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People I’ve Met In My First Quarter Of College by Nicolette Giatras $2

Forming and Deforming Habits (One Minute Happiness series) Liskey Sage 42

Hatred of Writing by SD Stewart $3

The Smudge vol 2 #11 by Clay Hickson $5

Comics & Minis

Cursed Woman by Corinne Halbert $8 – a love letter to the erotic Euro-horror films of the 1970s and early ’80s, with special affection for the work of fantasist supreme Jean Rollin.

Wistful Wandering of Worms by James Keir $5

Something Anything 3 by Tyler Hardin $3

Guide by Kristen Kurlich $5

Ghosts Who Know People I Know vols 1 & 2 by Kaitlin Martin $12 each

Evil Thanksgiving Bird by PK Roy $9.99

Laskimooses #43 Shit Happens by Tohori Matti Hagelbergin $7

Tappavat Kädet #1 by Leo Kuikka $7

Hobgoblin #1 November $5

Graphic Novels & Relevant Books

Retrograde Orbit by Kristyna Baczynski (Avery Hill) $16.99

Part of It: Comics and Confessions by Ariel Schrag $17.99

Vanishing Act by Roman Muradov (Fantagraphics) $14.99 – 13 interconnected short stories.

Twist of Fate by Paco Roca $39.99

Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang (D&Q) $22.95

Flem by Rebecca Rosen (Conundrum) $20

Piero by Edmond Baudoin $17.95

Flower by Brad Rohloff $20

Snowbird by Erin K. Wilson $20

The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life by Tom Hart $25.99 – The author of Rosalie Lightning & Hutch Owen shares prompts and practical examples that assist writing, drawing, and telling stories.

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery $35

Politics, Revolution & Current Events Books

Post-Truth: Peak Bullshit – and What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis $15.99

Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism by Rebecca Solnit & photographer Susan Schwartzenberg $19.95

The Independent Woman: Extracts from the Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir $10

The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things by Barry Glassner $17.99 – Now updated for the age of Trump.

Art & Design Books

OUFF!: Mander Selected Works by Martin Ander (Dokument) $34.95 – Skateboarding and street art culture guru monograph.

Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1985-1988 by Gary Indiana, edited by Bruce Hainley [Semiotext(e)] $29.95 – Documenting the 1980s New York art scene.

Change-Makers: The Pin-Up Book of Pioneers, Troublemakers & Radicals by Matilda Dixon-smith $19.95 – 50 of the world’s sexiest brains.

Music Books

Rock’n’Roll Decontrol vol 2: A Punk Pic and Flyer Collection by David A Ensminger $10 – From the editor for Left of the Dial, author of such books as Visual Vitriol, The Politics of Punk and Out of the Basement.

Mayhem & Outer Limits Books

I Am the Dark Tourist: Travels to the Darkest Sites on Earth by H. E. Sawyer (Headpress) $22.95

Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu Eatwell $15.95

Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes by Chris Impey $26.95


The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce $17

Armada by Ernest Cline $9.99


Monocle #118 $12

Another Man #27 $14.99

The Internationalist #53 $1

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Sunday Night Bombers #1-#5 by Marc LeSage & friends $10 each

The Believer #122 $12

Wonder Wonder $5

Sex Guides & Culture

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Molly Smith / Juno MAC $24.95

Elska #20 Lyon France $18.50

Other Stuff

Santa Greeting Cards: 20 Assorted Cards in Deluxe Tin by Monte Beauchamp (Last Gasp) $19.95

My Feminism Helps You Too Patch $3


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New Stuff This Week

Thank God For Black Metal Tote Bag $13


First Aide to Face Adversity by Kuwa Jasiri $7.33

On the Animation of Statues by Brian Cotnoir $10

Sugar House by Erin OFlynn $8

Comics & Minis

Symbology: An A to Z of Archetypes and Epiphanies by Annie Murphy $11

Artema #1 The Exile $5

Forever and Everything #3 by Kyle Bravo $10

Living Space by Cam Del Rosario $5

Post Fallout by Blake Sims $3

Spirit Prison #2 Thoughts of the Unholy $8

Hallowzine vol 1 $5

Graphic Novels

A Perfect Failure: Fante Bukowski Three by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Mort Cinder by Héctor Germán Oesterheld, illustrated by Alberto Breccia (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol: a Factual Fairytale by Typex $34.99

The Metabaron 2: The Techno-cardinal & the Transhuman by Alejandro Jodorowsky & friends (Humanoids Publishing) $19.95

Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books) $14.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future by Alan Hirsch (City Lights Books) $14.95

Strongmen: Trump / Modi / Erdogan / Duterte / Putin, ed by Vijay Prashad (OR Books) $21

Shout Your Abortion, edited by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (PM Press) $24.95

Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons by Silvia Federici (PM Press) $19.95

Why Work?: Arguments for the Leisure Society, edited by Freedom Press (PM Press) $19.95

The Women’s Atlas by Joni Seager $25

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates $18 – Now in soft cover.

Art Books

Stick It to the Man!: Protest Stickers by Stickerbomb $17.99

Barry McGee by Katya Tylevich (Damiani) $35

Limitless: 24 Remarkable American Women of Vision, Grit, and Guts by Leah Tinari $19.99

Social Practices by Chris Kraus (Semiotext(e) $17.95 – Essays on and around art and art practices by the author of I Love Dick.

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen Fiction by Gabrielle Moss $22.99 – A hilarious and nostalgic trip through the history of paperback pre-teen series of the 80s and 90s.

Outer Limits

Tall Money by John Cappas $20


Hannah Versus the Tree by Leland De La Durantaye (McSweeneys) $18

The Son of Black Thursday by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Restless) $25.99

Edju by RW Spryszak $18

Fade into You by Nikki Darling (Feminist Press) $16.95 – Coming-of-age debut novel divulges the life of a Mexican American punk barely surviving high school.

Music, Film & TV Books

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond / Adam Horovitz $50 – Tells the story of the band by members ADROCK and Mike D. Alongside the band narrative you’ll find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, plus other surprises including pieces by guest contributors Amy Poehler, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

Freebase Ain’t Free by Holle Thee Maxwell & David A. Kozin $14 – Chicago-born vocalist Holly Thee Maxwell recounts her experience as Ike Turner’s personal assistant and confidante.

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things by Sarah Jensen and Maynard James Keenan $19.99

Best Movies of the 80s: A Nostalgic Celebration of the Greatest Films of the Decade by Helen O’Hara $16.99

Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival: Time Spent with Juggalos by Craven Rock, illustrated by Damon Thompson (Mend My Dress Press) $11.99

Sex Pistols: 90 Days at EMI by Brian Southall $9.99

Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography by Con Chrisoulis $34.99 – Tales of The Smiths is a comic book retelling of the band members’ teenage years, before the group was famous.

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion by Gina Mcintyre $36

DIY Books

The Ink & Blood Dueling Society Doesn’t Exist: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Hosting Writing Duel Events $15

Sex Guides & Culture

Drawn to Sex: The Basics by Erika Moen / Matthew Nolan $19.99


Hiss Mag #3 $24.99

Wicked Vision Magazine vol 12 $18

Lit Journals & Poetry

The Bennington Review #5 Fauna $13

Brief Way To Identify a Body by Devon Balwit $10

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Back to the Lab Edition, at Quimby’s!

7:00 pm

In November, we’re putting zines that explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) under the microscope! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles that illuminate, debate, and celebrate the ways in which the world works. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

We’ve made our Mystery Zine Swap a monthly thing, too! If you’d like to participate, bring a zine (concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot.

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Here’s the Facebook event invite for this event.

New Stuff This Week


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Butch Nor Femme #13 by Lynne $3

KerBloom #134 Sep Oct 18 by Artnoose $2

This Body of a Woman I Inhabit — Este Cuerpo De Mujer Que Habito Split by Juana Adcock and Nicky Arscott $7

Meanwhile #7 Thirst Trap $5

Slutcake #4 by Jolie Ruin $2.50

Today’s Idiocy by Bradley Adita $2

Sketchbook #1 by Jonathan LaMantia $8

Comics & Minis

Where You Lead by Leslie Perrine $4

Unchained Melanie Chapter 1 by Renier $5

And Thats Final by H. Jones $2

Graphic Novels

Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (Resist) by Elly Lonon and Jaon Reilly (Powerhouse) $19.95

Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe by Ali Fitzgerald (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Don’t miss Ali here at Quimby’s to talk about this book on Nov 8th!

American Politics: A Graphic History by Laura Locker & Julia Scheele $17.95

Fluorescent Mud by Eli Howey (2dcloud) $16.95

The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld (D&Q) $19.95

Politics & Revolution Books

The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair / Joshua Frank (AK Press) $18.95

Art Books

Zooicide: Seeing Cruelty, Demanding Abolition by Sue Coe $20

Living Maps: An Atlas of Cities Personified by Adam Dant $35

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Treatise on Modern Stimulants by Honoré De Balzac, Illustrated by Pierre Alechinsky $12.95 – On tea, sugar, coffee, alcohol and tobacco written by someone who drank 10 to 15 cups of coffee a day.

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts by Ruth Goodman $28.95

Hater: On the Virtues of Utter Disagreeability by John Semley $19.95 – A timely manifesto urging us to think critically, form opinions, and then argue them with gusto.

Music, Film & TV Books

Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music by Michael Azerrad, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham $23.99

Caught in a Trap: The Kidnapping of Elvis by Chris Charlesworth $15.95

Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson / Jonathan Schroeder $22.95 – How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.

Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony Decurtis $19.99

The 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 $27

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens $17.95

GuRU by RuPaul $25.99


Sappho’s Overhead Projector by Bonnie J. Morris $16.95 – Sappho, The Overhead Herself, sends women’s history professor, Hannah Stern on an undercover mission to save the daring lesbian books that helped bring out and free so many generations of women.

Power Within by JE Nelson $12


Please Let Me Help: Helpful Letters to the World’s Most Wonderful Brands by Zack Sternwalker (Microcosm) $9.95

The Philosophy of Beards by Thomas S. Gowing $16.99 – A reprint from 1854, a curious look into the Victorian culture of hyper-manliness.


RFD #175 $11.95

Mojo #300 $11.99

Lit Journals

The Common #16 $14

New Stuff This Week

Slingshot 2019 Organizers are here! Large Spiral Size $16, Small Pocket Size $8 & Liartown’s Social Justice Kittens 12 Month 2019 Wall Calendar! $18


Strange Tapes #2 by Scott R. Miller $5

Sketches by Dan Gleason $3

Syndicate Product #24 Unrecommended Reading by AJ Michel & friends $3

Be an American #1 by Elijah Haas $5

Gallup Annotated by A Void $7

Reasons to Fucking Vote vol 2 by Spiderweb Salon $5

Best Case Scenarios by Dan Kelly $2

The Smudge vol 2 #10 by Clay Hickson $5

Suitable 4 Framin #14 Oct 18 Label Special $10

Survive by Kayson Spinazzola $5

Visitor in Myself #7 by Nichole $2

Pieces #14 On the Demon $4

What Are You Doing Conversations About Productivity and Time by Taylor Wallau $5

Light That Never Goes Out by Jonas & Julia Eff $3

Comics & Minis

Tongues Chapter 2 by Anders Nilsen $13

You Can Try Again by Olivia Walch (Silver Sprocket) $5

Do You Ever Feel Lonely by Elyssa Saldana $1.50

Who Remembers Anyway? Collected Strips by David Alvarado $5

Fielder #1 Four Rigid Stories by Kevin Huizenga $8

Asphalt #1 by David Soileau $2

Jerry Mindfelt by Otto Splotch $8

Donald Trump in Why Does It Always Rain On Me by IP Freely $5

Graphic Novels

Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet by Julie Doucet (D&Q) $119.95

The Vagabond Valise by Siris $25

Bad Friends by Ancco (D&Q) $21.95

One Dirty Tree by Noah Van Sciver (Uncivilized) $19.95

Follow Me In by Katriona Chapman (Avery Hill) $24.99

Bastard by Max De Radiguès (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Frankenstein Junji Ito Story Collection $22.99

The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements by Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp) $17.95

The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon by Aaron Renier $18.99

My Pretty Vampire by Katie Skelly (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Politics, Revolution & Essay Books

Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism by Nadya Tolokonnikova $24.99

Stranger in the Pen by Mohamed Asem (Perfect Day Publishing) $10

The Feminist Financial Handbook: A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Wealthy Life by Brynne Conroy $18.99

The Periodic Table of Feminism by Marisa Bate (Seal) $20

Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History by Blair Imani $17.99

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto $12.99

Provocations: Collected Essays by Camille Paglia $40

Grabbing Pussy by Karen Finley $15.95

Art Books

As Radical, As Mother, As Salad, As Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now? Edited by Paper Monument (N+1) $15

Ready For War: The Battle Jacket Photography of Adel Souto $15

Outer Limits, Mayhem & Spooooooooky

Sister of darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist by R. H. Stavis $16.99

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake $17.99

Project Stargate and Remote Viewing Technology by Axel Balthazar $22 – Psychic spying!

Charms, Amulets, Talismans & Spells by Marian Green $14

Earth Grids: The Secret Patterns of Gaia’s Sacred Sites by Hugh Newman $14

Stone Circles by Hugh Newman by Hugh Newman $14

Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead by Prof. Oddfellow $10.95

Music, TV & Film Books

A Short History of Mdc’s Radical Rock: No War No Kkk No Fascist USA by David A. Ensminger $10

2 more 33 1/3 books, $14.95 each: Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera by Rien Fertel & Siouxsie and the Banshees: Peepshow by Samantha Bennett

Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to the X-Files by Zack Handlen / Todd Vanderwerff $30

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by Vikki Tobak $40

The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy by Paul Myers $17.95 – Authorized!

Blood Sucking Freak!: The Life and Films of the Incredible Joel M. Reed by John Szpunar (Headpress) $28.95

The Art of Troma by Fred Van Lente $34.99


Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron, with Brendan McDonald $18.99

And Then You Die of Dysentery: Lessons in Adulting from the Oregon Trail by Lauren Reeves $14.99


Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson $16

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami $30

Spud by Brielle Brilliant $14.95

How I Became a Real Pirate by Truly Owen Free $15

Carnality: Sebastian Phoenix and the Dark Star vol 2 by Josiah Hesse $15

Maximumrocknroll #426 Nov 18 $4.99
Cabinet #65 Knowledge $12
Dish Rag Magazine #0 Fall 2018 Caves $15
Shindig #83 $13.99
Tom Tom Magazine #35 $10
Adbusters #140 $10
Wire #416 $10.99
Cinema Retro vol 14 #42 $11.99
Hi Fructose #49 $8.95

Lit Journals

Sinister Wisdom #110 $14
Midwestern Gothic Sum 18 $12


Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground by Richard Perez Seves $29.99