Childish Books (Cb) seeks to collect, celebrate, and create artist books and zine projects which could be enjoyed by a 'child audience', however defined. We care about making zine culture more available to children, and making the art and ideas of children more available in zine culture. Through interviews, reviews, publishing, and gatherings, we hope to generate a deeply playful readership and community. Follow us on social media at @childish.books.


Childish Books is run by Hanson Coleman (they/them) is a Maine based arts administrator, care worker, and book maker. They got their start in independent publishing as a work exchange at Endless Editions, where they volunteered for four years and co-organized the Brooklyn Art Book Fair from 2018-2021. They are also the creator of blobs feeling things. 

Do you have a book you would like to have reviewed? We would love to hear about your project; kindly fill out our intake form.

If you would like to be in touch, please reach out via email at: childishbooks@gmail.com.

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Please note: All copyright credits are reserved for the artists listed.