Ben Parzybok


Indiespensable! Monday!

Powell’s books has this really lovely program called Indiespensable, which both my spell checker and I agree is a very poor way of spelling indispensable. It’s like a grab bag delivery service of excellent indie lit and other goodies, usually in original printings/signed/etc, shipped every six weeks. 

Check it out here

The next installment includes Tinkers by Paul Harding – which looks really amazing. There’s also a very nifty, limited run item from Couch in the next Indiespensable box, which I’ll be signing shortly. 

Couch Poster

If you’re in Portland – please come to the Indiespensable #8 happy hour at the Someday Lounge, Monday January 19th from 6pm – 8pm. Paul and I will both have a short reading and then we’ll be all like dancing on the tables and breaking the lamps and slamming tequila shots.


The more I look at the word ‘indispensable’, the more I get confused. I’ve had to look it up twice now.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. Wish I could be there!

  2. yeah same. It’s been a hell of a long time since you and I have done tequila shots — probably since when we were in our teens and I promised I’d buy you another bottle if you could just spare yours..

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  4. Sold Out! Grrr. I missed out. The “grab bag” idea. Is great, ordinarily I’d sign right up… but I’m lucky to have any cash at all. Stupid economy.

    I should go over there and write you a nice review but it’ll probably read like complete crap. *sigh*

    Indiespensible. HA! I like that, I got it, maybe it needs it’s own Wickipedia entry.

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