New Stuff This Week

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New Stuff This Week!


5000 Stories  by Dan Gleason and Theresa Currie $3.00


New Dan Gleason! #QuimbysBookstore


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We Ride Bicycles a Bike Zine By Women For Everybody Spr 14 by Annie Dunkel & Shell Stern $5.50

Xerography Debt #36 $4.00

The Vellum Underground 2014 Year End Zine Review by David LaBounty $3.00

Friends in Low Places #1 Sexuality by Popacop and Peach $5.00

Hey, This is Sarah by Sarah Ferrick $8.00

Comics & Minis

various issues of Mini Kus, $5.00 each:
#29 Remember This by Disa Wallander
#27 Remember This by Jesse Jacobs
#28 Collector by Zane Zlemesa
#22 Lucky by Oskars Pavlovskis
#24 Swimming Pool by Anna Vaivare
#23 Domino by Ruta & Anete Daubure
#26 Little Hilma by Jyrki Heikkinen
#25 Magnetism by Roope Eronen $5.00

S! Baltic Comics Magazine issues #18 and #19 $12.00 each

Side Effects #1 by Kellysue Calderon $5.00

Esoteric Dialogue #1 by Scott Bufis $10.00

Capture Creatures #2 by Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt $3.99

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Meaty Yogurt vol 1 Small Town Blues by Megan Rose Gedris $20.00

Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade by Wilford Santiago (Fantagraphics) $24.99 Run

Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Patrick Manchette (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – An industrialist hires a nanny out of an asylum, planning to use her as a scapegoat; then things go horribly wrong.

Calculus Cat Hunt Emerson $17.99

Secret Service Kingsman by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons & friends $12.99

Crossed vol 11 Badlands by Justin Jordan and friends $19.99

Art & Design

Coloring Outside the Kitchen: A Woman’s Place Is In this Coloring Book! by Casey Landau $12.00 – A women’s history coloring book created by a reated by a teacher/librarian/artist. Women inside include: Josephine Baker, Nellie Bly, Rachel Carson, Soong Ching-Ling, Hillary Clinton, Claudette Colvin, Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Indira Gandhi, Emma Goldman, Sheikh Hasina, Billie Holiday, Mae Jemison, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, Frida Kahlo, Billie Jean King, Tina Modotti, Annie Oakley, Michelle Obama, Georgia O’Keeffe, Yoko Ono, Betty Shabazz, and Madame C. J. Walker.

Contemporar American Printmakers (Schiffer) $34.99 – Featuring folks from all over the country including Chicago!

Revelations: The Photography of Justice Howard $45.00 – Tattoo photography pioneer Justice Howard documents the American tattoo community with her highly iconic images.
Twenty-three line drawings of powerful women are included in this full-size, 8.5″x11″ coloring book.

Music Books

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone, with Richard Herschlag $28.00 – Drummer Marky is the remaining Ramone. Hear what he’s got to say.


‘Com’atized: When Comedy and Drama Collide by Missy C. Luckett $16.95

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell $16.00 – The women who defined this the Jazz Age—Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by nearly half a century and would shape the role of women for generations to come.


Mysterious Ticking Noise A Failed Novel by The Failed Novelists $1.00

Outer Limits

Campfire Tales: Midwest by Mike Ricksecker (Schiffer) $16.99 – Midwest based history, lore, and legends from around the region. Determine for yourself what is real and what is fiction, as these and other haunting tales paint a landscape rife with creepy paranormal activity.


Darlin’ It’s Betta Down Where It’s Wetta by Megan Rose Gedris $20.00 – Sexy salty lady sea comics!!!!!

New York Burlesque Photographs by Roy Kemp (Schiffer) $34.99

Darker Side Of Lust by Abigail Ekue $19.95

XXX A Collection of Nudes by Peregrine Angthius $25.00

Tom Tom Magazine #20, A Magazine for Female Drummers, 5th Anniversary Issue $6.00
Fate #726 $5.95
Witches and Pagans #29 $6.95
2600 The Hacker Quarterly vol 31 #4 Win 14 15 $6.95
Make vol 43 $9.99
Flaunt #139 the Frankenstein Issue $15.95 – It’s alive. Or whatever. -NY
Videoscope #93 Win 15 $5.95
Film Comment vol 51 #1 Jan Feb 15 $5.95
Tape Op #105 Jan Feb 15 $4.95
National Green Pages 2015 $9.95
Radical Philosophy #189 Jan Feb 15 $13.00
Tattoo Life #92 $9.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Weather by Alex Strong $3.00
Salamander #39 Fall Win 14 15 $9.00
Jubilat #26 $8.00
Fourteen Hills vol 21 #1 $10.00
Pleiades vol 35 #1 $9.00

New Stuff This Week


nyhcinnerNYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 by Tony Rettman (Bazillion Points) $29.99

peoples-history-peculiarA People’s History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths by Nick Belardes (Viva) $14.95 – Historian Nick Belardes delves into historical archives, scientific studies, and libraries the world over to find facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide readers with the best cocktail conversation topics for many years to come! Found here: first-person interviews with people who can explain the unexplained, from the permanently puzzling Mothman conspiracy to secret Star Wars Jedi religious cults and the charmingly eccentric reason why British aerospace engineers sent teddy bears floating out into space. Plus muh more!

Bare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUB ed. by Ian Belknap and Lindsay Muscato (Hope & Northings) $15.00 – Founded in Chicago in 2010, this monthly literary smackdown pits writers against each other to defend opposing ideas. This collection of essays from the series features essays from Samantha Irby, Daniel Shapiro, Josh Zagoren, Dave Stinton, Nick Tecosky, Myke Johns, Casey Childers, Steven Westdahl and more.

Zines & Zine-Related Books

A Brief Guide to Chicagos Smelly Trees by Virgil $.50

KerBloom #111 Nov Dec 14 Birthday Week $2.00

Drupe Fruits #4 Spr 14 $3.00

What Matters by Jonas, Adam Gnade Jim Joyce, Alex Nall and Liz Mason $2.00

Devotion Wound issues #1-#4 by Kevin Oliver $2.00 each

The End of Eve: A Memoir by Ariel Gore (Hawthorne) $16.95 – From the editor of Hip Mama.

Comics & Minis
Deep Clean XXX Split Zine by Ryan Burns and Mike Freiheit $2.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium II: Including: The Borden Tragedy, The Mystery of Mary Rogers, The Saga of the Bloody Benders, The Case of Madeleine Smith, The Murder of Abraham Lincoln by Rick Geary (NBM) $29.99

UR by Eric Haven (Adhouse) $14.95

Art Books & Such
If You’re Reading This, Theres Still Time by Morley $28.00 – LA-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters.

Scuzzlegut Sticker Pack $10.00

Bad Sex on Speed: A Novel by Jerry Stahl (Rare Bird Press) $13.95

Further Joy by John Brandon (McSweeneys) $24.00

Mr. Gwyn by Alessandro Baricco (McSweeneys) $22.00

A German Picturesque: Selected and Introduced by Ben Marcus, Stories by Jason Scwartz (Pharos Editions) $14.00

Cloud Of Unknowing by Mimi Lipson (Green Candy) $14.00

Knights of Virtue: Book One of the Guardians by JA Giunta $14.99

Trolls by JJM Czep $14.99

Mirabella and the Faded Phantom by Sharon Skinner $14.99

Sheriff Nottingham’s Holiday Herald vol 1 #1 by Sheriff Nottingham $10.00

The Making Of George A. Romero’s Day Of the Dead by Lee Karr (Plexus) $24.95

Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies by Tara Ison (Soft Skull) $15.95 – Novelist and screenwriter Ison (A Child out of Alcatraz, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead) delivers an innovative blend of film criticism and literary memoir in this collection of 10 essays that blend memoir, criticism, and cultural observation.

The Smell of Death by Bruce Duff (Rare Bird Press) $16.95 – Musician, producer, manager, rock journalist, indie label executive: Southern California native Bruce Duff has seen and been a part of more rock and roll fantasies come to life than the average guy with long hair and a penchant for living the dream. From playing with the legendary GG Allin, the Angry Samoans’ Jeff Dahl, and the Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome to running Triple X Records and writing for the most acclaimed publications in the genres, Duff remembers things past with The Smell of Death, his ode to the good times and his acceptance of the bad.

Yes Is The Answer: (And Other Prog-Rock Tales) ed. by Marc Weingarten & Cornell Tyson (Rare Bird Press) $14.95 – Literary anthology devoted to the sub genre, featuring Rick Moody, Wesley Stace, Seth Greenland, Charles Bock, and Joe Meno, as well as musicians Nathan Larson from Shudder to Think, Peter Case from The Nerves and the Plimsoles and more.

The Curious Case of H.P. Lovecraft by Paul Roland (Plexus) $19.95 – Comprehensive new biography of the man Stephen King called “the 20th century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.”

The Zombie Combat Field Guide: A Coloring and Activity Book For Fighting the Living Dead by Roger Ma $9.99

Essays, Outer Limits & Mayhem
More Curious by Sean Wilsey (McSweeneys) $22.00 – Essays originally published in places like Vanity Fair, GQ, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. “Whether Sean Wilsey’s subject is rats, NASA, or a surreal road trip across America, the writing is animated and diverse, dappled with literary oddities and enlivened, always, by his eye for the absurd.” -Jennifer Egan

Every Cradle Is a Grave: Rethinking the Ethics of Birth and Suicide by Sarah Perry (Nine-Banded Books) $12.00

The Atheist’s History of Belief by Matthew Kneale (Counterpoint) $16.95 – Now in soft cover.

Jesus Never Existed:An Introducion to the Ultimate Heresy by Kenneth Humphreys (Nine-Banded Books) $10.00

Politics & Revolution
Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy (Voice of Witness) $16.00 by Corinne Goria -The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators — including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment workers in Bangladesh, and farmers around the world — reveal the secret history of the things we buy, including lives and communities devastated by low wages, environmental degradation, and political repression.

Mr Bud’s Pot Smoking Games: 25 Fun Ways to Get Baked with Your Friends $14.95

Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield and Mel Thomas $22.00

Sex Guides, Sex Culture, Erotica – Start your valentine’s day shopping early!

Insatiable Porn: A Love Story by Asa Akira (Grove) $15.00 – Essays from this well-known adult movie actress.

Women with Handcuffs: Lesbian Cop Erotica ed. by Sacchi Green $15.95

Never Say Never: Tips Tricks and Erotic Inspiration for Lovers by Alison Tyler $15.95

Big Book of Submission by Rachl Kramer Bussel $15.95 – 69 Kinky Tales.

Bound for Trouble: BDSM Erotica for Women by Alison Tyler $15.95

Book Lovers: Sexy Stories From Under the Covers ed. by Shawna Kenney $15.00

Rookies Gay Erotic Fiction by Shane Allison $15.95 – Wet behind the ears. Rar!

Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission by DL King $15.95

Gaysia Adventures In the Queer East by Benjamin Law $16.95

Kids Books
Mermaid In Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea, illustrated by Polan Jason (McSweeney’s) $13.00 – Now in soft cover.

Notebook of Nothings by Editors of McSweeney’s $9.00 – Pages include pictures of: The World’s Most Nonexistent Animal, Nirvana, The Part of the Donut that Doesn’t Matter, The Lonely Half of Lost and Found, World’s Most Edited Essay, An Unfolded Paper Airplane, A Penguin at an All-White Party, The Spiritual Weight Gained at Burning Man, and so much more!

Dwell Feb 15 $7.50

Hi Fructose #34 $7.95

Juxtapoz #169 Feb 15 $6.99

Bizarre #222 $10.50

High Times Mar 15 $5.99

Fuel #18 Magazine $14.95

Dazed and Confused vol 6 Win 14 $10.99

Mojo #254 Jan 15 $9.99

Decibel #124 Feb 15 $5.95

Lit Journals & Poetry
Maintenant Issue #8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art ed. by Peter

McSweeneys #48 $26.00

Carlaftes and Kat Georges (Three Rooms Press) $15.00

Saint Friend by Carl Adamshick (McSweeneys) $20.00

Said Beauty to the Blues by Bill Campana $14.99

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Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Night Fundraiser 1/23 at Beauty Bar

9:00 pm

CZF KaraokeCheck one, check two. Get set to sing the night away Friday, January 23rd, 9pm, at Chicago Zine Fest’s annual karaoke fundraiser at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

The entertainment will be provided by Shameless Karaoke. Their diverse songbook covers all genres with selections from artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Erasure, Michael Jackson, the Kinks, Madonna, Motley Crue, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Rolling Stones, Sir Mixalot, Britney Spears and a variety of punk and new wave classics as well.

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 9pm and is 21+. Hosted by Shameless Karaoke KJ, Caboose zinester and Quimby’s manager Liz Mason. Beauty Bar will offer drink specials all night long including a signature martini and a manicure.

Take the stage and own it. Bring friends and sing a duet. Or enjoy from the crowd. Come out and have a good time and support self-publishing in Chicago.

About CZF: The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops. Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor of CZF. For more information visit

Click here for the Shameless Karaoke Song List.

Please note this event is NOT at Quimby’s, it is at at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

Zine & Comics Events: Making Magic Happen Librarians & Zinesters, at Quimby’s 1/30

7:00 pm


Join librarians and zine enthusiasts at Quimby’s Bookstore to discuss running a successful zine or comics event – whether it’s a one-hour DIY workshop for teens or a festival with thousands of attendees. Librarians, zinesters, and comics makers will share stories and tips about developing community through events, and then open the floor to your questions. This workshop to learn about promoting comics and zines from successful planners from the Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Public Library and more.

Featured speakers include: Johnny from Chicago Zine Fest, Julie Koslowsky (Outreach Coordinator for YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library and CZF) & Joshua for Mid-Michigan Zine Fest.

Coordinated with the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, this is your chance to meet and talk about zines with some of the 12,000 librarians who will be in Chicago. After the event (and time for browsing), head around the corner to Dimo’s for vegan-friendly pizza (1615 North Damen Avenue).

This event is free and open to the public – anyone interested in zines or libraries is encouraged to attend!

For more info:

Violet Fox (violetfox(at)gmail(dot)com)

Log in to Facebook for event page here.

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