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Celebrate International Zine Month all July long with Quimby’s!

Have you heard the good news? July is International Zine Month! Thanks to Alex Wrekk of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and Brainscan fame, you can celebrate every day with a fun zine-centric activity. Peruse our blog for daily suggestions from the crew at Quimbys too! Stay tuned for awesomeness. And thus, we commence International Zine Month, (a ribbon to cut and a horn to toot, if you will), with a top ten list courtesy Liz Mason, Quimby’s Manager, Zine Maven and all-around Jill of all trades. David Letterman, watch your back.

July 1st’s activity is “Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!”
Well OK then! In no particular order:
1. Zines are not usually done for financial profit, so there isn’t a lot of advertising.
2. Since zines aren’t published by big fancy magazine publishers, the writer is usually also the editor and publisher, so that means there is less interference from someone with a mainstreamy agenda.
3. Everything looks cool when laid out in scrappy black and white cut-and-paste style.
4. Zines are usually less expensive then magazines.
5. Zines can focus on charmingly specialized topics, like dishwashing, pirate radio, or how to make a haunted house.
6. When you meet other people who are into reading or publishing zines, they are usually really cool people.
7. As a zine publisher, you can publish as often or as little as you like, which I like to think of as the “I’ll put out another issue when I’m damn good and ready” publishing schedule.
8. When you meet someone new you can school them in everything they need to know about you if you just hand them your zines and say, “Read these.”
9. There is no intermediary editor! What you say goes!
10. If you publish a zine you can trade with other zine publishers for theirs, and it’s a great way to make friends.

More about International Zine Month at stolensharpierevolution.org.



Top 10 This Week

Top 10 This Week

1. The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt Gay Muppeteer by Jessica Max Stein $7.00

2. Hi-Fructose #14 $6.95

3. Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (W.W. Norton) $24.95

4. Stop Smiling #38 $6.99

5. Proximity #6 An Other Art World $12.00

6. Handbook vol 3 #4 2009 $6.00

7. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon) $29.95

8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (Quirk) $12.95

9. Death Deals by Eamon Espey (Sparkplug) $4.00

10. Leftovers Again by Robin Hustle $3.00

This Is a Perfect ExampleThis Is a Perfect Example.

Footage from Brett Eugene Ralph and Steve Albini Event and Top 10 This Week

Looky! It’s footage from the event with Brett Eugene Ralph and Steve Albini from 9/20/09. Enjoy! And then this week’s top 10.

Standing room only!

Standing room only!

Here is the Quimby’s Top 10 for the last week of October 09:

1. Formal Additive Programs by Nadine Y Nakanishi $15.00

2. Adderall Diaries A Memoir of Moods Masochism and Murder by Stephen Elliott (Graywolf Press) $23.00

3. Granta #108: The Special Chicago Issue $16.99

4. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (WWNorton) $24.95

5. Wild Things (fur cover edition) by Dave Eggers (McSweeneys) $28.00

6. Stay Away From Other People by Lisa Hanawalt (Buenaventura Press) $5.00

7. The Comedians Jun 09 $4.50

8. Monocle vol 3 #28 Nov 09 $10.00

9. Waiting Out the Rain by Ester Vonplon $15.00

10. I Want You #1 by Lisa Hanawalt (Buenaventura Press) $4.95

Top Ten

For the Week of May 17th-May 23rd, 2009


Thanks to our patient customers on Friday night when we went without our phone line for the night. We can’t imagine why we would have electrical problems what with the tangle of cords in the place. Can you tell we fixed it?
1. Butt #26 Fantastic Magazine for Homosexuals $9.90
2. Handmade Electronic Music The Art of Hardware Hacking Second Edition by Nic Collins (Routledge) $34.95
3. The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno (W.W. Norton) $24.95
4. Nine Ways to Disappear by Lilli Carre (Little Otsu) $12.95
5. Trubble Club vol 3 $3.00
6. Match #107 by Fred Woodworth $3.00
7. Tales Designed to Thrizzle #5 by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics) $4.50
8. Shortcomings (soft cover) Adrian Tomine (Drawn+Quarterly) $14.95
9. Reclaiming Our Ancient Wisdom Herbal Abortion Procedure and Practice For Midwives and Herbalists by Catherine Marie Jeunet $5.00
10. Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 8 vol 4 Time of Your Life (Dark Horse) $15.95

Top Ten Best Sellers For the Week of May 10th-May 16th, 2009


1.    Handmade Electronic Music The Art of Hardware Hacking Second Edition by Nic Collins (Routledge) $34.95
2.    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith (Quirk) $12.95
3.    Plenty Enough Suck To Go Around by Cheryl Wagner (Citadel) $14.95
4.    Proximity #4 $12.00
5.    Butt #26 Fantastic Magazine for Homosexuals $9.90
6.    Cometbus #51 by Aaron Cometbus $3.00
7.    Juxtapoz #100 May 09 $5.99
8.    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 3 Century #1 1910 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Top Shelf) $7.95
9.    The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno (W.W. Norton) $24.95
10.  The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper (Chicago Review Press) $11.95