Without Pretend

Toronto, Canada · 182 Sales


Without Pretend

Toronto, Canada 182 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   With/out Pretend is an independent publishing company focused on producing works by emerging female writers and visual artists. Follow us @iamwithoutpretend


Last updated on May 18, 2017

With/out Pretend is an independent publishing company focused on producing works by emerging female writers and visual artists. Follow us @iamwithoutpretend

Erin Klassen

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Erin Klassen


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

vandergil on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I loved diving into the stories in this book. Each one beautifully captures the writer's experience, and they're woven together in a thoughtful and interesting way. It shipped quickly and I love my tote bag!

Anna Denise Floor

Anna Denise Floor on May 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Nice, sturdy tote bag with a lovely design. Great for books, but works well to protect more fragile things like laptops as well.

Michelle Beausejour

Michelle Beausejour on May 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Already my 3rd book from you and absolutely love it!

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Now offering FREE SHIPPING for our latest book, You Care Too Much, for the month of April! Applies to Canada only but we're offering reduced shipping for US and International too!

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New tote for people with feelings so big they need to turn them into art. Also, we just published a listing to buy both a book and tote together for FREE SHIPPING. purple_heart

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Tote canvas eco - Feelings can be art
Don't fret, we're printing more copies of You Care Too Much as we type!! Feeling so grateful to caring readers around the world who have embraced this book and helped us sell out in just 6 weeks! Now this PDF downloadable version is available too! crown

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Feelings can be art.

Without Pretend is the unchartered and sometimes wacky space between reality and fiction we make things and then share those things with the world.

We want to make work that is accessible, community-oriented, introspective, genuine, curious and un-apologetic.

It’d be easy to pretend that we thought our work was awesome and perfect and that it fixed big or small problems. It's more true to say that it’s a very harrowing process to make something and put it out there and hope it will find a place somewhere, with someone who “gets it.”


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  • Erin Klassen

    Owner, Author

    Erin Klassen is a writer, pretender, truth-enthusiast and time traveller. She lives in Toronto with a man and his goldfish from a past relationship.

Production partners

  • Artik

    Toronto, ON

    Artik opened in 1985 in Toronto, Canada, ands since grown from a tiny startup into one of Toronto's most popular printing businesses. They use eco materials and dyes where possible.

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Last updated on June 2, 2016

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I ship regular mail within 3 days of your purchase. If your listing says "PRE ORDER" please read the description carefully to find out when I'll ship your item.

If you're from Europe or Australia and look at the shipping cost for an item and find yourself thinking "WHOA THAT'S A LOT FOR SHIPPING!" I hear you loud and clear. Unfortunately, those are the best prices Canada Post offers to ship items like books. I am so sorry about this! I wish I could change it! And thanks for understanding.
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I'm sorry, we do not offer refunds. If your package was damaged in the mail, please get in touch with me asap and I'll contact Canada Post to file a report. In severe cases with proof of damage (photo) I will be happy to send you a replacement item in the mail.