New Stuff This Week

Sold As Blank VHS / Possible Lost Media by Marc Fischer (Public Collectors) $5


Gray Flag by Chris Auman $4.50

This Bike is a Crack Pipe #3 by Evilyn $7

Walt Loved Zines #1 by Lynne Monsoon $3

Copy and Paste by CZF $2

Duly Noted Smoke Cigarettes Outside by Chloe Topf $5

Drawing zines by Turner Hilliker: Talk, Chatter $5-$9

Comics & Minis

Comics by Allie Trigoso: Poutine, Just Pollies, Be Your Cake and Eat it Too $5-$15

Snakes Sssnakes #1 by Chris Auman $3

Marjorie #4 $3

Sexual Deviance #1 by Jamie $15

Soap Magazine #1 Sum 19 $10

High Maintenance Machine #29 $4

Days Off #2 a Comic Anthology by Turner Hilliker $3

Venus 2 $15

Graphic Novels

How I Tried to Be a Good Person by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics) $34.99

Kingdom by Jon McNaught (Nobrow) $19.95

Interiors by Sabine Rear $8

Art Books

Juxtapoz: Black & White, edited by Evan Pricco (Gingko/Juxtapoz) $39.95

Original Grin: The Art of Ron English $65

Politics & Revolution

The Many Not the Few: An Illustrated History of Britain by Sean Michael Wilson & Robert Brown (New Internationalist) $18.95


Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country & Other Stories by Chavisa Woods $15.95

Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin (plus books 2 Judas Rose and 3 Earthsong in the trilogy) (Feminist Press) $17.95 each

Crash: Deluxe Edition by J. G. Ballard (Rare Bird Books) $30 – Plus other short stories, interviews with Ballard, stuff about a BBC2 film about Ballard & more.

Notes From the Fog: Stories by Ben Marcus $16


Protean Magazine vol 1 #1 Pattern Machines $20

Gear Patrol #10 $20

Create Magazine #15 $15

Fortean Times june $12.40

Dazed and Confused summer $13.20

RFD summer $11.95

Shindig #92 $13.99

Monocle july august $17

Wire july $10.99

Pomme Magazine the Internet $15

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Mizna vol 19: #1 The Playing Field $10 & #2 The Palestine Issue $12

Emma by Gabriel Oladipo $10

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Jinx & Mr. C Present: Compliments of Chicagohoodz – Chicago Street Gang Art & Culture

7:00 pm

James “Jinx” O’Connor and Damen Corrado’s new book Compliments of Chicagohoodz: Chicago Street Gang Art and Culture (Feral House) draws upon the world’s largest collection of Chicago street gang memorabilia and research material to decipher their arcane visual language of the city’s street organizations. This comprehensive survey breaks down and analyzes approximately 700 street gang business cards (“compliment cards”), along with photographic documentation of the lost era of street gang graffiti (“emblems”), gang member portraits, archival photos of varsity-style gang sweaters and patches, drawings, and commentary from gang members and artists such as Robert N. Taylor and Jack Walls.

Through these images Compliments of Chicagohoodz traces the history and development of the neighborhood street gang, from the “social athletic clubs” of the 1950s “greaser” era, through the racially divided 1970s, up to the 1990s and beyond. 

Former Guardian Angel “Jinx” has spent 30 years combing the streets, researching territories, interviewing and photographing gang members and countless hours conducting research in the Chicago Historical Society and the Harold Washington Library.

Damen Corrado is an artist and filmmaker from the North Side of Chicago.

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New Stuff This Week

So Real It Hurts by Lydia Lunch $17.95 – The book rejected by 26 American publishers – interviews, rants, etc.


Queer Sailors #4 $8

Unsolved Cases: A Sketchbook Zine by Carmen Pizarro $4

Comics & Minis

Our Embrace by Kane Shirley $20

Pete and Pratt’s Wacky Western #1 Double Digest $6

Crybaby by Carmen Pizarro $12

It’s Just Another Day by Bluraven Houvener $2

Politics & Revolution

The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics by Dan Kaufman $16.95

Outer Limits Books

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy 5th Edition by Cynthia Kuhn PhD & friends $19.95

Bad Luck, Hot Rocks: Conscience Letters and Photographs from the Petrified Forest by Ryan Thompson and Phil Orr (The Ice Plant) $32.50

The Impostor: A True Story by Javier Cercas $17 – About the revered Spanish Civil War vet and justice crusader who lied about being a Holocaust survivor (and various other fabrications).

Music Books

Wobbly Sounds: A Collection of British Flexi Discs by Jonny Trunk (Four Corners Books) $24.95


Uppercase #42 $18

Skeptical Inquirer $5.99

Fader #117 $6.99

The Baffler #46 July August $14

Anorak #49 $13

Puss Puss #9 $16.50

Chap Books

Improvemense $5

For the Kiddies

Stories for Ways and Means by Waxploitation/Jeff Antebi & friends $55 – Collabs between painters/writers/musicians on kids stories. Work by Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Kathleen Hanna, Swoon, James Jean and more. Supports nonprofits like 826.

A Children’s Book of Demons by Aaron Leighton (Koyama) $12

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: International Zine Month Edition on 7/18

7:00 pm

July is International Zine Month! CHIPRC’s Zine Club is commemorating this global celebration of self-publishing with an exploration of zines from other countries. Bring your favorite titles from outside the United States and join us for a fun discussion and snacks at Chicago’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome! 

* Please note that we’re meeting on a Thursday evening this month. *

Looking for more ways to celebrate #IZF2019? Check out this cool calendar of daily activities created by Alex Wrekk of Portland Button Works and Zine Distro:

Since July 18 is IZF’s Zine Trade Day, we’re putting a fun spin on our usual Mystery Zine Swap. Please bring a zine to trade, concealed in some way, and write a one-sentence description (without using the title or zinemaker’s name) on the wrapping. Then we’ll match up folks with the description that appeals most to them. Think of it as speed dating – but for zines and readers. 🙂 

More info at CHIPRC’s Zine Club is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Image credit: Alex Wrekk

Thurs, July 18th, 7pm
Free Event
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