Perelandra Bookshop at Wolverine Farm・Fort Collins river district・home of experimental genres・publisher of metaphysical cairns・sponsor of the Reader in Residence・purveyor of neo-Luddite merch・builder of the book wagon・instigator of the Wild Carrot Society

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For questions about special orders and all things book-related, please use the form below. For questions about the upstairs event space, please see this info and contact Wolverine Farm directly (we can coordinate event-related book orders once that conversation is under way). Cheers!

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Three Pillars of Resistance to the Hegemonic Logics of Marketability, Prediction, and the Machine

  1. Genre / Diversity – When genre is reimagined, the physical geography of a bookstore changes. New, hybrid genres are no less identifiable than conventional ones, and an abundance of genres—like species—leads to more diverse, particular, and distinct dynamics: the stuff of evolution.

  2. Order / Discernment – Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to find particular titles is to keep them alphabetized (by author). Yes, and: there are other ways to conceive territory and discern value. Differential sequencing treats books as more than the sum of their authors’ identities.

  3. Inventory / Agency – We log sales by hand, so orders and re-orders are never automatic; even perennial favorites must be considered against an evolving ecosystem of literature. This also means that we do not track your literary decisions, but rather respect and celebrate them.


Downstairs

Brave New Word (special new releases)
ECP² (essential contemp. poets/presses)
Milkweed & Amaranth (seeds of culture)
Legerdemain (req'd reading, storytellers)
Uncommon Type (rare, antiquarian)
Radical Imagination (speculative fiction)
Living by Fiction (literary, contemporary)
Deep Story (social justice, humanities)
Archetypes & Cosmos (tarot, astro, mythos)
Critical Theory (anarchism, socialism)
Flood the Margins (indigeneity, personhood)
Outrider Poetics (art, experimentation)
Subject, Object, Predicament (object lessons)
Paradigms & Pearls (pocket, field notes)
Brand New Ancients (mythos, visions)
Harmonices Mundi (music, folk, sound)
Anthropocene Blues (anthropology, STS)
Wolverine Farm (in-house publications)
Everyday Alchemy (food and drink)
Cradle of the Sacred (religion, prayer)
Second Nature (ecology, nature, travel)
Memory Castles (memoir, bio, writing)
Roots & Utopia (land, place, mind, home)

Upstairs

Ritualistic Utterance (poetry, poetics)
New World Order (artists, graphic novels)
Polyvocality (non-English editions)
Icons & Critics (legends, commentary)
Contemporary Fiction (notable, new)
Ecopoetics (more-than-human world)
Social Dilemma (social sci. and crit.)
Continuous Motion (history, religion)
Reading Is Art (residency selections)
Vintage Paperback (market, vintage)
Avant Range (FC/CO poets & writers)

Special Editions

NYRB Classics
Penguin Deluxe
Penguin Classics
Archipelago Editions
Elsewhere Editions
NYRB Poets
Milkweed Seedbank
Notting Hill Editions

Pocket Editions

33 ⅓
Penguin Modern
Penguin Little Black Classics
Shambhala Pocket Library
Prickly Paradigm
New Directions Pearls
MIT Essential Knowledge
MIT Untimely Meditations
Penguin Great Ideas
Object Lessons

Featured Publishers

New Directions, Milkweed Editions, Nightboat Books, FSG x MCD, Tin House, BOA Edtiions, Dalkey Archive, AK Press, Chelsea Green, City Lights, Faber & Faber, Featherproof, Wave Books, Coffee House, Copper Canyon, Haymarket, Graywolf, Verso, Shambhala, MIT, Duke UP, Yale UP, U of Minnesota Press, U of Chicago Press

Featured Periodicals

Orion, Image, Mad Agriculture, EcoTheo, Atmos, Astra, Lapham's Quarterly, Emergence

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The Book Wagon

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The Reader in Residence

The Reader in Residence serves a three-month tenure in which they simply read — not aloud, but to themself — at the bookshop. In this community setting, the reader hones their attention while making literary engagement visible and relevant. They receive a stipend for both sustenance and literature. Click the captioned resident photos for inspiration, or jump to the philosophy.

Reading is art.

“This, so far as I can see it, is the specific value or good of literature considered as Logos; it admits us to experiences other than our own.” — C. S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism

Readers play an integral role in the creative process by which literature makes meaning. The practicing reader, no less than the writer, models an imaginative power that connects human beings across time and space. But the nature of reading is changing. From longstanding issues of access to literary materials to the more recent hegemony of digital infrastructures, readers face ever-new challenges to the practice. For many people, the idea of regular reading is unattainable.Enter the Reader in Residence. Like other artist residencies, it affords individuals the resources to practice their craft; unlike other artists-in-residence, the Reader is not expected to produce anything but their own attentive presence. By foregrounding the simple act of reading rather than what a given individual “gets out of it,” the Reader in Residence manifests literary engagement instead of value judgment. This is a revolutionary democratic posture in increasingly undemocratic times.

Mission

To empower undistracted engagement with diverse literatures.
To nourish literary imagination, empathy and reflexivity.
To keep literary practice visible & viable in the digital age.

Vision

Communities bonded by individuality, openness, and imagination.

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The Wild Carrot Society for Technological Disobedience

Big Tech narratives have abducted societal ideas of progress, creativity, freedom, even narrative itself. This is bullshit. The Wild Carrot Society composts said bullshit into insurgent fertilizer that restores the wildness of the landscape of the mind. We host device-free events that celebrate attention as a balm against technological addiction, propaganda, and hegemony.Required reading: Notes toward a Neo-Luddite Manifesto

Mission

To evaluate & respond to the ubiquity of digital infrastructures.
To empower non-digital sites of communion.
To resist the colonial imagination of technological society.

Vision

Diverse space for the untechnical recovery of self-knowledge.

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