New Stuff This Week


Meanwhile #9 Minimum Wage by Megan Kirby & friends $5

Lost Houses of Lyndale Fragments of Chicago Street History #3 by Matt Bergstrom $3

zines by Mattieleighx: Winter Preparedness Guide $1.50, Who Is Eleanor Calder $2.50

I’m Not Ready: Examining the Care, Complications, and Contradictions of Having an Abortion by Elie Katzenson (Microcosm) $2.95

Quit Your Job and Eat Pizza Anthology #1-4 $8

Please Notice Me Street Art $2.50

zines by Amy Burek, $6 each: Japan 2009, Very Basic Guide to Low Tech Risograph, 4th ed.

Proud to be Retarded #4 Autistic People Interacting with Authority by Joe Biel (Microcosm) $4.95

KY by C. Klockner $18

Reckless Chants #24.5 A Foggy Night in Lakeview $1

Heart Shaped Box by Jessie Lynn McMains $1

Rumpy Pumpy #7 by Milo $3

Chidrink and Cadrawgo Present zines, $3 each: Hallozeen 2019 #2 I Was a Teenage Zeenwolf & I Like Portals

Shit I’ve Cried About by Sarah Meyer (Meekling Press) $15

Wonder of It All #1 $3

KerBloom #140 september october by Artnoose $2

How to Restring Your Guitar by Jason McInnes $2

Mystery and Adventure Series Review #54 Win 19 by Fred Woodworth $3

Make It Count by Tim Nagle $20

Escapist Artist by Jolie Ruin #57 $1.50 & #58 $2

Pound the Pavement #22 Free Leonard Peltier $8

Songs From My Divorce by Sarah Morean $7

Comics & Minis

You Don’t Get There From Here #51 by Carrie McNinch $4

The Collapsing Woman by Heather Benjamin $10

L Word Fancomic by Caroline Cash $5

comics by Nicole Del Rio, $10 each: Bottom Feeder, Go Outside

Serpent Quest by Maria Sofia Ramirez $5

IT Girls 2020 by Flannery Cashill $12

comics by Dane Georges: X Ray #1 Webcomics $5 & Doom Skull #1 & #2 $4

Crackle vol 1.5 by Phillip Maira $3.50

Graphic Novels

Mimi And The Wolves vol 1 by Alabaster Pizzo (Avery Hill) $19.95

The Cursed Hermit (Hobtown Mystery Stories) by Kris Bertin & Alexander Forbes (Conundrum Press) $20

La Casa (Spanish Edition) by Paco Roca (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Multo by Andrew Lorenzi (Retrofit) $14

Art & Design Books

Heather Benjamin Zines 2009-2019 $30

The Other World: Illustrations from Asian Myth and Folklore, edited by Sandu Publications (Gingko Press) $39.95

Hell Ladies: Junko Mizuno’s Early Works 1998-2001 $29.99

Till Death Glue Us Art Visual Art Collage by Robert Pomerhn $15

Politics & Revolution

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri K. Greenidge $35

The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World by Eloisa Aquino (Microcosm) $19.95

Living in a World that Can’t Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today by Curtis White $24.99


Scry For Help: A Novella of Grief by by Aaron Eischeid $10

Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycling, Feminism, & Dragons by Elly Blue (Microcosm) $11.95

Essays (kind of, sort of)

Soviet Stamps by Dmitry Samarov $20

Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader by Steve Abbott, edited by Jamie Townsend (Nightboat) $20

Rough Road to the North: A Vagabond on the Great Northern Highway (Tramp Lit Series) by Jim Christy (Feral House) $17.95

Essays One by Lydia Davis $30

Humor (sort of, kind of)

Is This The Right Color To Prove I Dont Have A Shitty Life by Jon-Michael Frank (Floating World) $15

The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing by Danielle Aubert $29.99

Picture Cycle by Masha Tupitsyn (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents) $17.95

Mayhem, Outer Limits, Cosmic

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine by Thomas Morris $17

Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships by Colin Bedell $18.95

Food & Drink

Taco Tales: Recipe Stories from Mexico by Ivette Perez de Wenkel and Anne Wenkel (Gingko Press) $29.95

On Drinking by Charles Bukowski $16.99

The Dreamers: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker $17


Unfuck Your Boundaries: Build Better Relationships Through Consent, Communication, and Expressing Your Needs (5-minute Therapy) by Faith G. Harper (Microcosm), book version: $14.95, workbook version: $9.95

Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships (Good Life) by Gina Handley Schmitt MA LMHC (Microcosm) $14.95

If You’re Freaking Out, Read This: A Coping Workbook for Building Good Habits, Behaviors, and Hope for the Future (Good Life) by Simone DeAngelis and Faith G. Harper (Microcosm) $12.95

Music Books

Forever Words: The Unknown Poems by Johnny Cash $18

Sympathy for the Drummer by Mike Edison $22

An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels by Josh MacPhee (Common Notions) $24.95


Elska #26 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania $20


Wire #429 november $12.50

The Baffler #48 november december $14

Monocle #128 november $14

Skeptical Inquirer vol 43 #6 november december $5.99

The Believer #128 december january $12

The Internationalist #57 september october $1

Another Man #28 spring summer $14.99

Vive Le Rock #67 The Damned $12.75

Chap Books, Lit Journals & Poetry

chap books by Jessie Lynn McMains $8 each: Girl With the Most Cake: Poems About Courtney Love, Forget the Fuck Away From Me: Poems

Lyrics as Poetry #3 Journal of Songwriting and Prose $15

Tape Worm Salad With Olive Oil For Extra Flavor by Vittorio Carli $6.66

This Movement Speaks by Brad Seidman $6.66

For the Kiddies

Plantimals by Robert Henry Stevenson $20

Illustoria #10 Color For Creative Kids and Their Grownups $16

Little Blue Kite by Mark Z. Danielewski $25.95

New Stuff This Week


Women In Print #3 by Jennifer Trontz $8

Devil’s Night by Anne Elizabeth Moore $4

Keith Helt zines: Flotation Device #16 $2, Consumption Journal #1 $1, Mira Martin Gray $1

Grave Plots by Marc Fischer $5

Escapes by Avery Owings $3

Cheap Toys #23 by Giz $3

Paper Core #01 Sum 19 DIY Punk Zine $3

Comics & Minis

Untitled Pencil Comic by Caroline Cash $10

Total Fuck Up #2 by Johnny Sampson $7

Grixly #47 by Nate McDonough $2

Graphic Novels

Making Comics by Lynda Barry $22.95

Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition by Lars Jansson (D+Q) $69.95

TAMBA, Child Soldier by Marion Achard & Yann Degruel $24.99

House by Paco Roca (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Life of Vice by Robin Enrico (Alternative Comics) $12.99

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – adapted & drawn by Peter Kuper $21.95

Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration by Bryan Caplan and illustrated by Zach Weinersmith $19.99

Politics & Revolution Books

Down with the Law: Anarchist Individualist Writings from Early Twentieth-Century France by Mitchell Abidor $15

Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings From the Me Too Movement, edited by Shelly Oria (McSweeneys) $16.99

Art & Design

Christian Warlich: Tattoo Flash Book by Ole Wittmann $40

Sideshows & Spectacles: Victorian Entertainment Book of Postcards $12.95

Outer Limits

Secret Drugs of Buddhism: Psychedelic Sacraments and the Origins of the Vajrayana by Michael Crowley $19.95

The Wonders: The Extraordinary Performers Who Transformed the Victorian Age by John Woolf $27.95

Music Books

The Hard Times: The First 40 Years, A History Of Punk And Hardcore As Reported By The Scene’s Most Scrupulous Investigators by Matt Saincome, Bill Conway & Krissy Howard $20

It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track by Ian Penman $17.95

Wendy Carlos’s Switched-On Bach (33 1/3) by Roshanak Kheshti $14.95


Shine of the Ever Short Stories by Claire Rudy Foster (Interlude Press) $17.95

Please Buy This Book So I Can Feel Validated & (Finally) Love Myself: A Novella + Poems & Stories by Homeless $14.95

Something Sexy, Something Stupid: The Next Three Books by Brian Alan Ellis $14.95

Sex Guides & Culture

Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer $25.99


Horror Hound #79 sep oct $6.99

Shindig #96 oct $13.99

Create Magazine #17 $20

Gear Patrol #11 $20

Poetry & Lit Journals

Road Warrior Hawk: Poems about Depression, Anxiety and Pop Culture by Brian Alan Ellis $12.95

I Still Love You, Peggy Bundy: Poems by Justin Grimbol $12.95

Make Literary Magazine #18 $15

Sinister Wisdom #114 A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal $18.95

Other Stuff

Body Horror Club “Friends Stick Together” Sticker by Jonathan La Mantia $3

Cannabis: A Quiz Deck on Marijuana, Knowledge Cards by Jennifer Mimms $10.95

Zine Club Chicago: Journalism Edition with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland

7:00 pm

Zines have always flouted the conventions and constraints of mainstream media, making them an ideal vehicle for journalists with important information to convey and the desire to skirt corporate restrictions, gatekeeping editors, and clickbait clichés. This month, we’ll be exploring our favorite journalism zines with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland, who will co-facilitate our discussion. Megan, a zinemaker (Coffee Spoons) who covers pop music for the Chicago Reader and runs the live zine-making/storytelling showcase Meanwhile, will lead an interactive journalism activity.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin and hosted by Quimby’s. Thank you to Zine Club member Aim Beland for suggesting this month’s theme and curating the event.

Zine Club Chicago: Journalism Edition with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12

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


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New Stuff This Week

Quimbys Logo Enamel Pin Button $10

pictured: multiple issues of Frontier by Lauren R. Weinstein, Hannah Waldron, Anatola Howard & more. $8 each, Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness by Sean Tejaratchi (Feral House) $42.95, Four White Horses and a Brass Band: True Confessions from the World of Medicine Shows, Pitchmen, Chumps, Suckers, Fixers, and Shills by Violet McNeal (Feral House) $16.95, Pieces #15 On Altered States by Nichole Baiel $3, Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop edited by Paul Myers and S.W. Lauden (Rare Bird) $27, Rotten Faith by Corinne Halbert $5, Dayglo!: The Poly Styrene Story $36.99, Cults! Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: A Guide to the Highly Unusual by Kim Cooper $14, Hallowzine Horror Anthology: Sometimes They Come Back $9.95


Crap Hound More Unhappiness 2019 Zine by Sean Tejaratchi $15 – Companion Issue to The Big Book of Unhappiness.

Joy Ride by Madi Baker $10

Welcome to the Keep You Miracle – A Neural Network Poetic Zine by Erin J. Watson $5

Held Safe Hold Space by Nick Disabato $15

Comics & Minis

My Dog Ivy by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized) $5

Sweaty & Upsetty Autobio Comics Sort of by Kathryn Hemmann $2

Lovers Only #2 Love Triangle by Sophia Foster-Dimino, Carta Monir, and Mickey Zacchilli (Youth In Decline) $6

When Do You Stop Growing and Start Aging by Madi Baker $10

Graphic Novels

Dog Days of Snake Pit by Ben Snakepit (Silver Sprocket) $25

Holy Hannah by Will Dinski (Uncivilized) $24.95

Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows adapted by Nathan Carson and illustrated Sam Ford (Floating Worlds) $12.95

The Complete Curvy by Sylvan Migdal (Iron Circus) $50

Winter Warrior by Eve Gilbert (Fantagraphics) $19.99

The Tower In The Sea by B. Mure (Avery Hill) $12.95

The Arab of the Future 4: A Graphic Memoir of a Childhood in the Middle East, 1987-1992 by Riaf Sattouf $30

Palimpsest: Documents From a Korean Adoption by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom (D&Q) $24.95

Art & Design

Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type by Toshi Omagari $34.95

Protest! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics by Liz McQuiston $39.95

The Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History by Demetrio Paparoni $45

Silver Skate Seventies: California Skateboarding 1975-1978 by Hugh Holland $40

Politics & Revolution

Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980 edited by Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre (PM Press) $34.95

Outer Limits

The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin $26.95

Jack the Ripper’s New Testament: Occultism and Bible Mania in 1888 by Nigel Graddon $19.95

Lee Harvey Oswald, Lyndon Johnson & the JFK Assassination by John Delane Williams (Trine Day) $24.95

Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World’s Most Secretive Society of Magicians by Ian Frisch $16.99

Music & Film Books

Frightfest Guide Werewolf Cinema by Gavin Baddeley (FAB Press) $24.95

Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story by Jordan Mooney with Cathi Unsworth $28.99 – Jordan Mooney was described as the first Sex Pistol by Derek Jarman, Jon Savage and those who dared to walk up to 430 King’s Road between 1975 and 1981. Her achievements include being the public face of SEX, Seditionaries, and World’s End, as well as the motivating force behind Jubilee and the first manager of The Ants.

Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk And Metal Collide by Alexandros Anesiadis (Cherry Red Books) $27.95

Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life by John O’Connell $18

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara (Hanover Square Press) $26.99

Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik $17

God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop by Kathy Iandoli $27.99


Talk Like a Man (Outspoken Authors Series) by Nisi Shawl (PM Press) $14

Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel by Virginie Despentes $16

Some Trick by Helen DeWitt $15.95

The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada $13.95

Little: A Novel by Edward Carey $17


Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press) $19.95

Local Interest

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Days: 1893-1934 by Jim Edwards $21.99


Wire #428 october $12.50

Mojo #312 october $11.99

Poetry & Lit Journals

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, Tate Swindell (City Lights Books) $19.95

The Common Literary Journal #18 $14

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