Monthly Archive for August, 2013

New Stuff This Week


Cocktail Nation: The Definative Guide to the Lounge Universe by Koop Kooper (Bear MANOR) $19.95 – Koop Kooper, the Cocktail universe’s high priest of all things hep, swinging, and swank, and cyber disc-jockey of his radio show, “The Cocktail Nation,” has unleashed the definitive guide to the Lounge universe. Replete with gassin interviews and cool pixeramas, he reveals the incredible diorama of Cocktail culture, lifestyle, and music. Koop mixes it up with cool luminaries and pioneers of the Cocktail soundtrack, such as hepster Jack Constanzo, the bongo player of the 1950s, shakes a martini with the leaders of the revival Combustible Edison, trades smart lip with comedian satirist Shelley Berman and 21st century hit-makers Martini Kings, heads down the dark streets of Cocktail noir, muscling it up with croonoir Jimmy Vargas, then it’s off to the Vegas pool, where he conducts an underwater interview with gorgeous fire-eating mermaid Marina. Koop Kooper’s Cocktail Nation book is a glorious panorama of all things Lounge, created by the swank meister of uber cool himself. As featured in Tiki Magazine.

Roctober #51 Special Comedy and Novelty Records Issue $5.00
She Is Restless vol 4 Drought and She Is Restless vol 5 Underwater Cities by Rebecca Mir $3.00 each
Shit Nonentity Illustrated #1 and Probably Only by Doug Fahrman $5.00
Serial Killers Unite #14 $3.00
Dylan Zine #3 $1.00
Sentimental Value #1 by Emily Spivack $10.00
Cometbus #55.5 Love You Like Suicide $3.00 – Limited pressing! We only have 2 left!
Snot Rocket City #3 $2.00
Sometimes You Gotta Be Your Own Cheerleader $1.00
Doom Spiral #8 $5.00
The Difference Between by Billy McCall $1.00 – LOL hilarious. Tells the difference between easily confusable things, like Puddle of Mudd and Pile of Shit. Recommended for guffaws.

Comics & Comix
Its Happening by Theora Kvitka $4.00
Vortex #4 by William Cardini $6.00
Little Tommy Lost vol 1 by Cole Closser (Koyama) $15.00
Kodoja Terror Mountain Showdown #1 and #2 by Keith Foster et al. $4.50 each
Occupy Comics #3 by Alan Moore, Molly Crabaple, Shannon Wheeler et al. $3.50

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Squirrel Machine by Hans Rickheit (Fantagraphics) $22.99
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Omnibus Edition by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill $29.99
Drama by Raina Telgemeier $10.99
Blobby Boys Book by Alex Schubert (koyama Presss) $10.00
Festival Frenzy by Kyle Platts (Nobrow) $24.75
Hole  by Oyvind Torseter (Enchanted Lion) $22.95

Art & Design
Printing at Home by Xavier Antin $23.36
Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art by Jim Mahfood $49.99
The Astonishing World of Art: Stickers, Postcards, Full Color Art Coloring Pages by Brandon Bird $14.95 – paint by numbers action.
Samplings and Babblings: A Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition by Sam Kieth $19.99
High Fidelity: The Art of Jim Flora – Album Covers and Music Illustrations (Fantagraphics) $34.99
Cruelty and Carnage: Superviolent Art Ukiyo-e Master Series vol 6 $34.95

The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule (Gallic Books) $13.95 – One stop shopping.
NW by Zadie Smith $16.00 – Now in soft cover.
Zero Fade a Novel by Chris L. Terry (Curbside Splendor) $12.00
As Flies To Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni (Akashic) $15.95

Kids Stuff
Wild by Emily Hughes $16.95

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Larceny Games: Sports Gambling Game Fixing and the FBI by Brian Tuohy (Feral House) $18.95 – Don’t miss Brian Tuohy here to talk about this book on 9/28!
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace  by DT Max $17.00 – Now in soft cover.
Spy Rock Memories by Larry Livermore (Don Giovanni Records) $12.99 – In 1982 Larry Livermore, ex-greaser, post-hippie, burnt out and disillusioned by the Bay Area punk scene, journeyed north into an off the map, off the grid mountain wilderness that lay at the heart of California’s Emerald Triangle in search of something “real.” Things got way more real than he’d bargained for, as he ended up confronting blizzards, droughts, floods, fires, marauding bears, skunks, rattlesnakes, and a posse of ornery pot growers, all while launching a magazine, a solar-powered punk rock band, and the DIY record label that introduced the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Screeching Weasel. With a cover by Gabrielle Bell.


Politics & Revolution
Radical Unionism: The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary Syndicalism by Ralph Darlington (Akashic) $22.00
Underminers: A Guide to Subverting the Machine by Keith Farnish (New Society) $19.95


Lucky Peach #8 The Gender Issue (McSweeneys) $12.00 – With split covers for men and women.
Grantland Quarterly vol 7 (McSweeneys) $25.00
Creative Nonfiction #49 Sum 13 $10.00
The Believer #101 Sep 13 $8.00
Bizarre #205 Oct 13 $10.50
Mojo #238 Sep 13 $9.99
Brownbook #40 $14.99
Monocle vol 7 #66 Sep 13 $12.00

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Lookbaby Poems by David Welper $14.00

Pinups #17 Jake by Christopher Schultz $17.00

To see what is for sale in our webstore, see

September Newsletter

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Laydeez Do Comics September Edition: Rachel Foss and MK Czerwiec aka Comic Nurse 9/26

Sep ’13
7:00 pm

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Laydeez do Comics is a unique salon with a focus on graphic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic, and the everyday. Invited guest speakers have 10-20 minute slots to present works/ideas followed by a Q&A. Launched in London in July 2009, the group has now expanded to other cities, including Chicago. Quimby’s hosts the Chicago chapter and it is usually the last Thursday of every month.

September’s guests:


Rachel Foss is a happy cartoonist drawing sad stories for real people everywhere.  Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, she moved to Chicago after spending a year with the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.  Her new comic, the Wandering Fox, a historical drama based on her family history, will debut October 1, 2013. She writes: ”

I was raised in the general area of (infamous) Flint, MI, where I watched a lot of Nickelodeon and read every Goosebumps book released prior to 1996.However, Flint sucked, so I left as soon as possible.  I went to school and studied film and design.  I graduated realizing that I didn’t really want to do either of those things. I moved to Grand Rapids and did nothing for a really long time.  THEN in 2009, thanks to some amazing people, i discovered Comics/Graphic Novels/Cartooning.  For many reasons, including this, I consider Grand Rapids, MI my true home.

In 2011 I moved to White River Junction, VT (or more fondly TOON TOWN, VT) after I was accepted into the Center for Cartoon Studies Master’s Program.I now live in Chicago where everything is awesome, especially me.



For more info:

MK Czerwiec aka Comic Nurse presents on “Comics, Laydeez, and the Movies,” with a surprise announcement at the end!




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Danny Bland Reads from In Case We Die 10/2

Oct ’13
7:00 pm


This debut novel by veteran Seattle musician Danny Bland follows a pair of outsiders who find themselves locked in the palpable, dizzy grunge-rock scene of early ’90s Seattle. Drenched in cloud of second hand smoke, Bland’s prose is funny and heart-breaking as he explores falling in and out of love, redemption and what you will and won’t do for one more cheap thrill all backed by the swelling sound of electric guitars, booze and petulant misbehavior.

“Our anti-hero is floating in a tiny lifeboat made of heroin, graveyard shifts & rock music. His companions are two fabulous women: a bombshell who robs banks & a beautifully pale rock violinist who can barely dodge suicide. ICWD is much funnier & more satisfying than any other junkie rock’n’roll tragedy.” – John Doe (X)

Danny Bland has been a musician (The Dwarves, Cat Butt, Best Kissers in the World) and road manager (Dave Alvin, The Knitters, The Gutter Twins, The Supersuckers) for over 25 years. Born in South Carolina, the longtime Seattle resident is most likely in a Ford Econoline van on a long stretch of highway, driving a rock band to its next engagement.

Also available: A star-studded AudioBook featuring Duff McKagan, Marc Maron, Donal Logue, John Doe, Mark Lanegan, Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Norman Reedus and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), Aimee Mann, and more! Visit to hear a sample.

“A great piece of work — full of filth and heart.”  –Steve Earle

For more info:

Contact: Jen Vaughn, Marketing and Outreach Manager vaughn(at)fantagraphics(dot)com

Wednesday, October 2nd, 7pm – Free Event

Brian Tuohy Reads From Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI 9/28

Sep ’13
7:00 pm


Major League Baseball claims it hasn’t had a game fixed by gamblers since 1919. Point shaving hasn’t admittedly occurred in the NBA since 1954. And the NFL publicly states not one of its games has come under outside influence—ever. This league-sponsored history, however, is wrong.
Larceny Games provides the details and names the names of Hall of Fame athletes who have either bet upon their own sport or outright thrown games for the benefit of gamblers—and why the sports leagues have covered-up these incidents.

Larceny Games also digs into this vast underworld through interviews with sports gambling insiders and former FBI agents as well as detailing information from more than 400 previously unreleased FBI case files relating to sports bribery to reveal how professional athletes and referees have been corrupted into fixing games in the NFL, NBA, MLB, boxing, soccer, and tennis.

Brian is also the author of The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR and is the leading expert on the subject of game fixing.

“Once again, Brian shows there’s much more to professional sports than meets the eyes (or ears), He digs so deep that he’ll need a bodyguard!” — Sam Bourquin, Host, WHBC Ohio


Saturday, September 28th, 7pm – Free Event