In New York? GRAND OPENING QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE NYC, 2/4/17!

Feb
4
7:00 pm

GRAND OPENING

QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE NYC

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4th, 2017

7:00 – 10:00

At 7:00 PM, Steven Svymbersky will give a short slide show talk on the history of zines followed by champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

This event is also the opening for the first major survey of works by sculptor and collage artist, Eric Kirsammer.

Quimby’s Bookstore NYC

536 Metropolitan Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211

718-384-1215

quimbysbookstorenyc(at)gmail(dot)com

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Quimby’s Bookstore NYC joins Desert Island Comics on Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg to bring you every cool, queer, sick, rad, aberrant, dope, weird, impossible publication available, something you never knew existed but that now you need.

Steven Svymbersky originally opened Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood in 1991.  That store recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Quimby’s specializes in zines, alternative magazines and underground books. Subject matter includes LGBTQ, Anarchism, Tattooing, Creative Resistance, Drugs, Minority and Women’s Issues, Taxidermy, Occult, Punk Rock, Cycling, Urban Farming, Vegetarianism, Morbid Anatomy, as well as the more outré artists working in fiction and photography. 

In December 2016, Svymbersky opened the second Quimby’s location next door to Desert Island Comics (Best Comics Resource, Village Voice 2016). Desert Island has been on Metropolitan Ave over eight years.  Founder, Gabe Fowler is also the publisher of the comics anthology Resist!/Smoke Signals and every year in November organizes New York’s largest underground comics convention, Comics Art Brooklyn.

Tom Tresser & Friends talk Chicago Is Not Broke 2/8

Feb
8
7:00 pm

Quimby’s welcomes authors from the book “Chicago Is Not Broke: Funding the City We Deserve,” a collection of short articles by various writers, edited by Tom Tresser, showing how we can save and generate MAJOR sustainable, progressive revenues for Chicago. The authors are all local experts in civic policy and many are educators. We seek to use this book and the ideas in it to influence Chicago’s budget process and larger discussions about our future. Details of the chapters and author bios are at www.wearenotbroke.org.

Tom Tresser is a civic educator and public defender. His first voter registration campaign was in 1972. In 2008 he was a co-founder of Protect Our Parks, a neighborhood effort to stop the privatization of public space in Chicago. He was a lead organizer for No Games Chicago, an all-volunteer grassroots effort that opposed Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. Tom co-founded The CivicLab, a co-working space where activists, educators, coders and designers came to work, collaborate, teach, and build tools for civic engagement. Located in Chicago’s West Loop, the space operated for two eventful years closing on June 30, 2015. He is the lead organizer for the TIF Illumination Project that is investigating and explaining the impacts of Tax Increment Financing districts on a community-by-community basis.

For more info: Tom Tresser, 312-804-3230  tom(at)civiclab(dot)us

Here’s the Facebook event post to invite your friends!

Wed, Feb 8th, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

Just in: New David Alvarado comic #quimbysbookstorechicago #comics

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Life is Beautiful vol 2 Teen Dreams and Other Stories by David Alvarado $10.00

*ZINES*

KerBloom #123 Nov Dec 16 by Artnoose $2.00

Put a Egg On It #13 $8.00

Disruptor #3 Fall Win 16 Exploring DIY Punk and Hardcore Live From Chicago by Lucas Reif $5.00

Sick Muse #6 Dec 16 $6.00

When the Day Is New by Tim Pigott $3.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

New stuff, shipment from Birdcage Bottom. #comics #quimbysbookstorechicago

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As You Were #5 A Punk Comix Anthology: This Job Sucks (Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club) $15.00

Coffee Spoons #3 by Megan Kirby $4.00

Air Waves Goodbye by Steve Stelling $4.00

Spinning A Yarn by Krystal Difronzo $4.00

Crooked Teeth #6 by Nate Doyle $10.00

Cyanide Milkshake #8 by Liz Suburbia $3.00

Wandering Uterus and Contemporary Applications of Ancient Medical Wisdom a Pathology Laffs Minicomic by Kriota Willberg $5.00

The Black Hood Anthology of Depression and Anxiety $10.00 – This book is determined do for comics about Depression what Black Flag did for songs about depression. 72 pages, with 10 color pieces by artists like John Porcellino, Box Brown, Tara Booth, Noah Van Sciver, Elizabeth Bethea, Josh Simmons, Mike Freiheit, Pat Aulisio, Katie Fricas, Mike (Late Era Clash) Taylor, Hyena Hell, and many others. Includes a one page comic/interview with Dwid Hellion from famed HC band Integrity, and an essay by artist/writer Eve Wood.

Our Best Shot: Disclosures of Unlawful Compassion in the United States by Avi (Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club) $4.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Mimi and the Wolves vols 1-3 by Alabaster. Now in stock! $12.00 each! #witchycute

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Mimi and the Wolves Act 3 The Howl by Alabaster $12.00

*POLITICS, REVOLUTION & CURRENT EVENTS BOOKS*

The Secret State: A History of Intelligence and Espionage by John Hughes-Wilson (Pegasus Press) $29.95

*MAGAZINES*
Maximumrocknroll #404 Jan 17 $4.99
Razorcake #95 $4.00
Juxtapoz #193 Feb 17 $6.99
Skeptic vol 21 #4 16 $6.95
Skeptical Inquirer vol 41 #1 Jan Feb 17 $5.99
2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 33 #4 Win 2016-2017 $5.95
The Big Takeover #79 $5.99
Atlantis Rising #121 Jan Feb 17 $6.95
Nexus vol 24 #1 Jan Feb 17 $6.95
Neural #55 $7.99
Magnet #138 $4.99
Witches and Pagans #33 $6.95
Ugly Things #43 $9.95
Victory Journal #12 $16.00
Delayed Gratification #24 $20.00
Fate #730 $5.95
Tom Tom Magazine #28 $6.00
Cannabis Now #23 $7.99
Man About Town #19 Win 2016-2017 $19.99
Frankie #74 $14.95
RFD #168 Win 16 Sisters $9.95
Ghetto Blaster #45 $4.50
Shindig #61 $12.99

*CHAP BOOKS, LIT JOURNALS & POETRY*

Slow Reader Magazine #1 On Haruki Murakami (Madras Press) $8.00 – Collects stories, essays, poems, illustrations, and some in-betweens that center around novelist Haruki Murakami. A poem by Raymond Carver talks of tea with Murakami and getting hit in the ear with a snowball; the Murakami menu from Nodoguro in Portland, Ore., includes Norwegian Wood (seared Japanese eggplant, bonito, ginger, and red miso) and Kafka on the Shore (sea bream sashimi with citrus skin salad and pepper); Aimee Bender writes of what it is to trust an artist, and the experience, when reading Murakami, of having “gone somewhere new, a metaphysical spelunking.” There are also contributions by Jesse Ball, Rivka Galchen, Chris Ware, Yoko Ogawa, Etgar Keret, and others.

N+1 Deep End #27 No President $14.95

Brooklyn To Mars #11 $7.99

Mercenary Girdler by Elizabeth Harper $10.00

There’s One For That #1 by Orla Foster $3.50

The Paris Review #219 $20.00

Fillip Supplement #1 $5.00

The Iowa Review vol 46 #3 Win 2016-2017 $8.95

My Nipples and Not Apologizing For Them #1 A Story of Womanhood and Triumph by Annie Baldwin $11.00

*SEXXXY*

Elska #9 Yokohama Japan $18.50

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Quimby’s 2017 Zlumber Party 1/28-1/29

Jan
28
9:30 pm

Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zlumber Party (as in Zine Slumber Party)! This is the sixth 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 28th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 29th! (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 2017!

When: Sat, Jan 28th, 9:30pm – Sun, Jan 29th, 6am

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

RSVP: Give us a holler so we have a head count: 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: Please 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 2017 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: http://www.quimbys.com/consignment

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