Monthly Archive for December, 2012

New Stuff This Week & Holiday Hours

Our hours for New Year’s Eve and New Years Day:
Dec 31st noon-5pm and Jan 1st, 2013 CLOSED.
Quimby’s resumes our usual hours on Wed, Jan 2nd when we will open at noon.

…and here’s NEW STUFF THIS WEEK:

Thou Shalt Not Talk About the White Boys Club by Sari $2.50

East Village Inky #51 by Ayun Halliday $3.00
Goat Fucker #3 Get Rad or Die $6.00
Fury #21 Photographs by Mark Novotny $3.00
I Drove to the City by Mark Ehling $5.00
Docs #2 Fall 12 Journal of Microbiography $2.00
No Better Voice #3 by Jami $2.00
Nature Zine #1 ReConnecting with the Natural World  by Nessie Grace $3.00

Comics & Comix
Last Train to Old Town Chapter 1 by Kenan Rubenstein $10.00
Slurricane #4 by Will Laren $5.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Problematic Sketchbook Drawings 2004-2012 by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics) $28.99
Perennial Islanders: Last Parable Book 1 Prologue to the Islanders by CK Arthur $14.00
Lollygag $15.00
Ticket Stub by Tim Hensley $14.00
Castle Waiting vol 1 SC by Linda Medley (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagion (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Batman Incorporated TPB by Grant Morrison et al. $19.99
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger The Man In Black by Stephen King et al. $24.99
Hard West by Mikko Komu $20.00
Death Roams Nearby by Marko Turunen $6.00
Supernormal by Marko Turunen $20.00
Gunslingers and Ghost Stories by David B. Riley $12.95

The Beautiful Anthology: Essays Stories and Poems ed. by Elizabeth Collins $14.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
On the Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield $27.50

Drug Books
Growgirl: The Blossoming of an Unlikely Outlaw by Heather Donahue $16.00 – Remember the girl from in The Balir Witch Project? Well now she has a book about growing pot and how great it is.

Hi-Fructose #26 $6.95
Frankie #50 Nov Dec 12 $13.95
Dwell Feb 13 $5.99
Creative Review Dec 12 $14.99
True Crime Dec 12 $8.99
Science Fiction Trails #9 All Martian Spectacular $8.00 – We also have #8 Where Science Fiction Meets the Wild West
Interzone #243 $9.99
Empire Jan 13 $9.99
Mojo #230 Jan 13 $9.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
The Believer #95 $8.00

Other Stuff
What Did I Buy Today? An Obsessive Consumption Journal by Burt Kale Bingamin $12.95
2013 Animal Pin Up Calendar by Stina Kaczmaryn $20.00

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Quimby’s Zlumber Party 1/19-1/20

Jan ’13
9:00 pm

Hey zinesters! Come to our Zine Slumber Party (Zlumber Party, geddit? Gosh we’re clever.) This is the second year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, because we had so much fun doing it last year. The store closes at 10pm on Sat the 19th and then you’re invited to spend the night here. So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with the zine you worked on. Interested in attending? Be sure to shoot a regular ol’ e-mail our way at info(at)quimbys(dot)com or call us at 773-342-0910 so we can have a head count.

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New Stuff This Week

Curbside Splendor #4 Fall 12 $10.00

Zines & Zine-Related Books
Punk: The Best of Punk Magazine by John Holmstrom and Bridget Hurd $30.00
Chickfactor #17 Legendary Indie Nerd Bible Autumn 12 $10.00
Meat Francois Sagat Special $20.00
Thou Shalt Not Talk About the White Boys Club Challenging the Unwritten Rules of Punk by Sari $2.50
Judas Goat Quarterly #56 win 12 by Grant Schreiber $1.50
Public Collectors Paper Blog #2 $4.50
Selections #1 by Jessica Pierotti $5.00
Toys Toys Toys, A Last Minute Back to Print Holiday Zine $3.00
Arthur #33 Jan 13 $5.00 – WHAT? ARTHUR IS BACK IN PRINT?! AWESOME.
Victory Journal #4 Fall 12 $5.00
Pit Stains #1-$3 by Matthew Aull, prices vary.

Comics & Comix
Lois #2 by Lois Gilbert $5.00
True Swamp #2 by Jon Lewis (Uncivilzed) $4.00
Not My Small Diary #17 Stories From High School ed. by Delanie Derry Green $7.00
Rena Rouge vol 37 by Alan D. Caesar $3.00
Demon Dust #13 by Bernie McGovern $2.00
Cat Mariner by Adrian Pijoan $3.00
Be the Love #1 by Jon Drawdoer $2.00
1-800-Kravlox #1 by Isabel Reidy $3.00
Structures 12 through 23 by Vincent Stall (Uncivilized) $5.00
Weird Magazine #2 Nov 12 by Mr. Freibert et al. $10.00
Powdered Milk Collected Stories by Keiler Roberts $7.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Delphine HC by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Collects Delphine #1 through #4.
Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures the Joe Kubert Archives, 33 Uncensored Classics (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Adventure Time TPB vol 1 by Ryan North et al. $14.99
Before the Incal Classic Collection by Jodorowsky et al. (Humanoids) $44.95
Chinatown TPB by Sunbros $19.99

Way We Sleep an Anthology by Jessica and James C. Bye $19.99

The Heroin Chronicles ed. by Jerry Stahl $15.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Death Photography 1994-2011 by Tsurisaki Kiyotaka (Creation Books) $39.95 – Give the gift of corpse photography this year!
You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos by Robert Arthur (Feral House) $24.00
Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre, How We Dignify the Dead by Sarah Murray $16.00
Paranormal Presidency of Abraham Lincoln by Christopher Kiernan Coleman $16.99
Haunted Asylums by ER Vernor $19.99
The Authentic Animal Inside: The Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy by Dave Madden $15.99
Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock N Roll Group by Ian F. Svenonius $14.95
What Are You Doing Here? A Black Womans Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal by Laina Dawes (Bazillion Points Books) $16.95
Briefly Knocked Unconscious By a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story (Elephant Rock Books) $20.00

For Kids
Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis $11.99

Grantland Quarterly vol 4 $25.00
Camera Obscura #81 Feminism Culture and Media Studies $12.00
Fangoria #319 $9.99
Design Bureau Jan 13 $8.00
Capricious #13 $17.00
IdN vol 19 #5 $19.95
Raw Vision #77 $14.00
Shots #118 $6.95
Frieze #151 Nov Dec 12 $10.00
Cine Qua Non #6 $10.00
Skeptic vol 17 #4 $6.95
Bizarre #196 Jan 13 $10.50
Gothic Beauty #38 $6.95
Laphams Quarterly vol 5 #1 Win 13 $16.00
Dazed & Confused vol 3 #16 Dec 12 $9.99
Ugly Things #34 $9.95
Big Takeover #71 $5.99
Clash #80 $8.99
Uncut Jan 13 #188 $9.99
Wire Dec 12 #346 $9.99
Uncut The Kinks Ultimate Music Guide $13.99
GLQ vol 19 #1 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies $12.00
Harpers Magazine Jan 13 $6.99
In These Times Dec 12 $3.50
Progressive Dec 12 Jan 13 $4.95
National Green Pages 2013 $9.95
RFD #152 Win 12 $9.95
Tattoo Oriental Special #8 From Tattoo Life $9.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
Sweet Talk by Grant Reynolds $3.00
Six By Six #27 You’re Talking To Me Like I’m Seven Hundred $5.00
High Art and Love Poems by Keith Gaustad $9.95
The First Line vol 14 #4 Win 12 $3.00
Fourteen Hills vol 19 #1 2013 $9.00
The Paris Review #203 $15.00
Little Star 2013 #4 $14.95
Lana Turner #5 $12.00
Bomb #122 Win 12 13 $7.95
Ferocious  Quarterly #3 Be Prepared $12.00

Sex & Sexy
Transformation #82 $12.50
Sweets Magazine vol 5 #20 $5.99
Alt #5 Jan Feb 13 $9.95

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New Stuff This Week

Scam #9 Fall 12 Damaged the Story of Black Flags Classic First Album by Erick Lyle $3.00

Remedy Quarterly #11 Comfort $7.50 – Kitchen confidential, Ya-Ka-Mein, very much pies, Challah, pancakes, squash and secrets.

Is It I It Is I by Craig Hansen $10.00
Fascinating Folks #1 Intrigue Sex Drama by Antoine and Siue
Journey Back $2.00
Woodstalk #1 by Bruce Worden $2.99
Mr. Gormanizer and Mr Osterizer Are Both Doing Very Well, Their Influences Never Cross, and They Never Meddlie in One Anothers Business by Ross Hernandez and Cathy G. Johnson $15.00
Story of Xmas Coal by Marc Christopher Calvary $1.00
100 Actions For Chicago Torture Justice by Lucky Pierre $2.50
Serial Killers Unite #11 $2.00
Alamo Igloo #7 2012 by Keith Herzik $5.00
Fotocopy #1 Mature Content HB 2 by James Ryan Mosher $2.00
Twenty Nine Drawings in Twenty Nine Days by Rob Pecchia $3.00
Flyways #1 and #2 by Lella My $2.00 each
Yollocalli Fashion Zine Fall Win 12 $3.00
Rad Dad #23 Making Family $4.00
Guillotined, Being a Summary Broadside Against the Corruption of the English Language by Alexander Cockburn and the Readers of Counter Punch $10.00

Comics & Comix
Three #3 ed. by Robert Kirby $6.50 – New stories from Ed “Wuvable Oaf” Luce and Carrie “You Don’t Get There From Here” McNinch plus pages from Marian Runk and MariNaomi and an epic queer comics jam!

Cat Hands by Nathan Bulmer $5.00 – Tiny, tragic dose of the superhero who looks adorable playing with yarn. -EF
Bats #1 Cry Crystal Castle by Vanessa Capshaw $400
Her Name Was Prudence by Cathy G. Johnson $6.00
RAV #7 by Mickey Z. $6.00
Comics from Robert Kirby, assorted prices, including: King for a Day, Ginger the Wonder Dog and more.
QTZ by Olivia Horvath $5.00
Spectre by Danielle Chennette $7.00
Crestfallen #6 by Sandra Sierra $4.00
Gorilla Year #2 by Cara Bean $5.00
Machine Gum #2 and #3 by Jim Martz $5.00 each
Miss Lonelyhearts by G. Gamboa and Nathanel West $5.00
Healers #1 by Daniel Wayne Olsen $15.00
Laskimooses #7 Marsin Mesimailla by Herra Matti Hagelbergin  $6.00
Cupcakes and Booze #1 by Mark ZMan $2.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Barrel of Monkeys by Jérôme Mulot and Florent Ruppert (Rebus) $19.95 – “…In fact, now that I think of it, Barrel of Monkeys is almost like a warped re-telling of A Zed and Two Noughts, repleate with amputee sexuality, animation techniques, dream-like interiors and grossly unethical behavior. And in all of that, it’s both pretty gruesome and great: a clever hall of mirrors rendered in paper with an understated rotoscope-style line. These are adept comics, doing what the medium can do so sharply it hurts.”-EF
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs and Other Pets by Mark ZMan $9.95
Panopticorn by Adam Fotos $25.00
Richard Starks Parker The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke $17.99
Sumo by Thien Pham (First Second) $14.99
Couriers Complete Series by Brian Wood et al. $24.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Library Edition vol 3 by Joss Whedon et al. $29.99
Krent Able’s Big Book of Mischief by Krent Able $18.99

Art & Design
Whos Yr Shaman by Melissa Marinaro $10.00
Dark Stories By Dark Artists (Carpet Bombing Culture) $29.95
Hi-Fructose Collected Edition vol 3 Deluxe Box Set (Last Gasp) $75.00
Merge: Art Craft Design (Gingko Press) $39.95
Beauty In Decay II Urban Exploration by RomanyWG $39.95
Cryptik Eastern Philosophy (Zero+) $37.50 – The Cryptik Movement is a public art campaign dedicated to helping humanity evolve towards greater awareness and understanding through the use of compelling, iconic imagery that demands both scrutiny and reverie.

Trapeze Artist by Will Davis $16.00
Blue Kind by Kathryn Born $14.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Armageddon Science: The Science of Mass Destruction by Brian Clegg $15.99
Ancient Technology in Peru and Bolivia by David Hatcher Childress $19.95
101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl From the Beatles to the Sex Pistols by Jeff Gold (Kill Yourt Idols Press) $39.95
Turings Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson $16.95
Atheist’s Guide to Reality Enjoying Life Without Illusions by Alex Rosenberg $16.95
Last Holiday: A Memoir by Gil Scott Heron $16.00
Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension by Michael Head $10.00

Poltics, Revolution & Current Events
Scratching the Tiger’s Belly by Ron Sakolsky (Eberhardt) $9.95

Sex & Sexy
Golden Shower: The Secret Pleasures of Urination $59.95

Apartamento #10 $19.95
True Crime Special Win 12 20 All True Murder Stories $6.99
Pinstriping #35 Kustom Graphics Magazine $9.95
Scootering #318 Dec 12 $8.99
Little White Lies #44 $9.99
Shock Cinema #43 $5.00
Colors #85 $16.95
Wax Poetics #53 $11.99
Gather #2 Fall Win 13 $19.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
McSweeneys #42 $26.00
City of Rivers by Zubair Ahmed (McSweeneys) $20.00
Nuance 2012 Literary Arts Magazine $5.00
Chicago Review vol 57 #1 #2 $14.00

Other Stuff
Glow Stars, Glow in the Dark Planets stickers by Ridleys House of Noveltys $9.50
2013 Post Apocalyptic Survival Calendar a Trans Oral History Project Production $25.00

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New Stuff This Week

Those Fucking Unicorns
by Sy Wagon (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – What’s your fantasy?
Zines & Zine-Related
Cooking With Yossarian: Vegan Recipes by Georgi $1.00 – Mighty darling vegan zine, packs a per-page punch with the coziness of cooking at home with good buddies….kitchen friend recipes for massaman curry, pad thai, dal, bhel puri, cilantro chutney, pakoras, bhaji, farty beans, apple crisp and simple oatmeal. -EF

The Match #111 Win 12/13 $3.00
Identification #1 by Zachary Hamilton $3.00
Mine $1.00
All Things Small Things by Stella Rae $2.00
Moral Fiber #5 and #6 by Chris Pernula $2.00 each
Hello #1 by Raquel RN $1.00
This is a Zine, Read On $1.50
Just Make Pictures Zine #1a by Michael Jarecki $9.00
Issues of Damaged Mentality by Synthia Nicole $2.25 each – The trials and tribulations of being young and disabled due to an accident.

Comics & Comix
Cop #1 by Mickey Zacchilli, Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge $3.00 – Oink, kids. I’m putting out an APB on this shit.

House of Fun, Milk and Cheese One Shot by Evan Dorkin $3.50
Return of the Magic Whistle #12 by Sam Henderson $3.99
Vortex #3
Bandthology: A Music Anthology $5.00
Eat More Bikes by Nathan Bulmer (Koyama Press) $10.00
Peehole #9 by Jim Donaldson $3.00
What Does the Garbage Man Say? by Mickey Z. $3.00 – Do you really wanna know what he say? Yep, you sure do. -EF

Diary Comics #4 by Dustin Harbin (Koyama Press) $10.00
End of the Fucking World #13 by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics) $1.00
Lou #8 by Melissa Mendes (Oily Comics) $1.00
Moose #13 by Max De Radrigue (Oily Comics) $1.00
Word and Voice #3 Oct 12 by Aaron Cockle (Oily Comics) $1.00
Duh Studge In Real Rap #1 by Benjamin Urkowitz (Oily Comics) $1.00
Edisto #1 by LaVonne Marshall $2.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection ed. by Jay Kinney (PM Press) $20.00 – Brings together the legendary four issues of Anarchy Comics (1978-1986), the underground comic that melded anarchist politics with a punk sensibility.

Life Is With People by Atticus Lish (Tyrant Books) $20.00
Sunday in the Park With Boys by Jane Mai (Koyama Press) $10.00
Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 9 vol 2 On Your Own by Joss Whedon et al. $17.99
Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert and The Deadly Blotter by Edward Gorey $14.95
Burning Building Comix by Jeff Zwirek $19.95 – Tells the tale of each story of a burning building. Watch, one “story” at a time, how its inhabitants evade death.

Art & Design
Mammoth Book of Street Art by Jake $17.95

Dead of the Union: A Terrifying Chronicle of the War Between the North the South and the Dead by Brenton Harper Murray $15.00
Compendium of Domestic Incidents by Joanna Ruocco (Noemi Press) $10.00
Memoirs of Jonbenet By Kathy Acker – Trench Art Surplus Series – by Michael Du Plessis (Les Figues Press) $15.00
Mothering Coven by Joanna Ruocco (Ellipsis) $14.00
Mans Companion by Joanna Ruocco (Tarpaulin Press) $15.00
I Take Back the Sponge Cake: A Lyrical Choose Your Own Adventure by Loren Erdich and Sierra Nelson (Rose Metal Press) $14.95
Hard Twisted by Joseph C. Greaves $25.00
Come Tumbling Down by Ginamarie Lobianco $15.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths by Tony Fletcher $30.00
Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath by Tony Iommi $16.00 – Now in soft cover.
Drunkards Son: A Chicago Story, Part Memoir Part Not by Dennis Foley $13.95
Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider In Paris by Stephanie Lacava $23.99

Politics & Revolution
Anarchism Documentary: History of Libertarian Ideas vol 3 New Anarchism 1974-2012 by Robert Graham (Black Rose) $28.99
Accompanying Pathways to Social Change by Staughton Lynd (PM Press) $14.95

DIY & Food
Foods of Chicago: A Delicious History (Bradley Publishing) $35.00 – As seen on WTTW. Comes with DVD.
Shamanic Gardening: Timeless Techniques For the Modern Sustainable Garden by Melinda Joy Miller (Process) $19.95

Cabinet #47 Logistics $12.00
Kinfolk vol 6 A Guide For Small Gatherings $18.00
Go Home Magazine #1 Nov 12 $16.50
Wallpaper Dec 12 $10.00
Juxtapoz #144 Jan 13 $5.99
Murder Most Foul #86 $9.99
High Times Feb 13 $5.99
BlackBook Dec 12 Jan 13 $4.95
Paper Win 12 13 vol 29 #4 $4.00
Gastronomica vol 12 #4 $12.99
Howler Magazine #1 $15.00
Story of Joy Division and New Order: NME Uncut Special Collectors Magazine $12.99
Mojo #229 Dec 12 $9.99
Fader #83 Dec12 $5.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee by Megan Boyle (Muumuu House) $12.00

Kids Stuff
Animal Grossapedia by Melissa Stewart $8.99
Muppets: The Four Seasons by Roger Langridge $14.99

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