Erick Lyle talks Streetopia at Quimby’s 10/20

Oct
20
7:00 pm

streetopia

After San Francisco’s new mayor announced imminent plans to “clean up” downtown with a new corporate “dot com corridor” and arts district–featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man–curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with residents fearing displacement to consider utopian aspirations and plot alternative futures for the city. The resulting exhibition, Streetopia, was a massive anti-gentrification art fair that took place in venues throughout the city, featuring daily free talks, performances, skillshares and a free community kitchen out of the gallery. This book brings together all of the art and ephemera from the now-legendary show, featuring work by Swoon, Barry McGee, Emory Douglas, Monica Canilao, Rigo 23, Xara Thustra, Ryder Cooley and many more. Join Lyle to consider the effectiveness of Streetopia‘s projects while offering a deeper rumination on the continuing search for community in today’s increasingly homogenous and gentrified cities.

Streetopia’s projects were futuristic, idealistic, historically sensitive, and surprisingly practical. They offer enough ideas to keep anyone who cares about public life, culture, and art busy for the next decade.” –Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick, and Where Art Belongs

“Streetopia is a squat, dense little brick of a book, loaded with colorful photographs and reproductions of documents from the exhibition…Reading Streetopia will prepare you to think about what such an exhibition would entail, and why it’s so necessary.” — Seattle Review of Books

Erick Lyle is a writer, curator, musician, and underground journalist. His work has appeared in Art in America, Vice, California Sunday Magazine, Huck, LA Weekly, Brooklyn Rail, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and on NPR’s This American Life. Since 1991, he has written, edited, and published the influential punk/activist/art/crime magazine, SCAM. More info: onthelowerfrequencies.com

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Thursday, October 20th, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

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Summerland by Paloma Dawkins $9.00

*ZINES*

PWF Pro Wrestling Feelings #4 by Ed Blair $5.00

Heat of a Thousand Suns by Kerry Ann Lee $15.00

Namaste Motherfucker #4 by Ben Terrall $5.00

Street vol 3 & 4 by Alexander Mouton $6.00 each

DIY Colorization by Grace Rother $6.00

zines by Maira $3.00 each
Manic Again Again
August 23rd 2016

*COMICS & MINIS*

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Mutant Punks Fuck Off! #2 by Kevin Panetta & Jared Morgan (Retrofit) $3.00 – The Vomit Lords are dead! Now that we’ve got those snot-nosed wastoids out of the way, it’s time for The Nimrods to run this town!!!

Libbys Dad by Eleanor Davis $8.00

Parsley Girl Carrots by Matthew Swan (Avery Hill Publishing) $8.00

Our Mother by Luke Howard $9.00

Airplane Food #2 the Appalling Diet of Todays Teenagers by Tyler Callich $5.00

Lower East Side Story #5 Double Issue by Pete Friedrich $5.75

Comestible #2 Sum 16 by Anna Brones $12.00

Jim Siergey minis! $3.00 each
Hank the Handy Handgun
Pete the Pit Bull Puppy
Scary Stories From the Bible #1
Hail Hail Shlock N Roll: A Celebration of Bad Taste and Decadence in Rock N Roll Music

Nerd Jam #5 by Olivier Wilkie $6.00

Social Media Adventures by Ian McCulloch $3.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

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Garden of Flesh by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $12.99 – An erotic, full color retelling of the story of Adam and Eve up to Noah’s Ark. Va-va-voooooom!

I Thought You Hated Me by Marinaomi (Retrofit) $9.00

Lumberjanes TPB vol 4 Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson & friends $14.99 & Lumberjanes to the Max Edition vol 2 $39.99

City Inside by Tillie Walden (Avery Hill) $11.00 – Congrats to Tillie for two 2016 Ignatz awards (for “The End of Summer” [Outstanding Artist] and “I Love This Part” [Promising New Talent])!

Mooncop by Tom Gauld (D&Q) $19.95

American Blood by Benjamin Marra (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Cultural Jet Lag by Jim Siergey $19.99 – A collection of the underground comics classic!

Goodnight Punpun vol 3 by Inio Asano $24.99

In Fox’s Forest by Guy Colwell (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage vol 2 with Bryan Talbot & more $14.99 – The 65 million year-old intelligent dinosaur known as Teknophage has begun to lose his grip on his awesome power over untold universes and possibly what passes for his sanity.

Massive Ninth Wave Library Edition by Brian Wood and friends $24.99

Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City by Brandon Leach (Secret Acres) $20.00 – A fancy new hard cover edition.

Outside the Panels TPB Comics by Pete Friedrich 1982-2012 $12.75

*MAYHEM & OUTER LIMITS*

Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre by Paul Gambino $30.00

Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection: from Count Dracula to Vampirella by Christopher Frayling $29.95

Atlas Obscura: An Explorers Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras $35.00

Beauty of Horror: A Goregeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert $17.99

*FICTION*

Kamala vol 2 Feminist Folktales from Around the World by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Feminist Press) $14.95

Carousel of Desire by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt (Europa Editions) $21.00 – Zachary Bidermann, the powerful European Union commissioner; Faustina, the fashionable book publicist; François-Maxime de Couvigne, the happily married banker with more than a few secrets; Marcelle, enamored with a handsome illegal immigrant; Miss Beauvert, who makes love with her parrot, Copernicus. These and many more unforgettable characters animate this story of simmering desire and the antics of the mischievous and playful god, Eros.

Scratch by Steve Himmer $15.95 – Builder Martin Blaskett has spent his life drifting and rootless before arriving in a small forest town where he hopes to find a home for himself. But his own dreams get tangled into the web of signals and stories and local legends and lives that have enmeshed the landscape for ages.

Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez $25.00 – An influential political cartoonist revaluates his work after an unexpected visit from a guest.

Last Party a Novel by SB Gamble $15.99

*MUSIC BOOKS*

David Bowie: Color the Starman (Feral House) $15.95 – Contributors include: Mica O’Herlihy, Mike Diana, Steve Krakow, and Tony Millionaire.

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION BOOKS*

Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution by A.M. Eckstein $35.00

Wikileaks Files: The World According to US Empire by Julian Assange $19.95

The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict: Eighth Revised and Updated Edition edited by Walter Laqueur & Dan Schueftan $22.00

*FILM BOOKS*

The Tao of Bill Murray: Real Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment and Party Crashing by Gavin Edwards $26.00

 

*MAGAZINES*

Bust #101 Oct Nov 16 $6.99

Hello Mr #8 About Men Who Date Men $20.00

Gratuitous Type #4.5 $12.00 – For the design nerds.

Tape Op #115 Sep Oct 16 $4.95

New Jewish Youth #1 a New Journal of Jewish Dissident Voices $2.00

Brownbook #58 An Urban Guide to the Middle East Baklawa $26.90

Mojo #275 On Tour With the Beatles $11.99

Fondle Magazine #5 $20.00

True Crime Sep 16 $9.99

Vive Le Rock #38 Two Tone Skad For Life $11.99

CR Fashion Book #9 Fall Win 16 Marie Antoinette $30.00

Wire #391 Sep 16 $9.99

Make vol 53 Oct Nov 16 $9.99

Little White Lies #66 Sep Oct 16 $12.99

*LIT JOURNALS*

The First Line vol 18 #3 Fall 16 $4.00

*SEXXXY*

Meat #21 $20.00 or Deluxe Edition that comes with 2017 Calendar $35.00

*FOOD BOOKS*

Drinks: A Users Guide by Adam McDowell, illustrated by Kagan McLeod $20.00 – Includes cocktails, spirits, wine and beer for every day and every occasion.

*FOR THE KIDDIES*

Great Antonio by Elise Gravel $12.95

Lines on Nanas Face by Simona Ciraolo (Flying Eye) $17.95

Happy Hunter by Roger Duvoisin (Enchanted Lion) $16.95

New Stuff This Week

Krampus and the Old Dark Christmas Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil (Feral House ) $28.00 – Written by Al Ridenour, who has lectured on Krampus at the Goethe Institutes in Los Angeles. Designed by Sean Tejaratchi of Crap Hound fame!

*ZINES*

The Horror Art of Corinne Halbert $13.00

Unholy Book by Corinne Halbert $5.00

8 Track Mind #103.1 Echoes From the Glory Days $1.00

Daydreamers by Syed Zeeshan Iqbal and Allison Molloy $15.00

MicroSatan Mag #3 $3.00

Rip Roast Shred Gnar a BMX ZIne by Matt Hoffman $2.00

Life Without Booze Reflections on Six Montsh Sober by Taryn Hipp $2.00

Chipped Teeth #4 A Perzine About Mental Health $3.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

TRUE STORIES #2 by Derf vol 2 $5.99

Can of Air #2 by Peter E Rosales $2.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Complete Neat Stuff Box Set by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics) $59.99

Nicolas by Pascal Girard $14.95

Ghosts TPB by Raina Telgemeier $10.99

Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo $15.99

Moonshot TPB vol 1 The Indigenous Comics Collection by Hope Nicholson $17.99

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

Slab Serif Type Century of Bold Letterforms by various $34.95

Show Me Your Guts Coloring Book by Artery Ink $19.95

Taxidermy HC by Alexis Turner $14.98

*MUSIC BOOKS*

Life Is A Rip Off by John Inzane Olson (Third Man Books) $25.00 -LIFE IS A RIP OFF, published by Jack White’s imprint Third Man Records, is a collection of surprisingly untraditional record reviews which Olson wrote over the course of 365 days. Don’t miss John Olson (known for among other things, being from Wolf Eyes) reading from this book here at Quimby’s on Oct 8th!

Post Punk Then and Now by Gavin Butt & friends $14.99

*FICTION*

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Jerusalem by Alan Moore $35.00 – Not a graphic novel as you would expect from Mr. Moore, but an epic novel that channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. Vagrants, prostitutes, and ghosts rub shoulders with Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce’s tragic daughter Lucia, and Buffalo Bill, among many others. An art exhibition is in preparation, and above the world a naked old man and a beautiful dead baby race along the Attics of the Breath toward the heat death of the universe.

Empty Ones by Robert Brockway $24.99

Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories by Robert Walser $15.95

Tree or A Person or A Wall by Matt Bell $16.00

*ESSAYS*

I’ll Tell You In Person Essays by Chloe Caldwell $16.95

Things That Can And Cannot Be Said: Essays and Conversation by Arundhati Roy and John Cusack $10.95

*MAYHEM*

Untimely Demise: A Darkly Humorous Presentation of 365 Deadly Deeds by various $16.95

*MAGAZINES*

Maximumrocknroll #401 Oct 16 $4.99

Wire #391 Sep 16 $9.99

Make vol 53 Oct Nov 16 $9.99

Neural #54 $7.99

Skeptic vol 21 #3 16 $6.95

Shindig #58 Yardbirds $12.99

Laphams Quarterly vol 9 #4 Fall 16 Flesh $18.00

Haunted Mysteries and Legends Magazine Fall 16 $9.99

Horror Hound #61 Sep Oct 16 Elvira Mistress of the Dark $6.99

High Times Best of #82 16 Growing For One $6.99

*SEXXXY*

Soft Touch Redux by N. Cowdry $5.00

*FOR THE KIDDIES*

King Baby by Kate Beaton $17.99

Worst Breakfast by China Mieville & Zak Smith $16.95

Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson $19.95

The Bear Who Wasnt There and the Fabulous Forest by Oren Lavie (Akashic) $17.95

*FOR THE KITTIES*

All Black Cats Are Not Alike by various $15.95

*DIY*

Cyclogeography: Journeys of A London Bicycle Courier by Jon Day $18.95

New Stuff This Week


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Quimbys Bookstore 25th T-shirt by Gabby Schulz $15.99Modeled by the artist himself above. Celebrate two and a half decades of the weirdest bookstore on the planet by wearing a Quimby’s t-shirt designed by comics artist and Quimby’s employee extraordinaire Mr. Gabby Schulz (aka Ken Dahl), author of such fine books as Sick, Monsters and Welcome to the Dahl House, and who is responsible for many of the winning signs around the store. These shirts were printed locally, by our friends at Sharprint Decorated Apparel, and we couldn’t be happier with the work they’ve done. These chino-printed 4 color babies come on a white shirt and declare to the world, Quimby’s has been “tenaciously resisting the 21st Century Since 1991.”

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Chris Ware Quimby’s 25th Print in 2 sizes!
It’s a model of our store that you can make your very own in-house Quimby’s to stare at any time you want. It also explains, in the poetic way that only Mr. Ware can, the story of the store, his relationship with it, and some of the key players in the store: including the original and current owners as well as the manager. Don’t miss this chance to build your very own Quimby’s! PLUS! The smaller edition of this print has an Acme Novelty Library comic on the back by Mr. Ware, originally published in Chicago’s very NewCity in 1996, featuring Jimmy Corrigan learning about freak culture here at this fine establishment, then disseminating his first Xeroxed foray into fringe publishing.

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Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby’s Bookstore History In Words and Pictures by Liz Mason, Keith Helt and Steven Svymbersky $6.00 – The story of the early days of Quimby’s up through today. Pictures, graphics, juice, from employees, shoppers, consignors and artists that have frequented the store’s hallowed doors. This special “ashcan edition” is a limited print run zine to celebrate the store’s silver jubilee and documents much of the mirth and mayhem that has made Quimby’s the place that it is. We are proud to unveil it.

Coming this week!:

Quimbrew

Pre-order QuimBrew by Marz Community Brewing & Quimby’s Bookstore with an awesome label by the amazing Chicago artist Laura Park. Order it from The Beer Temple, and your shipment will come with the Quimby’s oral history zine!

*ZINES*

Somnambulist #27 Two Friends Talk About Their Cities by Martha Grover $5.00

Lady Teeth issues #4-8 by Taryn Hipp, various prices $2.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Sparrows Dragon: A Prelude by Ariel Chan $6.00

Shape Denter #1 & Modern Place vol 1 by Rodger Binyone (No-Man Illustration) $20.00 each

Hairless Who #3 by Joe Tallarico $6.00

Good Area by Dan Dandrea $1.00

Weird View Weird Few by Evah Fan $6.00

Fluke Fanzine #13 with Tav Falco $4.00

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

Dabs Myla Before and Further (Gingko Press) $24.95

Shelter: Moki (Gingko Press) $29.95

A Cycling Lexicon: Bicycle Headbadges from a Bygone Era by Phil Carter & Jeff Conner (Gingko Press) $19.95

Street Book: Writer’s Walk by Benjamin Legan (Publikat) $24.95 – 32 different city settings filled with buses, benches, subway platforms and other features for you tag and mess up.

Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism by Dopress Books (CYPI Press) $39.95

The Jukebox Coloring Book by The Jukebox Cowboys (Publikat) $12.95 – A bunch o’artists illustrated songs by artists like Johnny Cash, the Village People, and Grandmaster Flash — now you can color them in.

*MUSIC BOOKS*

Hard-Core: Life of My Own by Harley Flanagan (Feral House) $23.95 – Memoir from the founder of the Cro-Mags.

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980 by Rick Poynor (Phaidon) $29.95

Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali by Mike Stax (Ferl House) $19.95 – Craig Smith was a 1960s golSwimThroughTheDarkness_Cover_small-e1469737892615den boy – good looking, charismatic, outgoing; a preternaturally gifted musician and songwriter whose songs were recorded by some of the biggest names in entertainment – Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, the Monkees. Starting out his career on the Andy Williams Show as a member of the Good Time Singers, Smith next teamed up with Chris Ducey in the duo Chris & Craig, then the Penny Arkade, a talented group mentored and produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. Smith’s future success seemed assured, until an unexpected turn of events plunged him into a terrifying darkness. Clean-cut Craig Smith became Maitreya Kali, the self-proclaimed psychedelic Messiah. He laid out his poignant, disturbing schizophrenic vision on a sprawling self-released double-album before disappearing completely. Author Mike Stax spent fifteen years piecing together the mystery of Maitreya Kali, uncovering one of the strangest and most tragic untold stories of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Terminated for Reasons of Taste: Other Ways to Hear Essential and Inessential Music by Chuck Eddy (Duke U Press) $26.95

*FICTION*

Late Stories by Stephen Dixon (Curbside Splendor) $16.95

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto by Bill Ayers (Haymarket) $14.95

*LIT JOURNALS*

Wrong Quarterly Issue #4 $9.99

*FOR THE KIDDIES*

Charlotte Wander On by Matt Cubberly & Irene Kovalova $20.00

Blip: A Toon Book by Barnaby Richards (Raw Junior) $12.95

John Olson Reads From Life Is a Rip-Off with Alan Hoffman 10/8

Oct
8
7:00 pm

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From American Tapes to Wolf Eyes, John Olson is one of the most influential musicians of the past two decades, the obvious bridge between free jazz and noise music. Wikipedia lists over 75 projects with which Olson worked and over 100 Wolf Eyes’ recordings. Olson is now a discerning and sharp-witted author too: LIFE IS A RIP OFF, published by Jack White’s imprint Third Man Records, is a collection of surprisingly untraditional record reviews which Olson wrote over the course of 365 days. He will read from his book on Saturday October 8, accompanied by some of his many instruments.

Local writer-performance artist Alan Hoffman will open for him and debut his novella AUDITIONS about internet-porn casting-couch videos.

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LIFE IS A RIP OFF: THE COMPLETE BOOK is 12 months of record reviews—one record a day, every day, for one year. Yes, John “Inzane” Olson aka Inzane Johnny of the bandWolf Eyes aka American Tapes did that. And he reviewed everything from death metal demo cassettes to the Staples Singers’ gospel. Enter into the OLZONE and find out about music you’ve never known, bands from places that you’ve never heard, and then read his review of KANSAS. Reading LRIP will make you re-realize why blues is relevant, why every punk band in America matters, why jazz is good for the heart, and metal will always ride by your side.

“To write music op-ed this good, you have to tap the primordial sap sack, to butterfly stroke the ancient ooze of tune begatment, cave dwell with the knuckle draggers, scratch symbols into the dirt with the freaks and make it rain. He do and it did.” — Henry Rollins

“[Life is a Rip Off] is the best way [John Olson] can add another cubist layer to the sound and visuality he’s already presented for the last twenty or so years. He’s sharing something the people who don’t know him personally don’t get enough of—his textual, syntactical brain, stained as it is with dollar-store spray paint.” Ben Hell Hall, Detroit artist.

“When John agreed to write a record review a day, back in 20xx, I wasn’t too keen on the idea. Not because I didn’t think he could do it – but that I knew he would do it, even if it became a years-long all-encompassing obsessive task.” — Tovah Olson, The Dead Machines.

“[John Olson] didn’t just introduce me to different worlds, the man introduced me to entire universes.” Bryan Ramirez, Killertrees Records

“Wolf Eyes . . . sounds like a crumbling Velvet Underground bootleg that’s been burned to ashes.” NPR, Sept 2015

As always, this event at Quimby’s is free.

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