2015 Holiday Season Hours & Mail Order Info

Quimby’s Holiday Hours

Wed, Nov 25th, noon-5pm

Thurs, Nov 26th CLOSED

Thurs, Dec 24th noon-5pm

Fri, Dec 25th CLOSED

Thurs, Dec 31st, noon-5pm

Fri, Jan 1st, 2016 CLOSED

Note! For U.S. domestic mail orders, to have your items delivered by 12/24/15, orders must be placed by 12/10/15.

New Stuff This Week

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PPP Zines of Paper Rad: Selections from the Collection of Paul Bright $50.00


Collections of Expression $5.00

We Will Become Strangers $4.00

You Must Always Have a Secret Plan #5 $3.00

Graphic Novels & Comics & Minis

Lumberjanes to the MAX $39.99

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen NEMO Trilogy Slipcase (Top Shelf) $39.99

Butter and Blood by Steven Weissman $13.00

Our Expanding Universe by A Robinson (Top Shelf) $19.99

How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up by Andy Slater $3.00

Celebrate the People #3 Hike Up Yer Britches Folks Its Time For Book $7.00

That’s Me in the Corner $2.00

Barroom Antihero $3.00

various issues of Laskimooses!

2 from Perfectly Acceptable Press:
Don’t Worry by Anna Haifisch $15.00
Fingers of Doom by Raquel Meyers $4.00

Weird Realms of the Unkown #1 $5.00

Art Books

Skull A Day by Noah Scanlin $25.00


Reflections of a Project Girl by S. Luna $7.99

First Bad Man by Miranda July $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Magazines & Lit Journals

Bust Dec 15 Jan 16 vol 96 $5.99

Harpers Magazine Dec 15 $6.99

Under the Radar #55 Nov 15 $5.99

Lucky Peach #17 the Breakfast Issue Winter 15 $12.00

Wire #381 Oct 15 $9.99

Tape Op #110 Nov Dec 15 $4.95

Bite Me Magazine #3 The Mouth Issue Big Mouth $20.00

Overtime Hour 38 Fact Finding Fact-Finding $2.00

Music Books

City Baby Surving in Leather, Bristles, Studs, Punk, Rock, and GBH by Ross Lomas $14.95

To Disco with Love by David Hamsley $19.99

Mayhem & Essays

Fraud Upon the Court Reclaiming the Law Joyfully by M Maxwell $14.95

Historical Apothecary Compendium A Guide to Terms and Symbols by D.A. Goldstein $50

Care and Feeding of a Spirit Board by Craig Conley $16.95

How to Believe in Your Elf by Craig Conley $14.95

We Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data by Curtis White (Melville House) $25.95

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction To Film by Patton Oswalt $15.00

JFK From Parkland to Bethesda the Ultimate Kennedy Assassination Compendium by V Palamara $19.95

Information Doesnt Want to Be Free Laws for the Information Age by Cory Doctorow (McSwnys) $15.00

Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When it Wasnt Supposed To by Paul Dickson $19.95

Politics & Revolution

Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice by D Pilgrim (PM Press) $24.95

New Stuff This Week


Found After Dark #1 Addicted to Infidelity $14.99 – This special edition of FOUND Magazine is made in the collage style of the original and jam-packed with finds discovered in dumpsters, left at bus stations, and peeled off of sidewalks from around the world. Finds include desperate and hilarious pleas for hook-ups, sexy to-do lists, and “romantic” notes. More raw than Dirty FOUND, Found After Dark also features delightful illustrations by the infamous Tony Millionaire, the talented Sophie McMahan, and from the mind of Anna Stasek.


Mould Map #4 (2015), co-edited by Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler (Landfill Editions) $21.70 – Comics anthology about Europe and its possible futures. Featuring newly commissioned comics, art and graphics from artists such as Will Sweeney, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Amalia Ulman, Yuri Pattison, Suzanne Treister, Jody Barton, Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Roope Eronen and more. 128 pages, 5 color offset.


Bad Touch #2 by Corrine Halbert and Scott R. Miller $5.00

2 issues of Remedy Quarterly! #18 Fresh, #19 Share, $12.00 each

Punks Git Cut: A Zine Anthology by Jay Howell $25.00

Zines Dan Varenka:
Chicks with Dicks $2.50
Eat $5.00

Obzine #1 by Cara Despain and Mary Toscano $17.50

Living Southerners by Yidan Wu $2.00

We Will All Die Horribly vols 1-3 $4.00-$7.00

Cleaver Quarterly #6 $17.00

We’re All Vegans by Emilie Karl $4.00

Abstract Door #6 Gargoyles and Garbage Let it Sink #9 split by Vicki Lim and Jim Joyce $3.00

Tales From Greenfuzz #4 by William Sweeney (Landfill Editions) $9.66

PWF: Pro Wrestling Feelings #2 $5.00

Bye Bye Stalag 17A vol 1 1940 and Return to Stalag 17A vol 2 2014 by Pierre Gouzin $6.00



š! #22 Baltic Comics Magazine Aug 2015 “Fashion” $12.00 – Contributors: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Dace Sieti?a (Latvia), D?vis Ozols (Latvia), Hetamoé (Portugal), Ingr?da Pi?uk?ne (Latvia), Joseph P Kelly (UK), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laura Callaghan (Ireland), Léo Quievreux (France), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Marie Jacotey (France), M?rti?š Zutis (Latvia), Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia), Otaki (South Korea), Roman Muradov (Russia), Sharmila Banerjee (Germany), Tamia Baudouin (France) and Tin Can Forest (Canada). 64 pages, full-color.


š! #23 Baltic Comics Magazine Nov 2015 “Redrawing Stories from the Past” $12.00 – Contributors: M?rti?š Zutis (Latvia), Max Baitinger (Germany), Paula Bulling (Germany), Vuk Palibrk (Serbia), Zosia Dzier?awska (Poland) and a postscript by Ole Frahm (Germany). 188 pages, full-color.

issues of Mini Kus, all $5.00!:
#34 Limonchik by Mikkel Sommer
#36 Pages to Pages by Lai Tat Tat Wing
#37 Snake in the Nose by Tommi Musturi

Crass Sophisticate #35 by Josh Reinwald and Justin Rosenberg $3.00

Mini Kus #35 Birthday by Theo Elssworth $5.00

Laskimooses #26 Laskimooseksen Saapumuksen Ilmoitus by Tohtori Matti Hagelbergin $7.00

Twilight Children #2 by Gilbert Hernandez $4.99

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay by Hiro $5.00


Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler by Shigeru Mizuki (D&Q) $24.95

Batman Unwrapped R.I.P. by Grant Morrison & friends $34.99

City of Clowns by Daniel Alarcón and Sheila Alvarado $22.95 – A story of among other things, chronicle the life of street clowns, sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Peru.

Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter’s Memoir (You’ll Never Know) by Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Radioactive by Lauren Redniss $29.99

Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz $40.00

The Suspended Castle: A Philemon Adventure by Fred $16.95

Thought Bubble Anthology 2015 #5 $3.99

Pure Shores by Jaakko Pallasvuo and Hugh Frost (Landfill Editions) $15.70

Adventure Time vol 6 $14.99

The Bus vol 2 by Paul Kirchner $16.00

Cyanide and Happiness Stab Factory by Rob and Dave Kris $14.99

Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch $17.95


Crucial Interventions by Richard Barnett $35.00


I Blame Dennis Hopper And Other Stories from A Life Lived In and Out of the Movies by Illena Douglas (Flatiron Books) $25.99


Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic by Ginger Strand $27.00 – Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt Vonnegut and reveals how science’s ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists.


If The Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons by Judah Friedlander $16.99 – A book of hilarious and ingenious comic drawings from the popular 30 Rock star and “World Champion” comedian Judah Friedlander, hailed by Tina Fey as “one of the all-time great weirdos.”

The Bassoon King: My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson $26.95


Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter $17.00

Bright Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America Brightsided Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich $16.00

Antidote: Happiness for People Who Cant Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman $15.00

That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion by Rachel Herz $15.95

The Wild Life of our Bodies by Rob Dunn $15.99

Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley $15.99


Rebel Lexis by Paul Alan $7.49


Frank 151 #62 $12.00

Monocle vol 9 #88 Nov 15 Design Directory 02 Design Directions $12.00

V Magazine #98 Winter 15 Born to be Brad $7.50

Apartamento #16 $19.95

Neue Journal #1 $35.00

Rollacoaster #17 $20.50

Skin Art #163 $7.99


Sheriff Nottingham’s Holiday Herald vol 1 #4 $10.00

Tabloid #1 $.25



Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto $14.95 – See a new, caring side to the legendary science fiction monster. Is this what Giger would have done if he had done children’s books?

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith $20.00


Greetings From Krampus, 24 Assorted Postcards $14.95

Zen Colouring Advanced Art Therapy Winter Wonderland $15.75

Color Me Turkey: A Thanksgiving Recipe and Coloring Book by Joanna and Todd Miller, Patrick Burnell $6.00

New Stuff This Week

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Srviv #3 by Jonas Cannon $3.00

Reclaiming Resilience by Veronika Boundless $6.00

Bad Anime vol 8 Why the Board is Very Wrong Issue by Vanessa Barros Andrade $6.00

Records #1 by Ian McDuffie $2.00

Garbage People #1 $2.00

New #zines + #comics at #quimbys

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MENS FEELINGS #2 by Ted May (Revival House Press) $5.00 – A delicate, yet satirical examination of the male psyche set against the modern cultural landscape.


Troll by Martin Flink $4.95

comics by B. Lehmann:
Garbage Quest $5.00
How Baseball Works $4.00

Through the Forest #1 by Jon Marchione $6.00

Snail Comix #2 presents Leaf Rider $4.00

Comics by Laura Grothaus: $3.00 each
Some Tips for Dealing with Ghosts
Some Tips for Revenge
Sleep Walkers Atlas


Trashed: An Ode to the Crap Job of All Crap Jobs by Derf Backderf (Abrams) $18.95 – Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms.


The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by JH Williams III (Vertigo) $24.99 – 25 years later, we get The Sandman origin story from Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed series. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.

New Construction: Two More Stories by Sam Alden (Uncivilized Books) $17.95 – A collection of two new stories from cartoonist and Adventure Time contributor Sam Alden. In “Household,” a brother and sister deal with divergent memories of their father and grow closer than ever. In “Backyard,” vegans and anarchists share a house, small dramas and bizarre transformations (featuring a new, never before published ending).

Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard vol 3 by David Peterson & friends $19.99

Crossed Badlands vol 14 by Kieron Gillen & friends (Avatar) $19.99 – Collects issues #75 – 80.

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans and Paul Buhle (Verso) $16.95

Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost” and Other Macabre Tales from Japan by Sean Michael Wilson (Shambala) $16.95

Klaxon by Si Spencer and Dix (SelfMadeHero) $19.99

Hysteria Graphic Freud by by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate (SelfMadeHero) $24.95 – An account of Sigmund Freud’s early work that led to the foundation of psychoanalysis.

Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film by Edward Ross (SelfMadeHero) $24.95

One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations (SelfMadeHero) $19.95


Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century by Liz McQuiston (Phaidon) $39.95 – An accessible and richly illustrated exploration of how art and design have driven major social and political change in the 21st century.

JR: Can Art Change the World? by JR, Nato Thompson & Joseph Remnant (Phaidon) $59.95 – The first major and in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic and anonymous Parisian photographer/street artist/activist behind some of the world’s most provocative large-scale public photography projects. Features a survey essay by Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time, New York.

Bread and A Dog by Natsuko Kuwahara (Phiadon) $14.95 – A dog poses in photos under a table with different kinds of bread. And there’s recipes!! WOOF.


Fantastic Man: Men of Great Style and Substance by Jop van Bennekom & Gert Jonkers (Phaidon) $49.95


Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter $14.00 – Now in soft cover!

Pickle Index: A Novel by Eli Horowitz $15.00


Chapter And Verse (New Order, Joy Division And Me) by Bernard Sumner $27.99 – Memoir from a founding member of Joy Division, and later as the front man of New Order.

The Art of Asking Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer $15.99 – Now in soft cover.

I’ll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones $26.99

Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999 by DJ Ross One (PowerHouse) $35.00 – Includes rare shirts from a wide selection of the who’s-who of the business including: Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Beastie Boys, Eric B and Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Nas, EMPD, and many, many more.


Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 ed. by Adam Johnson & 826 National $14.95 – Includes work from LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCÓN, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS, VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWER & more.

I Can Give You Anything But Love by Gary Indiana $25.95

House of My Own: Stories from My Life by Sandra Cisneros $28.95

Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter and David Friend $18.00

Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum $16.00


My Adventures with Your Money: George Graham Rice and the Golden Age of the Con Artist by T.D. Thornton $28.99

It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright $21.00 – A history of heartbreak-replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip-and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time.


Preserving: Conserving, Salting, Smoking, Pickling by Ginette Mathiot, edited by Clotilde Dusoulier (Phaidon) $29.95 – Classic French preserving techniques updated for a modern audience. Preserve fruit, vegetables, meat and fish with a beautifully illustrated guide.

Making A Silk Cocoon Art Journal #1 A How To Zine by Katie Cisek $5.00

Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse: Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive (Sacred Activism) by Carolyn Baker (North Atlantic Books) $16.95


Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz, Juan Carlos Mena, and René Redzepi (Phaidon) $29.95 – 100 recipes accompanied by interviews, street and food photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps!

Sexy Sacred Shrooms by John W. Allen (Ronin Publishing) $20.00

Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life by Heather Greene $17.00

Great Moments in Chocolate History, with 20 Classic Recipes From Around The World by Howard Yana Shapiro (National Geographic) $19.95


Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich $16.00

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf $30.00


Low Life by Jim Vail (Bland Publishing) $25.00


Letters of Joe Hill: Centenary Edition by Joe Hill, ed. by Philip S. Foner & Alexis Buss (Haymarket) $11.95 – “Joe Hill’s influence is everywhere. Without Joe Hill, there’s no Woody Guthrie, no Dylan, no Springsteen, no Clash, no Public Enemy, no Minor Threat, no System of a Down, no Rage Against the Machine.”—Tom Morello, from the foreword. Radical songwriter and organizer Joe Hill was murdered by the capitalist state in 1915, but his songs continue to inspire working-class activists and musicians. In this collection of letters, readers are provided a window into the political reflections and personal struggles behind Hill’s legend.


The Baffler #29 $12.00

Juxtapoz #179 Dec 15 $6.99

Cabinet #57 Spr 15 Catastrophe $12.00

Wax Poetics #63 $11.99


Psycho Holosuite #1 $5.00

East and West and Two Apple Boxes by Gabriel Johnson $5.00


My Wild Family by Laurent Moreau $17.99

Benny and the Lost Roar by Karen White, illustrated by Eddie Fieg $15.00

Include Your Zine or Comic in Read/Write Library’s Pop Up Library!

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Read/Write Library will be hosting a month-long Pop Up Library as part of the City’s new Activate! initiative in partnership with Latent Design: http://www.activate-chi.org/boombox/.

Drop your zine or comic off at Quimby’s for it and we’ll pass it along!

Throughout November, community members will continuously rewrite the cultural history of Wicker Park by adding their stories and publications to the shelves, as well as learn how to uncover and document their histories through public programs.

The goal in all Read/Write Pop Up Libraries is to connect community members across cultural and generational lines, making their histories visible and helping to make cultural participation more accessible. Read/Write Library is currently the only library of its kind in the world.

You can find full details here: http://readwritelibrary.org/rewritable-wicker-park-pop-up-november-2015

And a Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724108804486364/

Info as per the Read/Write site:

Rewritable Wicker Park is a month-long Pop Up Library and public program series that will showcase and connect the cultural contributions that generations of community members have made to establish the neighborhood as an internationally recognized creative engine. By adding the stories of their organizations, families, galleries, publications, parishes, classrooms, theaters, neighbors and more to the Library’s shelves throughout the month of November, community members both past and present will come together to craft the historical and cultural narrative of one the city’s most dynamic areas.

This Pop Up Library will be the first resident in the new Boombox kiosk on Milwaukee Avenue’s Mautene Court, part of Activate! Chicago’s programs for bringing public plazas to life through culture and entrepreneurship. It will be the largest Pop Up Library to date for Read/Write Library as the nonprofit approaches its 10-year anniversary in February 2016.

Beginning with media drawn from the collections of Read/Write Library and neighborhood organizations, the Pop Up Library will feature a diverse array of publications including decades of community newspapers, artist books, music and culture magazines, poetry chapbooks, comics, zines, family memoirs, handbills, community plans, and more — representing Wicker Park’s history through the first person, creative expressions of those who have lived, worked, and studied here.

Reflecting the interconnectedness of neighborhoods in the West Town community area, the Pop Up Library will welcome Library contributors to determine their own relationship to and definition of the neighborhood as it intersects with Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, West Town, and other areas.

Public Events

The Pop Up Library will be open during regular browsing and reading hours (to be posted on readwritelibrary.org), and will host public events and workshops each weekend. Food trucks will have warm food and drink for purchase at each event. All events are free and welcome to all ages.

Opening & Collection Kickoff — Saturday, November 7th 3-5pm
Performances, readings, storytelling, and interactive neighborhood history discussion.

Neighborhood Research & Documentation — Saturday, November 14th 3-5pm
Workshop to learn fun and useful techniques for discovering the history of your neighborhood through interviews, research at community institutions, and making connections with your neighbors and local businesses.

How and Why to Preserve Your Family & Community Media
Saturday, November 21st 3-5pm
Hands-on workshop to learn about saving the documents of our past (and present).

Final Friday Celebration — November 27th — 5-7pm
Activate!, Read/Write Library and partner organizations present closing performances for Rewritable Wicker Park.


Read/Write Library invites you to rewrite your city’s history by putting your story on the shelf. In our public Humboldt Park location, neighborhood Pop Up Libraries, and workshops, we use community media to highlight a region’s creative and political interdependencies, creating a visible network of primary sources that make cultural participation accessible and honor the contributions of all of Chicagoans. Formerly Chicago Underground Library, Read/Write Library will celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2016. www.readwritelibrary.org | @TheChibrary

Activate! Chicago is a new initiative from the City of Chicago in partnership with Latent Design that transforms underutilized public plazas into cultural and economic catalysts.
Activate! will curate unique cultural experiences in neighborhoods across Chicago. This is a multi- faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Capitalizing on a local community’s assets, inspiration and potential, placemaking creates public spaces that promote people’s health happiness, and economic well-being. www.activate-chi.org | #ActivateChi

Boombox is a prefabricated micro retail kiosk installed in high volume public spaces to provide short term pop up retail opportunities for local entrepreneurs and community activators.
Boombox combines the successful features of pop-up shops and festival booths. It provides innovative transitional retail spaces at affordable weekly rates. This exceptionally designed space will become an iconic attraction that will rival coveted storefront locations without the capital commitment.

Final Friday is our signature event series bringing small and large scale performances to select sites across the city. We curate work in partnership with our community partners that is provocative, hilarious, emotional, but never typical to break the routine with a moment of reflection and wonder. #FinalFri

Latent Design specializes in ideation, strategy, and execution of scalable and highly experiential architecture and urban design. Our participatory approach to design creates new social impact systems by leveraging creative disruption in our urban environments.www.latentdesign.net @latent_design