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September at Quimby’s Bookstore
Here’s your September Quimby’s Bookstore news, store events and some notable things we’ve received since the last time you heard from us.And oh! Happy Labor Day. We’ll be open abbreviated hours on Monday, September 5th from noon to 5pm.

Quimby’s Bookstore Temporary Tattoos Now Available
The people have spoken. And we listened. So here they are. Come in and get yours. Then take a picture and add it the Quimby’s Bookstore Group on Flickr.

Fouth Episode of the Quimby’s Bookstore Podcast Available Now
This episode features an interview and discussion with Jon Kristiansen and Tara G. Warrior talking about Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries. It’s available for your listening pleasure, in a variety of formats and places for you to stream or download. And the best part? The podcast is free.

Dates Announced Fot the Chicago Alternative Expo (CAKE): June 16th-17th, 2012
Save the date! This will be the debut of CAKE next year on June 16th and 17th at Columbia College’s Ludington Building. This event is focused on celebrating independent and alternative comics of all stripes. The festival plans to feature over 100 exhibitors along with a two-day program of signings, panels, workshops and lectures. With Chicago’s long legacy as a stronghold for underground and alternative comics, the Windy City is an ideal locale to showcase some of the most wild, weird and wonderful contemporary comics talent.

Anders Nilsen Did Our Window Display
It’s true. And it celebrates his beautiful Big Questionsanthology that Drawn & Quarterly just published. Thanks, Anders!

September Events At Quimby’s Bookstore
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Cindy Crabb Reads From The Encyclopedia of Doris
Sat, Sep 3rd 7pm
Cindy Crabb has been writing the influential, internationally distributed, autobiographical-feminist zine Doris since the early ‘90’s. Her new book, The Encyclopedia of Doris, brings together the last 10 years of zines and a ton of new writing as well.

CCLaP Releases American Wasteland: Bleak Tales of the Future On the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Fri, Sep 9th, 7pm
With all the talk of “hope” and “honor” that was bound to arise during the tenth anniversary of September 11th, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP) thought it was important to also remind the future of what the last ten years have REALLY been like. That’s why the center put together this latest anthology, which took a dark science-fiction conceit as its core and then invited a series of writers across the nation to pen stories set within that alternative universe. Writers in attendance will be Delphine Pontvieux, Mark R. Brand and Lawrence Santoro. (Please note, this event is actually on September 9th.)

Rebekah Mercuri Reads From Weeding the Seeds of Deceit
Thurs, Sep 15th, 7pm
Many of the events experienced by the main character of Rebekah Mercuri’s debut novel echo the true-life experiences of the author, who herself, was involved in a Christian Cult.

A David Shrigley Double Shot!

David Shrigley Celebrates What The Hell Are You Doing: The Essential David Shrigley
Tues, Sep 20th, 7pm
David Shrigley’s new book of illustrations, comics, photography and sculpture include crude drawings and unexpected compositions that are at once childish and clever, and each depiction oddly sincere. They capture the morbid humor of Edward Gorey, the absurdity of a Monty Python sketch, and the peculiar perspective of a Charles Addams cartoon. “David Shrigley is probably the funniest gallery-type artist who ever lived.” -Dave Eggers
David Shrigley Comes to Columbia College Chicago
Wed, Sep 21st , 6:30pm–9:30pm
David Shrigley will also be at Columbia College Chicago – Stage Two 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor. Quimby’s will be there to sell books!
These David Shrigley events are co-sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore, Columbia College and AIGA Chicago.

The Creative Writing Guild (CWG) Presents: Prompts/Prompted
Fri, Sep 23rd, 7pm
The CWG presents it’s latest publication, Prompts/Prompted. The dual issue is a compilation of instructions for experimental writing, and the CWG’s own written results. Five CWG contributors will read selections from the books, explain instructions, and share recent summer writing. Bring a pen and paper. The CWG aims to share experimental and traditional writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago writing community.

Caroline Paquita of Pegacorn Press Reads and Shows Works with Jo Dery and Edie Fake
Mon, Sep 26th, 7pm
Caroline Paquita is releasing the first two official works out on this small, “queer, feminist, total-art-freaker,” publishing house, Pegacorn Press. Using Risograph duplicators to create such works as her comic-zine WOMANIMALISTIC and an annual calendar, this once informal self-publishing venture officially expanded and became it’s own formal entity earlier this year. In celebration, a 2012 calendar will be released, as well as a new comic compilation, featuring some of Chicago’s finest – Edie Fake (Gaylord Phoenix) and Jo Dery (Quietly Sure Like the Keeper of a Great Secret). Fake, Dery and a handful of artists in the U.S. and Germany were asked to create works surrounding the loose theme of of “2012,” and/or “THE FUTURE.”

Anne Elizabeth Moore Reads From Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh With Sara Drake
Thurs, Sep 29th, 7pm
In Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, the writer and independent publisher brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge. Moore is a columnist for Truthout, and has written for The Progressive, Bitch, Annalemma, Tin House, the Boston Phoenix, and The Onion. The former editor of Punk Planet and the Comics Journal, Moore received a Fulbright to continue her work in Cambodia in 2010, and recently held a solo exhibition at the MCA. Moore will be joined by Chicago cartoonist and writer Sara Drake, currently planning a comics project in Cambodia.

Save the date! Alison Bechdel comes to Quimby’s 10/8. She’s guest editing The Best American Comics 2011.

And here’s some news from our sister store, Chicago Comics…

(Just Some of the)New Stuff This Month at Quimby’s Bookstore
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Xerography Debt #29 $3.00 – “The review zine with perzine tendancies.
My Aim is True #2 by Carrie $1.00
Whore Eyes #4 by Jesse Lowe, Lachlann Rattray and Adam Shaw. Comes with comes with Whore Eyes Comp Govmnt Acid compilation CD (Drippy Bone Books) $11.00
Minimum Rage: A Series of Bad Events Overflowing With Fuck-Ups Know-It-Alls and Pansies – The Life Story of That Guy Who’s Name You Can’t Remember (Drippy Bone Books) $4.00 – Can I just say that this is on the cover?: “Fuck You Buy It It’s Cheap”? Is that reason enough? No? Maybe this will sell you on it if you know this next fact: One page has a picture of Emo Philips with a trombone around his neck and it says “I still believe Emo Philips is a genius.” What else do you need to know? -LM
Encyclopedia of Doris by Cindy Crabb (Doris) $18.00 – Issues 19-27 of doris zine, collected, alphabetized and extended for your feminist excitement. Don’t miss Cindy Crabb here at Quimby’s on 9/3.
Broken Pencil #52 $5.95
The Inner Swine vol 17 #1 and #2 $2.00
Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood by Tomas Moniz and various (PM Press) $15.00
Anarchist Organisation Suggestions and Possibilities by Graham Purchase (AK) $2.50
Mamphiles #4 Raising Hell $6.00
Red Army Faction the Urban Guerilla Concept $5.00
Relevence of Anarchism to Modern Society by Sam Dolgoff (Kerr) $4.00
Return of the Cake Scoffer: Cheap’n’ Easy Vegan Cooking by Ronny $3.50
Steampunks Guide to the Apocalypse by various $7.00
Zine About Womens Self Defence #1 Fighting Back, Not Taking Shit Being Heard $3.00
Anarchist Economics an Alternative for the World In Crisis by Abraham Guillen $5.00
Compleat Anglerfish by Michelle Yacht $8.00
Underground Music Fanzines From the Late 1980s-Early 90s by Marc Fischer and Temporary Services (Temporary Services) $5.00 – Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
Put a Egg On It #4 Sum Fall 11 $7.00
Wanderlust Herbal $2.00


Eye of the Majestic Creature #5 by Leslie Stein $4.00 – Larrybear moves back to New York after having lived in the countryside. Life back in the big city! This issue was featured in outer limits mag Bizarre. First new issue since Fantagraphics compiled #1-#4. And yes, we have that too.
Comics by Leda Zawacki: Fauna $3.00 and Puddles of Cute: A Comics Collection by $6.00 – Puddles reprints “Monster in the Mansion” from Goat Girl #1 plus 3 other stories:  “Fireflies”,  “Ladybird” and  “Killer Whale People” drawn with a Nicole J. George-ish eye  for  the  strangely  cute. -EF
One Time Only by Cassie J. Sneider $1.50 – How do you sneak out from a shameful one night stand while the other person is asleep? What if they have really bad wall tapestries? Is hitting rock bottom both depressing and somewhat exciting because that makes you one step closer to resembling Vince Neil? Written by the hilarious Cassie J. Fine Fine Music Sneider and drawn by Nick Rhode. Um no, not Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran. Just Nick Rhode. FYI. -LM
Cebolla Con Chocolate by Ines Estrada and Rodrigo Simancas (Cafe Con Leche) $8.00 – Absurd burds, wurds, turds and nurds! Inés’ drawings are brillbrilliant and Rodrigo’s writing is smartgood and it also features a lovely contraption from the future. In español.
various issues of S. Baltic Comics Magazine (various prices)
Chronicles of Fortune by Caroline Picard $10.00
Crass Sophisticate Color Cover #24 #25 by Josh Reinwald and Justin Rosenberg $3.00
Losing Things is Easy a One Off Zine with Original Poetry Drawings and Photos by Franziska Andonopoulos $2.00
Graffiti Coloring Book vol 1 $20.00
Stars Were Exploding by Meghan Ansbach $2.00


Mome #22 Fall 11 (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – This issue jampacked with Jospeh Lambert, Lilli Carre, Anders Nilsen, Laura Park and more!
PS Magazine: Best of the Preventive Maintenance Monthly by Will and Ann Eisner and Eddie Campbell (Abrams) $21.95 – It’s a lot like watching Disney WW2 educational army cartoons. -EF
3×3 Kus: Specializdevums Special Edition $9.00
We3 HC The Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison (Vertigo) $24.99
Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus TPB vol 1 by Shannon Wheeler (Vertigo) $24.99
Big Questions (soft cover veresion) by Anders Brekhus Nilsen (D&Q) $44.95 – Includes every issue! And there’s a fancy hard cover version as well for $69.95
Blankets by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf) $39.95 – New deluxe hardcover edition, featuring higher-quality paper, Smyth-sewn bindings, a spot gloss, and a slightly wider trim size.
Esperanza: A Love and Rockets Book by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $18.99
Hidden by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot by Jacques Tardi and Jean Patrick Manchette (Fantagraphics) $18.99
Americus by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill (First Sec) $14.99
Bake Sale by Sara Varon (First Sec) $16.99


Beautiful Decay Book 6 Future Perfect $20.00 – 300 artists riffed on what their ideal future would be and one Grand Prize winner was selected. Over 100 finalist’s work are featured throughout the publication.The book also includes a feature length article with notable, emerging, New York artist, Robin Williams whose surreal paintings give us a view into her very own Future Perfect. Only 1,500 copies were made, all of which are ad-free and hand numbered.”
Subway Player Blackbook Cult Series vol 2 by MSER (Whole Train) $29.95
Stencil Graffiti Capital Melbourne by Jake Smallman  and Carl Nyman (MBP) $21.95
Criminal Class Review vol 4 #2 $15.00 – CCR searches for gritty, hard luck tales from all walks of life. This issue, guest editors identical twins Kent and Keith Zimmerman (who teach literary endeavors at prisons like San Quentin) curate this “Prison Issue.” And the cover is a beauty, designed by Chicago print artist Tony Fitzpatrick.
Despite Moments of Clarity There Is No -Ism In This Book: 100 New Artists by Francesca Gavin (Laurence) $39.95
Lets Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars (Laurence) $19.95
General Idea Imagevirus by Gregg Bordowitz (Afterall) $16.00
Human Nature by Daikichi Amano (Bongout) $50.00 – This book makes me feel sort of throw-uppy but I can’t take my eyes off it, and I kind of want to own it. Marilyn Manson said it best: “Daikichi Amano’s art is a combination of Jean Cocteau and Jacques Cousteau.” -LM
Graffiti Japan by various (MBP) $21.95


How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive by Christopher Boucher (Melville) $15.00 – Welcome to Christopher Boucher’s zany literary universe, a place where metaphors shift beneath your feet, familiar words assume new meanings, objects talk, trees attack, and time actually is money. Modeled on the cult classic 1969 hippie handbook of the same name.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown) $24.00
Machine Man by Max Barry (Vintage) $14.95
Subversions: Anarchist Short Stories by The Anarchist Writers Bloc (AK) $14.95
Zero History by William Gibson (Berkley) $16.00 – Now in soft cover. From the author of Neuromancer.LITERARY JOURNALS, CHAP BOOKS & POETRY!

McSweeneys #38 (Mcsweeneys) $18.00 – Their quarterly concern.
N Plus 1 #12 Fall 11 $13.95
Pageboy Magazine III 11 $10.00
Exact Change Only Sum 11 $10.00
Granta #116 Sum 11 Ten Years Later $16.99
So Sorry To See You Go by Carrie McGath $12.00
Slake Los Angeles #3 2011 Crossing Over A City and Its Stories $18.00


In Every Town: An All Ages Music Manualfesto (All Ages Movement Project) $14.99 – rom the All-Ages Movement Project comes this fantastic guide to finding a space, apeasing the neighbors, raising money, and getting a scene off the ground. DIY or die!
Mission Street: Food Recipes and Ideas From an Improbably Restaurant by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz (McSweeneys) $30.00
SexPot: The Marijuana Lover’s Guide to Gettin’ It On – Sexy Stoner Advice From Cannabis Columnist by Mamakind (Quick) $14.95
Cannabis Indica vol 1 Essential Guide to the Worlds Finest Marijuana Strains by ST Oner and Greg Green (Green Candy) $20.00
Marijuana Recipes and Remedies for Healthy Living by Mary Jane Stawell (Ronin) $14.95
Baked: Over 50 Tasty Marijuana Treats by Yzbetta Sativa (Green Candy) $18.00
Bumping Back: An Activist’s Guide To Getting There, Doing the Business & Getting Away with It  by L. Hobley (Niccolo) $24.95


Secret Societies: Inside the Freemasons Yakuza Skull and Bones Worlds Most Notorious Organizations by John Lawrence Reynolds (Arcade) $14.95 – A smart and surprising behind-the-scenes exploration of the tales confirmed and fabricated that surround the best known and often least understood secret societies.
UFOs: Generals Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record by Leslie Kean and John Podesta (Three Rivers) $15.00 – Now in soft cover.
Program Or Be Programmed: Ten Commands For a Digital Age by Douglas Rushkoff with illustrations by Leland Purvis (Soft Skull) $14.95 – From the author of Media Virus, Coercion and Life Inc. Will the internet rule us? Or will we rule the internet? And which is better?
Fashion Cats:  Feline Couture from Japans Number 1 Cat Tailor by Takako Iwasa (Vice) $12.00 – Yes, this is for real. Takako Iwasa makes adorable goth-lolita clothes for her Scottish-fold kitties, and it’s so cute you want to cry. As originally featured in Vice Magazine.
Forbidden Sacraments: The Survival of Shamanism In Western Civilization by Donald P. Dulchinos (Autonomedia) $17.95
Year In the Life of A Factory by Maynard Seider (Kerr) $14.00
Fxxxing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel by Dan Sinker and Biz Stone (Simon) $12.00


Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project and the Lessons of Internation by Ramor Ryan (AK) $16.00
Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 911 Injustice by Alia Malex and Karen Korematsu (McSweeneys) $16.00
The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents by Alex Butterworth (Vintage) $15.95 – A thrilling history of the rise of anarchism, told through the stories of a number of prominent revolutionaries and the agents of the secret police who pursued them.
Some Mother’s Daughter: Hidden Movement of Prostitute Women Against Violence by The International Prostitutes Collective (Crossroads) $13.99
Russian Tragedy by Alexander Berkman (Phoenix) $11.95
Autobiography of Mother Jones (Kerr) $6.95
Changing Society: The Lives of Worker Heroes Who Made a Difference by Bob Breving (Kerr) $9.00
Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community by various (Falling Wall) $9.99


Maximumrocknroll #340 Sep 11 $4.00
Bizarre #179 Sep 11 $10.50
Tattoo Revolution Aug 11 $11.75
Cabinet #42 Forgetting $12.00
Tiki Magazine vol 7 #2 Fall 11 $4.99
Skunk vol 7 #2 $6.99
Wire #330 Aug 11 $10.99
Bitch #52 $5.95
Monocle vol 5 #46 Sept 11 $10.00
Juxtapoz #128 Sep 11 $5.99
Fortean Times #278 Sep 11 $11.99


Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance ed. by Mitzi Szereto (Cleis) $14.95
Housewives at Play #20 by Rebecca (Eros) $4.95
Anal Intruders From Uranus #4 $3.95
SPS #9 Sad People Sex by Heather Benjamin $3.00


Inherit 2012 Nikki McClure Calendar $16.00 – Since we started getting Nikki McClure’s calendars in 2004 it’s been a bestseller. And when you see it, you’ll understand why.
Write Here $8.00 – Nice blank journal made by Cindy Crabb of Doris fame.
Annual Weekly Planner vol 6 (Little Otsu) $18.00 – 12 Months, 54 Weeks, undated.
2012 Space Garden Claendar by Apak (Little Otsu) $14.00

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