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ISBN:155950031X
Author: Michael Hoy
ISBN13: 978-1559500319
Title: Loompanics' Greatest Hits: Articles and Features from the Best Book Catalog in the World
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Language: English
Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Publisher: Breakout Productions Inc; 2nd edition (May 1, 1990)
Pages: 300

Loompanics' Greatest Hits: Articles and Features from the Best Book Catalog in the World by Michael Hoy



The book contains an interesting collection of articles from past Loompanics catalogs and catalog supplements. That particular article mentioned about the marijuana plant known as hemp being used to make paper and rope in the past. They also published a number of interesting, informative, controversial, and sometimes infuriating and downright objectionable books. The name, by the way, was invented by Michael Hoy because he was going to advertise in the magazine National Lampoon, so he thought "something that sounded like 'National Lampoon'. would help the sales of the Index.

Loompanics Greatest Hits book. If you can grab one for ten bucks (not hard to The look of this book is great, and captures the zine-like qualities of the original Loompanics catalogs, which were a goldmine in the pre-web days. The articles themselves are incredibly dated. They probably were back in 1990 when this was first published, but they are even more so now. Maybe 1 in 4 are still relevant, but they're all interesting from a historical standpoint. This has been long out of print, but there are used copies floating around

Loompanics is precisely the kind of publication that British and academic anarchists might think gives anarchism its bad name. However, what lies in these pages are pointers to certain facets of modern culture, such as the informal economy, 'crime TV,' and the indi- vidual lawbreaker as hero.

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Download pdf book by Michael Hoy - Free eBooks. Loompanics is precisely the kind of publication that British and academic anarchists might think gives anarchism its bad name.

Welcome to Loompanics' Golden Records, a collection of articles and features that have appeared in the Loompanics Unlimited Book Catalog - The Best Book Catalog ln The World We strive to have the articles and features we publish be as good as the books we sell. More than 40 articles and features are collected herein, including two commissioned especially for this book: Circus of the Scars, by Jim Hogshire, and Ear/y Release, by . Ladies and gentlemen of America and all the ships at sea, Loompanics Unlimited proudly presents: Loompanics' Golden Records.

by Michael Hoy. Every three years or so, Loompanics Unlimited lights up the desert landscape of American letters by compiling a collection of articles and stories, culled from the catalogs and supplements that we've published during that time. More by Michael Hoy. Loompanics Unlimited Conquers the Universe

Published 1990 by Loompanics Unlimited in Port Townsend, WA. Written in English. Articles previously published in issues of the book catalog of Loompanics Unlimited, publishers and booksellers, 1980-1990.

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In January 2006, Loompanics announced that it was going out of business, and that it was selling off its inventory. In the spring of 2006, Paladin Press announced that it acquired the rights to 40 titles previously published or sold by Loompanics, including the works of Claire Wolfe, Eddie the Wire, and other popular Loompanics authors. Last Earth Distro and FS Books acquired most of Loompanics back-stock, and some titles have been reprinted by Paladin Press and Delta Press.

"Uniting all contributors to Loompanics is opposition to a strong or militaristic State... Loompanics is precisely the kind of publication that British and academic anarchists might think gives anarchism its bad name. However, what lies in these pages are pointers to certain facets of modern culture, such as the informal economy, 'crime TV,' and the indi- vidual lawbreaker as hero." - Bulletin of Anarchist Research
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Book arrived in great condition and was shipped promptly. As far as content, as long as you accept this as humor, it is very enjoyable. I hope no one takes this work seriously.
Olma
The book contains an interesting collection of articles from past Loompanics catalogs and catalog supplements. One article is entitled the Industrial Uses Of Marijuana. That particular article mentioned about the marijuana plant known as hemp being used to make paper and rope in the past. The hemp plant was also used as legal tender in the United States form 1631 to the early 1800's. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were written on hemp. Another interesting article is entitled The Best Uninhabited Islands In The World. Jon Fisher, the author of that article, says that he feels the Caroline Atoll, Eiao, Kermadec Islands, Pitcairn, and Henderson Island are among some of his best choices. I'm sorry to see that Loompanics went out of business in 2006 when the head of Loompanics, Mike Hoy, decided to close it down and retire. Loompanics is missed by a lot of people.
Frey
Loompanics Unlimited was a publishing company started in 1975 by Michael Hoy; billing its catalog as "The Best Book Catalog in the World," they sold books on everything from drug use to lock-picking. They also published a number of interesting, informative, controversial, and sometimes infuriating and downright objectionable books. (The name, by the way, was invented by Michael Hoy because he was going to advertise in the magazine National Lampoon, so he thought "something that sounded like 'National Lampoon' ... would help the sales of the Index. Loompanics closed its doors in 2006, but other publishers such as Delta Press and Paladin Press have acquired some of their back catalog, and even reprinted some of its books.

Their annual printed catalog (and its quarterly updates) always contained some interesting articles by a variety of writers, and this 1990 was the first of four collections of these articles: the other collections are Loompanics Golden Records: Articles and Features from the Best Book Catalog in the World,Loompanics Unlimited Live! in Las Vegas: Articles and Features from the Best Book Catalog in the World, and Loompanics Unlimited Conquers the Universe.

This collection contains several articles by Robert Anton Wilson (e.g., "Four Trends that Give Me Hope"), several by Bob Black (author of Abolition of Work and Other Essays, and other books), as well as articles such as "Darwinist Libertarianism," "A Revisionist Look at the Declaration of Independence," "What to Do When the FBI Comes," "The Best Uninhabited Islands in the World," "Secret Strategies for Libertarians," "Opting Out: Your Secret Place," "Pirate Broadcasting," "Interview with a Libertarian CPA on Taxes," "Freedom of Data Processing," "Computers and the Totalitarian State," etc.

These four collections are a thought-provoking and challenging spur to "free-thinking" of all types.
Agamaginn
Loompanics (RIP) was the one-stop shop for books on criminal activity, dropout culture, and other darker weirdness until they recently closed their doors. Some of the books were awful, some weren't. I've read over a dozen Loompanics titles and this one is my favorite. It's a compilation of articles and art featured in the catalog supplements; philosophy and tips from the fringe. Anarchists, libertarians, marijuana, murder, how to squat, drop out, use the catalog as a weapon....

Long Live Loompanics!
Dead Samurai
Can I get this and other great a loomponics books on a kindle?

The hard copy books are a bit expensive.