New Stuff This Week

piratebookThe Pirate Book: Read Me by Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska $11.00

*ZINES*

Inner Seoul by Jae Hyun Ha $2.00

Remedy Quarterly #20 Try $12.00

Lazy Mom #5 Easy Come $10.00

Dead Wrestlers #1 Murder Mishaps and Misfortune by Aaron Weber $3.00

Alamo Igloo zines by Keith Herzik
Leg and Boob DNA Gel Part 2 $8.00
Dog Bone Snake Skull Chicago $7.00

Pickle Pickle #2 The Peculiar Pickle Mini Zine $2.50

*COMICS & MINIS*

Mystery Minicomic Anthology by various $5.00

Baby Weight by Gabrielle Howell $2.00

Better Late Than Never by Jesse Hedman $2.00

Teenaged Trash Party by Barbara Guttman $5.00

Too Much Fun by Logan Kruidenier $8.00

Lazy Sundae by Nolan J. Downs $5.00

Screwing With You vol 1 by Zoe N. Sugg $5.00

Pack Yr Bags by Ian McDuffie $1.00

More Things in Heaven and Earth #1 by Kat Tusday $5.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS*

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Carpet Sweeper Tales by Julie Doucet (D&Q) $15.95

Agony Book by Mark Beyer $15.95

Mirror Mirror #1 (2d Cloud) $27.95 – Comics anthology of things horror and gothic. Edited by Sean T. Collins & Julia Gfrörer. With work from Clive Barker, Heather Benjamin, Al Columbia, Dame Darcy and more.

Space: An Eschew Collection by Robert Sergel (Secret Acres) $15.00

Gulag Casual: Five Stories by Austin English (2d Cloud) $24.95

Care of Birds by F.S. Lobo (MMMNNNRRRG) $17.00

Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers by Hazel Newlevant and Sophie Yanow (Alternative Comics) $20.00

Big Planet Comics Blue Anthology (Retrofit) $5.00 – An anthology from the Washington DC comic book store Big Planet Comics. Includes work by: Saman Bemel-Benrud, Box Brown, Mark Burrier, Jensine Eckwall, Robin Ha, Angelica Hatke, Andy K, Nick Liappis, Jared Morgan, Ben Sears, Matt Baker and SUPERWAXX.

*FICTION*

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The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls, ed. by Ellen Datlow (Tor) $16.99 – Stories about dolls. Not creepy or anything hahahaha.

2 books by Matt Lang (Clawfoot Press)
McKean County and Other Stories $12.00
Fernweh $15.00

Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine (Open Letter) $13.95

*MAYHEM*

Serial Killers and Psychopaths: True-Life Cases that Shocked the World by C. Greig & J. Marlowe $16.95

Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck by Peter Manseau (Melville House) $22.95

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson $17.00

*ESSAYS*

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters An Essay SC by Dan Fox (Coffee House Press) $15.95

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Earth Wants You by Reverend Billy $13.95

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore $27.99

*MUSIC BOOKS*

I Live Inside HC Memoirs of A Babe in Toyland by Michelle Leon $19.95

*HUMOR*

Why the Long Joke? by James Thomas $22.99 – Inside: “Edgar Allan Poe Goes to a Music Festival,” “How to Tell If You’re Dead” & more.

*SEXXXY*

Whistle #17 Modern Pin Up Mag $10.00

Meat #20 $20.00

*MAGAZINES*

Hi Fructose #39 New Contemporary Art Magazine $7.95

Howler #10 Spr 16 Of Gods and Ten $15.00

Mojo #269 Apr 16 Iggy Pop His Life and Rebirth $10.99

Laphams Quarterly vol 9 #2 Spr 16 Disaster $17.00

Tom Tom Magazine #25 Health $6.00

Skeptic vol 21 #1 16 $6.95

High Times Best of #80 2016 Your Guide to Hydro $6.99

Ghetto Blaster #43 $4.50

Maximumrocknroll #395 Apr 16 $4.99

Creative Quarterly #41 $9.00

Gentlewoman #13 Spr Sum 16 Kirsten $15.99

Tape Op #112 Mar Apr 16 $4.95

Razorcake #91 $4.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

The Paris Review #216 $20.00

*CHILDRENS*

Hilda & The Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye) $10.99

New Stuff This Week

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Jaywalker by Lisa Carver, with illustrations by Dame Darcy $15.00 – Flash fiction by famed Rollerderby zinester, with illustrations by exquisite Meatcake artist Dame Darcy.

*ZINES & ZINE-RELATED*

East Village Inky #56 by Ayun Halliday $3.00

Pagan Kennedy’s Living a Handbook for Maturing Hipsters by Pagan Kennedy (Santa Fe Writers Project) $15.95 – 90s clasic back in print from the zinester, writer and non-conformist.

Notes on Staying Soft by Rosie Accola $5.00

Living Southerners Feb 16 $2.00

Zines by Billy Roberts $3.00 each:
Last Night at the Casino #11 Feb 16
Good Place to Start #1 – Wanna learn about world music? Well here’s a good place to start.

*COMICS & MINIS*

2 new amazing comics from Carrie McNinch:
You Dont Get There From Here #37 $3.00 – Daily diary comics about Carrie’s quiet adventure of life in LA and a side trip to Japan. From the thoughtful and compelling mind of someone who loves music, reading and cats, and who can draw the way all zinesters wish they could.
Excerpts From Seven Non-Fiction Books I Read $3.00 – Includes excerpts from books by Marky Ramone, Viv Albertine, Kim Gordon and more! And those drawings!

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Upgrade by Lily Reeves $5.00

Science Ghost #3 by Carlos Aguilar $5.00

Just Another Caturday #1 by Jennifer Lewis $3.00

various Kelci Crawford comics:
Prologues a Compilation $3.00
Duck for Dinner $1.00
and more!

2 new by Robin Bougie delicacies!:
Cinema Sewer #29 $5.00
Sugar Spread vol 1 #1 A Big Coloring Book $10.00

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*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

The Complete Crepax: Dracula, Frankenstein, And Other Horror Stories by Guido Crepax (Fantagraphics) $75.00 – Collection of work from this erotic Eurocartoonist, known for his work in the 60s and 70s. This book features lit by Stoker, Mary Shelley, unpublished works of Crepax’s famed Valentina stories and more.

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Dirty Hands: Collected Works by David Alvarado $15.00

Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Part 2 by Konami Kanata $24.95

Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical by R. O. Blechman (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Full-color fable-like graphic novel, the story of two musician Mozart-esque half brothers cycle through rags and riches.

The Beauty vol 1 by Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley $9.99 – What if there was a way to guarantee you could become more and more beautiful every day? What if it was a sexually transmitted disease?

Adventure Time vol 8 $14.99

Goodnight Punpun vol 1 by Inio Asano $24.99

Humans vol 2 Humans Till Death by Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller $15.99

Nameless by Grant Morrison & friends $24.99

The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny by James Kochalka $14.99

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

Art of the Mural vol 1 Contemporary International Urban Art by Shane Pomajambo (Schiffer) $34.99 – 400+ examples by 50 full-time muralists from 6 continents. Edited by the creative director of DC-based Art Whino Gallery.

*WEIRDO*

Future Esoteric: Unseen Realms, Second Edition by Brad Olsen (Consortium of Collective Consciousness) $17.95

Confessions of an Illuminati: The Whole Truth about the Illuminati and the New World Order by Leo Lyon Zagami (CCCP Publishing) $17.95

Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood by Greg Merritt $19.99

Aliens Among Us: Exploring Past and Present by Barry Strohm $19.99 – You guys, they’re everywhere at every time ever. It’s amazing!

Little Gray Bastards: The Incessant Alien Presence by Jordan Hofer & David Barker $16.99 – You guys, they’re everywhere at every time ever. It’s terrifying!

*MUSIC BOOKS*

Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story by Dave Thompson $16.99

Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters ed. by Nick Soulsby $28.95

*ESSAYS*

Notes on My Dunce Cap by Jesse Ball (Pioneer Works Press) $22.00 – A text for teachers who want to reconsider hierarchy in their classrooms and for those curious about education as a context for creativity and collaboration.

*FICTION*

I Am Because You Are, ed. by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman (Freight books) $14.95 – “Timely” collection of new fiction (and some non-fiction) from novelists and science writers, all inspired by the theme of Theory of Relativity.

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION BOOKS*

Joe Hill: The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture by Franklin Rosemont (PM Press) $29.95 – Reprint of the classic, originally published by Chicago rebels Kerr Publishing.

Death to Bourgeois Society: The Propagandists of the Deed by Mitchell Abidor (PM Press) $14.95

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank $27.00 – Founding editor of The Baffler discusses the form of corporate and cultural elitism that has largely eclipsed the Democrat party’s old working-class commitment.

*HUMOR*

F in Exams: Complete Failure Edition $19.95

*FOOD BOOKS*

Deceptive Desserts: A Lady’s Guide to Baking Bad! by Christine McConnell $29.95 – Christine McConnell, the Queen of Creepy Cookies, shares recipes and photographs how to take bake with inspiration from the likes of Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vincent Price, mixed with in a dash of Stepford Wife.

Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure by Susan Benjamin $18.00

*MAGAZINES*

Bust #98 Apr May 16 $5.99

Harpers Apr 16 $6.99

Make vol 50 $9.99

Fields Magazine #5 Spr 16 $12.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

First Line vol 18 #1 Spr 16 $4.00

Black Fox Literary Magazine #13 $14.00

Coming out this week!

The Imitation Game: Alan Turner Decoded by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis (Abrams ComicArts) $24.95

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest! April 29th and 30th!

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Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Chicago Zine Fest! It’s the weekend of Fri. April 29th (panel, readings, opening festivities) and Sat, April 30th (tabling exhibition at the Plumbers Union Hall1340 W Washington Blvd, from 11am-6pm). More info (who is exhibiting and at what table! totebags! all that stuff!) at ChicagoZineFest.org

Here’s the e-mail courtesy of CZF 2016 Organizers Heather, Johnny, Julie, Alex, Violet & Allison!:

CZF 2016 FRIDAY NIGHT INFO

All Friday night events located at Workshop Chicago (935 W. Chestnut St. #530)

April 29th 6:30 – 8pm, Panel: Permission Not Granted: Women of Color and the Politics of Zines

A discussion sponsored by the University of Chicago Library with Leila Abdelrazaq, Sarah Gonzalez, and Monika Harris. Moderated by Monica Trinidad.

April 29th 8 – 9:30pm, Exhibitor Reading: Readings by Andi Santagata (Sorry Mom Comix), JC (Tributaries), Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up), Marnie Galloway (In the Sounds and Seas), Rachel & Sari (Hoax), Taryn Hipp (Lady Teeth), Tanuja Jagernauth (Brown & Proud Press Collective), and Vicky Lim (Abstract Door).

All events during CZF weekend are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. The Youth Reading will be held as a workshop on Saturday, April 30 at Plumbers Hall.

Sat, April 30th (tabling exhibition at the Plumbers Union Hall1340 W Washington Blvd, from 11am-6pm).

+ also that day at the same place…

CZF 2016 WORKSHOPS

Peruse our workshop offerings for this year’s zine fest below. We’re excited as always to offer a variety of programming for you and your zine-loving friends!

  • Revolutionary Mothering: from zines to anthologies. Join Mai’a Williams and China Martens, two editors of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front lines – to talk about creating in difficult environments, zines and book anthologies, life, art and revolution. Mama centric, but open to all.
  • Drawing Out the Issues: Comics Journalism. Using our recent series for Truthout, Growing Season, as a basis for discussion—as well as our upcoming book Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking—the Ladydrawers Comics Collective will informally talk participants through the basics of longform, collective, comics journalism investigations.
  • Lumpen Live Taping & Radio Transmission. Live radio segment broadcasting directly from CZF 2016!
  • Youth Reading. Join the youngest members of the zine community while they show us all up with their zine skills.
  • Cute Animal Drawing Workshop. Fun ways to draw cute animals for kids ages 6 to 12. Learn basic skills to create infinite cute animals.
  • Busy Beaver Button Co. Custom button making workshop!

Help make our zine dreams come true!

To all you lovely dreamy zine fans, consider donating to Chicago Zine Fest! We’re a crack team of volunteer organizers who are proud to put together this amazing DIY festival each year. But, it is not a cheap endeavor; from venue fees, to printing costs, to offering stipends to our snazzy invited guests, those $$$ add up. Any little bit you may be able to offer is much appreciated. You can donate to CZF here.

Volunteer with CZF!

Are you interested in volunteering with us? We are always looking for folks who have skills to share. Want to help us design programs, promote workshops, host fundraisers, or help at events? Let us know & send us an email at chicagozinefest@gmail.com!

…and check out that cool art by Erik Rodriguez!

New Stuff This Week

 

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Frontier #11 by Eleanor Davis (Youth In Decline) $8.40 – The newest issue, now available! “BDSM” is a fresh new comic by Eleanor Davis, about the interactions of two adult film actresses on and off camera. A modern SM dating story tackling the complex, intersectional relationships between friends and lovers, feminism and kink, and projection and consumption.

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Filmme Fatales #7 $16.00 – Seventh issue of the quarterly zine about the places where film and feminism intersect. Essays, criticism, ideas, jokes, pictures and more. Inside this issue, devoted to the concept of “space”: a lament about the fates of lesbian movie characters, a tribute to the house from Dogs in Space, a taxonomy of the spaces Andie inhabits in Pretty in Pink, the next filmmaker who is inevitably due to experience a Sofia Coppola-style Tumblr resurgence, psychics and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an examination of James Cameron’s reputation as a feminist filmmaker and more.

*ZINES*

Radical Domesticity #6 by Emma Karin Eriksson $3.00

PWF Pro Wrestling Feelings #3 $5.00

Jibb Wibbles #1 by Jason Mamarella $6.00

Fat Babes #2 The Fatshion Edition $6.00

Forniphilia by Michael Shallow $7.00

Boot Boyz Biz Group 2 Catalog Feb 2016 $1.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Power Button by Zack Soto (Study Group) $4.95

Super Sikh #3 Al Amok is Not Amused by various $3.99

Mr Blob #1 by Caroline Cash $7.00

Nerd Jam #4 by Olivier Wilkie $8.00

Give Thanks by Philip Weiss $2.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

5,000 Kilometers Per Second by Manuele Fior (Fantagraphics) $22.99

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Octopus Pie vol 1 by Meredith Gran $14.99

Paracuellos by Carlos Giménez (IDW) $24.99 – An autobiographical account of the plight of children in post-World War II Fascist Spain.

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads: A Graphic Novel by Nick Hayes (Abrams) $24.95

Delilah Drik and the Kings Shilling by Tony Cliff $17.99

*ART & DESIGN BOOKS*

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100 Years of Tattoos by David McComb $29.95

Vans: Off the Wall: Stories of Sole from Vans Originals, 50th Anniversary Edition by Doug Palladini (Abrams) $30.00

*MUSIC BOOKS*

Lost Rockers: Broken Dreams and Crashed Careers by Steven Blush, Paul Rachman & Tony Mann (powerHouse Books) $27.50 – About the musicians who at one point in time were on the verge of success but who never quite “made it.”

Never Known Questions: Five Decades of The Residents by Ian Shirley (Cherry Red Books) $22.95 – Answers such Residential questions as: Were they really Talking Heads and Brian Eno in disguise? What is a Cryptic Corporation? Who was Nigel Senada? Did they really forget about recording an album? How’s Randy doing now? And what kind of a band sells a fridge full of records for $100,000 anyway?

Pickman’s Model: A Weird Tale by Nick Blinko & H.P. Lovecraft (Crna Hronika) $40.00 – “Pickman’s Model” is an elegant short story by H.P. Lovecraft, originally published in Weird Tales in 1927. Nick Blinko’s starkly managed minutia serves as wonderful accompaniment to the story of the deranged artist who paints from dread-inspiring life.

*FICTION*

Knockout: Stories Knock Out by John Jodzio (Soft Skull) $15.95

Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen $18.00 – A tech mogul hires a ghostwriter for his memoirs, which leads him on a mind-bending world tour from Palo Alto to Dubai and beyond, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication.

*ESSAYS*

The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits $15.00 – Rereading her childhood diaries, Heidi Julavits (founding editor of The Believer magazine) hoped to find incontrovertible proof that she was always destined to be a writer. Instead, they “revealed me to possess the mind of a phobic tax auditor.” Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life—now as an adult. A meditation on time and self, faith and fate, art and ambition.

Is that Kafka?: 99 Finds by Reiner Stach $27.95 – Out of the massive research for an authoritative 1,500-page biography emerges this wunderkammer of 99 delightfully odd facts about Kafka.

On the Government of the Living: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980 by Michel Foucault $22.00

*SCIENCE!*

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe $24.00

At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise by Michael Brooks $17.95

Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects by Roberto Abadie $22.95

The Undersea Network by Nicole Starosielski $25.95 – Hey! The internet isn’t made out of satellites! It’s made out of tubes underwater!

*RADICAL PARENTING*

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, ed by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens & Mai’a Williams (PM Press) $17.95 – Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer black feminists of the 1970s and ’80s, Revolutionary Mothering places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation.

*MAGAZINES*

The Baffler #30 $14.00

Modern Farmer #11 Spr 16 $7.99

Kinfolk vol 19 The Adrenaline Issue $18.00

Relix #270 Mar 16 $6.99

Wire #385 Mar 16 $9.99

Shots #131 $7.25

Film Comment Mar Apr 16 vol 52 #2 $5.95

Clever Root Win Spr 16 vol 1 #2 $10.00

Mass Appeal #56 $9.99

Cineaste vol 41 #2 $8.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

Granta #134 Win 16 No Mans Land $16.99

Girls Our Age #1 Pilot Issue 2016 $12.00

*SEXXXY STUFF*

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Cold Meat Zine, ed. by Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – These works were compiled to highlight some of the best examples of BDSM fetish art, from the collection of Cold Meat, a print connoisseur based in San Francisco, California. Ranging roughly from 1900-1970, a majority of these images were originally published in underground fetish digests, flagellation novels, chapbooks, and illicit magazines of the time.

New Stuff This Week

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POSE (Gingko Press) $49.95 – The first book of modern pop artist POSE’s work chronicles an eye-popping collection of street art, murals, collaborations, and gallery work. It features 50+ paintings and sculptures as well as an intimate look inside the artist’s studio. POSE has been applauded for his ability to take seemingly “everyday” and disposable items and re-introduce them into the world as carriers of a much deeper meaning. Edition is limited to 1500 copies and includes limited prints, including a hand-pulled 1 color “Color Study” screen print signed by the artist.

*ZINES*

Zine of the West by Victoria Harley & friends $4.00

Pizza Libs #2 by Johnny Misfit & friends $2.00

New Morality Zine #3 by Nick Acosta $9.00

I Enjoy Being a Girl, Mostly by Gemma Correll $5.00

Wasted Pages Writing Workshop Winter 15-16 $2.00

Atomic Elbow #13 by Robert Newsome $5.00 – Scott “Star of Savage” Holland is back, and this time he’s got a great interview with former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam “Scrap Iron” Pearce! Speaking of NWA champions, there’s a lengthy examination of the 1985 NWA Battle of the Belts. This show took place during an actual hurricane! Plus much more!

Leg Drop Digest (Devastator Press) $5.00

Tardis Beat $7.00 – Doctor Who spoof: “Daleks Who Dare to Steal Your Heart,” “4th Doctor Dishes on Fab Scarf!” and more. How can you resist this?:

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Purple Sweatpants and Other Recipes by Aaron Romine $10.00 – “No one simply makes an artist’s [cook]book by accident, anymore than they ride 14 hours through the central highlands balanced upright on a surplus .50 caliber ammo can over the scalding sheetmetal housing of an ancient 6-71 inline diesel engine by accident. A collection of recipes and photographs gathered over 20 years working, travelling and eating my way around Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.” -Aaron Romine

Local Poster Sounds and Vision Lyon 2010-2015 $8.00

Groovedge Biatch, Hot Work by Mascara $6.00 – This guy who owns a store in France called Groovedge Biatch dropped off some risograph zines like this one and other things with titles like “La Descente Lyl Clft” and “Bei Da Jing 2k15 Design by Studio H13.” Tres mystérieux!

Heavy Metals #1 by Leanna Perry $5.00

Food Boys $2.00

Smile Book $2.00

Witness: A Mad Max Fanzine by Colleen Frakes & friends $2.00 – Yeah, yeah, you’re a cool kid and you didn’t watch the Oscars. But you might have seen Mad Max. So did these 12 artists who contributed comics, pin-ups, and prose to this fanzine edited by Colleen Frakes. Work from: Anne Thalheimer, Denis St. john, Rachel Foss, Cody Pickrodt and more. -LM

Retrospect: A Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric Zinethology by Sarah Sawyers-Lovett (Mend My Dress Press) $15.50

Sweet Treats: A Tasty Activity Zine by Ali Prince $2.00

Fold out writing prompt maps from artist Shaun Levin $6.99 each:
Writing Art: A Writing Map
How to Write a Story
City of Inspiration Writing Map
Café Writing Map

*COMICS & MINIS*

Men are From Mars, Women Need to Stay off that Space Dick by Janelle Hessig $4.00

Meaning of Life by Anja Wicki (Perfectly Acceptable Press) $10.00

new issues of Laskimooses $7.00 each
#27 Todistusten Antaminen
#28 Viitoittamaton Vayla $7.00

Declaration Daddies Pornography for Patriots $10.00

Foots by Zibits $3.00

Street Dawgz by Lizz Lunney $5.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Patience by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – Don’t miss Daniel Clowes here at Quimby’s March 30th to sign this indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, Clowes’ first all new, original graphic novel in over a half-decade!

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Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsh & Yuko Ota (Oni) $19.99

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew $30.00 – Now in his early 70s, Chan has been making comics in his native Singapore since 1954, when he was a boy of 16. As he looks back on his career over five decades, we see his stories unfold before us in a dazzling array of art styles and forms, their development mirroring the evolution in the political and social landscape of his homeland and of the comic book medium itself.

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*ART & DESIGN*

Shrine by Faye Megan Orlove 2013-2014 (Don Giovanni Records) $12.99 – Art and ideas about idolatry, worship, and pop culture.

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*FICTION*

The Sellout by Paul Beatty $16.00 – A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court.

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett $16.00 – Furo Wariboko, a young Nigerian, awakes the morning before a job interview to find that he’s been transformed into a white man.

Mrs. Houdini: A Novel by Victoria Kelly $26.00 – Before escape artist Harry Houdini died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife Bess from beyond the grave using a coded message known only to the two of them. When a widowed Bess begins seeing this code in seemingly impossible places, it becomes clear that Harry has an urgent message to convey. Unlocking the puzzle will set Bess on a course back through the pair’s extraordinary romance, which swept the illusionist and his bride from the beaches of Coney Island, to the palaces of Budapest, to the back lots of Hollywood. When the mystery finally leads Bess to the doorstep of a mysterious young photographer, she realizes that her husband’s magic may have been more than just illusion.

Prodigals: Stories by Greg Jackson $25.00 – A filmmaker escapes New York, accompanied by a woman who may be his therapist. A dilettantish banker sees his ambitions laid bare when he comes under the influence of two strange sisters. A group of friends gathers in the California desert for one last bacchanal. Quests for meaning and authenticity in lives spoiled by self­-knowledge and haunted by spiritual longing.

*MUSIC BOOKS*

How to Ru(i)n a Record Label: The Story of Lookout Records by Larry Livermore (Don Giovanni Records) $14.99 – Don’t miss Larry Livermore at Quimby’s to talk about this book about the spectacular rise and ignominious collapse of Lookout Records, the iconic label he co-founded in 1987 and which helped launch the careers of Green Day, Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel, and a host of other artists.

*ESSAYS*

Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing $26.00

Horror of Philosophy series by Eugene Thacker (Zero+ Publishing):
vol 1: In the Dust of This Planet $19.95 – Supernatural horror defined as the thought of the unthinkable.
vol 2: Starry Speculative Corpse Horror $18.95 – Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos.
vol 3: Tentacles Longer Than Night $18.95 – Systematic, comprehensive exploration of the links between philosophy, religion, and the horror genre.

Madonnaland And Other Detours into Fame and Fandom by Alina Simone (U of Texas Press) $16.95 – In the spirit of Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love, Madonnaland takes us on a revelatory road trip through the quirky hinterlands of celebrity and fandom and the quest to make music that matters in the face of relentless commercialism.

Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom’s, which I know sounds weird) by Michael Ian Black $24.99

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others by Sarah Bakewell $25.00 – A spirited account of the existentialism movement and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it.

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION BOOSKS*

Malign Velocities: Accelerationism and Capitalism by Benjamin Noys (Zero+) $14.95 – Against the need for speed, Malign Velocities tracks acceleration as the symptom of the ongoing crises of capitalism.

*MAGAZINES*

Bitch #70 Spr 16 Anniversary Issue 20 Years $6.95

Juxtapoz #183 Apr 16 $6.99

Fader #102 Feb Mar 16 $6.99

Far Ride vol 4 Documenting Cycling Journeys Around the World $18.00

Monocle vol 10 #91 Mar 16 $12.00

Vive Le Rock #33 1976 Punk 40th Anniversary $10.99

True Crime Feb 16 Facebook Feud Turns to Double Murder $9.99

*LIT JOURNALS & CHAP BOOKS*

Conium Review vol 4 $12.00

Opaque #3 Magic $7.00

Good Morning vol 4 #3 $6.00