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Sad Girl Riot #7 $2.50

Skurt Cobain #4 Apr 22 A Zine About the 90s by Jolie Ruin $2

zines by Martin Sammy Gardea, $5 each: Message Delivered vol 4, Ups and Downs of an Elevator Operator (with Jamie Condon)


The Collected Prairie Pothole by John Porcellino (Uncivilized) $6

Crickets Colour Special #1 Blood of the Virgin MMXX1 2021 by Sammy Harkham $14

I Hate My Phone by Isabel Steffes $10

Safe Hands by Liam Owings $10

Hypermutt #3 by Max Huffman $4

New Comics by BluRaven C. Houvener, $3 each: Jake the Covid Years 2020-2021, Jake a World of Musicians & more.

Simon and Marie $12

Sheeted Dead vol 1 Extended Version by Michelle Spadafore $7

Graphic Novels

Peanutbutter Sisters and Other Stories by Rumi Hara $24.95

Shelterbelts by Jonathan Dyck (Conundrum) $20

The Nib Magazine #11 Food $14.95

MOAB by Mara Ramirez $24.99

Hive the Coronation by Miles MacDiarmid $24.99 (and Deleted Scenes $10)

Freak Comix #10 $24.99

Oboy Comics by Shaheen Beardsley $24.99

Politics & Revolution

Community as Rebellion: A Syllabus for Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color by Lorgia García Peña (Haymarket) $15.95

Music Books

The Clash: All the Albums All the Songs by Martin Popoff $39.95


Scorcher Forces of Nature #1 by Kelly Edwards $12

Rise of Daybreak vol 2 The Rise of Midnight Series by Sara A. Freites $16.99


Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide to Investing for a Sustainable Future by Jessica Robinson $15.95

50 Things to Do in the Urban Wild by Clare Gogerty $17.95

Plant Spirit Medicine: A Guide to Making Healing Products From Nature by Nicola McIntosh $22.95

From Earth: Create Your Own Natural Apothecary by Charlotte Rasmussen $22.95

Spiritual Herbalism: The Magic and Medicine of the Plants by Josh Williams $29.95

Blackthorn’s Protection Magic: A Witch’s Guide to Mental and Physical Self-Defense by Amy Blackthorn (Weiser) $16.95

The Grind Culture Detox: Heal Yourself from the Poisonous Intersection of Racism, Capitalism, and the Need to Produce by Heather Archer (Hierophant Publishing) $18.99

Witch, Please: Empowerment and Enlightenment for the Modern Mystic by Victoria Maxwell $18.95


Wanting You to Want Me: Stories from the Secret World of Strip Clubs by Bronwen Parker Rhodes and Emily Dinsdale $24.99

Mayhem & Outer Limits

The Alchemist’s Handbook by Frater Albertus $18.95

The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi: Exploring the Microscopic World in Our Forests, Homes, and Bodies by Keith Seifert $27.95

Magic: An Occult Primer: 50 Year Anniversary Edition by David Conway $24.95


Shots #155 spring $10

In These Times May 22 $4.95

Monocle #153 may $14

The Monthly Review april $6

AnOther Magazine vol #42 $22.75

Behavioral Scientist issues #1 & #2 $20-$24.99

Poetry & Chap Books

Another Nothing Message by James Chongo “Nicodemus” Houvener $4

Small Talk – Conversation Starters from an Expert at Small Talk by Grace Ann Maxwell $8

For the Young at Heart

Humans and Animals: What We Have in Common by Pavla Hanackova & illustrated by Dasha Lebesheva $16.95

Other Stuff

Do It To Death Patch $5

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Quality Steven Svmbersky Hang Out Time, 5/26

12:00 am

Quimby’s Bookstore founder Steven Svymbersky is visiting from Quimby’s Bookstore NYC! He’ll hang out all day with us on Thurs, May 26th from noon to 6pm, perhaps regaling us in the City of the Big Shoulders with stories of bookselling in the Big Apple, or perhaps reminiscing about Wicker Park in the 90s. Who’s to say? Come, say hi and have a bitch session about how much cooler this neighborhood used to be.

Facebook invite here.

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Ker-Bloom #155 Mar Apr 2022 $2

Chickfactor #19 $15

2 issues of Smash the Skatriarchy by Amelia Bjesse Puffin $6.95 each: #2 Sweden, #3 BIPOC Skaters

Secret Self by Elisa $3

De Sorore Mystica by Brian Cotnoir $10

Stone Fruit #5 Epistles $12


Doing Easy by Shea Cahill $7

Clusterfux Comix #4 by Cameron Hatheaway and Drew B. Hall $10


The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy by Ann Rule $19.95

More Stuff from The British Library Tales of the Weird Series $15.95-$16.95
Phantom Lover and Other Dark Tales by Vernon Lee edited by Mike Ashley
Weird Woods Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain edited by John Miller
Weird Tales of William Hope Hodgson edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes
The Philosophy of Whisky by Billy Abbott

Music Books

Kraftwerk’s Computer World (33 1/3 vol 63) by Steve Tupai Francis $14.95


We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman $17

Stuff From GenderFail:
GenderFail Reader 1-3 by Be Oakley and Noah LeBien 2021 $20
Radical Accountability Radical Transparency Radical Action 2022 by Be Oakley $12
GenderFail Two Anthologies on Failure 2022 edited by Be Oakley $22
First 100 Google Image Search Results of TWINK by Be Oakley 2014 $18
GenderFail Anthology of Queer Typography vol 1 2022 edited by Be Oakley with Paul Soulellis
Empathic Intimacies A Touch That You Can Really Feelllll April 2022 $20


Afterall Journal #52 $15

Document Journal #18 winter $25

Heavy Metal #316 $13.99

Cinema Scope #90 $5.95

Skeptical Inquirer vol 46 #3 $5.99

ID Magazine #367 spring $18.50

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Granta #159 $19.99

Soft Mouth by MAP $8


Elska #37 Bern Switzerland $20

Zine Club Chicago Online: Cut-and-Paste Conundrums Edition, May 24th!

7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: Cut-and-Paste Conundrums Edition
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 24 on Zoom

We all have those zines in our collections … the ones that represent some sort of mystery. Perhaps we can’t remember where we picked up a particular title, or we wish we could find out more about an enigmatic zinemaker. Or maybe the zine’s content explores a puzzling subject. This month, Zine Club Chicago will revel in (any possibly even unravel) the questions posed by the most intriguing zines we own. 

Grab your favorite cryptic zines, BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Cut-and-Paste Conundrums Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 24!

** RSVP required ** We want to make sure that our online Zine Club Chicago events are a safe space, so we won’t be releasing the Zoom link publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email to RSVP by 9 p.m. CT Monday, May 23 (the evening before our event). We’ll email you the Zoom link by 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, May 24.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers, created our logo, and made our Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines we’ve discussed at our events.

Facebook event is here.

More info on the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago

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