New Stuff This Week

CAKE 2015 anthology here now! $10. And don’t miss the fest June 6+7! #cake2015 #QuimbysBookstore

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CAKE Digest 2015 $10.00, ed. by Paul Nudd. with all sortsa folks like Onsmith, Lale Westvind, Krystal DiFronzo, Keith Herzik and more!

SO MUCH NEW STUFF since Chicago Zine Fest was this past weekend & all the scrappy zinesters were in town! Thanks to everybody who came by & said hi!!
Masculinities: Interviews by Cindy Crabb $4.00 – Interviews with Shane Parish, Brontez & more!

Gnostic Unified Liberation Front by Lane Williams $1.00

Rainy Day Activity Books: Twin Peaks and X-Files $4.00 each

The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen by Taylor (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – On Franzen’s book. Not like, the book itself. Only 150 made!

East Village Inky #55 by Ayun Halliday $3.00

Wure by Zachary Bizzarro $5.00

Mineshaft #31 Spr 15 by Everett Rand $9.00 – Crumb, Spiegelman, Billy Childish and more!

Dark Matter Collected – Daily Drawings January and February 2015 by Michael R. Heck $8.00

Astronomy Tales and Truths by Elena Franck $10.00

Deafula #8 by Kerri Radley $3.00 – The relationships issue.

This Will Help by Leah Wellbaum $10.00 – Photo zine about dolls!

Asswipe #5-#7 by Vanessa Asswipe $2.00 each

Rad Rag Your Flow is Fly by Nyxia Grey $3.00

Did That Hurt? Self-Advocacy for a Safe and Awesome Tattoo Experience by Nyxia Grey $4.00 – Created by a couple that owns a tattoo shop!

Girls Bathroom by Caroline Tompkins $7.00

Astronomicon by Steve Rogers, King Felix & Captain America $3.00

Basements and Living Rooms, issues #4 & #5 $3.00 each – About DIY music, house shows & DIY festivals.

Cheap Toys #16 $2.00

Poop Matters #1 by Shira Mario $3.00

Gnawbone vol 3 by Mooncasket $5.00

Clumsy #8 by Kara Comegys $1.50

Year Of the Scape Goat by Morgan Claire Sirene $5.00

What To Keep What to Give Away #2 $3.00

Hoax #9 Feminisms and Embodiments by Rachel $3.50

Pander Mafia Twenty Year Anniversary Tribute Zine by Mimi $5.00

Haay Hottie Consent Communication and Boundary Setting in Party Spaces by Rachel $1.00

From the Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project $5.00 – Stuff from the QZAP Zinesters Residence Program.

Rumpy Pumpy #3 by Milo $3.00

Us Amazonians: A Kristy MacColl Fanzine $3.00

Dig Deep #7 Tongueswell #3 split by Heather & Jen $2.00

I Have Nothing Special to Draw #3 $2.00

Cretins of Distortion #6 $4.00

Srviv #2 by Jonas, with work from Adam Gnade, Rust Belt Jessie & John Jughead Pierson & more $3.00

Hex Key #2 $2.00

Motor City Kitty #24-#26 $2.00-$3.00

Radical Domesticity #5 Food and Friends $3.00

Skinned Heart #6 by Nicole Gomez $3.00

Hard To Look At by Emma Karin Eriksson $3.00 – Zine about acne.

O Avalanche #4 Cybernetic Revolt and Communicating by Wheelhouse $3.00

Why You Will Live vol 1 Why You Will Die vol 1 $3.00

BFF Big Fat Femme by Lauren Melissa $3.00 – Also don’t miss by Melissa a few other  new titles including Fat In Public $3.00 & Oh It Aches and Tears: Real Talk on Pet Death and Getting Through $3.00

Plus various Cometbus restocks!!!

Comics & Minis

Sleazy Slice #8 by Robin Bougie $6.00

Black Mountain Crab Apples by Henry Guerra $8.00

Golden Age Of Souvenirs by John Orth (Pegacorn Press) $6.00

Primordial Cooch by Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press) $6.00

Fluke Fanzine #12 Presents Loisada by Bobby Madness $5.00

Many Mysteries of Inspector Scrambles by Katari Sporring $2.00

Perfidia #1 by Xin Xu $5.00

Dream Lifes and Dust Collectors by Mary Ruth Butterworth $2.00

Weak Chin #1 Comics Feb 15 by Steve Schaberg $3.00

Return of the Panty Beast by Gabi Mendez $5.00

What to Wear While Swimming and Bathing: A Western Historical Overview by Erin Dreis $5.00 – Also by this artist with Victoria Harley: How to Sanctify Human Remains $5.00 – Cool illustrations of and facts about ossuaries!


Life Is Posers vol 3 a Hard Days Oi $5.00

Transparent Metaphor Comics by Kat Tuesday $5.00

We Are Not Who We Are: An X-Files Fanzine $8.00

Any Other Time #2 by Nick Kuntz $2.00

Storm Signal #1 by Mike Madsen $5.00

Within the Woods by Elyah Oster-Bainnson $7.00

Monster City #1 Phantom & #2 Dreamer by Timothy Compton & Aaron Nicholson $5.00 each

Helper Bot, various issues by Jeff Gibbons $6.00 each

Ei Muistikuvaa I Don’t Remember by Bendik Kaltenborn $12.00

Orbiters Prism by Drew Miller (Neoglyphic Media) $5.00

Love Wins #12 aka Spider Palace by Jazor Spark (Neoglyphic Media) $1.00

Field Guide to the Leafy Seadragonish by Shin Yin Khor (Sawdust Press/Center For Otherworld Science) $4.00

Potluck Battle anthology $5.95

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce (Fantagraphics) $29.99

AAMA vol 3 the Desert of Mirrors by Frederik Peeters (Self-Made Hero) $19.95

Trash Market by Tadao Tsuge (D&AQ) $22.95

Hasty Pastry vol 1 by Ali Cantarella $20.00

Impressions by Aiden Koch $15.00

Adventure Time Sugary Shorts vol 2 Mathematical Edition by Pendleton Ward $24.99


Familiar vol 1 One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski $25.00

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami $15.95 – Now in soft cover.

The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato $16.95

Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry $26.99

Confabulist by Steven Galloway $16.00

Almost Crimson by Dasha Kelly $15.95

How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits In Winter, Short Stories by Myriam Gurba (Manic D Press) $15.95

Music Books

First Collection of Criticism by A Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Harper (Featherproof) $17.95 – Don’t miss Jessica Harper here at Quimby’s on 5/29!

Sex Guides/Culture & Erotica

Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles From the Edge of Sex by Tina Horn $14.95

Come to My Brother by Danny Wylde & Christopher Zeischegg $14.95

Cement by Jesse Clark $5.00

Lonesome Cowboy #1 Sean by Johnny Murdoc $12.00

Spunk #10 $9.00


Boo by Neil Smith $14.95

George Washington Is Cash Money: A No Bullshit Guide To the United Myths of America by Cory O’Brien $14.95


Crack, Rap and Murder:: The Cocaine Dreams of Alpo and Rich Porter Hip-Hop Folklore from the Streets of Harlem by Seth Ferranti $15.00 – From the Street Legends series.

Most Dangerous Animal of All: Seaching for my Father Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa $15.99


Life Hacks: Helpful Hints to Make Life Easier, More Than 130 Amazing Hacks by D
an Marshall $15.99

Politics & Revolution

When the Word Becomes Flesh Language and Human Nature by Paolo Virno (Semiotexte) $17.95

Militant Anti Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance by M. Testa (AK Press) $18.95


Cinema Sewer #28 $5.00slea

Juxtapoz #173 Jun 15 $6.99

Super Market #5 Representation Invisibility $14.00

Man About Town #16 Spr Sum 15 $19.99

High Times Jul 15 $5.99

Cereal vol 9 Travel and Lifestyle $27.95

Dazed and Confused vol 4 Sum 15 $10.95

Tank Moto #6 $15.00

Fader #97 Apr May 15 $5.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Armchair Shotgun #5 $12.00

Chicago Review vol 59 #1 #1 $18.00

Evolution of the Skeletal Bird by Jenna Citrus $15.00

Ladies Night In by Caroline Tompkins $7.00

Homo Ludens by May Jernigan $5.00

Other Stuff

Cards Against Humanity First Expansion Pack $10.00 – The people have spoken: the resounding cry is that they want is Expansion Packs for Cards Against Humanity.

“Cosmic” Lined Notebook $12.00

CAKE Presents . . . A Conversation with Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino, and Keiler Roberts Moderated by Hillary Chute 6/5

7:00 pm

Poster_Low-Res porcWhat better way to usher in CAKE weekend than a conversation with three of the most innovative cartoonists working today? If there’s a graphic narratives supergroup—the Emerson, Lake, & Palmer of American indie comics—this is it.


Eleanor Davis’s Fantagraphics collection How to Be Happy was just nominated for a 2015 Eisner Award. Keiler Roberts’s series Powdered Milk is a consistently stunning example of why so many of us fell in love with autobiographical comics in the first place. John Porcellino’s The Hospital Suite was one of the most critically acclaimed comics of 2014. With King-Cat Comics and Stories now 25 years old and going stronger than ever, John remains one of the guiding lights of the indie comics scene and for CAKE itself. Hillary Chute, comics scholar extraordinaire, author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists, will moderate this exciting roundtable.

Please join us for a rocking, inspiring kick-off event for CAKE 2015! For more information on this event & on the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, visit . CAKE is June 6th-June 7th. Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor.

Click here for the Facebook invite for this event.

Friday, June 5th, 7pm – Free Event!

New Stuff This Week

#QuimbysBookstore Comics up front, movie & popcorn in the back. A #FCBD mullet. Open til 10pm tonight!

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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.


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


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


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

7:00 pm

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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.


“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.

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


New Stuff This Week

Damn fine coffee quote, from the amazing book Ladies of Letter Press. #NewStuff #QuimbysBookstore

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


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
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
Comics & Minis

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


Not My Small Diary #18 the Pet Issue ed. by Delaine Derry Green $5.00
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!
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

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


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


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
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