Household Tales

Meekling Press

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Riffing off The Brothers Grimm’s famous collection of fairy tales, Children’s and Household Tales, this HOUSEHOLD TALES updates its tales for the 21st century, with episodes that include a dapper talking cat, a woman who births squirrels uncontrollably, and a series of quantum endings. It’s also pop-up book that includes a set of paper dolls at the end, that invites you, dear reader, to participate in its surreal adventures.

Rachel Linn writes and illustrates across multiple forms and genres. She has published stories, essays, poetry, and translations. Her visual art merges drawing, watercolor, and needlework techniques and often takes the form of handmade books, including some to be assembled by the reader. She was the 2020 Artist-in-Residence at the Printery Book Arts Lab at Central Print St. Louis. She lives with her partner, Jessica, a fairy-tale scholar.
Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 1"
Materials: Hardcover book

Meekling Press


Meekling Press is a small “boundary defying” publisher, printer, and arts collective based in Chicago. We are a low-scale and DIT (Do It Together!) press. Many of our editions are handmade, partially printed on the letterpress, and/or hand-bound. We work in collaboration with our authors throughout the design and production process. We are not so interested in boundaries of genre, or in restrictions of length. What is more important is to find that sentence or that novel (etc) its most wonderful, thoughtfully-created nest.