New Stuff This Week


The Pitchfork Review #2 Apr 14 $19.96 – Unprintable Since 1996.

Zines & Zine-Related Books
Dig Deep #6 by Heather $1.00
It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology vol 1 by LB Briggs (Mend My Dress Press) $19.00
It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology vol 2 by LB Briggs (Mend My Dress Press) $23.00
Eat My Shorts by Emily Schulert $5.00
Straight Talk by H Melt $3.00
Knowsgay #3 Portraits by Paul Moreno and Charlie Welch $20.00
Whoops by Michael Conway $10.00
Smells Fingers vol 1 #4 Tubes by Alicia Rose $2.00
Gorgeous Attitude Ramblings Win 14 by Kisston $1.00
Always and Forever: A Zine About Friendship by Heather and friends $2.00
EG Sausage Delivery Man by Matt Davis $4.00
KerBloom #107 Mar Apr 14 by ArtNoose $2.00

Comics & Comix
Tenderness #1  by Matt Crabe $8.00
Cankor #1 by Matthew Allison et al. $5.00
various issue of Tales of the Night Watchman by Dave Kelly and friends.
Invisible Wounds by Jess Ruliffson (So What Press) $4.00
Empty Grave Part 1 Daddys Little Girl by Warwick Johnson & Dan Hale $5.00
Taddle Creek Comics Supplement #32 by Ethan Riley and Joe Ollman $2.00
Teenage Mutant Celebrity Impersonator Rats #1 by Justin Becker $1.00
Guy Gardeners – Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW)by Jon Drawdoer $5.00
Macrogroan #4 by Slautman $8.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Over Easy by Mimi Pond (D&Q) $24.95
Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea by Matthias Picard $19.95 – 3D vision!
Bintel Brief Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck $17.99
Operation Margarine TPB by Katie Skelly (Adhouse) $12.95
Daytripper Deluxe by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Vertigo) $34.99
Dr. Grordbort Presents Triumph, Unnecessarily Violent Tales of Science Adventure for the Simple and Unfortunate by Greg Broadmore $19.99
Goon vol 11 The Deformed of Body and the Devious of Mind by Eric Powell $16.99
Rachel Rising vol 4 Winter Graves by Terry Moore $16.99
On The Grind vol 1 The Worst Day Ever by Geroge Gant $10.00
On The Grind vol 2 Electric Brewgaloo by Geroge Gant $20.00
Public Therapy Buses, Information Specialty Bums, Solar Cook-A-Mats and Other Visions of the 21st Century, Unabidged 2nd Edition by Steven M. Johnson $19.00

Art & Design Books
Extinct Entities Publication $10.00 – The publication created following the Extinct Entities festival at Links Hall documents and gives theoretical treatment to the works presented and tells a collective history of Chicago’s alternative spaces and collectives, while making their generative presence visible in the present. Designed by artist Melisa Morgan, the book features essays by Jason Foumberg, Steve Ruiz, Thea Liberty Nichols, and Caroline Picard.

Weird Chicago: Strange Legends and Mysterious Hauntings by Troy Taylor, Adam Selzer and Ken Melvoin-Berg (Whitechapel) $19.95
The Templar Treasure: An Investigation by Tobias Daniel Wabbel (Trine Day) $19.95 – The mystery of the legendary treasure of the Knights Templar.
Cabinet of Curiosities A History of the Supernatural In 20 Objects by Troy Taylor (Whitechapel Press) $18.00
Cabinet of Curiosities II Americas Unexplained In 20 Objects by Troy Taylor (Whitechapel Press) $20.00
Natural Torture, Then Execution Before Your Eyes, The Brutal Story Told In Photographs by Ted Sweeney and Omar Gonzalez $20.00
A Pale Horse Was Death: More American Horrors by Troy Taylor & Rene Kruse (Whitechapel Press) $20.00
The Ghost Hunters Guidebook: The Common Sense Guide to Paranormal Research, Unlock the mystery Search For Spirits Contact the Dead by Troy Taylor (Whitechapel) $17.00

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen Kirkman $15.00
Workers Write: More Tales From the Cubicle ed. by David LaBounty (Blue Cubicle Press) $10.00

Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes From My Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson $35.00

Music Books
Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave – Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Lori Majewski et al. $19.95
There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson $27.95
Sex, Drugs, Ratt and Roll My Life In Rock by Stephen Pearcy $16.00

Good Inn by Blanck Francis et al. $23.99
Look Who’s Morphing by Tom Cho (Arsenal Pulp) $16.95
Old Neightborhood by Nill Hillmann (Curbside Splendor) $15.95
You Are The Friction (Sing Statistics) $20.00 – Anthology of collaborative short fiction and illustration.
Reverence Library vol 1 Galleons Nikola Tesla Trans Siberian Railway  (Sing Statistics) $10.00

Kids Books
Big Meals For Little Hands by Virginie Aladjidi et al. (Nobrow/Flying Eye) $17.95

Juxtapoz #160 May 14 $5.99
Hand #4 Apr 14 $10.00
Bizarre #212 May 14 $10.50
American Atheist 2nd Quarter 14 $4.95
Eye Magazine #87 vol 22 $30.00
Flow #1 Book For Paper Lovers $24.99
Muff #2 $14.50
Good Game #1 $10.00
Lodown #90 $16.99
Raw Vision #81 $14.00
IDN Extra 09 Red Thread $29.90
Colors #89 $16.95
Girls Like Us vol 2 #5 $12.00
IdN vol 20 #6 $19.95
Another Man #18 Spr Sum $14.99
High Times Jun 14 $5.99
Gothic and Lolita Bible #49 Fall 13 $35.00
Filter Good Music Guide Apr May Jun 14 $2.99
Maximumrocknroll #372 May 14 $4.00
Wax Poetics #58 $11.99
AdBusters May Jun 14 $12.95
Harpers Magazine May 14 $6.99
Tattoo Energy #88 $9.99

Poetry & Lit Journals
McSweeneys #46 Thirteen Crime Stories From Latin America $26.00
Midwestern Gothic #13 $12.00
N Plus 1 #19 Spr 14 $13.95
Normal School vol 7 #1 $5.00
Granta #127 Spr 14 Japan $16.99
O Human Microphone by Scott McFarland $13.00

Sex & Sexy
BelleSf #1 $10.00
In My Bed Magazine vol 4 #4 $9.95

Trubble Club Draws Your True Inner Self for Free Comic Book Day 5/3

7:00 pm


Join the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] at Quimby’s Bookstore [1854 W North Ave] on Saturday May 3rd 7pm to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Chicago’s Trubble Club!

This year, the Trubble Club has modified the Quimby’s photo booth to capture your true essence. Come hang out with some of Chicago’s best comics artists as they collaboratively reveal your inner self by interpreting psychic signals from their magical photobooth. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by CAKE, and free comic books will be available for pick up (while supplies last).


Trubble Club started as a group of Chicago-based cartoonist making jam comics. While we still do that, and love doing that, we’ve been branching out. The Infinite Corpse is a never-ending webcomic spearheaded by Trubble Club, that includes panels by both totally unknown artists, and institutions, like Art Speigelman and Kim Deitch. We have also recently done commissioned installations for the Museum of Contemporary Art, The DePaul Art Museum, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center.

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. This year’s CAKE is May 31 & June 1st at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted), and is free and open to the public.

Visit or e-mail for more information.

Sat, May 3, 7pm – Free Event
Quimby’s Bookstore Chicago, IL

Yuriy Tarnawsky Reads from The Placebo Effect Trilogy with Eckhard Gerdes 5/16

7:00 pm

tarnawskyIn Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, are picked up in the third book, View of Delft, and are given a new treatment.

Yuriy Tarnawsky has authored more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and translations.  He is one of the founding members of the New York Group, a Ukrainian émigré avant-garde group of writers, and cofounder and co-editor of the journal Novi Poeziyi (New Poetry; 1959–1972). He writes fiction, poetry, plays, translations, and criticism in both Ukrainian and English. His works have been translated into French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Russian. An engineer and linguist by training, he has worked as a computer scientist at IBM Corporation and professor of Ukrainian literature and culture at Columbia University. He writes in Ukrainian and English and resides in the New York City area. His other English-language books include the books of fiction Meningitis, Three Blondes and Death, Like Blood in Water (all FC2), and Short Tails (JEF Books), as well as the play Not Medea (JEF).

Tarnawsky takes risks most writers wouldn’t dream of.  Just when you think you’re on familiar ground, the earth begins to shake.  His writing rocks! —Derek Pell

Novelist and poet Eckhard Gerdes will also be  reading from some of his recent work.

Fri, May 16th, 7 pm – Free Event

For more info: egerdes(at)experimentalfiction(dot)com

To find this event on Facebook:

Off-Site: Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI

Prom 9 Logo

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI
What: Open bar, DJ, silent auction, raffle, DANCING
When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight
Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center at 2145 N Halsted St (NOT at Quimby’s)

Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your intergalactic best (or second-hand formal wear) for a night of cosplay, silent auctioning, raffling, (free) drinking, and DANCING…for the children.
All proceeds from Prom 9 benefit 826CHI’s creative writing programs, which are offered tuition-free to thousands of Chicago students each year.

New Stuff This Week


tomine-boxNew York Postcards Box Set by Adrian Tomine (D+Q) $14.95 – 30 illustrations from the pages of the New Yorker and beyond.

Zines & Zine-Related
So As Not to Suicide – A Survival Manual $2.00 – Suffer from anxiety? This might help you.
Bookstores and Baseball 6th Inning $6.00
I’m Really Really Scared – On Social Anxiety by Sylvia $1.00
You Must Always Have a Secret Plan (Little Tricycle Red Guide) $3.00 – Thoughtful and beuaitful one pager, folds out so you can hang it, if this were the holidays we’d say, “What a great stocking stuffer!”
Last Night at the Casino #7 Apr 14 by Billy $3.00 – Former Chicago zinester in Vegas as a casino dealer.
index A to Z: Art, Design, Fashion, Film, and Music in the Indie Era $45.00

Comics & Comix
Cosplayers #1 by Dash Shaw (Fantagraphics) $5.00
Riled Up #2 Trick Or Treat by Pete Hassett and Labotka $10.00
Life In Bodies of Water by Julia Von De Bur $4.00
Ten Minicomics by Alex Nall $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Climate Changed a Personal Journal Through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni $24.95
100 Bullets Brother Lono by Brian Azzarello $16.99
Flight by Dave McAwesome (The Vorspiel Ltd.) $5.00

Art Books
Kenzine $35.00 – A collaboration between Toilet Paper the photo magazine and Kenzo, the Parisian clothing store.
Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge by Manuel Lima $29.95 – Enticingly arty look at semantically mapping out knowledge.
Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Arigato Everyone $65.00

Panther In the Hive by Olvia A. Cole $15.00 – Apocalyptian adventure based in Chicago.

Sex & Sexy
FEDS presents Sweets vol 8 #23 $7.99

2600 Hacker Quarterly vol 31 #1 $6.95
Girls and Corpses #8 Spr 14 $8.95
Craft Beer and Brewing #1 Spr 14 $9.99
Little White Lies #52 $12.99
Dwell May 14 $5.99
Mojo #245 Apr 14 $9.99
Monocle vol 8 #72 Apr 14 $12.00
Dissent Spr 14 $10.00
In These Times Apr 14 $3.50
The Fifth Estate vol 49 #1 Spr Sum 14 $4.00
Skin and Ink Jun 14 #151 $6.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Tweeds #1 $15.00
DRK DUV by Ag Davis $6.00

Kids Books
Oddfellows Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin $7.99