Monthly Archive for October, 2012

New Stuff This Week

Heads or Tails Stories
by Lilli Carré (fantagraphics) $22.99 – Poetic short fiction pieces from an artist Chicago is proud to call its own.

Zines & Zine-Related
Alamo Igloo #5 2012 by Herzik $5.00
Work Sucks #1 by Snick $1.00
Beyond the Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values by Joe Biel (Cantankerous Titles) $15.95
Decrepit Americana #3 by Iowa Joe $3.00
Field Manual for the Human Body by John Wawrzaszek, Jill Summers, Dean Johnson $3.00
Home Brew #2 by Adam J. Kurtz $4.00
Graze #2 Fall 12 $10.00
Drowning on Dry Land by Erik Ruin $12.00

Comics & Comix
Ted Mays Injury #4 $6.00
Mimiko in Dreamland by Ginette Lapalme $7.00
Rudderless by Kim Gee $7.00
Plenty of Time by Ben Grisanti, Becka Kinzie and Brandon Pace $3.00
Comics from Tom Davidson: Circle City Tales, DTales
Distance Mover issues #3-#5 by Patrick Kyle $5.00 each

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Black Mass by Patrick Kyle (Mother Books) $19.99 – The collected Black Mass. chronicles the story of Turdswallo Blackteeft, a curmudgeonly werido with latent magical powers he can’t quite get a handle on. Also featuring an eclectic cast of punk rockers degenerate and generate alike, including Turdswallo’s roomate/best friend/brother/lover, Dingball.
Cartoon Utopia by Ron Rege Jr. (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Art & Design
Lowbrow Tarot: An Artistic Collaborative Effort in Honor of Tarot by Aunia Kahn and Russell J. Moon $34.99
Morris Park Crew: The Official History by John F. Lorne (Schiffer) $34.99
Last Vispo Anthology Visual Poetry 1998-2008 (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Seven Years With Banksy by Robert Clarke $14.95
Life and Death in Tattoo Flash by Christopher Norrell $29.99

Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet by Terry Hope Romero (Da Capo) $35.00 – From the co-author of the Veganomicon.

Drug-Related Books
Ganja Millioaire: Opportunities in the Hemp and Medical Marijuana Industries by Kenwa Jabuki $18.99 – Who says you need a resume to get a well paying job?

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Evidence of the Gods: A Visual Tour of Alien Influence in the Ancient World Erich Von Daniken (New Page) $19.99 – From the author of Chariot of the Gods. You know we evolved from aliens, or at least our technology did, right?
In The Seventies : Adventures in the Counter-Culture by Barry Miles (Serpent Tail) $19.95 – Memoir from the co-owner of the Indica Gallery and helped start the International Times (and wrote the book London Calling). This book challenges modern perceptions of the decade with great anecdotes featuring an extraordinary cast of characters, from Allen Ginsberg to Richard Hell, Leonard Cohen to Brian Eno.

Politics & Revolution
Intervention Series 14: Uprising on Poetry and Finance by Franco Bifo Beradi (Semiotext[e]) $13.95

Keyhole Factory by William Gillespie (Soft Skull) $16.95
2 books from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet: Ghost Lights and Magnificence

Bizarre #194 Nov 12 $10.50
Brownbook #35 $14.99
ID Magazine Fall 12 $12.99
Blood and Thunder #21 $5.99
Inked Nov 12 #50 $6.99

Hang Glider and Mud Mask by Jason Jagel and Brian McMullen (McSweeneys) $14.95
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch $16.95
All The Wrong Questions: Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket and Seth $15.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
Literary Review vol 55 #3 Sum Fall 12 $8.00
Creative Nonfiction #46 Fall 12 $10.00
Black Velvet #74 $9.00
Sup Magazine #25 $17.99
Mojo #228 Nov 12 $9.99

Sex & Sexy
The Contemporary Illustrated Pin-Up $34.99

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New Stuff This Week

New Sludge City by Brendan Leach (Retrofit) $5.00 – Body flip sci-fi in an assured pencil line, Leach’s New Sludge City does a lot with layers of implication. Interesting and composed, I think there’s a kinship here to the immediacy and structure of Dash Shaw’s work. -EF

Zines and Zine-Related Books
Discomfort #4 by Dave Gunn $3.00
Ugly  No 1 #9 Sep 12 Seeing Is Eternally Internal by Matt Soria $5.00
Inspirado #1 by Marissa Falco and Megan Mary Creamer $4.00
Communicating Vessels #24 Fall Win 12 13 $3.50
Skyface Sensrmap by Brenna Murphy $5.00
Yakuza Papers by Sloane Leong $8.00
Ad Hoc #1 A Collection of Interviews with Seven Artist Run Spaces $3.00
Shotgun Seamstress Zine Collection: A Zine By and For Punks by Osa Atoe $20.50

Comics & Comix
Haiku Revue: Autobiographical Comics by Rachel Foss $5.00
Powdered Milk #7 by Keiler Roberts $2.50
End of the Fucking World #11 by Charles Fors,an $1.00
Flayed Corpse #1 by Josh Simmons $1.00
Dumpling King #1 by Alex king $1.00
Close Your Eyes When You Let Go #2 by James Hindle $1.00
Moose #11 $1.00
Word and Voice #2 by Aaron Cockle $1.00
Where the Mountain Came From: The Chronicles of Fortune Continue by Caroline Picard $4.00
Fur and Trembling by Olivia $3.00
What a Gas: A Howie Doo Book by Nick Thorburn (Secret Headquarters) $5.00
Secret Prison #7 $15.00
Small Dog Other #1 by Brian Blomerth $10.00
Ritual #1 Real Life by Malachi Ward (Revival House Press) $7.00
Everything is Better in Chicago #1 by Meghan Ansbach $4.00
Comics from Anthony Meloro: Ghost Heat Up #4 and Misper #1 and #2
Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
The Hive by Charles Burns (Pantheon) $21.95 – Book 2 in the Xed Out Series!
Important Comics vol 2 by Dina Kelberman $12.00
The Walking Dead: Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga $24.99
Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism by Mike Mignola et al. $19.99
Youll Never Know Book 3 Soldiers Heart: A Graphic Memoir by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Art & Design Books
The Merlin Years: The Art of Team Macho $29.95
Pass the Spoon: A Sort Of Opera About Cookery by David Shrigley and friends $12.50
Interiors by Jonas Wood (Picturebox) $24.95
Raymond Pettibon: Whuytuyp $35.00 – A rare occassion: a sort of affordable Raymond Pettibon book!
Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs Ah Pook and Me by Malcolm McNeill (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – Image collaboration with William S. Burroughs
The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here: Images From the Graphic Novel (Fantagraphics) $39.99
The Waldorf Panels On Sculpture (1965) $16.00
Scott Burton: Collected Writings On Art and Performance 1965-1975, ed. by David J. Getsy $18.00
Collective Actions: Audience Recollections From the First Five Years 1976-1981 $24.00
The Great Showdowns by Scott C. $14.95 – Thanks to everybody that came out for this wonderful event to see Scott Campbell this evening!
Dreams Toward Reality by Andrew Hem (Zero Plus) $45.00
Beautiful Decay Book 8 The Seven Deadly Sins $20.00 – Experimental, grotesque, and groundbreaking art.
Blow Your Head: A Diplo Zine vol 1 Dancehall by Diplo, Shane McCauley and Mad Decent (Picturebox) $20.00
Burn After Reading by Romany Wg (Carpet Bombing Culture) $16.95 – RomanyWG, compiler of bestselling photography book Beauty in Decay, compiles pictures of mural graffiti.
Sharktoof (Zero Plus) $40.00

Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government: A Novel by David Dusty Cupples $14.99
Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories by Don DeLillo $15.00
And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut a Life by Charles J. Sheilds $16.99 – Now in soft cover.

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations by Michael ian Black $15.00
ConspiracyGeek: Collected Writings and Interviews by Joan D’Arc $19.95
Coal to Diamonds by Beth Ditto (with Michelle Tea) $22.00 – Memoir from Beth Ditto of The Gossip.
We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy: A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen $27.00
Fear and Loathing At Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson $18.00
Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS by Peter Criss $26.00 – Open to any page. There is a debate about what drug is being consummed. -LM
Medusas Gaze and Vampires Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan $26.00

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen $25.00

Dog Dreams by Michael Wetz (Gingko) $14.95 – A kids book for the street art set.
Alphabet City Out on the Streets by Michael De Feo (Gingko) $19.95 – Street arty alphabet book, finally back in print!

Mash Tun #2 Craft Beer Journal $8.00 – The world’s only journal about craft beer and the culture that surrounds it, born and brewed in Chicago’s Bridgeport community of the future.
Clutter #17 Like Toys Love Clutter $9.99
Toilet Paper #5 Feb 12 $14.00
Survivalist #7 $4.95
Make vol 32 $14.99
Paleo Magazine Oct Nov 12 $5.99
Gentlewoman #6 Fall Win 12 $14.99
Fantastic Man #16 Fall Win 12 $14.99
Humanbeing Lawnmower #3 $6.00
Maximumrocknroll #354 Nov 12 $4.00
Filter Good Music Guide Oct Nov Dec 12 $2.99
Magnet #92 $4.99
Clash #78 $8.99
Wire Oct 12 #344 $9.99
Alarmist Magazine #1 Holy Book $15.50
Uncut Nov 12 #186 $9.99
Harpers Magazine Nov 12 $6.99
Radical History Review Fall 12 $14.00
Dissent Fall 12 $10.00

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
Specimen Magazine #3 $6.00
South Loop Review vol 14 $10.00
Midwestern Gothic #7 Fall 12 $12.00
If You Offer A Poet A Drink by The Back to Print Creatives $18.00
Weird Cookies Poetry #1 Sep 12 $2.00

Sexy Stuff
Transformation #81 $12.50
Handbook vol 6 #4 2012: Alternative Quarterly Masked Issue #4 $6.00

Other Stuff
Jaws Peanuts Poster $15.00
More Build Your Own Postcards!!!

Scott Jacobs on The Once and Future Bucktown 11/15

Nov ’12
7:00 pm

In Scott Jacobs’ new book Never Leave Your Block (Dead Tree Press), Bucktown is the setting for 33 stories about life in Chicago’s fabled blue collar neighborhood. Jacobs recounts his first years living in Bucktown in 1974 as well as more modern adventures in a fast-gentrifying community. He spends a season with the players in the Holstein Park adult basketball league, goes gambling with the Bucktown Seniors at an Indiana casino, visits Bucktown’s barbershops and Laundromats and delves into the mystery of how Chicago collects its garbage, plows its streets and chooses its St. Patrick’s Day Queen. On this special evening, he will read excerpts from Never Leave Your Block and talk about whether Bucktown’s best days are over.

  “A born storyteller . . . What sets this book apart is Jacobs’s sharp and compulsively readable observations of family, friends, neighbors, and even places like Whole Foods . . . How going to the grocery store can captivate a reader for more than a few pages is a testament to Jacobs ability to write what he knows and write it well.”                                                                                                                 – Chicago Pipeline

 “An intriguing study of modern Chicago, very much recommended reading.”  – Midwest Book Review

 “I’ve covered Chicago for almost 50 years, and every time I want to know what people are really thinking and doing in the neighborhoods, I turn to Scott.”      – Bill Kurtis

Scott Jacobs is a Chicago writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Slate and The Week Behind. Under the pen name Stump Connolly, he has produced three books about the presidential campaigns of 1996, 2004 and 2008. His DVD collections Road to The Presidency: Inside The Clinton Campaign (1992) and True Life Video Stories (2000) ­ are also available at Quimby’s. For more info visit

Thursday, November 15, 7pm – Free Event

Granta’s Best of Young Brazilian Novelists Launches at Quimby’s 11/13

Nov ’12
7:00 pm

As part of a global event series, Granta is coming to Chicago to launch The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists. Visiting Brazilian authors Cristhiano Aguiar, Miguel del Castillo and current Chicago-local Chico Mattoso will join Granta editor John Freeman to read from and explore their first works translated into English. From the story of a family marked by guerilla resistance to the military dictatorship in Uruguay to the memory of lost love to a man whose ennui drives him to check out of his life by checking into a hotel, these are the bold, cosmopolitan new voices of Brazil. Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists is the English-language edition of the best-selling collection from Granta em portugues, Granta’s Brazilian partner.

 ‘Here are Jorge Amado’s vibrant offspring; proof that one of the great pleasures of reading is finding the unexpected, the voices we didn’t even know we needed,’ says Freeman.

Chico Mattoso is currently studying screenwriting at Northwestern, is the author of two novels and has worked as a magazine editor and journalist. Writer and essayist Cristhiano Aguiar is a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and was the editor of two experimental Brazilian literary magazines. Once an architecture student and editor of Noz architecture magazine, Miguel del Castillo is a prize-winning author who also works as an editor at Cosac Naify publishing house. 

Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm – Free Event

For more info:

All The Writers I Know Series Presents “Things Already Said” 11/17

Nov ’12
7:00 pm

Queer literary showcase All The Writers I Know will be hosting a night of spoken word performances titled “Things Already Said” about influences in queer art and life on November 17th. Co-produced by Patrick Gill and Mar Curran, ATWIK strives to showcase local queer spoken word talent in an all-ages setting.

“Our goal is to bring queer artists together in a space that is safe for them to share their work and also affirming of their queerness,” Gill (pictured) said. Curran added, “We hope that exploring who has influenced their poetry, spoken word, storytelling, or fiction will be a way for our performers to celebrate who they’ve become. We want the audience to see it as both an homage to those before us and a love letter to who they have developed into.”

Hosting the event is Curran, known for performing his poetry at local showcases such as Word Is Out and Homolatte, in addition to writing for In Our Words blog. Featured performers include H. Melt, Ali Scott, and Jayson Brooks; three other performers will be announced before the showcase.

For more info: visit ATWIK’s Facebook page

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7pm – Free Event