Monthly Archive for August, 2014

New Stuff This Week

tomboyTomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince $15.99 – Tomboy follows Liz Prince through her early years and explores—with humor, honesty, and poignancy—what it means to “be a girl.” From staunchly refuting ”girliness” to the point of misogyny, to discovering through the punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, Tomboy offers a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking account of self-discovery in modern America.

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Age of License by Lucy Knisley (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Knisley’s comics travel memoir recounts her adventures, punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a “new experiences” funnel), peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way, and features drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. Her experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations — about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career.

Zines
Stuck In the Vault #1 by Lynne Monsoon and Dalice Malice $2.00 – Lynne and Dalice are a rare breed — zinesters who get really into Disney. And I mean REALLY INTO DISNEY, like they do zines with titles like “Vegan Dining In Disney World.” They enlisted all their zinester buddies to contribute reviews of Disney movies, attempting to review every Disney movie ever made. This is issue #1, and who knows how long it will take or how many issues, especially because new movies come out all the time? Contributing reviewers this issue include Jonas, Jami Sailor and JC. -LM
I Like How You HTP by Brian Hochberger $4.50
Tabacco Magazine issues #6-#8 $3.00 each
Real Ramona #1 PTSD Issue by Karla Keffer $2.00
Second City Vegan by Lisa Quintero $3.00
Somnambulist #23 by Martha Grover $3.00
Lifesize: A False Story by Mark M (M Press) $1.00

Comics & Minis
Aloof #1 by Alex Nall $5.00
Don’t Eat My Pie by Michelle LaPlante $3.00 – Adapted from a short story by Nicole Connolly.

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel by Jules Feiffer  $27.95
Hobo Fires  by Robert Earl Sutter III $25.00
Even More Bad Parenting Advice by Guy Delisle (D&Q) $12.95
El Deafo by Cece Bell (Abrams) $10.95
Fables vol 20 Camelot  by Bill Willingham and friends (Vertigo) $19.99
Rough House vol 2 $15.00

Sexy Stuff
Cruising Diaries by Brontez Purnell, illustrated by Janelle Hessig $10.00
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Science!
Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson $15.95

Politics & Revolution
Abolish Work: “Abolish Restaurants” Plus “Work, Community, Politics, War” by Prole.info (PM Press) $9.95
Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History of American Womens Movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry $25.95
The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present by Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff, Leendert van Hoogenhuijze and Geronimo (PM Press) $21.95
After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan by Ted Rall $26.00

Magazines
Frankie #60 $14.95
Kinfolk vol 13 Discovering New Things to Cook Make and Do $18.00
Double Dot #5 $15.00
Backwoodsman vol 35 #5 Sep Oct 14  $4.95
Sneaker Freaker #30 $14.95
Tank Moto #4 $15.00
Harpers Magazine Sep 14 $6.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Remember I’m the Funniest Person Trapped In this Basement by Frances Barber $7.00
Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #30 Sep 14 $5.00 – Half dozen stories and seven poems, edited by Small Beer Press folks Gavin Grant and Kelly Link.

Kids Reads
Theseus and the Minotaur by Yvan Pommaux (Toon Books) $16.95

Other Stuff
Annual Weekly Planner vol 9 by Lizzy Stewart (Little Otsu) $18.00

Get “Lei’ed” at Quimby’s for Tiki Day !!!

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Hang ten at your favorite small press book purveyor on Tiki Day this Friday 8/29. Join us for day-long Hawaiian musical groves, get “lei’ed” and see your favorite Quimby’s employees in full on island garb. We’ll wowie your Maui with gratis (that means free on the mainland) appetizers, drinkies and a resplendent tiki window display.

Get your island on….while it lasts.

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Reads From Dr. Mütter’s Marvels 10/4

Oct
4
7:00 pm

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In Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS (Gotham Books), she explores the previously untold told life story of the man with the famous name: a young, handsome and ambitiously brilliant surgeon whose talents in the operating room and lectures halls were unrivaled in his lifetime. The book delves deep into the life of a man who was truly ahead of his time – from Mütter’s early years as an orphan and time spent studying cutting-edge surgery in Paris, to his struggles to establish himself in Philadelphia amidst the outrageous rivalries among his fellow doctors—many of whom publicly mocked Mütter’s philosophies and innovations (including his devotion to pre- and post-operative care, employing anesthesia, and even the sterilization of his tools).

 

Although he only lived for 47 years, Mütter’s impact within medicine is still felt, and his legacy lives on with his enormously popular namesake museum. And now, with DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS, his strange,inspiring and untold story can finally be shared.

 

“In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing

account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. Aptowicz draws nicely on Mütter’s speeches and lectures to reveal the depth of his empathetic philosophies and humanist approach.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

The work of Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has been featured in such places as: Bust Magazine, About.com’s Poetry Channel, and the spoken word anthology Word Warriors. Most recently, she has been awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and the 2013 Amy Clampitt Residency.

 

For more info: http://aptowicz.com

John Porcellino Launches The Hospital Suite 9/27

Sep
27
7:00 pm

porcellino092714Join Quimby’s and John Porcellino on Saturday, September 27th, at 7pm, for the launch of his latest, The Hospital Suite! There will be a presentation with a signing to follow. This event will also feature a screening of Root Hog or Die, a new documentary celebrating 25 years of King-Cat Comics.

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino—an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. One day, John Porcellino suddenly fell ill with extreme stomach pain. After a gruelling abdominal surgery, he quickly recovered–briefly–and then spent the next several years experiencing various surprise illnesses, both physical and mental. First a rash of environmental intolerances left Porcellino black-eyed, cadaverous, and dizzy. Then his mild obsessive-compulsive tendencies became full-blown. With three overlapping narratives, The Hospital Suite recounts one man’s battle for health–Porcellino loses jobs, marriages, and faith but never loses his desire to live and create.

John Porcellino is the author of the iconic zine King-Cat and the graphic novel Perfect Example. His comics are lauded for their quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of every-day life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to Porcellino’s subtle gift for transforming his struggles–this time with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health–into art that is universal and engaging.

Learn more about the documentary here.

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Quimby’s Welcomes Patrick Kyle, Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge 10/2

Oct
2
7:00 pm

tour flyerMore info, coming soon!