed entirely in the color burgundy, books edited, designed, printed, and hand-bound by the artist-publisher; Bridgeport books; Connecticut books; books with pictures of cats in them; books that have won fancy design awards.
With over seventy photographs by Noel Furie
Essays by Selma Miriam & Noel Furie
Edited, designed, printed, and bound by Emily Larned
Printed in a signed and limited hand-numbered edition of 200 copies
Softcover, 144 pages, handsewn exposed binding, 1-color Risograph, 5.25 × 8 inches