New Stuff This Week

Infernal Grotesque: Classical Paintings Of Hell, Demons, Witchcraft & Death by Gianfranco Sodoma (Deicide Press) $34.95 – From the Illuminated Masters series that collects images from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, steeped in beautiful horror, swirling with bizarre and hallucinatory nightmare. These images from 1400-1700 feature landscapes of Hell populated by demons, twisted monsters and the bloody tortures of the damned; saints tormented by infernal visions of devils, sin and the corruption of the flesh; witches’ sabbats of baby-eating, corpse resurrection and bestial fornication; and, finally, grim evocations of death, scattered with skulls, as a warning against earthly avarice and pride.

*ZINES*

Library Excavations #6 Notice to the Trade $6.00

East Village Inky #58 Harlem by Ayun Halliday $3.00

Kaleidoscope of Flies #1 $10.00

Momlove by Matan Oren $8.00

Purple Myrtle Squeegy, various issues, $1.50 each

Absurdly Yours #3 $1.00

Urban Guerrilla #19 $10.00

Razorblades and Aspirin #1 $8.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Comics by Rachel Bard $5.00 each: Burning Out, Changelings

Sweaty vol 2 by Caroline Cash $12.00 – The second collection of hilarious short comics from local favorite Caroline Cash. Come for the examination of shoujo manga tropes, stay for the hilarious misuse of Hulu’s one-month free trial policy (a helpful takeaway!). Also features cool exploded anatomical renderings and creepy-cute corgis. -Lane

Comics by Conor Stechschulte: Fence $5.00, Tintering $8.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy by Steven & Ben Nadler (Princeton University Press) $22.95 – Delightful intro to 16th-century philosophy by local father-son duo!

Architecture of an Atom by Juliacks (2dcloud) $44.95

Demon vol 3 by Jason Shiga $19.99 – The continuing adventures of Jimmy Yee, who finds immortality is dull.

Black Science TPB vol 6 Forbidden Realms and Hidden Truths by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera $16.99

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

Feeling is Mutual by Rebecca Memoli $15.00

*FICTION*

The Empty Ones: A Novel by Robert Brockway $14.99 – In The Vicious Circuit series about mysterious angel-like creatures and cult activity.

*OUTER LIMITS*

Ancient Alien Ancestors: Advanced Technologies That Terraformed Our World by Will Hart $20.00 – Explores evidence for the theory of directed panspermia–that life on Earth and the landscape of Earth itself was engineered by extraterrestrials.

The Noble English Art of Self-Defence by Ned Donnelly (Pushkin Press) $9.95 – From The London Library series that reprints hilarious older books with outdated preposterousness. This one: 19th century boxing instructor with charming illustrations of a slightly paunchy boxer.

*MAGAZINES*

Bust #106 Aug Sep 17 Gina Rodriguez $6.99

Offscreen #17 The Human Side of Technology $20.00

Make vol 58 Aug Sep 17 The Community Issue $12.95

Fortean Times #355 Jul 17 $12.50

Fader #110 July Aug 17 Summer Music Issue $6.99

*CHAP BOOKS*

Golden Wedding Whiskey by Suzanna Zak $15.00

I Miss You With All 8000 Nerves of my Clitoris by Kay Kron $3.00

Off-site! Humboldt Park Mini-Com

Aug
12
10:00 am

 

And Quimby’s will be tabling! See you there!

New Stuff This Week

Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter (Fantagraphics) $34.99 – An inspired interpretation of John Milton’s retelling of the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan after being baptized by John the Baptist and fasting for forty days and nights in the Judaean Desert. Panter’s version doesn’t rely on Milton’s words, but faithfully follows the structure of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with one notable exception: Jesus has been replaced by a hillbilly, Songy, who is on a vision quest before being tempted by a chimeric Satan figure.

*ZINES*

My Aim Is True #12 by Carrie $2.00

Running Ivy #1 Day Shrooming $13.00 $13.00

Mitsu Zine #1 $10.00

Preoccupied With the History Department #1 PWTHD

*COMICS & MINIS*

Elsewhere #2 by Lindsay Mathers $5.00

Pods by Julia Gootzeit $5.00

Middle Planet #1 $5.00

(No) Pain: A Guide to Injury Prevention For Cartoonists by Kriota Willberg $7.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Palookaville #23 Keeps the Heat Away by Seth $22.95 – The conclusion of Clyde Fans, the iconic cartoonist’s most famous storyline.

Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges $17.95

The Airship Adventures of Little Nemo by Winsor McCay (Taschen) $15.00 – Gathers all of Little Nemo’s colorful airship adventures in Slumberland, totaling 69 installments, first published between January 1910 and April 1911.

Shit and Piss by Tyler Landry (Retrofit) $10.00

Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel vol 10: The Ooorient Express $14.99

*ART & DESIGN*

Femina and Fauna by Camilla D’Errico (Dark Horse) $24.99 – Improved and updated 2nd edition, showcasing the captivating artwork of superstar artist Camilla d’Errico, whose singular passion and extraordinary creative talents have taken her career into the heights of such diverse realms as comic book and manga art, pop surrealist painting, fashion, toy design, video games, feature films, and more!

From the Platform 2: More NYC Subway Graffiti, 1983–1989 by Paul & Kenny Cavalieri (Schiffer) $34.99

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath (North Atlantic Books) $15.95 – Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true—that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds, sociologist Orna Donath treats regret as a feminist issue: as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women currently are blocked off. She asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a “natural” role for women—for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers.

Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions, Edited by Matt Meyer & déqui kioni-sadiki (PM Press) $26.95 – In 1969 the FBI and New York Police Department rounded up the Black Panther 21 in order to disrupt and destroy the organization that was attracting young people around the world interested in Black liberation. Involving charges of conspiracy to commit violent acts, the Panther 21 trial revealed the illegal government activities which led to exile, imprisonment on false charges, and assassination of Black liberation leaders. Solidarity for the 21 also extended well beyond “movement” circles and included mainstream publication of this, their collective autobiography, which is reprinted here for the first time.

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis $27.95

Rad American Women A-Z Postcards by by Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl $12.99

*FICTION*

The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills $26.00 – Two vinyl geeks create a weekly society for the appreciation of records at their local pub. It rises! It schisms! It gets surreal!

My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix $14.99 – Unholy supernatural thriller hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist with angst, horror & 80s pop songs.

*ESSAYS*

Ars Botanica by Tim Taranto (Curbside Splendor) $14.95 – Hybrid memoir-poetry-illustration examinations of the ways in which various cultures and religions carry grief, written as letters to his unborn child.

*MUSIC & FILM BOOKS*

Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Original Cover Art 1965–83, Edited by Gilles Peterson, Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Publications) $34.95

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr $26.99

Revenge of the Nerd by Curtis Armstrong $26.99 – I’m no dummy. I’ve been in high school for six years, and I say that you should read this memoir from the guy who played Booger.

*MAGAZINES*

Juxtapoz #199 Aug 17 $6.99

Tape Op #120 Jul Aug 17 $4.95

Tom Tom Magazine #30 Nepotism $10.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 34 #2 Sum 17 $6.95

Uppercase #34 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

Dissent Sum 17 $12.00

Record Collector #467 $11.50

Atlantis Rising Special Collectors Edition Fall Win 17 $9.99

True Crime Summer Special 17 $12.99

Horror Hound #66 Jul Aug 17 $6.99

Witches and Pagans #34 $6.95

Victory Journal #13 $16.00

Fate #731 $5.95

Rethinking Schools vol 31 #4 Sum 17 $5.95

The Monthly Review vol 69 #3 Jun 17 Revolution and Counterrevolution 1917-2017 $14.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

The First Line vol 19 #2 Sum 17 $4.00

After Hours #34 $10.00

Help the Quimby’s Bookstore & Photo Gallery NYC Upgrade!

 

Help the awesome Steven Svymbersky pay for custom-made, hand-painted Chris Ware signs to be displayed outside Quimby’s Bookstore NYC! It’ll look so great, you’ll help pay for it, and you’ll get cool swag. Also, did we mention there will be gold-leaf rays, a “donut-shaped” sign, and a “fake” sign on the building over the window that advertising Svymbersky’s Cabinetry and Conveyance? Oh yes. Indie-Go-Go campaign here.

Info courtesy of Quimby’s Founder Steven Svymbersky!

“From book release parties to photo galleries celebrating NYC’s oftentimes ignored buskers, Quimby’s is becoming a proud Brooklyn community member. The owner, Steven Svymbersky has dedicated himself to designing a magical shop to match its magical patrons. The creation of the store was completely funded by Svymbersky up to now. While we do have a disco ball, this design project is not complete just yet and we at Quimby’s need your support to put the finishing touches on the front of the store.”

For more info: Quimby’s Bookstore & Photo Gallery NYC Upgrade Campaign.

 

New Stuff This Week

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*ZINES*

Vinyl Vagabonds #8 $8.00

PWTHD: Preoccupied With the History Department #1 $4.00 & #2 $3.00

My Pussy Demands Attention $3.00 – Jack T. Chick parody style rant!

Julia Eff zines, $1.50 each:
I Was a Teenage Satanist
The World Is Big Enough Without You

Not Necessarily the News #5 $3.00

First Few Months by Nicole Denton $5.00

Learn Arabic in 25 Years #2 Words for Love by Zora O’Neill $4.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Lazy Diana: A Punk Pagan Zine, issues #2 & #3 by Kelci Crawford $3.00 each

True Love #1.5 by Ian Tousius $10.00

Moral Fiber #12 by Chris Pernula $2.00

Soft Power vol 1: Pubes & ‘Tudes $10.00 – A selection of immediate and satisfying drawings and comics by 12 female artists, including Chicago favorites Alicia Obermeyer, Mony Nunez, Jill Lloyd Flanagan, and Couteau Sang. Silkscreen cover with a black-and-white interior printed on hot pink paper. -Lane

Spine Ill Still Watch by Noel Freibert $15.00

Peehole #15 Everything is Broken and Nothing Works $3.00

Comics by Erik Gutierrez:
Cat Claw $10.00
Foreman General #1 & #2 by Erik Gutierrez $2.00 each

Comics by Max Morris:
Dead Skin $2.00
On Transit $5.00 – Chicago comix legend Max Morris returns with this visceral and anxiety-inducing story of a rowdy bus commute. Grotesque mouths scream, gnarled hands grasp and claw. Agoraphobes: read this comic and continue worrying. -Lane

Ley Lines (Czap Books), $6 each:
#6 Medieval War Scene by Aaron Cockle
#9: Enter, Holy Pilgrim by Laila Milevski
#10: And They Rush on Me, Like Some Kind of Fragrant Dream by Tommi Parrish
#11: How Does It Feel In My Arms? by Eric Kostiuk Williams – Eye-popping hot-pink, and printed by risograph. Kylie Minogue and Peter Kropotkin figure heavily in this magical tale that draws on Zap Comix visual and storytelling motifs. -Lane

Weirdo arty riso thingies from Secret Headquarters:
Scully by Lee Noble $6.00 – Take a guess who you think it’s about.
These Charming X Men Anthology by Adam Villacin $12.00 – Oh yes, think the Smiths. Then think X Men. Then look at this.
Stan Lee is Richard Petty $6.00 – Comic book icon or race car driving legend? Can YOU tell the difference in the most uncanny zine of all time?
Moms Apple Pie by Moebius $3.00 – We think this might be a reprint from the 70s.
Beefcake by Julian Callos $8.00
Spooky $5.00
Leather Club Shirts $6.00
Samplerman $20.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Jam In The Band by Robin Enrico (Alternative Comics) $19.99 – The rise and fall of the all-female junk-rock band Pitch Girl on an ill-fated overseas tour. Told through a montage of drama, interviews, hand held camera footage, diary pages, news reports, music videos, web chats, and punk rock flyers.

Alone by Chaboute (Gallery 13) $25.00

Thoughts From Iceland by Lonnie Mann $15.00

Dept. H Volume 2: After the Flood by Matt & Sharlene Kindt $19.99

*POLITICS, REVOLUTION & CURRENT EVENTS*

Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition by Yates McKee (Verso) $19.95

Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible by Kevin Van Meter (AK Press) $18.95

The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News by Arkady Ostrovsky $18.00

*MUSIC BOOKS*

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens $29.95

*FOOD n DRUGZ*

The Bodyguard Travel Companion Cookbook: A Vegan Food Guide for Mexico and Central America by Dave Paco & friends $20.00 – A DIY food guide for vegetarian survival in Mesoamerica and beyond. New and traditional recipes made from common ingredients found at local Central American markets. Plus: travel tips, tales, language translations, nutritional data, and much more!

Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual by Matthew Rowley $19.95

*SEXXXY*

The Blister Exists by Little Thunder $80.00 – No, it isn’t the Slipknot song, it’s The Pole Dancing Moves Encyclopedia! With 1000+ colorful illustrated pole tricks, this delightful full-color book is the best inspiration for pole lovers of all levels. How many things can you say are sexy, arty and helpful? From the “Remi Bridge” to the “Duchess Layback” to the “Iguana Side Plank” and beyond! It’s categorized into “Climbs,” “Spins,” “Mounts” and more, with even an index in the back, and we have a limited selection of this first printing edition. In Hong Kong-based artist Little Thunder’s intro, she talks about learning these moves, so each are based on the artist’s personal experience. Lovely manga-inspired ladies in delightful outfits (each a different character in a different outfit), inspiring us to realize how many things the human body is capable of. Also, how can you resist A book for art lovers, appreciators of the feminine form, dance enthusiasts and comics fans! -LM

Meat #23 $15.00