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Quimby’s Postcard by Jessi Zabarsky $2


Burf Quimby’s Pub Quiz Zines #1-#7 $6 each

We’ll Never Have Paris #18 2021 Blue $7

Touring America Fall in New England $2

Katabasis $3

Partial Nudity $8

Rat Boys by Allie Mahai $10

Survive with Dag Banners $2

Baby Teef #1 by Venus Tapang $3

Choose Your Own Consensual Adventure: A Step by Step Guide to Making Sure All the Sex You Initiate Is Consensual and Safer by Nicole Mazzeo $7.50

Comics & Minis

Lavender Scare by Arantza Pena Popo $15

Comics/zines from Drew Morrison: Brokenland #1-#3 $3.99 each, Mostly Heads the Sketchbook vol 1 $5.99

Marceline’s Alley Stories by Cecilia Schmitt $12

Blood Truckers by Lauren Ramsey $7

Smoking Gun by Teddie Bernard $8

Graphic Novels

Now vol 10 (Fantagraphics) $12.99

City of Belgium by Brecht Evens $29.95

Politics & Revolution

Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice by Michael Beyea Reagan $18

Culture Strike: Art and Museums In an Age of Protest by Laura Raicovich $26.95

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser $21

Pop Culture

It Never Ends: A Memoir with Nice Memories! by Tom Scharpling $27


Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel by Rivka Galchen $27

Luster: A Novel by Raven Leilani $17

Outer Limits

Serial Killer Trivia: Cold Cases: Fascinating Facts and Chilling Details from the Creepiest Unsolved Murders Ever by Michelle Kaminsky $15.95


Encyclo-Weedia: 420 Smokes: The Ultimate Stoner Lifestyle Guide by Jack Kapos $19.99


Adbusters #155 july/aug $14.95

Incoming and Outgoing #2 $7

New Quimby’s Postcard by Jessi Zabarsky!

We are over the moon with this playful postcard that Chicago-based cartoonist and illustrator Jessi Zabarsky made for us! Its whimsical multi-color take on Chris Ware’s iconic Quimby imagery is such a sweet tribute. We know you’ll love the hidden creatures doing silly things as much as we do! And did you see the mouse pulling the strawberry?! Spend some time with it and take it in, you won’t be able to get enough. And THE THING HAS ROUNDED CORNERS! Perfect for dropping a line to your friends while also spreading the word about your favorite bookstore. Only $2! What a steal! Come into the store and get it or order one from our webstore here.




New Stuff This Week


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And hey! Check out this CAKE POPS interview with Quimby’s employees past and present here!


Pencil Revolution #16 and #17 by Johnny Gambor $5 each

2 new Book Mark zines from Pressing Concern, $7 each:
Mutual Aid Is Kin(etic): Ten Things I Feel About Mutual Aid by Carla Bergman
The Urgency of Awesome: How Much Else You Could Be Doing by Liz Mason

The Wonder of It All #6 $3

Robin Hustle’s Fenestrated Shape $4

Os Decorum Adult Coloring Book by Shelby Lerner $14


Multiple Anders Nilsen titles!: In Your Next Life You Will Be Together With All of Your Friends $20, Tongues Chapter 4 $18

Red Room #1 The Anti Social Network by Ed Piskor $6.99

Devil In Hand by Issa Saldana $3

FTM Horndogs by R.Y. Newman $5

Titles by Bianca Brandolino: New Day $15, Transience $5

Comics by Jen C.: And I Can’t Swim, Diary Comics 1 & 2 and more.

Graphic Novels

Antifa: Super Soldier Cookbook by Matt Lubchansky (Silver Sprocket) $14.99


Butterfly Lampshade: A Novel by Aimee Bender $16.95

Politics, Revolution & Essay

Anarchist Communism by Peter Kropotkin $13

Ain’t I a Woman by Sojourner Truth $13

Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One’s Books by George Perec $13

What Is Existentialism? by Simone de Beauvoir $16.95


Juxtapoz #218 summer $9.99

The Grind #2 Perspectives On Stripping From the Dancers Themselves $10

In These Times june $4.95

The Monthly Review may $6

The Believer #136 june july $12

Outer Limits

Modern Witchcraft Guide to Fairies: Your Complete Guide to the Magick of the Fae by Skye Alexander $16.99


2 Meats!: Meat Special Book Preview Edition $20, Meat: The Final Issue $20


Quimby’s and Community CAKEPOPS Panel

What an honor! The first CAKE POPS video is up at the CAKE Chicago YouTube page, starring Quimby’s Bookstore employees past and present: Mike Centeno, Corinne Halbert, Caroline Cash & Liz Mason. Come watch us talk about the store, the comics community of Chicago, & the large quantity of duct-taped consignment binders behind the counter.


CAKEPOPS is a series of digital check-ins with CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) Creators about topics of interest. This installment of CAKEPOPS is our very first!

Join Quimby’s Bookstore manager and zinester Liz Mason and cartoonist-employees past and present Corrine Halbert, Caroline Cash, and Mike Centeno as they discuss the history of Quimby’s Bookstore, as well as it’s impact on the Chicago comics community!

Mike Centeno (he/him) https://www.mikecenteno.com/
Corinne Halbert (she/her) https://corinnehalbert.com/
Caroline Cash(she/her) https://carolinecashcomics.com/
Liz Mason(she/her) https://lizmasonisawesome.com/

Panel coordination by Aim Ren
Video editing and animation by Sage Coffey
CAKEPOPS Graphics by Andrea Bell

WHAT IS CAKE? 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. As a completely volunteer run organization, your tax-deductible support is vital to CAKE’s growth and financial stability. If you enjoyed our CAKEPOPS series, please consider donating here: tiny.cc/donateCAKE

To learn more about CAKE and upcoming CAKE events, visit our website: cakechicago.com