New Stuff This Week

New stuff! #quimbys #zines #minicomics

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Scaredy Cat #1 $5.00

Rotten Roots #1 A Collection of Trees and Dead Things by Jonathan LaMantia $6.00

Snack Bar #2 The Gross by The Snack Bar Collective $10.00

Pops Parents on Parenting #1 by Jonas & friends $3.00


Test Mini Comic by Lucius Wisniewski $3.00

Uncle Holiday and Friends Comix by Djan Abeasi Vaughn $10.00


Fuzz and Pluck the Moolah Tree by Ted Stearn (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon by Shigeru Mizukis (D&Q) $12.95 – The second volume in the adventures of Shigeru Mizuki’s bizarre yokai boy Kitaro and his gaggle of otherworldly friends.

Such a Lovely Little War Saigon 1961-63 TPB by Marcelino Truong (Arsenal Pulp Press) $26.95

Neil Gaiman’s Troll Bridge, illustrated by Colleen Doran (Dark Horse) $14.99

The DC Universe By Neil Gaiman Deluxe Edition Hardcover $29.99 – Collecting for the first time in a single volume eight of the award-winning author’s celebrated stories of super-heroics!

Another Chance to Get It Right: A Childrens Book For Adults 25th Anniversary Edition by Andrew Vachss (Author), Geof Darrow (Illustrator) $14.99

Korgi Book TPB 4 by Christian Slade (Top Shelf) $9.99

Hellboy in Hell vol 2 The Death Card (Dark Horse) $17.99


Floodgate Companion by Robert Beatty (Floating World) $24.95 – Recalls paperback sci-fi, experimental animation, and the outsider realm of artist-released jazz and psychedelic records.

Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores by Bob Eckstein $22.00 – Hey! We’re in this book!


Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, Illinois, 1973-2005 (Scene History) by David Ensminger (Microcosm) $7.95 – Don’t miss author David Ensminger here at Quimby’s on Oct 18th with Daniel Makagon and Martin Sorrendeguy to talk documentation of DIY culture!

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir by Thomas Dolby (Flatiron Books) $27.99 – Science!

Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century by Simon Reynolds $18.99


Changers Book Three Kim by T. Cooper (Black Sheep) $11.95

The Game Don’t Change by Mazaradi Fox (Akashic) $12.95 – The only novel from deceased legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew.


Lost Profiles: Memoirs Of Cubism, Dada, And Surrealism by Philippe Soupault (City Lights Books) $13.95

Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett $24.99

Un/Masked: A Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn $24.99


The Book of Dangerous Cocktails: Adventurous Recipes for Serious Drinkers by Dylan March & Jennifer Boudinot $14.99

Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook by Albert Prodigy Johnson & by Kathy Iandoli $24.95


One Valencia Lane (New Lovers #8) by Bettina Davis (Badlands Unlimited LLC) $12.95


Uppercase #31 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00


I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems by Eileen Myles $16.99

In On the Great Joke by Laura Broadbent $17.95

Miximum Ca’ Canny the Sabotage Manuals by Ida Börjel (Commune Editions) $16.00 – At once practical handbook, philosophical inquiry, and series of fables set in Putin’s Russia, The Sabotage Manuals throws a wrench into the machinery of contemporary language, generating strange solidarities between saboteurs past and present. Sourced from political pamphlets and factory workers’ diaries, Borjel’s profound poem allows for the most expansive (and explosive) sense of sabotage.


Musnet 2: Impressions of the Master by Kickliy $19.95


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2017 Slingshots here now! Large $12, small $6

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Gnaw #1 Bread Most Done Jack by Dan Kelly $1.00

Printsploitation #2 by Scott R. Miller $4.00

Vita Machina The Cybernetic Sequences We Live Out by Julia Hornedo $5.00

Railroad Semantics Better Living through Graffiti and Trainhopping Box Set by Aaron Dactyl $19.95

Larceny #28 $2.00

This Bike is a Crack Pipe #1 Sep 16 $3.00

Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6 Aspergers and the Re Spectrum of Human Emotions split zine (Microcosm) $3.00

Identity Crisis Punk Subculture and Community (Microcosm) $9.00

Aversiona Zine of Therapeutic Vignettes Chapter 1 Dummy by Aaron Eisheid $5.00

Glutton #1 Sugar Rush by Jesse Szewczyk $5.00

Remedy Quarterly #21 Work and Play $12.00

Momentum by Kate Schneider $2.00

Pissing Vinegar #2 by Elizabeth Thompson $2.00

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives by by Zachary Auburn $12.00


Wolfman Chicago’s Big Butt Watches Boob Tube #1 & #2 by Nate Beaty $2.00 each

Broken Panels by Lane Milburn $5.00

Smoke Signal #25 $5.00 – Forty pages of comics and art including large Jay Rummel portfolio and Norman Rockwell parody cover by Will Elder (!) Also includes new work by: Marc Bell, John Broadley, Al Columbia, Rebekka Dunlap, Theo Ellsworth, Ali Fitzgerald, Siobhan Gallagher, Keren Katz, Tim Lane, Bjorn Miner & Dash Shaw.

Lip Balm by Oberon $1.00

Bird Dog Spread Your Buns and Fly by Douglas Laubacher $5.00

Superfuckers Forever #3 by James Kochalka $3.99

Naptime by Nate McDonough $8.00

Powdered Milk #15 by Keilor Roberts $2.00


Last Look by Charles Burns $29.95 – The trilogy that began with X’ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull—now in one volume.

Happy Trails by Scott Roberts $20.00

Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden (D&Q) $24.95

CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics by Betsy Gomez $14.99

What Am I Doing Here by Abner Dean $22.95

Becoming Andy Warhol by Nick Bertozzi and Pierre Hargan $24.95

Arab of the Future 2 by Riad Sattouf $26.00

Tetris: The Game People Play by Box Brown $19.99

The Greatest of Marleys by Lynda Barry (D&Q) $22.95 – Back in print!!

In The Sounds and Seas by Marnie Galloway (One Peace Books) $24.95

Demon vol 1 by Jason Shiga $19.99

Secret Love Lives of Geek Girls, ed. by Hope Nicholson (Dark Horse) $14.99

Adventure Time How to Warrior by Fionna and Cake $19.99

Return of the Honey Buzzard by Aimee De Jongh $22.95

Thought Bubble Anthology 2016 Anthology Collection Ten Years of Comics $9.99

Black Dog the Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean $24.99

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators Inventors and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs and Sophia Foster-Dimino $16.99


Street Art World by Alison Young (Reaktion) $35.00

Surf’s Beat Generation: An Art and Cultural Revolution in Orange County from 1953?1964 by Chrystal McCluney and Rhonda Gawthrop $24.95

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely From Around the World by Yee-Lum Mak and Kelsey Garrity-Riley $14.99

Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker $19.99

Popaganda Coloring Book by Ron English (Last Gasp) $12.95


Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena by Linda S. Godfrey $17.00

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher $17.00

Amica’s World: How a Giant Bird Came into Our Heart and Home by Meadow and Washo Shadowhawk (Microcosm) $16.95

Witches of America by Alex Mar $16.00

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects by Andy Warner $20.00

The Monster Book: Creatures, Beasts and Fiends of Nature by Nick Redfern $19.95

Revolution’s End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA by Brad Schreiber $24.99

Monsters of the Midwest True Tales of Bigfoot Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures by Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler $9.95

Satanic Panic: Pop-cultural Paranoia in the 1980s by Kier-La Janisse & Paul Corupe $29.95

The Great Pyramid of Giza: A Modern View on Ancient Knowledge by Willem Witteveen (Adventures Unlimited Press) $39.95

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper: The Most Complete Compendium of Ripper Stories Ever Assembled by Otto Penzler $25.00

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey $27.00


New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB by Steven Blush $24.99

Unfaithful Music and Disappering Ink by Elvis Costello $17.00

Rave and Its Influence on Art and Culture by M HKA (Black Dog Publishing) $34.95

God Forgive These Bastards LIMITED ED BOOK + TAXPAYERS LP SET (Microcosm) $19.95

This is A Book about the Kids in the Hall by John Semley $17.95

Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies by Kevin Smokler $16.95

Politics of Punk: Protest and Revolt from the Streets by David Ensminger $40.00

Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past by Eric Spitznagel $16.00

Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music by David Ensminger $47.00

Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson $29.95

The Original Topps Trading Card Series volume 3: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi $24.95

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism by Paul Youngquist $27.95

Florence Foster Jenkins: The Inspiring True Story of the World’s Worst Singer by Nicholas Martin $16.99

Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla by Cherry Vanilla $15.99 – Now in soft cover.

In My Humble Opinion: My So-Called Life (from the Pop Classics series) by Soraya Roberts $12.95

Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE by Pat Patterson $25.95

The Frightfest Guide to Exploitation Movies: The Dark Heart of Cinema by Alan Jones (FAB Press) $24.95

Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story, A Biography of Their Father by Ariel Teal & Colt Baird Toombs $25.00


Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei $14.00

33 Revolutions SC by Canek Sanchez Guevara $14.00

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong $16.99

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 ed. by by Rachel Kushner & 826 National $14.95

Repitition: A Novella by James Tadd Adcox $12.00


Defensive Eating with Morrissey: Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind by Joshua Ploeg and Automne Zingg (Microcosm) $14.95

Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You by Automne Zingg and Joshua Ploeg (Microcosm) $14.95

The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book by Elly Blue and Meggyn Pomerleau (Microcosm) $12.95

The Beard Coloring Book by Meggyn Pomerleau (Microcosm) $12.95

Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland by Laura O. Foster (Microcosm) $9.95

The Big Book of Buds Greatest Hits: Marijuana Varieties from the World’s Best Breeders by Ed Rosenthal $24.95

Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business without Losing Your Values by Caroline Moore $9.95


Four Futures: Life After Capitalism by Peter Frase $16.95

Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn $29.95

Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color” by Jessica Chandler and Chandler O’Leary $24.95

Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy by Lewis H. Lapham $29.95

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory #29 Anarcha-Feminisms $10.00

Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language by Esther Schor $32.00

Six Days in Cincinnati: A Graphic Account of the Riots That Shook the Nation a Decade Before Black Lives Matter (Comix Journalism) by Dan Méndez Moore (Microcosm) $11.95

The ABCs of Socialism by Bhaskar Sunkara & Phil Wrigglesworth (Verso/Jacobin) $14.95

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir Paperback by Ta-Nehisi Coates $16.00

Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance (Yale Series in Economic and Financial History) by Ian Klaus $22.00

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories by Lynne Tillman (Semiotext(e)/Native Agents) $17.95

The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution ed. by Bryan Shih and Yohuru Williams $24.99

Black Ops Advertising: Native Ads, Content Marketing and the Covert World of the Digital Sell by Mara Einstein (OR Books) $17.95

A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War” by Carmen Boullosa and Michael Wallace (OR Books) $15.95

Lafayette In the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell $16.00


Welcome to the Revolution: Pulsating Poetic Prophecies from the Maniacal Master of Mayhem by Calvin Strahan $10.00

Poems of a Shattered Mind by Mickey Bernardi $10.00

Metaphorical Fruit #3 Self Care by Amber Wong and Em Young $7.00


The Pitchfork Review #10 Sum 16 $19.96

AdBusters #128 vol 24 #6 Nov Dec 16 Year of Living Dangerously Part 5 $14.95

Juxtapoz #190 Nov 16 $6.99

Sneaker Freaker #36 $12.95

Witches Almanac #36 Spr 2017-2018 $12.95

The Feathertale Review #16 $12.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 33 #3 Fall 16 $6.95

Razorcake #94 $4.00

Howler #11 Fall 16 Knight of Cups $15.00

Tokewell #13 Sep Oct 16 $4.20

Tom Tom Magazine #27 Bloc Party $6.00

Shindig #59 Tape Leaders $12.99


Goddess Of Love Incarnate: The Life Of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr by Leslie Zemeckis $19.95

Oh Joy Sex Toy vols 1 & 2 by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (Limerence Press) $29.99 each


Quimby’s Bookstore is Coming to New York!


Since 1991 Quimby’s Bookstore has been selling zines and alternative literature in Chicago and now the founder, Steven Svymbersky is going to open a second store in New York! (No worries, the Chicago store isn’t going anywhere!) The first step is to find the right location. We are looking for a space with somewhere between 600-900 sq. ft. not too distant from a train stop. All neighborhoods are up for consideration. If you have any information or suggestions please contact Steven at ssvymberksy(at)gmail(dot)com.

Once a location is found it won’t take long for the store to open and then all the zines and small press publications will be accepted on consignment and events can be scheduled. Looking forward to promoting alternative and underground Lit and Art in New York city very soon!

Jessica Campbell reads Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists

7:00 pm


The history of twentieth-century art is filled with men, but one key component has always been missing: which of these men are boneable, and which are not. Jessica Campbell has created the definitive resource on the subject in this hilarious rundown of male artist hotness and notness with her book Hot Or Not: 20th Century Male Artists, published by Koyama Press.

“Hot Or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists […] is a hilarious, slyly subversive exploration of subjectivity, and the criticisms ultimate- ly reveal more about the critic than they do the artists.” — Oliver Sava, The A.V. Club

“With the way Campbell reduces Borduas’s or Mondrian’s ab- stractions even further, or captures what’s cute about Calder’s mien, she poo-poos macho ideas of artistic greatness, at the same time she showcases her own slyly unassuming skill.” — Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail

Jessica Campbell is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship, and also a comics instructor. She has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Greece, and was selected as one of NewCity’s 2015 breakout artists. She is a member of the Chicago-based comics collective Trubble Club and has published comics with micro press Oily Comics, and contributed to Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels.

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Koyama Press, Ed Kanerva at ed(at)koyamapress(dot)com

Friday, November 4th, 7pm – Free Event

Punk Then, Punk Now, Punk Forever: Documenting DIY Culture 11/18

7:00 pm

outofthebasementcov_lgA meet, greet, and discussion with authors David Ensminger and Daniel Makagon — two punkademics who explore and document the DIY scene of punk rock, plus local punk icon Martin Sorrondeguy of Limp Wrist and Los Crudos, who will be projecting photographs. The three will discuss punk history, their own involvement throughout the decades, DIY culture, and future issues, like chronicling scenes in a digital era that may lack traditional zines, flyers, and records.

Ensminger’s Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005 “emits in vigorous detail the lineaments of the sweat-drenched musical underground nestled in his rock hard hometown… sense impressions combine with slices of scholarly reflection and the author’s own energy and timeless enthusiasm.” —  Denise Sullivan.

Martin Sorrendeguy is a punk singer known worldwide for his work with Los Crudos and Limp Wrist; he is a filmmaker that made Beyond The Screams: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary in 1999, and is an avid photographer whose exhibits, monograph, and lectures document’s punk’s global impact.

Daniel Makagon’s Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows published by Microcosm “explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground communities and economies…” As associate professor at DePaul University, he teaches and researches urban communication, documentary, music culture, guerrilla art, and democracy. He edits the City Series for Liminalities too.

David Ensminger writes for Razorcake and teaches at Lee College. His new book, Out of the Basement (Microcosm Publishing) is a portrayal of a rust belt city full of rebel kids making DIY music despite the odds. It combines oral history, brutally honest memoir, music history, and a sense of blunt poetics to capture the ethos of life in the 1970s-2000s, long before the Internet made punk accessible to small towners. From dusty used record stores and frenetic skating rinks to dank basements and sweat-piled gigs to the radical forebears like the local IWW chapter, the book follows the stories of rebels struggling to find spaces and a sense of community and their place in underground history. It includes hilarious untold stories and anecdotes about Fred Armisen, Green Day, and the Misfits. Ensminger has authored six books covering both American roots music and punk rock history, including Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011) and Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons (PM Press, 2013), and Out of the Basement (Microcosm). His new The Politics of Punk analyzes radical music, social justice, community building, and punk philanthropy.

For more info:,

And this:

David Ensminger, “The Politics of Punk: Protest and Revolt from the Streets” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

Nov 18th, 7pm

Free Event

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