New Stuff This Week

The Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness by Sean Tejaratchi (Feral House) $42.95 – Also known as Crap Hound #10. IT’S HUGE!

Kramers Ergot #10 edited by Sammy Harkham (Fantagraphics) $34.99


Old Joe by Chris Auman $4

First Existentialist: A Rat Dream Club Zine by James Peterson $5

On Death and Other Tales of Moderate Intrigue by Dan Gleason $3

Asleep by Frederick Nitsch $15

I Saw Them In My Dream by Mike Centeno $5

92 Miles a Bike Trip Minizine by Jam Doughty $1

Start Your Own Haunted House – In Hair Raising 3D by GMH $10

Comics & Minis

PLUE #1 by Caroline Cash and Pei $5

Rabbits Who Fight #1 & #2 #6 by Tim Hamilton $6 each

Freaky #2 Numb Too 2020 $4

Nuns In Space Fighting Crime #1 by Mark Peters and Corinne Halbert $4

Brick Breaks Free by David Craig $10

Swipe by Ivan Miguel $4.95

Graphic Novels

Free Shit by Charles Burns (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Riding Shotgun by Jeremy Daniels $15

Swimming In Darkness by Lucas Harari (Arsenal Pulp) $27.95

Nancy by Olivia Jaimes $14.99

Dakwakada Warriors by Cole Pauls (Conundrum) $20

Brain Bats of Venus: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton (1942-1952) vol 2 by Basil Wolverton and Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics) $44.99

Politics & Revolution

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein $27

Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars by Meghan Daum $27

The Chapo Guide to Revolution by Chapo Trap House and Felix Biederman $17


Mycelium by Annette Weisser $15.95

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Sunshine On an Open Tomb by Tim Kinsella (Featherproof) $16.95

The Science of Monsters: The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures by Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl $14.99

The Good Reverend’s Guide to Infused Spirits: Alchemical Cocktails, Healing Elixirs, and Cleansing Solutions for the Home and Bar by Steven Grasse & Sonia Kurtz illustrated by Michael Alan $22.99

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts by Ruth Goodman $17.95

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore by Fungipedia Lawrence Millman and illustrated Amy Jean Porter $16.95

Music Books

Out of Step: Washington D.C. Punk Interviews by David A. Ensminger $12

Girl In a Girl Band by Malia James (of the Dum Dum Girls) $35

Massive Attack’s Blue Lines (33 1/3 #140) by Ian Bourland $14.95


Shots #145 fall $10

New Territory #7 & #8 $15

Lit Journals

McSweeneys #57 Twenty-First Anniversary Issue $30

The First Line vol 21 #3 fall $8

New Stuff This Week


Vinyldyke #2 by Evelyn Bastian $3

Sleep Travel: A Dream Book by Jam Doughty $4

Dave Zine #15 I Survived 10 Years as a Solo Performer In Baltimore by David G. Cookson $5

ON Journal #3 $20

Comics & Minis

Ginseng Roots #1 by Craig Thompson (Uncivilized) $5

Who Is Sally Sugar Shack by Allie Trigoso $6

Laskimooses #46 & #47 $6 each

Unlimited Lives by Tommi Musturi (Boing Being) $10

Graphic Novels

New titles from Glom Press: Sleeps Corridor – A Ceda Sleep Story by Hawkins $15, Mist From the Geyser (Flamingo Diamond Part III) by Marc Pearson $10.

Maria M. by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – The complete collection.

Mikel by Mark Bellido, illustrated by Judith Vanistendael $34.99

Daybreak by Brian Ralph (D+Q) $21.95 – Hard cover edition that includes parts 1-3 originally published by Bodega.

Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere by Hillary Chute $24.99 – Now in soft cover.

Politics & Revolution Books

Censored 2020: Through The Looking Glass – The Top Censored Storied And Media Analysis Of 2018-2019 by Andy Lee Roth & Mickey Huff with Project Censored $18.95 – Don’t miss Steve Macek of Project Censored and friends discussing Censored 2020 here at Quimby’s on Thurs, Oct 17th!

Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s by Nancy Princenthal $34.95

Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek $16.95

Art, Design & Photo Books

The Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering by BJ Betts and Nick Schonberger $25.95

Not In Use by Nick Rossi $10


False Bingo: Stories by Jac Jemc $15

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson $27

Ghosts of Berlin: Stories by Rudolph Herzog $17.99

The Remaking: A Novel by Clay McLeod Chapman $19.99

Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand $27

Music Books

Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair $28

Music: A Subversive History by Ted Gioia $35

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy $17 – Now in soft cover.


Hexing the Patriarchy : 26 Potions, Spells, and Magical Elixirs to Embolden the Resistance by Ariel Gore (Seal) $25

Manic Panic – Living in Color: A Rebellious Guide to Hair Color and Life by Tish & Snooky Bellomo (Black Dog) $21.99

Outer Limits

Nightmareland: Travels at the Borders of Sleep, Dreams, and Wakefulness by Lex Lonehood Nover $18

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson 16.95


Cinema Retro vol 15 #45 $11.99

Shindig #95 $13.99

The Point #20 fall $14.99

RFD #179 fall $11.95

Frankie #91 $16.99

New Stuff This Week

Slingshot 2020 Organizers: Pocket Size $8, Large Spiral $16 – Various colors!

LiartownUSA’s Social Justice Kittens 2020 Calendar by Sean Tejaratchi $18

The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book by Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie (Primary Information) $30 – At once practical and creative, this book was feminism’s Whole Earth Catalog.



Lullaby for the Drowned by Jonas $1

Cook Zine by Beau Campolo $8

Radix Media zines, $10 each: What You Call a Science Fiction Series by Germ Lynn, Hard Mother – Spider Mother – Soft Mother by Hal Y. Zhang & more.

Attential Cane – Twenty Six Dogs Found on Street View by Laurel Hauge $12

Antonia by JB $3

Lobster Quest by Daphne $5

Queer Sailors #5 Marine Biology $8

Comfort Zone by Annie Leue $4

Comics & Minis

Coin Op by Maria & Peter Hoey: #8 Infatuation $19.95, #11 Karl Marx Bolan (Spaceball Ricochet Alt Take) $8

Kids With Guns by Alex Nall $8

Bubbles #4 An Independent Fanzine About Comics and Manga $6

Ghosts Who Know People I Know #3 & #4 by Kaitlin Martin $17 each

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #4 by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons $4.99

Daikaiju Team Alpha by JB Roe $10

Stripburger #73 $10

Rude Panda by Dave Cramske $5

In Jest by Quinn Koeneman $19.99

Graphic Novels

The Envious Siblings: and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair $20 – Don’t miss Landis here net week with Eddie Campbell on Tues, October 8th!

The Best American Comics 2019 edited by Jillian Tamaki & Bill Kartalopoulos $25

Qualification by David Heatley $26.95

Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams $24.99

Revenger and the Fog by Charles Forsman (Bergan Street Comics) $18.95

Check Please Book 1 Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu $22.50

Flaming Carrot Comics Omnibus by Bob Burden $24.99

Grease Bats by Archie Bongiovanni $19.99

Girl Town by Casey Nowak $19.99

Return to Romance: The Strange Love Stories of Ogden Whitney edited by Dan Nadel & Frank Santoro (New York Review Comics) $19.95

Beasts of Burden Volume 2: Neighborhood Watch by Evan Dorkin & friends $29.99

Politics & Revolution

Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America by Antonio Senta (AK Press) $18

The Little Book of Queer Icons: The inspiring true stories behind groundbreaking LGBTQ+ icons by Samuel Alexander $9.99

So You Want to Talk About Race SC by Ijeoma Oluo $16.99

Art & Design Books

Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda edited by by Roland Elliott Brown, Damon Murray & Stephen Sorrell (Fuel) $34.95

Tree of Life by Tim Biskup $35

Daniel Champion Drawings by Shelf Shelf $15

Music / Film / Media

Face It: A Memoir by Debbie Harry $32.50

Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly by Jake Brennan $28

The Song of the Machine: From Disco to DJs to Techno, a Graphic Novel of Electronic Music by David Blot & Mathias Cousin (Black Dog & Leventhal) $24.99

Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997 by Alvin Orloff $16

Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock n roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture by Kembrew McLeod $17 – Now in soft cover.

Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano & illustrated by Arturo Torres $25

Hardcore Fanzine – Good and Plenty 1989-1992 (Draw Down Books) $25

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More by Iggy Pop $35

Outer Limits

The Ghost: A Cultural History by Susan Owens $19.99


Hex Life: Wicked New Tales Of Witchery edited by Christopher Golding $24.95

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky $30

Killing Commendatore: A Novel by Haruki Murakami $17 – Now in soft cover.


Adbusters #146 $14.95

Uppercase #43 $18

Tape Op #133 oct nov $5.99

Lit Journals & Poetry

N+1 #35 Fall 19 $14.95

Water the Plants While I’m Away by Emma Debono $16

Coffee People Zine #6 $15


Phile, The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity #4 Predicaments $23

Flashland vol 1 #5 Abortion – A Mini Guide $8

Quimby’s Bookstore October Newsletter Now Available

The October Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available here now!

Zine Club Chicago: Back From the Dead + Zinemaking Hangout!

7:00 pm

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park


This month, we’re celebrating the spookiest time of the year with an action-packed special event! Zine Club member Eric Bartholomew (Junk Drawer) will kick off our Zinemaking Hangout with a mini workshop on making zines inspired by found photographs. We’ll have all the supplies you need to create a new zine on the spot or make headway on a work-in-progress. We’ll also be discussing zines we wish we could call Back from the Dead, so please bring your favorite out-of-print titles to share. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to join us at Quimby’s!

Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines, is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

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