Daily Archive for December 31st, 2009

Quimby’s Founder Steven Svymbersky Says Hello!

Jan ’10
2
1:00 pm

family

In 1991 Steven Svymbersky, the founder of Quimby’s, opened the store’s in Chicago on 1328 N. Damen (at Evergreen) in Wicker Park, in a 1000 sq. ft. space. Since 1985 he had published over 50 zines with his friends, and had published Quimby Magazine for five years in Boston. Steven’s philosophy of the store: “I really want to carry every cool – bizarre – strange – dope – queer – surreal – weird publication ever written and published and in time Qvimby’s will. Because I know you’re out there and you just want something else, something other, something you never even knew could exist.” In 1997 he sold the store to the current owner Eric Kirsammer, and he moved to Amsterdam. Now he’s back to say hello! A limited engagement!