Our Daily Lives Have to Be a Satisfaction in Themselves: 40 Years of Bloodroot


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A trade edition of the award-winning book documenting 40 years of Bloodroot, the legendary feminist vegetarian restaurant and bookstore in Bridgeport, CT.

Comprising personal-political essays by founders Selma Miriam and Noel Furie and photographs by Noel, this book is for you if you’re interested in: second-wave feminism, radical lesbian 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, radical suburbia, mother & daughter relationships, photographs by women of women, the 2010s. 

Footnotes on nearly every page comprise a suggested reading list for many of these topics.

This book may also be of interest if you like: books made from archives; books designed with contemporary typefaces, books printed entirely in the color burgundy, books originally edited, designed, printed, and hand-bound by the artist-publisher; 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 and designed by Emily Larned

Published by Alder & Frankia, 2020
First offset edition, printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies
Reprint of 2017 and 2018 Risograph editions

Softcover, 144 pages, 1-color offset, 5.25 × 8 inches

ISBN: 978-1-73-463150-0

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