New Stuff This Week

Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1970s & 1980s here now. $25.

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Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1970s & 1980s by Brandon Johnson $25.00

Damnnnnn that beautooooful Leif Goldberg 2017 calendar. $20 #leifgoldberg #quimbys

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Wits End 2017 Calendar by Leif Goldberg $20.00


Butch Nor Femme #10 by Lynne $2.00

Hey Lady #6 Yayoi Kusama $12.00

Escapist Artist #42 $1.50

Chingozine #6 Summer Jams by Claudia Zapata $5.00 – Puro Chingon Collective is a group that focuses on highlighting the contributions of latino/a artists to zine culture . In the 6th edition of their “CHINGOZINE” they showcase sketches, illustration, photography and other visual pieces from Latino creators. The summer may be over but, you can bring back some of its warmth with this portable collection of carefully curated pieces. Esta bien chingon!

Kimchi #2 by Seth Ginsburg $2.00

Blandscapes vol 3 by Nate Matos $4.00

Sucker by Rory Britt $5.00

Fresh Yellow Crayon Tweets by Kate Folk, Pictures by Toby Goodshank $3.00


Laskimooses #32 Aikajana Kiristyy $7.00

Revenger and the Fog #4 by Charles Forsman $5.00

Rumbling Chapter 1 by Kevin Huizenga $3.00

World War 3 Illustrated #47 Climate Chaos $10.00

Crass Sophisticate #37 by Josh Reinwald & Justin Rosenberg $3.00

Black Sheep #3 by Frederick Noland $5.00

Who Am I, I Dont Know, Who Cares by Jon Michael Frank $8.00

Titan #4 by Francois Vigneault & Brandon Graham $4.95

Cecil #2 by Jonathan Todd $4.00 – This second installment from artist Jonathan Todd finds our young hero encountering further perils along middle school’s fraught path. How does a creative but shy newcomer gain visibility? Who must he become in order to feel acceptance? And what happens when The Cool Kids start to notice? – GC

Digging by Merlock $10.00

Human Broth by Lucie Van Der Elst $7.00


Copra: Round Four by Michel Fiffe (Bergen Street Press) $19.95

Turn Loose Our Death Rays and Kill Them All: The Complete Works of Fletcher Hanks by Paul Karasik (Fantagraphics) $49.99

Paper Girls vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & friends $12.99

Adventure Time: Original Islands by Pendleton Ward and friends $9.99

Adventure Time: Official Cookbook by Jordan Grosser & friends $29.99

Mickey’s Craziest Adventures by Lewis Trondheim $14.99 – It’s a “lost” 1965 Disney epic, deemed too wild for publication and saved only in tantalizing fragments… or is it? When Pegleg Pete and the Beagle Boys shrink and steal Scrooge’s Money Bin, Mickey and Donald must track them down-in what is really a brand-new album-length thriller.


Pirates: Culture and Style from the 15th Century to the Present by Matteo Guarnaccia (Gingko Press) $49.95

New Age of Ceramics by Hannah Stouffer (Gingko Press) $35.00

The Moleskine Project by Ken Harman and Rod Luff (Gingko Press) $24.95 – Artists from around the world to participatory each submitting artwork to fill up one spread of a Moleskine. Featured artists include: Rod Luff, Ozabu, Andrew Hem, Cannon Dill, Fredrick Rattzen, Tran Nguyen, Zach Oldenkamp, JAW Cooper & more.


101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl from the Beatles to the Sex Pistols by Jeff Gold (Gingko Press) $29.95


Normal by Warren Ellis $13.00


Maximumrocknroll #403 Dec 16 the All China Issue $4.99

Shindig #60 Syd Barrett $12.99

Bitch #73 Win 17 $6.95

AdBusters #129 vol 25 #1 Jan Feb 17 $14.95

Raw Vision #91 Fall 16 $14.00

Juxtapoz #192 Jan 17 $6.99

Selfish Magazine #4 Hot and Bothered $20.00

Furore #22 Laurel and Hardy $6.95

Cemetery Dance #75 $14.95

Paper Magazine Win 16 $10.00

True Crime Nov 16 $9.99

Tokewell #14 Nov Dec 16 $4.20

Horror Hound #62 Nov Dec 16 $6.99


Magnitizdat Literary #2 Fall 16 Head Cleaner $6.00

Conversations With the Goddess by Devan Bennett $7.95

Granta #137 Fall 16 Bad Faith $16.99

Carbon Culture #3 $8.99

Fence #32 Fall Win 16 $13.00


Paper Toys Robots by Arnaud Roi (Gingko Press) $9.95

Paper Toys Animals by Bishop Parigo (Gingko Press) $9.95

Origins of Bunny Kitty: A Tale For All Ages by Dave Ross (Gingko Press) $14.95

December Monthly Newsletter Link! Holiday Hours!

December Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter: your monthly newsletter of Quimby’s Bookstore news, event-related stuff, and notable new items! To read all of it and/or subscribe to it, click here or the image below. Also note our holiday hours (listed below).


CAKE 2017 Dates Announced!

10:00 am


Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists–past, present, and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue among independent artists, small presses, publishers, and readers. The sixth annual CAKE will take place Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Avenue in Chicago. For any questions about CAKE, please email

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Fundraiser Thursday Dec 8th at Beauty Bar

Dec ’16
8:00 pm


Calling all Karaoke Idols, you can stop singing to yourself while driving to work and join Chicago Zine Fest at our annual karaoke fundraiser, Thursday, December 8th at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave. NOT at QUIMBY’S.

Hosted by Joe and Liz Mason of Shameless Karaoke, dig deep into their songbook of over 3000 songs (w/ 100 new ones just added for you to try out!). They’ve got tons of artists from classics to contemporary from the like of David Bowie, Neil Diamond, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, No Doubt, Madonna, Prince, Rolling Stones, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and “more more more” (yes Billy Idol too).

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2017 Chicago Zine Fest. Beauty Bar offers their signature martini and a manicure drink special! Plus walk away with some extra cash by entering the CZF Split the Pot raffle. 

Now all that’s left is you and some friends (can’t sing duets alone). The event beings at 8pm and is 21+.

Get on stage and rock out! 

About Chicago Zine Fest: The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. CZF’s mission is to showcase the culture and accessibility of zine-making through workshops, events, and an annual festival that welcomes artists and creators to share their stories, knowledge, and love of zines. The 2017 Chicago Zine Fest is Friday May 5 with the 8th Annual Zine Exhibition on Saturday May 6 at Plumber’s Union Hall. For more information visit

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor for Chicago Zine Fest.

Flyer artwork by Chicago illustrator Chema Skandal.

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event. Tell yr friends!

Chicago Zine Fest 2017 Announced!

3:00 pm



Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. The next CZF will be held May 5-6, 2017.

More info TBA!

Be on top o’all that stuff:

You can support the Chicago Zine Fest by donating through Paypal, contacting them about an in-kind donation, or volunteering!

Art by Quimby’s employee Mike Centeno!