Monthly Archive for May, 2007

Cool goings on

A few weeks ago we had some cool visitors, Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd, comics artists (“Unlovable”) and authors of the fantastic book Whatcha Mean Whats a Zine. They talked about stuff and showed us their amazing paper mache photocopier!

EPW and MT

Paper Mache Photocopier

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New Stuff 5/26/07

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2NDHAND & Tao Lin reading, reviewed

Literago’s Nick Osdick has an excellent review (as well as some photos) of the last THE2NDHAND event at Quimby’s, which featured an “Inside The Actors Studio” Q&A with hip-lit dreamboat, Tao Lin.

Dishwasher Pete at Quimby’s!

Dishwasher Pete

“Dishwasher Pete” Jordan enthralled a packed house here at Quimby’s with passages from his book Dishwasher: One Mans Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States. He was nice enough to get artsy and all cardinal direction-y in our photobooth. What we thought was super cool was that we were the only bookstore in Illinois that he read at on his tour (on purpose!), since he has a longstanding relationship with both Quimby’s and Steven, the original owner of Quimby’s. We are proud Dishwasher Pete did his fantastic event here, and we wish him luck on his way back home to Amsterdam, where he and his wife are in the process of buying a bike shop.