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In the spirit of gifting
Gift ideas, book bundles, Amazon is scary, and season's greetings
We at 3 Hole have been ruminating on gifts. Yes, the holidays are upon us, but in this year of all years, we’re interested in how we can tangibly show our love for our families, our communities, our small businesses, and each other, despite distances and amid a time of such collective loss.
As we publish books in rejection of a monoculture and goliaths like Amazon, we are reminded that things can still be meaningful. Your choices matter, and your choice to purchase a gift from somewhere that is not a mega-corporation can be meaningful not only to the gift recipient, but also to the place you buy from.
Here are some things that we are each giving this season.
Olivia is giving: A print of Tao Lin’s hand-drawn mandalas (8”x8”, colored pencil/marker), which comes with a hand-edited page from a draft of his forthcoming novel Leave Society. To complement psychedelic enlightenment etc, maybe a Waterdrop Microdrink Advent Calendar. A Microdrink is "a small flavoured cube, that's designed to be dropped into water, packed with real fruit and plant extracts and enriched with vitamins, to enhance your drinking experience."
A few gifts we’re hoping for, and working towards giving and receiving:
A debt jubilee
Pizza dough you’ve made
Books, always books
In case you are looking for other unique gifts, consider our holiday bundles:
MORE STUPIDS by Emmy Bright + Cooking as Though You Might Cook Again by Danny Licht, $60! Consult Emmy’s book and deck to stir up meaning, absurdity, and clarity for the new year, and consult Danny’s non-recipes to get to know your deep desires while exploring the world of beans.
Is God Is by Aleshea Harris (3 Hole Press), The People’s Republic of Valerie by Kristin Kosmas (53rd State Press), and Stages (Thick Press) by our own Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, $33! A bouquet of books from three small presses to make you cry, speak language aloud, remember why you love theater, are disillusioned with the theater, want more from theater! Or all of it at once!
Check out our Bookshop for our other titles—they’ll make great gifts for the lover of theater or the hater of the mundane in your life.
Thank you for your support so far this year. We couldn’t do any of this without you.