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

Sexy

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.

New Stuff This Week

New stuff from Tiny Splendor Press. #QuimbysBookstore

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Tiny Splendor Press zines!: A To Z of Uncommon Phobias by Sanaa Kahn $3.50, Flora and Flora: A Collaborative Zine by Sanaa Khan & Kenneth Srivijittakar $7.00, Aliens Vs Space Cowgirl by Tesday Bassen & Penelope Gazin $7.00, Ugly Girl Gang by Tuesday Bassen $7.00

Zines

We’ll Never Have Paris #12 You Got What You Wanted Now Leave by Andria Alehi, Dave Cole and Will Crain $5.00

Remedy Quarterly #17 Taste $12.00 – Stories of food recipes for feeling good.

Bike There: A Little Picture Book Guide About How to Get Around Town on Your Bicycle by Bikeyface (Microcosm) $10.00

Tough Love $5.00

Keith Ledger #1 by Dan Beaudet & friends $5.00 – Not just about Mr. Ledger. Possible zine names! Jokes about Danzig! Other goofyness!

Erykah Badu’s Afros Spawn and Other Tales by Haunted Vawmitt $5.00 – Illustrated stream-of-consciousness poetics from our friends in the Pacific Northwest. We’re treated to lines like “Nuns do skate tricks outside the blocked entrance of  a cave in hopes of opening it” and imagery to the effect of Erykah Badu’s hair generating kittens or luring her parents into a pit with Hardee’s and eating their remains. And then there’s the art. Sort of line drawings, sort of almost wood block collage but then not really wood block collage. Is it poetry? Are they comics? What’s in that Portland water? Who knows. -LM
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Book Zoo: 156 Publishers Marks by Josh MacPhee (Pound the Pavement) $12.00 – A zoo of publisher logos!

Ship To Shore $10.00

Planet Waves Win 15 by Billy James Joyce $2.00

Serio #3 Social Justice Zine Based In Chicago by Luz Magdaleno & Alvaro Zayala $3.00

Kool Man: The Amazing Story of Robert Dupree, The King of Oral Love by Sean Tejaratchi & Robert Dupree $9.00 – True life tales of dealing with Robert DuPress, the publisher of Subliminal Tattoos and Rude. In the 90s he pissed off enough people to warrant a zine about it. Artists and zinesters from Sean from Crap Hound to R. Crumb. have had weirdo dealings with him, and here it is, laid out for all to see.

Comics & Minis

Mini Kus #30 Logbook by Terhi Ekebom $5.00 – A strange smoky darkness is enveloping the bodies of a family living in an isolated light house. Strange white bladders full of magical pearls might be the only hope to save the family.  But is it too late? Has the darkness already consumed them? A haunting story with haunting drawings.-NB

Mini Kus #31 It’s Tuesday by Amanda Vahamaki $5.00 – A snapshot of a small town in southern Finland.  It’s Tuesday, and there are free apples on the side of the road. There are bags of clothing being dropped off at a flea market. Parents are car pooling their children. Pay attention to every detail, they are all so important and completely mundane at the same time! -NB

Mini Kus #32 R.A.T. by Lala Albert $5.00 – Beware the Remote Administration Tool! You may have downloaded it, and someone may be watching you RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! The R.A.T. picks a new victim, a blonde woman who becomes obsessed with the idea of watching others as well.  Voyeur gonna wanna pick this comic by Lala Albert up! -NB

S #20 Baltic Comics Magazine $12.00

Tell Now the Tale of the Argus Mushroom by Neil Brideau $4.00 – A one-shot peripheral adventure in Brideau’s The Plot series.

Repile Museum #4 by Cody Pickrodt $4.00

Battle Of the Blood Moon #1 Apr 15 by Holly Hunt and Rajendra Ramkallawan $3.99

Tahoe Trail #1 by Tommy Bishop $3.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq $20.00

Violent Girls by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $35.00
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Crossed: Badlands vol 12 TPB by David Lapham and Francisco Manna (Avatar) $24.99

Milt Gross’ New York – A Lost Graphic Novel by Milt Gross, Jim Steranko & Craig Yoe $24.99

Miracleman Book 3 Olympus Prem by “Original Writer” (ahem NO MENTIONING THE ALANWAY OOREMAY cough cough), illustrated by John Totleben $39.99

Art & Design Books

I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by Ian Johnson (Park Life) $29.95

Doppelgangers by Alex Pardee (Gingko Press) $24.95

Fiction

On the Way by Cyn Vargas (Curbside Splendor) $14.95

Kids Books

Adventures In Cartooning Jr. series: Sleepless Knight by James Sturm & friends (First Second) $14.99

Outer Limits & Mayhem

The Divine Spark: Psychedelics, Consciousness and the Birth of Civilization by Graham Hancock (Disinfo) $18.95

Elvis Is Alive the Complete Conspiracy by Xaviant Haze (Adventures Unlimited Press) $19.95

Paradigm Busters: Beyond Science, Lost History, Ancient Wisdom by J. Douglas Kenyon (Atlantis Rising Magazine) $16.95

Alien Invasion Owners’ Resistance Manual: Know your enemy (all extraterrestrial lifeforms) – The Complete Guide…by Sean T. Page (Haynes Publishing UK) $27.95

The Secret Space Age: Secret Space Programs, Breakaway Civilizations, Nazi UFOs, SDI and Alternative Three by Olav Phillips (Adventures Unlimited) $19.95

Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre by John E. Brandenburg PhD

The Truth Agenda: Making Sense of Unexplained Mysteries, Global Cover-Ups & Visions for a New Era by Andy Thomas (Adventures Unlimited Pres) $19.95
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Food’n’Drugs

Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar Featuring the Original Formulae by David Wondrich $26.50

The Field Guide To Drinking In America: A Traveler’s Handbook To State Liqour Laws by Niki Ganong (Adventures Unlimited Press) $19.99

Paradigm Busters Beyond Science Lost History Ancient Wisdom

Movie & Music Books

There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith by William Todd Schultz $18.00 – Now in soft cover.

John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and more by Kirk Honeycutt (Race Point Publishing) $40.00

Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of 1970s Indian Action Cinema: A Selective Guide by Todd Stadtman (Fab PresS) $24.95

Humor

William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First by Ian Doescher (Quirk) $14.95

Magazines

Juxtapoz #172 May 15 $6.99 – With a Chris Ware interview (and Chris Ware cover).

The Pitchfork Review #5 Win 15 $19.96
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Uppercase #25 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 32 #1 Spr 15 $6.95

Girls and Corpses #9 Spr 15 $8.95

High Times Jun 15 $5.99

Wax Poetics #61 $11.99

Diabolique #23  Mar Apr May 15 $9.98

Videoscope #94 Spr 15 $5.95

Atlantis Rising #111 $6.95

Printmaking Today vol 24 #1 Spr 15 $12.00

Elephant #22 Spr 15 $19.99

Famous Monsters of Filmland #279 $9.99

Video Watchdog #178 $8.95

Dissent Spr 15 $10.00

Rethinking Schools vol 29 #3 Spr 15 $5.95

The Naturist Holidays World Site Directory 2015 $15.00

RFD #161 Spr 15 Rewilding $9.95

Von Gutenberg #9 $9.95

Skin and Ink Jun 15 #157 $8.99

Lit Journals & Poetry

Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn $17.99

Confluence by Sandra Marchetti $14.00

Midwestern Gothic #17 Spr 15 $12.00

N+1 #22 Spr 15 $14.95

Normal School vol 8 #1 $7.00

Fjords vol 3 #1 2015 $10.00

CAKE Bake Auction Fundraiser at No Nation Art Gallery on April 25th

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The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will be holding its annual art auction fundraiser at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 25th, at the NO NATION art gallery, located at 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The event, called CAKE Bake, will be hosted by Lyra Hill, a well-known Chicago cartoonist and filmmaker.

The event will feature live and silent auctions of over 30 pieces of art by cartoonists from Chicago and elsewhere, including Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carre, Anders Nilsen, Lucy Knisley, Edie Fake, Keiler Roberts, and Anya Davidson. In addition, live comics readings will be performed by Lyra Hill, John Porcellino, Sara Heymann of the Mortville Collective, and Ben Marcus.

Max Morris, a member of CAKE’s organizing committee, said, “We are very excited to hold CAKE Bake, which has been a great success for us in the past. As a volunteer-run non-profit event, we rely on fundraisers like this to make each year’s CAKE a success, and we greatly appreciate the support we get from the local comics community, especially all the pieces of art that our great cartoonists have donated. We’re really excited about this year’s CAKE, in which we’re going to be offering hands-on workshops for the first time, as well as programming featuring our amazing special guests, including Jillian Tamaki, Eleanor Davis, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Dash Shaw, and Zak Sally. We think this year’s CAKE is going to be the best one yet, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop trying to keep making it better and better.”

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 amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.The Fourth Annual CAKE will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. in Chicago.

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a CAKE co-sponsor.

More info:

cakexpo(at)gmail(dot)com

cakechicago.com

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 2015 – Celebrates its Sixth Year with New Dates and Locations

May
8
5:00 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor Chicago Zine Fest, an annual celebration of self-publishing efforts, is now marking its sixth year. For the 2015 festival, there will be a new date as the festival moves to the month of May, held during the weekend of Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th. The festival also brings its exhibition to a new location, Plumbers’ Union Hall in the West Loop. Come visit Quimby’s at table S07 at the zine exhibition tabling on Saturday, May 9th 11am-6pm there at Plumbers’ Union Hall!

“We’re excited for these changes. It’ll be great to welcome our audience to such a historic Chicago venue,” said festival promotion committee chair John Wawrzaszek.

The festival weekend kicks off Friday May 8th at 5 pm with a panel titled Zines: A Future Craft which will be a discussion with zine creators Jonas, Julia Eff, and Ocean Capewell, moderated by Jenna Freedman. This event is sponsored by The University of Chicago Library. The night continues with a pair of readings. At 7pm join our annual youth reading, Zines: The Next Generation followed by an 8 pm reading by festival exhibitors. CART services for the deaf and hard of hearing will be provided at each of Friday’s events. All events will be held at Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave.

The weekend’s main attraction will be a zine exhibition taking place on Saturday May 9th, 11 am- 6 pm. Over 250 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing. The exhibition will be held at Plumbers’ Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.

Organizing goals for the 2015 fest included increasing the number of festival exhibitors and forming new community partnerships. In choosing a new location for the festival exhibition, there has been room for more tables allowing more exhibitors to showcase their work. The festival registration filled up in record time this year with all tables selling out in under an hour. Nearly half of registered exhibitors will be taking part of CZF for their first time this year. New community partnerships have allowed the festival to schedule programming topics that meet the festival’s mission and support the work of its partner organizations.

“CZF strives to offer diverse programming every year in order to continue to engage our communities in conversations,” says festival programming coordinator Julie Koslowsky.

The zine exhibition will be supported with programming throughout the day including an activity making area, button making presented by Busy Beaver Buttons, and a photo booth provided by Glitter Guts. Workshop topics include radical poetry, interactive performances, resisting assimilation, and hands-on drawing techniques.

“There’s a different experience that we offer at an event like the Chicago Zine Fest where consumers can chat with the zinesters and artists who created the work,” says Koslowsky.

The Chicago Zine Fest is a volunteer-operated event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work aiming to make DIY zine making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills. The Chicago Zine Fest 2015 is sponsored by 826CHI, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, CHIRP Radio, InoPrints, The International School of Comics, Perfectly Acceptable Press, The University of Chicago Library, and Quimby’s Bookstore.

CZF 2015 artwork was created by Chicago artist and illustrator Corinne Mucha.

All event spaces are wheelchair accessible. All events are free and open to the public.

Click here for the CZF Exhibitor List.

Click here to see the Facebook invite about a CZF volunteer meeting on April 19th!

For more info:
Visit chicagozinefest.org for more information.
Press inquiries: chicagozinefest(at)gmail(dot)com