Quimby’s 2018 Zlumber Party 1/27-1/28

Jan ’18
9:30 pm

Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zlumber Party (as in Zine Slumber Party)! This is the seventh year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, and start your year off with a creative frenzy! Get here at 9:30 on Sat, Jan 27th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 28th! (And yes, you can leave whenever you want before then if you want or need to.) So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on! There will be snacks! And coffee!

What: Zlumber Party 2018!

When: Sat, Jan 27th, 9:30pm – Sun, Jan 28th, 6am

Where: Here at Quimby’s Bookstore at 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago

RSVP: Give us a holler so we have a head count and know how much pizza to order!: info(at)quimbys(dot)com.

Invite your friends with the Facebook invite here.

Helpful hints!

*In terms of what to bring, definitely whatever project you’re working on, whether it’s a zine, a comic, a book, a magazine, an artist book — independent publishing knows no bounds!

*Be here at 9:30pm (the store closes at 10pm). This is NOT a lock in; you can leave whenever you want. You can stay as late as 6am on sunday morning, which is the official end time for the event.

*Wear comfy clothes! Don’t forget your sleeping gear! A sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz (or just be comfy), a pillow, footie pajamas, a blanket, slippers…whatever makes you comfy.

*We’ll provide some snacks and coffee, but you may want to bring some snacks with you if you like. A good way to make new friends is bring food, is all we’re saying. If you have food sensitivities or allergies please bring whatever nourishment you need to bring to sustain you.

*We’ll also provide some office supplies (papers, pens, scissors, staplers, that type of thing), chairs and tables.

*One final note: Don’t feel pressured to feel like you have to finish whatever you’re working on before you leave. If you feel excited to work on your project once you’ve been working on it here, that you’ve started your 2018 off jazzed that you got the creative ball rolling, then we’ve done our job (that’s once of the reasons we do this event in January). When you’re all done with your zine and you want to consign it here, we’re excited to sell it for you. More info about consignment here: quimbys.com/consignment

Also, click here for more info about consigning at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC!

Offsite: Quimby’s Co-Sponsors The Independent World Karaoke Championship at the Co-Prosperity Sphere Dec 7th-9th

7:00 pm

Chicago is the new karaoke capital, and The Independent World Karaoke Championship is happening Dec 7th-Dec 9th in this great city to prove it. Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor the first IWKC, which boasts 3 nights of karaoke, special awards, bands, celebrity appearances, raffles, screenings and more. This karaoke-related multi-media experience explodes in lowbrow hi-fi at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport, the Community of Future. This festival is a fundraiser for WLPN, Lumpen Radio.

Dec 7-9, 2017

All events take place at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (NOT Quimby’s), 3219 S Morgan St • Chicago Il 60608

Admission is $10 – 3 Day Pass is $25

THURSDAY DEC 7 Shameless Karaoke Night
7pm: Screening of the movie Karaoke Terror
9pm: Performance by: Bill Mummy
9:30pm-midnight – Karaoke provided Shameless Karaoke

FRIDAY, DEC 8 Green Screen You Tube Karaoke Freakout!
7pm Screening of the documentary Karaoke Fever
9pm Performance by Winston Lasker ( Hunter Husar )
9:30pm-midnight Green Screen You Tube Karaoke Freakout!

SATURDAY, DEC 9 The Finals!
4pm Interview with Rob Drew, author of Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody (recorded live with studio audience for WLPN broadcast)
7pm Screening of the worst karaoke movie ever made: Duets
9pm Performance by Bobby Conn
9:30 pm-Midnight: Judged competition- Karaoke provided Shameless Karaoke

full schedule located at c-ps.org.


Wanna see the list of songs Shameless Karaoke offers for Thurs and Sat? Click here!

Wanna see this event on Facebook? Click here!

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 Quimbys.com 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

Holiday Hours! Gift Certificates! Ordering News!

Quimby’s Bookstore Holiday Season Hours!

Wed, Nov 22nd noon-5pm

Thurs, Nov 23rd closed

Sun, Dec 24th noon-7pm

Mon Dec 25th closed

Sun Dec 31st noon-5pm

Mon Jan 1st closed

Ordering from Quimbys.com, need yer holiday gifts by Dec 24th, and you live in the contiguous U.S. states? Order by Dec 12th!

Yes, we do sell gift certificates. Buy them on our site here or call us at 77-342-0910.

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