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New Stuff This Week


Happy Local Comic Book Shop Day! OK, so technically we’re a bookstore, but if you’re in Chicago, we’re local. And we do have comics! For example: Edie Fake’s new Gaylord Phoenix Issue #8, which travels the path to call on connections too thick to be broken, in Fake’s award-winning, abstract-o queer comic series. Under (over)cover world (re)building, convening in the coven, best represented with the introduction that says, “A storm has hit hard and much damage has been done. In a broken hall, what heals? What helps?” Made in an edition of 800 copies. Fight the elements and come get it in the store or buy it at here!


Truckface #18 We’re In This Together by LB $3.00 – LB is a gender-questioning punk rocker in a band in the summer, and a  dedicated, grant-winning high school teacher with their tattoos covered up during the school year.

The Day McDonalds Fell by DW Seckinjerk $10.00

Art Scab and How to Pick it Off $2.00

Rent Is Theft Radical Alternatives to the Housing Crisis #1 $2.00

Flux 0001 by RH Borre $5.00

Countersignals vol 2 Hieroglyphs of the Anti-Conformity by Jack H. Fischer $15.00

About Some Dragons by Dylan Kyung Lim $5.00

Earth Has No Blank Spaces Only Razed Surfaces $5.00


Futile Comics #6 by Mike Centeno $6.00

Homunculus the Refuser No Man #12 by Rod Binnion $20.00

Total Lunarcy by Natalie Dupille $10.00


I Don’t Like You by Kevin Scalzo $11.95 – “Sugar Booger” artist Kevin Scalzo returns with his first long form comic, and it’s hilarious.

As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (Iron Circus Comics) $30.00

Dialogues Conversations About the Nature of the Universe by Clifford V. Johnson $29.95


How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a Failing System by Wolfgang Streeck $16.95


Geek Tattoo: Pop Culture In the Flesh by Issa Maoihibou (Cernunnos) $40.00


David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock $35.00

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963 by Ed Ward $19.99 – Now in soft cover.

Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the Worlds Worst Opera Singer by Darryl W. Bullock $15.95 – Now in soft cover.

David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Paul Duncan (Taschen) $19.99

We’re Going to be Friends by Jack White and Elinor Blake (Third Man Books) $16.95 – White Stripes-flavored kids book.


Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca by Dr. Richard Louis Miller $16.95

Bust #108 $9.95
Tape Op #122 $4.95
Wicked Vision Magazine vol 8 $18.00
Skeptical Inquirer vol 41 #6 $5.99
Make vol 60 $9.99
Horror Hound #68 $6.99
Under the Radar #62 $5.99
Raw Vision #95 Fall 17 $14.00
Kill Pretty #4 Unsuitable Periodical $10.00
Cherry Bombe #10 $20.00
Fortean Times #359 Witch Bottles $12.50
Toilet Paper #15 $16.00

NA Literary Magazine vol 1 #10 No Assholes $5.00
Flicker World by Jack Ghost $7.00
Imitating Intimacy by Meggi Lampen $5.00

New Stuff This Week

LiarTown: The First Four Years 2013-2017 by Sean Tejaratchi (Feral House) $19.95 – New book by Sean Tejaratchi, the genius behind the infamous Crap Hound zine. For the past four years, his Liartown USA blog has delighted thousands of online visitors with each new slice of satirical visual commentary. This glossy, full-color trade paperback, immerses readers in an alternate world where blockbusters and bestsellers include Banjo the Man-Faced Dog and the Captain James Feelings’ Nautical Romance novels. Apple Cabin Foods! Corduroy Porn! And more!


Library Excavations #7 VHS RIP by Marc Fischer $6.00

Gypsys Library Oct 2017 #3 Balance $7.00

It Is What It Is by Burn Bjoern $20.00

Canvas and Cassette #1 $10.00


Futile Squared #2 What’s the Point by Mike Centeno $5.00

Pine Pitch Perfume by Elise Dietrich $7.00

Travel by Sara Wooldridge $5.00

Combed Clap of Thunder by Zach Hazard Vaupen (Retrofit) $6.00

Sweet Heart By Zeus Fondanarosa $3.00

Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 by Alan Martin $3.99

Trash City #3 Contemporary Mutant by Samuel Nigrosh $8.00

Wet Paint by Oberon Waters $.50

Help Me Im Single vol 1 the Breakup $10.00

Washington White Part 1 Algorithm $8.00


Night Business by Benjamin Marra (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Zegas by Michel Fiffe (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Body Music by Julie Maroh (Arsenal Pulp) $26.95

Demon vol 4 by Jason Shiga $19.99

How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels by by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – The authors use a single three-panel Nancy strip to explain how the medium of comics works.

The Little Book of Knowledge: Heavy Metal by Jacques de Pierpont and Herve Bourhis $14.99

Paper Girls Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan & friends $34.99 – Collects issues 1 through 10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS.

American Terrorist by Geoffry Smalley $25.00


Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance by Bill McKibben $22.00

Black Liberation and the American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice by Paul Le Blanc $19.99


Rare Treasures From the Library of the Natural History Museum by Judith Magee $27.95

Toys Talking by Leanne Shapton (D&Q) $12.95


Strings, Phony Proof, and 300 45s: Adventures From Roxy Music, Sparks & Milk ‘n Cookies by SAL MAIDA (HoZac Books) $19.99 – First book from member of ROXY MUSIC and SPARKS, not to mention NYC glam/power pop impresarios MILK ’N COOKIES, as well as studio work with the RUNAWAYS and Robert Calvert’s post-Hawkwind solo material and others.

Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop by Marc Myers $18.00 – Now on soft cover.

The Velvet Underground Map of New York (Herb Lester) $6.95

LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver (33 1/3 vol 116) by Ryan Leas $14.95


Load Of Hooey by Bob Odenkirk (McSweeneys) $15.00 – Now in soft cover.

Pussweek #5 by Bexy McFly $11.99 – The mag for cats by cats!

You Are Alice in Wonderland’s Mum! (Pick a Plot) by Sherwin Tija (Conundrum) $18.00 – Choose-Yr-Own-Adventure meets Alice.

What I Think Happened: An Underresearched History of the Western World by Evany Rosen (Arsenal Pulp Press) $15.95


Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook by Joe Inniss and friends $14.99

Women’s Libation!: Cocktails to Celebrate a Woman’s Right to Booze by Merrily Grashin $16.00


Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color by Chuck Palahniuk & friends $19.99

Charlatan: New and Selected Stories by Cris Mazza (Curbside Splendor) $17.95

Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker, with an intro by Chris Kraus (Grove) $16.00 – A masterpiece of surrealist fiction, steeped in controversy upon its first publication in 1984.

Keef: A Story of Intoxication, Love & Death by Timothy Wilfred Coakley, with epilogue and intro by Ronald K. Siegel (Process) $22.95 – Reprint of an 1897 illustrated novel/memoir/supernatural search for love by Timothy Wilfred Coakley, a kif smoker (cannabis prepared in a particular way native to Morocco).


Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend by Deirdre Bair $17.00

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris $27.00

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith $24.00

Human Anatomy: Stereoscopic Images of Medical Specimens by Jim Naughten (Prestel) $45.00

Wire #405 Nov 17 $10.99
Hiss Mag #1 $20.00


Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned From Instagram by Molly Soda and Arvida Bystroem $24.95

Math Magazine #4 & #5 $18.00 each


Twin Peaks: The Bookhouse Boys Ruled Journal Book $18.95

New themed foil booster packs from Cards Against Humanity $6.00 each – Come see which ones!

Nudie Ladies Calendar 2018 Quantum Peep Women Thru Wormholes by Flannery Cashill $5.00

New Stuff This Week

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Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost $21.99 – Fills in some graps left by The Return and the Secret History.


101 Movies to Watch Before You Die by Ricardo Cavolo (Nobrow) $22.95
Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy by Hallie Lieberman $26.95


Sucias by Chloe Perkis $10.00

Nickname #1 by Hurley Winkler and Aysha Mishkin $4.00


Unfinished: 3 Poems by Tom Neely (Silver Sprocket) $10.00

Kitaro’s Strange Adventures by Shigeru Mizuki (D&Q) $12.95

Grandville Force Majeure by Brian Talbot $24.99

Schiz by Bob Levin $15.99

And Then the World Blew Up by Mr. Fish (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – An intellectual punch in the face to the new political order by political cartoonist Dwayne Booth aka Mr. Fish!


A Queer Little History of Art by Alex Pilcher $19.95

Kit and Willy’s Guide to Art by Zebedee Helm (Gingko Press) $15.95 – An art primer for the young ones.

Camo Mania: New Disruptive Patterns in Design by Viction Workshop $39.95 – As in camouflage! Being arty!

Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan by Zack Davisson (Chin Music) $18.95 – An in-depth exploration of the sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome feline creatures and ghosts of Japan.


Economics In Wonderland: Robert Reich’s Cartoon Guide To A Political World Gone Mad And Mean by Robert B. Reich (Fantagraphics) $19.99


Biff Boff Bam Sock #8 For Your Health Making Sense of American Health Insurance $6.00

Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers by Faith Harper PhD LPC-S ACS ACN (Microcosm) $14.95 – A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hellbent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide.


Bizarrism vol 2 Revised and Expanded Edition by Chris Mikul (Headpress) $19.95

Death: A Graveside Companion by Joanna Ebenstein $40.00

The Ghost: A Cultural History by Susan Owens $29.99


33 1/3 series: Yoko Kanno’s Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack by Rose Bridges $22.95

Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky $18.95


The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood by Mark Z. Danielewski $27.95

Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big Little Frank by Frances Cannon $20.00


F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well by Action Bronson and Rachel Wharton $27.50


Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres $19.99


What About the Rest of Your Life by Sung Yim (Perfect Day Publishing) $10.00


Oh Joy Sex Toy vol 4 by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan $29.99

Elska #14 Haifa Israel $18.50

Juxtapoz #203 Dec 17 $6.99
Another Man #25 Fall Win 17 Modern Mythologies $18.50
Fader #111 Fall 17 $6.99


Private Parts by Shawna Kay Rodenberg $3.00

My Woods by Ryan J. Eilbeck $3.00

Slave Trade Moves to Ebay in the Capitalist West by Marlin M. Jenkins $3.00


Band of Weirdos stuff: enamel pins and greeting cards and patches and more!

Welcome to Twin Peaks Tin Lunchbox $15.99 Twin Peaks Microcassette Mini Journal $8.99

Topps Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Battle of the Bands Sticker Cards $3.99 per pack

My Space Adventure: Never-Ending Fun with Storytelling by Naomi Wilkinson (Victionary) $15.95 – Like divinity cards mixed with D&D: Simply roll the dice to determine the genre, draw some cards at random, and use your best improvisation skills to tell an original story based on the content of the card’s artwork, arranged in any sequence.

New Stuff This Week

We got more Quimby’s Logo t-shirts! Tons of sizes! Order them here!

Meat Cake 2018 Dame Darcy Calendar $20.00


KerBloom #128 Sep Oct 17 by Artnoose $2.00

Proof I Exist #27 Oct 17 First Impressions $2.00

Skidmark Zine #16 $5.00

Hard to Love #3 by Sara McHenry $3.00


South Beloit Journal by John Porcellino $6.00

Alienation #5 by Inechi Ines Estrada $10.00

Rapt in Fear #1-#3 by Alex Delaney $4.00-$5.00 each

Screen Screams #1 Skecthbook by Scott Roller $5.00

In Trouble: A Plot Story by Neil Brideau $3.00

Our Earthy Mother Is In All That is Life That is Nurture by Emily Schulert $5.00


Monograph by Chris Ware (Rizzoli) $60.00 – Don’t miss Chris Ware signing this amazing book here on Fri, Nov 3rd at 7pm! The book delves into how, as a storyteller and builder, Ware’s work in three dimensions feeds into the thinking of his finely textured narrative art, offering a prismatic look at his work, including rarely-seen early attempts, previously unpublished strips and notes, all serving as a window into how artwork made for reproduction is still fundamentally “art.”

The Unquotable Trump: Trump in His Very Own Best Words by R. Sikoryak (D&Q) $19.95

Head Games by Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles $19.99

The Little Book of Knowledge: Tattoos by Jerome Pierrat & Alfred $14.99

Voices in the Dark by Marrel Beyer and Ulli Lust $29.95

At War with War by Seymour Chwast $19.95

Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets vol 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates & friends $17.99


Now by The Invisible Committee $13.95


Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by A. D. Jameson and Andrew DeGraff $29.99

The Art of Pulps: An Illustrated History by Douglas Ellis $49.99

Ungrateful Mammals by Dave Eggers $29.99

Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing by Anthony Casillo and Bruce Curtis $40.00


Death and the Afterlife: A Chronological Journey, from Cremation to Quantum Resurrection by Clifford Pickover $19.95

The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: The Most Comprehensive Collection of Bad Guys and Girls Ever Assembled by Otto Penzler $25.00

Grave Tidings: An Anthology of Famous Last Words by Paul Berra $10.99

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake with Deborah Herman $27.99

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications by John Danaher and Neil McArthur (MIT Press) $40.00 – Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people’s sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture’s fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships.

The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca by John Michael Greer $19.95

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith $16.00


Deaths of Henry King by Jesse Ball, Brian Evenson, Lilli Carre (Uncivilized Books) $19.95


Meet Me In the Bathroom: Tne Rebirth and Rock and Roll In New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman $26.99

The Tao of Bill Murray: Real Life Stories of Joy Enlightenment and Party Crashing by Gavin Edwards $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History by Tony Rettman (Bazillion Points) $29.95

The Bad Movie Bible: The Ultimate Modern Guide to Movies That Are so Bad They’re Good by Rob Hill $24.95

Cooking Price-Wise: A Culinary Legacy by Vincent Price and Victoria Price $19.95 – This charming book of Price’s favorite recipes is based on the Thames Television series he hosted in the 1970 Cooking Price-Wise.


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman $25.00


Maximumrocknroll #414 Nov 17 Bad Example $4.99
Reflekt Style Anthology #13 Family $12.00
Mojo #288 Nov 17 $10.99
Wire #404 Oct 17 Jlin $10.99
Subvrt #2 The Identity Issue $17.00
Dissent Fall 17 $12.00
2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 34 #3 Sum 17 $6.95
Nexus vol 24 #6 Nov Dec 17 $6.95
ASR #71 and #72 Fall 17 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $6.00
Majestic Disorder #9 $15.99
Frankie #79 $15.95
Fantastic Man #26 Fall Win 17 $14.99


Meekling Review #1 $15.00

I’m Trying to Remember What it Means by Claire Mesesan $9.00

Late or Dear Tameka by Daniel McCloskey $15.00

Timid Hungry Ghosts vol 1 and 2 by Ellie Gordon $12.00


Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System by Dr. Dominic Walliman and illustrated by Ben Newman (Flying Eye) $13.99


Sloth Nurse Bandages $6.00

Mixtape Pencil Case $5.50

Socks! $9.00-$10.50: “Mother Fucking Girl Power,” “Certified Pain in the Ass”

…& more!

New Stuff This Week

Impulse shopping has never been so fun! Mark Ryden Friendly Animal Stickers $5.00 Mark Ryden Friendly Animal Plates $99.00 – Set of 6 plates, 10″ each. Beauties! Stay Fresh Air Fresheners $5.00 each: Reaper in Musk, Honey Bear Bong in Lavender, Usugrow Skull Rebel Ink in Pineapple, Usugrow Skull Inked For Life in Sandalwood Death by Coffee Air Freshener $4.00 Chub Rub Club Patch $5.00 Thrillhaus Patches $6 each


Visitor in Myself #6 Win 17 $3.00

Should I Get Bangs by Lauren Spencer King $6.00

Bloody Brains by Zeus Fondanarosa $1.00

Trucks by Wesley Willis $19.00 – You missed buying his paintings at the 6 corners down the street when he was alive. Now buy a $19 zine of his work.


Personal Space by Anna Mielniczuk $10.00

Neon by Aubrey Fisch $2.50

All Time Comics Crime Destroyer #2 by Josh Bayer $3.99


Pizzeria Disgusto by Michael Hacker $20.00 – An absurd-comic insight into Italian cuisine. Ugly band noodles, pizza cuts with revenge rags and violent potato balls — 84 pages of cartoons and illustrated jokes about pizza, pasta and other culinary delights from Bella Italia. Buon Appetito!

Coady and the Creepies by Liz Prince and Amanda Kirk $14.99 – Punk’s Not Dead! But the lead singer of Coady and the Creepies is! And the drummer is a ghost. How do you become the greatest band that’s ever lived if you have to fight your way through lood-sucking promoters, fanboy zombies and ghoulish rival bands?

Michael Chabon’s The Escapists by Michael Chabon & Brian K. Vaughan (Dark Horse) $19.99 – Inspired by The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Chabon teams up with Saga-Y The Last Man superstar Brian K. Vaughan (Dark Horse) $19.99 – Discovering his late father’s decades-spanning vault of Escapist memorabilia, a fan looks to relaunch the forgotten Golden Age hero with his friends.

Cartoon Clouds by Joseph Remnant (Fantagraphics) $22.99

Sugartown by Hazel Newlevant (Alternative Comics) $10.00 – A bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era.

Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman with art by John Bolton $12.99 – Back in print, the legendary Commedia dell’arte has been beautifully redesigned for a new hardbound edition, the classic tale of clown woos girl and girl drags clown’s heart around town. But a charming surprise awaits the pair before the end of their journey!

Rat Queens vol 4 High Fantasies by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni $14.99 – Collects vol 2 #1-5


The Art of Tiki by Sven Kirsten and Otto von Stroheim (Last Gasp) $35.00 – A vivid, visually arresting portrait of the art form of mid-century Polynesian pop. In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary Tiki Art Exhibition at La luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.

Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders by Jenny Sampson $45.00

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums by Maryam Omidi (Fuel) $32.50 – Combo medical institution and spa, Soviet sanatoriums were visited by millions of citizens every year, and the buildings are the most innovative of their time. Crude-oil baths, radon water douches and stints in underground salt caves, many are still in operation!


Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy by Lewis H. Lapham $14.95


Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti $18.95 – Autobio from musician of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey/COUM Transmissions fame, and includes the the story of her work as a pornographic model and striptease artiste which challenged assumptions about morality, erotica, and art.

The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies (Dark Heart of Cinema) by Mike Gingold (Fab Press) $24.95

When The Screaming Stops: The Dark History Of The Bay City Rollers by Simon Spence $30.00

More of a Guideline than a Rule: The Bill Murray Connect the Dots (Sugoi) $9.00 – Yeah, yeah, milkin’ that Bill Murray activity book trend. It’s a thing. Give us your money!


Cinema Sewer Volume 6: The Adults Only Guide to History’s Sickest and Sexiest Movies! by Robin Bougie (Fab Press) $19.95 – Issues 27 to 29 of Robin Bougie’s celebrated independent magazine are revisited in this sixth wild FAB Press volume, along with an additional 80 pages of never-beforeseen interviews, rants, comics, hard-to-find classic movie advertising, and graphic illustrations by Bougie and his talented friends from both the comic book and animation industries.

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer, with illustrations by Dame Darcy $15.99

Robert Anton Wilson books back in print, courtesy of Hilaritas Press! $15.23 each: Cosmic Trigger vol 1 Final Secret of the Illuminati, Email to the Universe and Other Alterations of Consciousness. Prometheus Rising, Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

American Freemasonry: Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future by Alain de Keghel $30.00


In the Shadow of Frankenstein: Tales of the Modern Prometheus, ed. by Stephen Jones $17.95 – 24 electrifying tales of cursed creation, both contemporary and vintage. Now in soft cover.


Cherry Bombe, The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu $35.00 – From the editors of the popular indie mag of the same name.

Beer Is for Everyone!: Of Drinking Age by Em Sauter $18.95 – Learn the diff between a pils and an IPA! Look here if you’re thirsty, but not sure where to start.

Gentlewoman #16 Fall Win 17 Simone Biles $15.99
Uppercase #35 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00
Record Culture Magazine #3 $20.00 – Contains Beats in Space Photo Book
All In Magazine #3 with Marfa Journal #69 $20.00
AnOther Magazine vol 2 #6 Fall Win 17 $19.50
RFD #171 Fall 17 Happy Place $11.95
Fortean Times #358 Scary Bikers $12.50


Dollhouse #1 Oct 17 Everything You Need to Know $4.00