New Stuff This Week

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Zines

PWF Pro Wrestling Feelings #1 $3.00

Somnambulist #25 The PI Story by Martha Grover $4.00 – What its really like to be a private investigator. FOR REAL.

Satori Original Screenplay by Erica Schreiner $10.00

KerBloom #113 Mar Apr 15 by Artnoose $2.00

Everyday Magic #2 Between $3.00

Publishing Zines for Prisoners: An Interview with Anthony Rayson (Temporary Services) $5.00

Resist #48 Minneapolis from the Saddle A Winter Cycling Journal by Mat Resist $6.00

Comics & Minis

Smoker Girl #1 by Alexander Ryu $5.00

Pure Extravagance Shit I Bought with My Tip Money by Chloe Wilson $6.00 – See a variety of stuff by Chloe Wilson here!

Nordhouse by Erik Schneider (Easy Press) $5.00 – Erik Schneider documents a camping trip he and two friends take away from the city.  Alcohol and the wonders of the cosmos set the trio in a pretty good head space.  Erik’s designy figure work is juxtaposed nicely against a sketchy pencil rendering of the wilderness that surrounds them. -NB

You Gotta Have Art by David F. Toste $12.00

Three by Gabrielle Howell $10.00

Ozman: Harpocrates by André Freitas & Paulo Cesar Santos $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki (D& Q) $22.95

Black River by Josh Simmons (Fantagraphics) $18.99

Fables vol 21 TPB Happily Ever After by Bill Willingham & friends $17.99

Walking Dead vol 23 TPB Whispers into Screams by Robert Kirkman & friends $14.99

Team Adventure Kids: Jumpy Jackie’s First Day of School by Kevin J. Dill & Zayha $12.95

321 Fast Comics $24.99

Art & Design Books

Queer Geographies: Beirut, Tijuana, Copenhagen by various $21.95 – A collaborative work of artists, activists, and scholars, showcases the work of queer art installations in these three very different cities throughout the 2000s.

Fiction

Adjacent by Christopher Priest $14.95

Vorrh by B. Catling $15.95

City Chicken by Todd Miller $10.00

Music Books

Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon $28.99

Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America by Michaelangelo Matos $25.99

Mayhem

The Dope Game – Misadventures of Fat Cat & Pappy Mason by Seth Ferranti $15.00 – Fat Cat and Pappy Mason are the most infamous and legendary figures out of New York’s crack era. A time that massively influenced rap culture and led to the ghetto icons becoming mythical figures in hip-hop’s lyrical lore. Not only did the street stars inspire rappers like Run DMC, LL Cool J and 50 Cent with their styles, attitudes and swagger, they set the tone for a generation of hustlers, gun thugs and drug barons, who tried to live up to the hype and standard of violence these street legends set, with their vicious and brutal foray into the drug game that transformed the black underworld as Uzi-toting drug thugs in bulletproof vests, Timberlands and BMW’s became the norm. This book details Fat Cat and Pappy Mason’s story chronicling their rise and fall in the annals of gangster lore. Both drug lords are imprisoned for life, due to their crimes and exploits, but their legends live on in hip-hop and popular culture. Written by noted true crime historian, Seth Ferranti.

Kids Books

Orpheus in the Underworld: A TOON Graphic Hardcover by Yvan Pommaux $16.95

Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure: A TOON Graphic by Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio García Sánchez $16.95

Magazines

Mash Tun #6 Craft Beer Journal $10.00 – Hoppy days are here again! Mash Tun is full of craft beer inspiration, history and interviews! Raise a glass to a heady read. -NB

Unsung Magazine #1 Fall Win 14 Femmes Special Edition, ed. by Emily Ornberg & Jim DeRogatis $10.00 – How artistic expressions from counter cultures such as webcam models and lesbian rappers are assaulting the norm.

Headmaster #7 the Field Trip Issue $20.00

Backwoodsman vol 36 #3 May Jun 15 $4.95

Inventory #12 Spr Sum 15 $20.00

Neural #50 $7.99

Frankie #64 $19.25

Toilet Paper April 1987 $19.00

Maximumrocknroll #384 May 15 $4.99

Shindig #46 $12.99

Decibel #128 Jun 15 $5.99

Skeptical Inquirer vol 39 #3 May Jun 15 $5.99

Fantastic Man #21 Spr Sum 15 $14.99

Dear Dave #19 $15.00

Cannabis Now #14 $7.99

Rock A Rolla #54 Feb Mar 15 $9.95

Under the Radar #53 Apr May 15 $5.99

Psychic News Apr 15 $10.99

Tattoo Energy #94 $9.99

On sale later this week (the 5th):

The Sketchbook Project: World Tour by Steven Peterman & Sara Elands Peterman $30.00

Stickerbomb Skateboard: 150 Classic Skateboard Stickers, Peelable Stickers From Girl, Santa Cruz, Real, Alien Workshop and Toy Machine (Laurence King) $24.95

Jessica Hopper Reads From The First Collection of Criticism By a Living Female Rock Critic 5/29

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Featherproof is proud to announce the publication of legendary rock critic Jessica Hopper’s newest book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, in Spring 2015.

Jessica Hopper’s music criticism has earned her a reputation as one of the firebrands of the form, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music, but the culture around it, revealing new truths that often challenge us to consider what it is to be a fan.

With this premiere volume, spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly’s past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why the New York Times has called Hopper’s work “influential.” Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper’s most engaging, thoughtful and humorous writing, this book serves as a document of the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption.

Through this vast range of album reviews, essays, columns, interviews, and oral histories, Hopper chronicles what it is to be truly obsessed with music, the ideas in songs and albums, how fantasies of artists become complicated by real life, and just what happens when you follow that obsession into muddy festival fields, dank basements, corporate offices or court records.

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CRITICISM BY A LIVING FEMALE ROCK CRITIC BY JESSICA HOPPER

“Jessica Hopper’s criticsm is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large.” —Annie Clark, St. Vincent

“In this crucial book, Hopper schools us all on the art of criticism. You’ll be reminded, as I was, why you care to read and write about (and listen to!) music to begin with. Hopper’s relationship with music is a joy to behold.” —Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-Chief, Rookie

“I read Hopper’s book with a sense of bewildered gratitude. She concedes nothing to the idea that it is dumb to care so much. The excitement in her work is that these things are worth scrapping about.” —Rob Sheffield, author of Love is a Mixtape

About Jessica Hopper:

Jessica Hopper’s music criticism has been included in Best Music Writing 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011. Her first book, The Girls Guide to Rocking, was named one of 2009’s Notable Books for Young Readers by the American Library Associa- tion. She is Senior Editor at Pitchfork and the Editor-in-Chief of The Pitchfork Review. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young sons.

Click here for the Facebook invite for this event.

For  press inquiries:   Dana  Meyerson   dana(at)biz3(dot)net

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New Stuff This Week

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  Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints With 86 Removable Posters by Kseniya Thomas & Jessica C. White $40.00

Zines

Crooked Girl vol 1 and 2 by Rosie Accola $5.00

Biff Boff Bam Sock #5 Personal Finance, A Not Boring and Very Important Introduction by Anna Jo Beck $3.00 – Anna Jo Beck took her fiscal foibles head-on to become a responsible earner, investor and saver of moolah.  She’s documented what she’s learned in the fifth issue of her zine, Biff Boff Bam Sock!  It’s certainly not a catch-all for how to make and keep the Benjamins, but it’s a good place to start, and Anna Jo gives you resources to investigate once you’ve injested this gem. Hey, how do I calculate the melt-down value of all my pre-1982 pennies? -NB
biffboffbamsock_medHomegirlz by Evah Fan $8.00 – Little house party on the prairie. HOMEGIRLZ: bonnet breaks, and apron pop-and-locks.  Do the butter churn. Do the windmill. Do the wooden clog.  The yoke-and-plow. Risographed homesteaders b-b-bustin’ a move. -NB
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Lazy Mom #3 Lazy Now by Josie Keefe & Phyllis Ma $10.00 – Smash all your fortune cookies! It’s issue three of Lazy Mom!  These crisp colorful photographs are simpler and more focused.  Fewer objects in each depiction of sabotaged foods.  Is that anti-bacterial handsoap in wine glasses? Each component to your sandwich is in its own ziplock bag, and stacked in order. Ruin your lunch, pick this zine up!-NB
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Comics & Minis

Palookaville #22 by Seth (D&Q) $22.95

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Not My Small Diary #18 the Pet Issue ed. by Delaine Derry Green $5.00
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Good Night by Sarah Ferrick $8.00

Glamera #1 by Penina Gal & Betsey Swardlick $3.00

Grahic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Complete Eightball #1-18 by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics) $119.99 – Don’t miss Daniel here at Quimby’s on Thurs, April 30th at 7pm!
8ballboxCartoon Introduction to Philosophy by Michael F Patton and Kevin Cannon $17.95

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua $28.95 – Graphic novel about true life Victorian computer proto-programmers, with an alternate ending where they built the Difference Engine 100 years before its time. SteamHackers rejoice!
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Disappearance of Charley Butters by Zach Worton (Conundrum) $15.00

Haunter by Sam Alden (Study Group) $15.00 – Collects the popular webcomic.

Starling #1 by Ashley Wood $17.99

The Realist by Asaf Hanuka $24.99

Scott Pilgrim vol 6 Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour COLOR EDITION by Bryan Lee O’Malley $24.99

Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown $14.95

Diary Comics Book by Dustin Hardin (Koyama Press) $15.00

Blobby Boys Two by Alex Schubert (Koyama Press) $10.00

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Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker by Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering (NBM) $12.99 – Tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang.

Art & Design

Confetti by Ginette Lapalme (Koyama Press) $20.00

Humor

Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar $26.00

Outer Limits

Steampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians by Paul Roland (Old Castle) $17.95

A Sorcerer’s Apprentice a Skeptic’s Journey Into the CIA’s Project Star Gate by John Herlosky (Trine Day) $19.95

Music & Screen

Rave Art: Flyers, Invitations and Membership Cards from the Birth of Acid House by Chelsea Louise Berlin (Carlton) $29.95

Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie by Sean Egan $28.95 – Did someone say Bowie?

In The All Night Cafe: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian’s Formative Years by Stuart David $15.95

One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock by Dave Laing (PM Press) $17.95

Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse $19.95

Politics & Revolution

To Our Friends by The Invisible Committee (Semiotexte) $13.95

Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America by Richard Roman & Edur Velasco Arregui (PM Press) $19.95

Magazines

Sugar and Rice #4 Road Trips $15.00

Wire Apr 15 #374 $9.99 – With Holly Herndon on the cover.

She Shreds #7 Magazine Dedicated to Women Guitarists $8.00

True Crime Apr 15 $8.99

Harpers Magazine May 15 $6.99

Chap Books

Best American Fan Fiction #1 by Nicholas Guenther $1.00
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Flange by Sara Sutterlin & Kevin McCaughey $5.00

Love Session by Dan Tarnpwski $2.75

Trash Bird – Poetry and Illustrations by Nicholas Souder (Back to Print) $3.00

Kids Books

This Is My Rock by David Lucas (Flying Eye) $17.95

New Stuff This Week

Hello Mr #5 in stock #QuimbysBookstore

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Hello Mr #5 $20.00

Zines & Zine-Related

This Is Where I Say I Love You #1 by Kati Yewell $10.00

National Teenset Outsider #30 Mar 15 by Will Carroll $1.00

Index Cards I Have Drawn by Joshua Landsman $8.00

Hedwig Lives by Paul DeGeorge $2.00

Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty by Adam Gnade $3.00

Ringside: A Companion Piece to The Do It Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad by Adam Gnade $3.00

Love and War: A Book of Images for Young and Old Adults and Children by Ganesh Rao $10.00

Ennui Remedy: A Collection of Drawings 2014 by Jessica Stapp $10.00

This House is Not a Landmark by Jesse Grease $2.00

Zine About Consent by Leah Short $3.00

Bookstores and Baseball 7th Inning by David LaBounty $5.00

The Vellum Underground #2 by David LaBounty $2.00

Travel On #6 Nine Months In Washington State by David Solomon $2.00

Every Thug Is a Lady: Adventures Without Gender by Julia Eff (Pioneers Press) $6.00 – New book version!

Quitter Good Luck Not Dying by Trace Ramsey (Pioneers Press) $7.00 – Collected book edition.

Comics & Minis

You Dont Get There From Here #33 by Carrie McNinch $3.00

Delia Awesome #2 by Michael Schneider & Hane Huh $3.00

Capture Creatures #3 by Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt $3.99

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

The Filth – New and Improved Deluxe Formula by Grant Morrison & friends $29.99 – Fancy hard cover collected.

Crogan Adventures: Catfoots Revenge by Chris Schweizer (Oni) $17.99

Bandette vol 2 Stealers Keepers by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Dark Horse) $14.99

Kurdles by Robert Goodin (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Bee and Puppycat vol 1 by Natasha Allegri $14.99

Skrulls Must Die: Complete Skrull Kill Krew by Grant Morrison $34.99 – No in paperback.

Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor In America by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics) $34.99

Punks the Comic vol 1 by Johsua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain $14.99

100 Bullets TPB book 2 by Brian Azzarello & friends $24.99

Incidents In the Night #2 by David B, Sarah/Brian Evenson (Uncivilized) $19.95

Borb by Jason Little (Uncivilized) $19.95

Fiction

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human $14.95

Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger (Fminist Press) $17.95

Sunshine Crust Baking Factory by Stacy Wakefield (Akashic) $15.95

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey (Arsenal Pulp) $16.95

Doors You Mark Are Your Own a Joshua City by Aleksandr Tuvim (Dark House) $16.95

Lurid and Cute by Adam Thirlwell $26.00

Music Books

2 new 33 1/3 books!Devo’s Freedom of Choice by Evie Nagy &  Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetabes by Michael Stewart Foley, $14.95 each

Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe by Mick Wall $27.99

Funk and Soul Covers by Joaquin Paulo & Julius Wiedemann (Taschen) $19.99

Food

Homegrown Illustrated Bites Fro Your Garden To Your Table by Heather Hardison $16.95

How To Make Coffee the Science Behind the Bean by Lani Kingston $18.95

Magazines

Acres #1-#3 by Danielle Criqui & Jasmine Sarp $8.00-$10.00

True Detective Spring Special 2015 $11.99

Another Man #20 Spr Sum 15 $14.99

Monocle vol 9 #82 April 15 $12.00

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide Kate Bush Collectors Edition $14.99

Poetry, Chap Books & Lit Journals

Bang Ditto by Amber Tamblyn (Manic D) $14.95

Literary Review vol 58 #1 Win 15 John Le Carre Issue $10.00

Iconoclast #1 Revolutionary Love Poems & Iconoclast #2 by Nadia Ann Abou Karr $6.00, $8.00

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Meat #16 by Adrian Lourie $20.00

I Shouldve Cheated by TJ Rose (Royalty Publishing House) $9.99

Fire Relief for AK Press & Friends

akfireOur friends at AK Press and 1984 Printing had a fire. AK Press is a publisher and distributor of many subversive zines and books that we carry here at Quimby’s, and they share a building with 1984 Printing, as well as other residents. Help them get back on their feet by contributing to their relief fund on GoFundMe.

Here is what they posted on their GoFundMe site:

In the early morning of March 21, the building behind ours caught fire. Two people lost their lives. The fire  moved to the mixed-use warehouse building we share with 1984 Printing and 30+ residents. Everyone in our building got out safely, but several units were completely destroyed. There was extensive water and smoke damage to other units, including the ones occupied by AK Press and 1984 Printing.

On the afternoon of March 24th, the City of Oakland red-tagged our building, which prohibits us from occupying it. We don’t know how long this will last, but it obviously means we can’t conduct business as usual.

We know how many of you support what AK Press does and the important role it plays in independent and radical publishing. A lot of you have been asking what is the best way to help us in the midst of this chaos and disruption. In fact, the outpouring of support and mutual aid has been pretty damn amazing. There was a small army of people here helping with clean-up over the weekend, and we’ve already raised some emergency funds from generous donations via PayPal (thank you!!) while we were working out the logistics of coordinating a larger fund drive.

But we and our neighbors can all still use help, and we want to make sure everyone affected benefits from the same kind of mutual aid we have seen. In our case, while we have lost thousands of books and pamphlets, our first concern is the smaller presses who we distribute. Several of them had inventory damaged. We want to make sure we are able to pay them so that they can keep going and reprint their books. Second, we are concerned about all the work we are currently unable to do: the books not being shipped out, the files not getting sent to the printer while we are kept out of the building. We are working out the details of our insurance, of what stock is and isn’t covered, but we won’t see any insurance money for quite a while and we’ll definitely need some support until that happens, and to make sure our losses aren’t passed on to other publishers we distribute.

Our neighbors at 1984 Printing had a ton of paper, materials, jobs in progress, and computers damaged. Residents of the building lost varying percentages of their belongings. Some lost everything.

So, if you can help, it’s pretty simple: whatever you donate will be evenly split three ways between AK Press, 1984 Printing, and our affected neighbors.

And all of us will be very, very grateful.

Solidarity,
The AK Press Collective

Click here for the link where you can donate and also read updates.