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Got our party face on for #independentbookstoreday ! #mychicagobookstore #chibd17

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! #CHIBD17 #mychicagobookstore


Prism Pop by Alicia Obermeyer and Miriam Dubinsky $20.00

For Everard vol 6 $5.00


Crickets #6 by Sammy Harkham $8.00

Minor Leagues #3 by Simon Moreton $4.00

Shit I’ve Cried About #1 Trends Emerge & #2 Trends Remain by S. Meyer $4.00 each

Weird Magazine #6 by Noel Freibert $12.00


Hostage by Guy Delisle (D&Q) $29.95

Her Bark and Her Bite by James Albon (Top Shelf) $9.99


The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros (Gingko) $40.00

Retro Graphics (Gingko) $40.00


Josh Was Raised by Igor Guk $12.00

Everything is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person by Daniel Zomparelli (Arsenal Pulp Press) $15.95


Democracy Now: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America by Amy Goodman $16.00


I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction by Jen Kirkman $15.99 – Now in soft cover.


The Baristas Bible by Olga Carryer (Gingko) $19.95


Maximumrocknroll #408 May 17 $4.99

Wax Poetics #66 Spr 17 Reconstructing DJ Shadow #11.99

Videoscope #102 Spr 17 $6.95

Neural #56 Win 16 $7.99

Mojo #282 May 17 $10.99

Cannabis Now #25 Mar Apr May 17 $7.99

Ugly Things #44 Things to Come $9.95

Shindig #65 Traffic $12.99

Dissent Spr 17 $10.00


N+1 Deep End #28 Spr 17 $14.95


Small Favors: The Definitive Collection by Colleen Coover (Limerence Press) $29.99

Elska #11 Providence Rhode Island $18.50

Reflekt Style Anthology #14 Sex $12.00


Wordplay by Ivan Brunetti (Toon) $12.00 – Yup. You read it right. Ivan Brunetti did a kids book!

New Stuff This Week

ANSWER Me! All Four Issues by Jim Goad and Debbie Goad (Nine-Banded Books) $30.00 – For the first time ever, all four issues (including THAT one, yes). Billed as “The Only Magazine Worth Hating,” this version comes with extras, including previously unpublished material!


Judas Goat Quarterly #73 Spr 17 by Grant Schreiber $1.50

The Match #116 Sum 17 $3.00

Chrome Shop Next Exit by Nick Capozzoli $6.66

Lot of Options by David Pregerson $10.00

Communicating Vessels #28 Spr Sum 17 $3.50

Revolutionary Women #1 Patsy T. Mink, #2 Dolores Huerta & #3 Ida B Wells $5.00 each

Sick Muse #7 Apr 17 $5.00


Berlin #20 by Jason Lutes (D+Q) $5.95 – With its twentieth issue, one of the biggest graphic novel events of the early 21st century is fast-approaching—the completion of Jason Lutes’ epic Berlin series. Here, the inevitable antagonist of the tale of pre-WWII Germany begins to take center stage. Marthe and Kurt find their way back to each other—he, from the bottom of the bottle and she, from a one-sided relationship. Fascism creeps into every corner of society, but some can see it better than others.

Gaylord Phoenix #7 by Edie Fake (Perfectly Acceptable Press) $15.00 – Edie Fake returns to his award-winning, abstract-o queer comic series after a seven year hiatus.

I Cant Help It and I Cant Stop It by Matt Haas $5.00

No One is Born Complete by Jarad Solomon $8.00

Fiends #2 Spr 17 by Tim Tyler $10.00


Hypothetical Love Triangle by Henna Rasanen (Cats Who Cater Comics) $20.00

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains: Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History by Jon Morris $24.95

Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristin Radtke $29.95

Roughneck by Jeff Lemire $29.99

Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium by Maja Säfström $14.99

Stripburger #68 $8.00 – Comics from artists all over the world: Bruno Borges (Portugal), Erik Svetoft (Sweden), Izar Luna?ek, (Slovenia) and more!


Junk Type: Typography – Lettering – Badges – Logos by Bill Rose and Mike Essl $35.00 – A graphic compendium of vintage American design and typography.

Talk About Street Art edited by Jerome Catz and Elisabeth Couturier $9.98 – Anthology about this underappreciated, ephemeral, and illegal art form.


Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism by Camille Paglia $26.95 – Fiery intellectual provocateur Paglia’s essays about sex, gender and feminism collected in one concise volume.

The Age of Inequality: Corporate America’s War on Working People edited by Jeremy Gantz (Verso) $24.95 – The stories behind the inequality crisis—a forty-year investigation by In These Times. Featuring contributions from Chomsky, Žižek, Bernie Sanders, Arundhati Roy & more.

Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism by Slavoj Žižek (Melville House) $17.99 – Draws insights from phenomena as diverse as “Gangnam Style” to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher.

Enemies of Society: An Anthology of Individualist and Egoist Thought by various (Nine-Banded Books) $20.00

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen $16.95


Bit Rot: stories + essays by Douglas Coupland $27.00


Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler $28.00

A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life by Ayelet Waldman $25.95

Murder in Plain English: From Manifestos to Memes–Looking at Murder through the Words of Killers by Michael Arntfield & Marcel Danesi $24.00

Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar $14.99 – Now in soft cover!

The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes by Frank Bures $16.99 – Now in soft cover!

Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office by Brian Abrams, illustrated by John Mathias $14.95


The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades by Mark Z. Danielewski $26.95 – Fourth book in the acclaimed series from the author of House of Leaves.

A Decent Ride by Irvine Welsh $16.95 – Adventures of ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson: top shagger, drug dealer, gonzo pornstar, and taxi driver.

The Erstwhile: The Vorrh (2) by Brian Catling $16.95 – Sequel to The Vorrh. The angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge are reanimating themselves, and their reawakening will have major consequences.

Mountainhead by New Juche (Nine-Banded Books) $15.00


Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith $28.00 – Put on your knit cap and journey from the the set of The Monkees to the heart of swinging London and beyond!


Make Trouble by John Waters, illustrated by Eric Hanson $14.95 – Based on the graduation speech Waters gave to RISD grads. Eavesdrop, he tells them, and listen to your enemies, and horrify with new ideas! The perfect advice for artists of any age.

Splatter Capital: A Guide for Surviving the Horror We Collectively Inhabit by Mark Steven (Repeater Books) $14.95 – A discussion about splatter horror films as a metaphor for the nightmare of systematized bloodshed caused by capitalist accumulation.


Clara Cakes: Delicious and Simple Vegan Desserts for Everyone! by Clara Polito (PowerHouse) $24.95 – She sold her cakes at punk shows. Now get her recipes!

Tiki Cocktails: 200 Super Summery Drinks by David Adams, illustrated by Heather Menzies $19.95 – Alongside quintessential tiki recipes, Tiki Cocktails also includes some more modern takes on tiki concoctions.


From The London Library’s “Found on the Shelves” series:
*Cycling: The Craze of the Hour by Charles Spencer & friends $9.95 – From that velocipede craze of the 1890s!
*On Corpulence: Feeding the Body and Feeding the Mind by Lewis Carroll and William Banting $10.95 – Tweedledum and Tweedledee — fat seemed to be getting fatter under Queen Victoria! Lewis Carroll and overweight undertaker William Banting elaborate on the vices of consuming too much “fatty” food and culture. Oddly prescient for our contemporary culture full of crappy media overload.
*The Gentlewoman’s Book of Sports by Lady Greville and Lady Colin Campbell $10.95 – It wasn’t easy being a sportswoman at the end of the nineteenth century!

CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong by Heather Mann $12.95 – From the files of CraftFail.com!


Lamia Enamel Pin by Corinne Halbert $10.00

Yellow Owl Workshop Risograph Print Blank Cards! $4.50 each.

New Stuff This Week

Just in! Chronicles of Fortune by Coco Fortune (Radiator Press)! #quimbysbookstorechicago #comics

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Chronicles of Fortune by Coco Picard (Radiator Comics) $20.00 – Originally published as a series of minicomics, this quirky and idiosyncratic adventure of Fortuna, the greatest superhero (tragically stricken with ennui), is now collected into a single volume from Radiator Comics! Coco Picard’s The Chronicles of Fortune follows the lives of Fortuna, and her alter-ego, Edith-May as they learn to cope with loss, recruiting a team of friends along the way! Discover a temperamental stove, a nosy mountain, a goofy crocodile, a loner moth, and a singing goldfish as they lead Fortuna on her greatest adventure! At once charming, sad, funny, poignant, and bizarre, The Chronicles of Fortune keeps one foot in mundane reality.


Moon Archives vol 1 $12.00

Cheap Toys #19 $2.00

Star Spangled Banner by Joseph Wilcox $3.00

Japan Photo Zine $20.00

Field Study: Notes and Findings In the American Southwest $15.00


Babybel Wax Bodysuit by Eric Kostiuk Williams (Retrofit) $6.00

Good Guy #1 $4.00

Grixly #38 by Nate McDonough $2.00

Rainpuppy by James O’Boyle $12.00 – This happy little dog travels around much like Mary Poppins and encounters several different species of magical creatures upon the way. ~CH

Death Party by Mony Nunez $5.00

Murder Moon by Kristal DiFronzo $8.00

Curled Up Around A Wound by Opal Pence $12.00

Sweaty vol 1 $12.00

Bull Whip #1 All Time Comics by Josh Bayer and friends (Fantagraphics) $3.99


The Artist by Anna Haifisch (Breakdown Press) $19.99 – A hilarious and heart-wrenching comedy exposing the absurdity of the fine art world as experienced by a young artist.

Red Red Rock: And Other Stories by Hayashi Seiichi (Breakdown Press) $26.99 – A definitive, career-spanning collection of stories from one of Japan’s most famous alternative cartoonists, work from 1967 to the early 70s.


Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell (FUEL Publishing) $32.50 – Playful yet sobering posters from the 1960s to ’80s in the Soviet Union, from the publishers of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias and Soviet Space Dogs.

Stickerbomb Graffiti Journal by SRK $12.99

THE THING Postcard Book: James Franco by James Franco and The Thing Quarterly $14.95 – Are there any hats that James Franco doesn’t wear?

The Box by Brian McMullen $14.95 – Weirdo blank journal that lets you think both in and out of the box for once!

The Tattoo Flash Coloring Book by MEGAMUNDEN $15.99 – Includes a full-color, pull-out gatefold, and two sticker sheets.


The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon Krukowski (New Press) $24.95 – A radical defense of analog craft in the face of the digital hard sell, from former Galaxie 500/current half of Damon & Naomi. Don’t miss Damon here at Quimby’s on 5/2 with Steve Albini and Bob Weston talking about this book!

Prince: the Coloring Book, edited By Darius James (Feral House) $15.95 – If de-elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy…With crayons. Contributing artists include: Tony Millionaire, Corinne Halbert, Casanova Frankenstein, Mica O’Herlihy, and many more.


Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell (McSweeneys) $24.00


Chicago Monumental by Larry Broutman (Lake Claremont Press) $50.00 – Full-color photographs of over 250 Chicago statues, memorials, fountains, and monuments. Comes with 3D glasses for a special bonus section!

Chicago Unleashed by Larry Broutman (Lake Claremont Press) $29.50 – Whimsical, tongue-in-cheek modified photos that combine wildlife with Chicago landmarks created for a children’s hospital. A real lion posing under the Art Institute lions! Hippos in the Chicago River! Kangaroos at Montrose Beach! You get the idea.

Draining Chicago: The Early City and the North Area by Richard Lanyon (Lake Claremont Press) $21.95 – The complicated, ever-changing, and surprising story of draining Chicago by retired executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.


Wire #398 Apr 17 Residents $10.99

AdBusters #131 vol 25 #3 May June 17 $14.95

Uppercase #33 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

Offscreen #16 The Human Side of Technology $20.00


Number You Are Trying to Reach by Zachary Zalman Green $12.00

All Will be Fragile by Emily Greer #1 $5.50

Asterisms vol 1 An Anthology of Speculative Fiction and Poetry $15.00

New Stuff This Week

Thanks to the lovely and talented CZF co-organizer and zinester Anna Jo Beck for our rockin’ Chicago Zine Fest window installation!

Cinema Sewer #30 Special 20 Year Anniversary Issue $8.00 – From the words of the publisher himself, Robin Bougie: “Well, this is it! The culmination of 20 years of hard work! Issue thirty of Cinema Sewer magazine! YAY! Here’s to another 20 years (hopefully!) When I started CS at the age of 23, I had no idea what was to come, and it certainly wasn’t anything meant to be permanent. It was just yet another mini-comic series, of which I had done dozens of previously. How time flies, and look at how this sleazy little zine has grown…So, let’s have a look at what’s in this special oversized anniversary issue — the biggest ever issue of CS clocking in at 60 all-new pages! The cover is by Ben Newman — don’t worry folks — she’s 20! It even says right there under her young buttcheeks! ^_^ There are interviews with adult star Porsche Lynn, and Keith Prince (the son of AVON films smut legend Phil Prince), and there are dozens of reviews, articles, and comics about vintage cult cinema! Just a few of the films covered are: The Howling, Freeway, A Gun For Jennifer, Super Lady Cop, Whore, Human Condom Woman, Attack of The Beast Creatures, The Running Man, Blood Of Heroes, Star Crash, The Muthers, and the Playboy Roller Disco and Pajama Party TV special!  To top it all off, since this is a very special issue, I’ve done a FULL COLOR over-sized pull-out poster that comes with every issue, which features all the covers from all 30 issues! Hot diggity doggies!” Order it here.


Schmalz #2 Writing About Jewish Food and Diaspora by Isaac Brosilow $7.00 – Writing About Jewish Food and Diaspora, this issue contains an interview with A, the Secret History of Soviet Matzoh and a recipe for Potato Kugel.

King Dumb Come by Veronica Leto $6.00

I Am Junky Zine $5.00 – Part of an untitled series where the anonymous author uses quotes from their favorite public figures as starting off points for personal essays, this one is dedicated to William S. Burroughs. Love, death, sadness, addiction, pleasure — everything you’d expect from Uncle Bill, proof that his work inspires future generations of writers to mull over the big cut-up questions. -LM

Chew This by Carol Sogard $7.00

Rebel Rain by Veronica Leto $8.00

Crawl by Jesse Fillingham $12.00 – Stunning and exquisitely rendered characters and spaces that create a myth ridden dreamscape. ~CH

Raw, Extremely Necessary Manifesto by Veronica Leto $4.00 – You want your upliftingness to be cool and not cheesy, right? Well here’s your chance to be inspired without all the embarrassment of it feeling all Lifetime channel life-affirming. With quotes commanding the reader to “Protect your passion from all that rat race bullshit, or you will start to shrink small enough to where a few inches of water will threaten your survival” it feels a little bit like reading a punk rock Dale Carnegie. That’s what we all want, right? -LM


Love and Rockets Magazine #2 by Gilbert and Jamie Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $4.99

Bad Drawings of Garfield #1 by Caroline Cash $5.00 – A cursed image, Garfield might be on drugs and Jon Arbuckle has some pretty heavy revelations about the potential meaning of art. ~CH

Ganges #6 by Kevin Huizenga $8.00 – The Eisner and Harvey nominated and Ignatz winning series is back again. In this mindblowing issue Glenn Ganges’ long battle with insomnia comes to a complicated close. Glenn and his wife Wendy also learn productivity tips from a TED talk in “The 2 Minute Mind”. Every page is a jam-packed jewel retina display of cartooning power.

Work In Progress #3 by August LeRoi $7.00

Thrill Of Living In A Dying Empire #2 by Mission Mini Comix $1.00

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Your Testicles $4.00


Run Comics Oct 2013 through April 2016 by Ryan Burns $20.00

I Am a Hero vol 3 Omnibus by Kengo Hanazawa $19.99

Illustra Sean Year #3 by Sean Dempsey $20.00

Lumberjanes vol 6 Sink Or Swim $14.99


The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore $17.00 – Now in soft cover.


The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn $28.00

In Our Own Image: Savior Or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence by George Zarkadakis $16.95


Blood Is Thicker Part One by Silas H. Patterson $16.99


Maximumrocknroll #407 Apr 2017 $4.99

Juxtapoz #196 May 2017 $6.99

Razorcake #97 Allison Wolfe $4.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 34 #1 Spr 2017 $6.95

True Crime Mar 2017 $9.99

Shindig #64 Curtis Mayfield $12.99

Nostalgia Digest Spr 2017 William Powell and Myrna Loy $4.50

Skeptic vol 22 #1 2017 $6.95

Laphams Quarterly vol 10 #2 Spr 2017 Discovery $18.00

Rethinking Schools vol 31 #3 Spr 2017 $5.95

High Times Best of #83 2017 Growing Big $6.99

TSQ Transgender Studies Quarterly vol 4 #1 Feb 2017 $12.00

Radical History Review #127 Jan 2017 $14.00

Inked #83 Ryan Ashley Apr 2017 $6.99

New Politics vol 16 #2 $7.00

Skeptical Inquirer vol 41 #2 Mar Apr 2017 $5.99

Horror Hound #64 Mar Apr 2017 $6.99

Atlantis Rising #123 Mar Apr 17 $6.95

GLQ vol 23 #2 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Apr 2017 $12.00

Bomb #139 Spr 2017 $10.00


Sobotka Literary Magazine #2 & #3 $10.00 each

Hedgehog Review vol 19 #1 Spr 2017 $12.00

New Stuff This Week

Be Your Own Backing Band by Liz Prince (Silver Sprocket) $10.00 – A collection of comics about life through a punk-rock lens. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and almost always embarrassing, these autobiographical stories are an essential addition to your LIZ-brary. Hilarious zines by Wizardskull, $10.00 each: Pussy, Gen Xtreme Toon Boners, Slimer Blowing Gum, SeX Files Go Fuck Myself by Mike Freiheit $6.00


Biff Boff Bam Sock #7 Stuff We Have From Cancer by Anna Jo Beck $5.00 – In the latest issue of Biff Boff Bam Sock, Anna Beck revisits her husband’s (and in many ways her own) recent battle with Cancer. Through a series of ink drawings of medical products, food supplements, and other necessary items which they accrued throughout their year long journey she touches on different aspects of what it was like to care for, and come to terms with this increasingly common struggle. -MC

Fuggles A Beer Zine #3 Win 17 by David Nilsen $3.50

Bookstores and Baseball 9th Inning $7.00 – What started out as a child planning a family vacation has now become a family tradition for David Labounty’s family. In Bookstores and Baseball, the author talks about exactly what it says on the tin. In the 9th Inning David, along with his now college-bound children, visits the renowned book providers, and diamonds of Texas and Alabama. Strap in and join this family tradition, and don’t distract the driver or he’ll turn this car around. -MC

Learn Arabic in 25 Years #1 Inshallah and Beyond Innocuous Arabic by Zora O’Neill $4.00

You Must Always Have a Secret Plan #9 $3.00


Comics from Cole Johnson, $3-$5: Of Course, Twigs and Stones, The Cartoonist, Never In a Million Years, Forgotten Melody At the Edge of Memory, Beige Floral Pattern

Sweet Spot by Amy Peltz $8.00

My Comic Life by Mark McGilberry $1.00


Loose 2016 by Michael Deforge $20.00 – A fantastic collection of sketchbook drawings from 2016.

All Dogs Are Dogs by Michael DeForge $3.00

2 books by Ron Rege Jr.!: What Parsifal Saw (Fantagraphics) $14.99, The Cartoon Utopia (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Double the goodness! Two beautiful new books in by Ron Rege Jr. #comics #ronregejr #fantagraphics #art #graphicnovel

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Audubon, On The Wings Of The World by Fabien Grolleau & Jérémie Royer (Nobrow) $22.95

Saga TPB vol 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples $14.99

Adventure Time vol 9 Brain Robbers $14.99

Take That, Adolf!: The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War, edited by Mark Fertig (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – An oversized compilation of more than 500 stunningly restored comics covers published during World War II. a fascinating look at how legendary creators such as Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Alex Schomburg, Will Eisner, and Lou Fine entertained millions of kids on the home front and buoyed the spirits of GIs fighting overseas by using Adolf Hitler as a punching bag.


Pain Center: The Novel by David G. Cookson $5.00

Hippies by Gary Gautier $10.99

Placement of Character by Brian Polk $15.00


Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey by Bob Boilen $16.99


Hi Fructose #43 New Contemporary Art Magazine $7.95

Tom Tom Magazine #29 Digital Issue $10.00

International Review #158 International Communist Current Spr 17 $3.00

Gentlewoman #15 Spr Sum 17 Sofia Coppola $15.99

Mojo #281 Apr 17 $10.99

Fresh Meat #8 Of The City $15.00

Tapas #11 Spr 17 Kyle McLachlan $19.99


On to the Next Dream by Paul Madonna $17.95

The First Line vol 19 #1 Spr 17 $4.00 – In the 58th issue of this literary journal, the premise remains the same: Nine Writers are given the same first line to a story, and the rest is up to them. Seeing way these stories branch out in infinitely disparate ways, even though they stem from the same 14 word sentence is always a treat. Pick a copy of today, and think of what you would do with that first line. -MC