Non-Fiction for WisCongoers

Every year we bring a selection of nonfiction books on a variety of topics under discussion at WisCon that year. We think these are relevant to a lot of WisCon's interests--books on prison and police abolition, racial justice, support of trans and nonbinary people, books on class, disability justice, queer rights, climate justice, and more. This isn't an exhaustive list--we highly recommend browsing Room's other booklists for more on all of these and more!

 

You can opt to have your order shipped or pick it up between noon and 6pm any day from the bookstore's current location at 2717 Atwood Ave. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: Things during pandemic times take a little bit longer than before times-it's very possible that your online order will take a week or so to be ready, especially if you order multiple titles. So if you are only in town for the in-person Concourse event please plan to have books shipped to your home address or call the bookstore (608-257-7888)  between noon and 6pm any day to ask a staff person about on-hand stock.

Email us at room.bookstore@gmail.com with any questions!

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred By Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541724686
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Published: Bold Type Books - May 10th, 2022

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The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem By Julie Phillips Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393088595
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 26th, 2022

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age By Annalee Newitz Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9780393882452
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 11th, 2022

Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

Fine: A Comic About Gender By Rhea Ewing Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781631496806
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Published: Liveright - April 5th, 2022

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642595253
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781984801203
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought By Briona Simone Jones (Editor) Cover Image
By Briona Simone Jones (Editor)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781620975763
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Published: New Press - February 23rd, 2021

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780525560562
Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

The Trans Self-Care Workbook: A Coloring Book and Journal for Trans and Non-Binary People By Theo Lorenz Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781787753433
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - October 21st, 2020

Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between By Alex Iantaffi, Meg-John Barker Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781785924798
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 21st, 2019

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Black Futures By Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399181139
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Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler By Lynell George Cover Image
$30.00
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ISBN: 9781626400634
Published: Angel City Press - October 20th, 2020

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What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat By Aubrey Gordon Cover Image
$25.95
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ISBN: 9780807041307
Published: Beacon Press - November 17th, 2020

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals By Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Adrienne Maree Brown (Foreword by) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849353977
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Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

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A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities (Quick & Easy Guides) By Mady G.  (Illustrator), Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , Jules Zuckerberg Cover Image
By Mady G. (Illustrator), Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , Jules Zuckerberg
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781620105863
Published: Limerence Press - April 23rd, 2019

Making Abolitionist Worlds: Proposals for a World on Fire By Abolition Collective (Editor) Cover Image
By Abolition Collective (Editor)
$20.00
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ISBN: 9781942173175
Published: Common Notions - October 6th, 2020

Nothing Personal By James Baldwin, Imani Perry (Foreword by), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Afterword by) Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Imani Perry (Foreword by), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Afterword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780807006429
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Published: Beacon Press - May 4th, 2021

The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy By Caroline Dooner Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062883612
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Published: Harper Wave - March 26th, 2019

Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women's Digital Resistance (Intersections #18) By Moya Bailey Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781479865109
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Published: New York University Press - May 25th, 2021

Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849354189
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Published: AK Press - May 25th, 2021

Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance By Syan Rose, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Foreword by) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781551528151
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 6th, 2021

A Guide to Eco-Anxiety: How to Protect the Planet and Your Mental Health By Anouchka Grose Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781786784292
Published: Watkins Publishing - September 8th, 2020

Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam By Sylvia Chan-Malik Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781479823420
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Published: New York University Press - June 26th, 2018

The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet By Marc Hartzman Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683692096
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Published: Quirk Books - July 7th, 2020

You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape By Whitney Phillips, Ryan M. Milner Cover Image
$22.95
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ISBN: 9780262539913
Published: The MIT Press - March 2nd, 2021

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments By Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fumi Nakamura (Illustrator) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World By Kimberly Nicholas, PhD Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780593328170
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 23rd, 2021

We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy By Natalie Baszile Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

We Need New Stories: The Myths that Subvert Freedom By Nesrine Malik Cover Image
$23.95
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ISBN: 9781324007296
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2021

Border Thinking: Latinx Youth Decolonizing Citizenship By Andrea Dyrness, Enrique Sepúlveda III Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781517906306
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 31st, 2020

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir By Samra Habib Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735235007
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Published: Viking - June 4th, 2019

Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels By Katie West (Editor), Jasmine Elliott (Editor), Kristen J. Sollee (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Katie West (Editor), Jasmine Elliott (Editor), Kristen J. Sollee (Foreword by)
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781578636709
Published: Weiser Books - April 1st, 2019

Queering Your Craft: Witchcraft from the Margins  By Cassandra Snow, Mat Auryn (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Cassandra Snow, Mat Auryn (Foreword by)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781578637218
Published: Weiser Books - November 1st, 2020

You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance By Chani Nicholas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063043770
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Published: HarperOne - February 9th, 2021

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together By Heather McGhee Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780525509561
Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America (Voice of Witness) By Sara Sinclair (Editor) Cover Image
By Sara Sinclair (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642592719
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 13th, 2020

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind By Harriet A. Washington Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780316509442
Published: Little, Brown Spark - August 4th, 2020

Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness By Tiffany Lethabo King (Editor), Jenell Navarro (Editor), Andrea Smith (Editor) Cover Image
By Tiffany Lethabo King (Editor), Jenell Navarro (Editor), Andrea Smith (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781478008385
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Published: Duke University Press - May 18th, 2020