Raven Zines

Zines prodcued and published by your Raven Book Store! Some are political. Some are funny. All are cheap and worth reading (if you ask us)

SKU: Recipes1

In late Fall 2020, Raven customers started sending recipes to us via the "order comments" section of their online orders. We're not sure why it started but we sure loved it. This zine is the first volume in a series of mini-cookbooks collecting these recipes. 

29 recipes, all contributed by Raven customers, from the easy to the weird. Including, but not limited to:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Vinegar Taffy
  • Two chili recipes
  • Something called "Frog Butt Dip"

$2 from the sale of every zine will go to Just Food Kansas to feed those in need this holiday season. 

A 16-page zine serving as a quick introduction to the struggles facing the USPS and why it needs to be saved. Much is at stake when we discuss the future of the USPS, including live-saving medications, the democratic process, millions of jobs, and the fate of any small business trying to compete in the big-tech-dominated online marketplace. This new zine by Raven owner Danny Caine briefly explains these issues and offers suggestions for steps forward as the USPS faces an assault by President Trump and his disruptive, unqualified postmaster. Each zine will be sent via USPS, and buying postage is the best way to support the USPS. Further, $1 from every retail sale of the zine will go to buying stamps which the Raven will distribute for free.

Release date: August 29, 2020

For bookstore wholesale orders, email raven@ravenbookstore.com for information. 

SKU: 9783274435525

The Sound and the Purry is the revolutionary first novel by Dashiell the Bookstore Cat, widely believed to be the first book entirely written by a cat. Composed using a visionary automatic writing technique called "Napping on the Keyboard," The Sound and the Purry is a primitive meow of feline rage. 

Join us Monday 7/6 at 2 Central for an interactive novel launch event featuring special guets. 

All proceeds from the sale of The Sound and the Purry will be split between the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the Lawrence Humane Society

52 page zine published by The Raven Book Store, full color front and back cover. 

A 16-page black & white zine by Raven owner Danny Caine detailing the case against Amazon and how consumers can reisist Amazon's dominance. Select "Zine Shipping" at checkout and ship up to 100 zines for $0.99.


Local ten-year-old zinester Lorelei has made a charming and hilarious zine about the correspondence between Downtown Lawrence shop cats Dashiell, Ngaio, Dave, and Chardonnay. It's perfect and we love it. Shop cats, the Post Office, what more could you want? 12 pages, B&W, hand written and illustrated. 

SKU: PawPals2

The second thrilling and hiliarious volume of downtown shop cat correspondence dreamed up by 11-year-old zinester Lorelei. An essential window into what makes Downtown Lawrence tick.