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Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers by Brandon Johnson (Almighty & Insane Books) $20 This book catalogs a collection of flyers and other house music related ephemera from the years 1983 to 1989, courtesy of Mario “Liv It Up” Luna, a DJ living in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago during this time. These flyers, also called pluggers, were used for promotional purposes. They would be placed in record stores and passed out at schools and on the street to help get the word out about upcoming house music events. Although by no means encyclopedic, this collection documents a variety of figures from Chicago’s emerging house scene: first generation “kings of house” alongside the WBMX Hot Mix 5 and other lesser-known DJs at a variety of venues. Also included in the mix are promoters, record stores, labels, and an assortment of party crews and dance groups who contributed to the growth and atmosphere of house music in Chicago. This book offers a taste of what many consider to be the best times of their lives, and for others acts as a gateway to one of greatest eras in the history of Chicago music. #BeyondHeaven #HouseMusic #Chicago #ChicagoHouseMusicFlyers #ChicagoHouseMusicPluggers #BrandonJohnson #ChicagoMusic #Quimbys #QuimbysBookstore #QuimbysBookstoreChicago

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Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers by Brandon Johnson (Almighty & Insane Books) $20 – Flyers (aka as “pluggers”) and other house music related ephemera from 1983-1989, from the collection of Mario “Liv It Up” Luna, a Pilsen DJ. Highlights from Chicago’s emerging house scene: first generation “kings of house” alongside the WBMX Hot Mix 5 and other DJs, promoters, record stores, labels, party crews and dance groups from Chicago’s house music scene.


Critical Theory Cocktails #4 by Aggie Toppins $10 – Powerful drinks that will make you think differently.

Meanwhile #6 Bad Decisions ed. by Megan Kirby & Jan-Henry Gray $5

Color Me A to Z $12

Chicago by Sam Paakkonen $15

Soul Meat by Dan Kelly $2

Comics & Minis

Various issues of Quietly by Yumi Yamaguchi & friends, $2-$5

Christina Tran minis $5-$10: Aging, Things I Cannot Say, It’s Okay That It’s Not Okay Chapter One, Release, Dear Daughter

Dust and Whiskey by Shoshannah Cohen $6

True Stories #4 by Derf $5.99

Blammo #10 by Noah Van Sciver $8

I Feel Weird #1-#3 by Haleigh Buck $5 each

Dipso Facto #1 by Mosher $10

Defenders – Stories From Armenia’s Border Villages by Cristina Araxie Cass $3

Minnows by Seamus O. Hames $5

Graphic Novels

Chlorine Garden by Keiler Roberts (Koyama Press) $12 – Don’t miss Keiler Roberts here with Jessica Roberts (XTC69) on Oct 5th!

Art Comic by Matthew Thurber (D&Q) $29.95 – Don’t miss Matthew Thurber here to present this raucous skewering of the art world on October 11th!

Space Academy 123 by Mickey Zacchilli (Koyama Press) $18 – Classroom crushes, school plays, gym class, all-knowing Grandfather Computer, maintenance guy scouring planets for resources, you know, typical school stuff.

Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution by Youssef Daoudi $24.99

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein $28

Dementia 21 by Shintaro Kago (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Disturbingly funny manga about plucky home aide tasked with caring for a series of bizarre patients, from one of Japan’s most twisted cartoonists.

Be Your Own Backing Band COLOR EDITION by Liz Prince (Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club) $12

Robert Crumb: Sketchbook 1982-1989, edited by Dian Hanson (Taschen) $40

Politics & Revolution

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici (PM Press) $14

Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy — All At the Same Time by Michael Fine (PM Press) $15.95

These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore $39.99

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory $15.99

Art Books

Russian Criminal Tattoos and Playing Cards, edited by Damon Murray & Stephen Sorrell, text by Arkady Bronnikov (Fuel) $32.50 – Pictures of the handmade decks constructed under the radar of prison authorities and used to command respect, punishment and live by a secret prison dictate.

Pop Art by Flavia Frigeri $16.95 – A helpful guide to Warhol, Lichtenstein & the like.


Afterglow: A Dog Memoir by Eileen Myles (Grove Press) $16

Gender Studies

Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative, editor Jacq Applebee $24.95

Fiction & Literature

Jerusalem by Alan Moore $24.95 – Eternity loiters between housing projects. Fiends, tunnels, slums, holy cities. Everything you expect from Alan Moore! Now in soft cover.

The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings, edited by Mary Ann Caws $13.95

Gone Tomorrow by Gary Indiana $16.95 – Things awry on the art film set in Colombia.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu $9.99 – Riot grrrl revolution: Viv makes a zine to challenge gender inequality at school.

Music, TV & Performance Books

Lemon Jail: On the Road With the Replacements by Bill Sullivan $22.95 – From the roadie’s POV.

Let the Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces, and the Who by Kenney Jones $29.99 – A memoir by the legendary rock-and-roll drummer discuses his East End childhood, battle with dyslexia, witness to the deaths of longtime friends and creative work with several bands, including The Who after the passing of Keith Moon.

27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club by Gene Simmons $27

Rap Dad: A Story of Family and the Subculture That Shaped a Generation by Juan Vidal $26

Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl by Leslie Zemeckis $26

Fame: The Hijacking of Reality by Justine Bateman (Akashic) $26.95

Tape Op #127 $5.95
Wire #415 $10.99
Put a Egg On It #15 $12
Fortean Times #370 $12.40
Mojo #299 $11.25
Kinfolk #29 $18
Offscreen #20 $20

Lit Journals
Wolfman New Life Quarterly #3 $12
N+1 Fall 2018 $14.95
The Paris Review #226 $20
The Believer #121 $12
Parody vol 6 #2 $5

New Stuff This Week

Happy birthday to us!

New Stuff This Week!:



Mura Press #2 Fall 18 Children of the Riot $10

zines from Erika Schnatz, $5 each: Tiny Vampire and Friends Inktober 2017, Cute KO 2017, Cute KO 2018

The Smudge vol 2 #9 $5

End by Lily Someson and Zoe Athena $8

Dootsie by Dan Kelly $2

Flotation Device #15 $2

Comics & Minis

Futile Comics #7 by Mike Centeno $8

Lily Reeves comics: Live Hot Bugs $5, Spring Diary $4

Slightly Plural: Short Comics about Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood by Marnie Galloway $10

Thiccc Offerings #2 $3

Rando by Nichole MK $5

Graphic Novels

Jim Osborne: The Black Prince of the Underground by Jim Osborne (Fantagraphics Underground) $25

Now 4: The New Comics Anthology (Fantagraphics) $9.99 Tri-yearly showcase of new work from contemporary cartoonists worldwide.

Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories by Peter Kuper $19.95

My Brother’s Husband 2 by Gengoroh Tagame $25.95

Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir by Liana Finck $28

Marilyn’s Monsters by Tommy Redolfi (Humanoids Publishing) $29.95

Home After Dark by David Small $27.95

Roly Poly: Phanta’s Story by Daniel Semanas (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal (D&Q) $24.95

Politics & Revolution

Resisting Illegitimate Authority: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Being an Anti-Authoritarian-Strategies, Tools, and Models by Bruce E. Levine (AK Press) $18

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History by Howard Zinn $17

Proletarian Days: A Hippolyte Havel Reader by Hippolyte Havel (AK Press) $24

Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All by Elisa Camahort Page & Carolyn Gerin $16.99

Art Books

Suggestivism: Resonance by Nathan Spoor (Gingko Press/Spoke Art Gallery) $45

Handmade Art by Sandu Publications: Explorations in Contemporary Craft (Gingko Press) $39.95

Cat Paws by PIE International $12.95

Terrariums: Bring Nature into Your Home by Mathilde Lelievre (Gingko Press) $22

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications, editor John Danaher $19.95

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin $29.95

The Surrender of Silence: A Memoir of Ironfoot Jack, King of the Bohemians by Ironfoot Jack, edited by Colin Stanley (Strange Attractor Press) $21.95


We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix $24.99

LIVEBLOG by Megan Boyle (Tyrant Books) $21.95

My Pet Serial Killer by Michael J. Seidlinger (Fangoria Books) $15

Film & Music Books

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together by Adam Nayman $40

David Bowie: The Oral History by Dylan Jones $18

The Last Poets by Christine Otten $17.99


Park and Life #8 $10
Frankie #84 $16.99
Little White Lies #76 $12.99


When Rap Spoke Straight to God by Erica Dawson (Tin House ) $15.95

For the Kiddies

Collaboration: Ways We Work Together by Tomas Moniz & friends (AK Press) $14.95

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders $17.99 – A primer for peaceful protest, resistance and activism.

Anne Elizabeth Moore Reads From Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet in Convo with John Porcellino at Quimby’s 11/1

7:00 pm


In Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet (Uncivilized Books), long considered one of the most influential women in American independent comics—although she left the field, and is Canadian—Julie Doucet finally receives a full-length critical overview of her work, from Anne Elizabeth Moore, a noted chronicler of independent media and critical gender theorist. Sweet Little Cunt is the first book-length critical analysis of a female cartoonist by a female theorist in the English language. It is a landmark production, both in Moore’s unique and defiant analysis of Doucet’s work, and the significance of a woman reorienting the entire dialogue around Doucet and comics in general, in a field that is so thoroughly and toxically dominated by men.

Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, internationally lauded cultural critic, and called “one of the sharpest thinkers and cultural critics bouncing around the globe today” by Razorcake, a ‘general phenom’ by the Chicago Reader, and “a critic” by the New York Times. She is the former editor of Punk Planet and the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, as well as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Her book Unmarketable was named Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. Body Horror is on the Nonfiction Shortlist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Nonfiction Award and was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies.

John Porcellino was born in Chicago in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989 and still running, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. He lives in Illinois. His most recent book is From Lone Mountain, which collects stories from King-Cat Comics.

About Body Horror by Anne Elizabeth Moore:
“[D]evastating in its unwillingness to flinch … Body Horror is an incredible, touching, intelligent collection that looks beyond what’s comfortable to examine what is true.”
Foreword, Five Star Review

Sat, Nov 1st, 7pm – Free Event

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Matthew Thurber Reads From Art Comic 10/11

7:00 pm

In his new book Art Comic (Drawn & Quarterly), Matthew Thurber skewers the hot mess that is the art world. From sycophantic fans to duplicitous gallerists, fatuous patrons to self-aggrandizing art stars, he lampoons each and every facet of the eminently ridiculous industry of truth and beauty. Follow Cupcake, the Matthew Barney obsessive, Epiphany née Tiffany Clydesdale, the divinely-inspired performance artist, Ivanhoe, a modern Knight is search of artistic vengeance, and his Squire, Turnbuckle. Each artist is more ridiculous than the last, yet they are tested and transformed by the even more absurd machinations of Thurber’s fantastical art world. 

If there is such planet as the Art World, then Matthew Thurber is an intergalactic ranger and Art Comic is the trippy travelogue… Take me there!”—Jim Drain

Matthew Thurber is the author of 1-800-Mice and Infomaniacs. As Ambergris and in other ensembles he has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Hammer Museum, the Fumetto Festival, Abrons Art Center, and in an eyeglass store. He co-founded Tomato House, an art gallery in operation from 2012-2015, with Rebecca Bird.

Thursday, October 11, 7pm – Free Event

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New Stuff This Week

More Mini Kus! $5 each: #70 Worms, Clouds, Everything by Lote Vilma V?tina + #69 Maud by Marlene Krause + #68 Weekend by Erlend Peder Kvam + #67 Day Tour by Mariana Pita

š! Baltic Comics Magazine #32: Japan $12


Pencils and Erasers $8

Grimaldi by Dan Kelly $2

Wanderer #5 Perzine About Home Mental Health Self Care and DIY music $5

Shoes Fanzine #8 $3

End Times Time Travelers by JK Donahue $2

Drunk in My Pants #1 $1

To From by KZW $3

Grrrl Power by Kevynne $5

Body Like Mine on Being Queer Poly and Fat by Jared Rourke $5

Says Who? zines, $2 each – famous compiled quotes from various folks like RuPaul, Angela Davis, Jello Biafra and more!

Never Out Hustled by Anja Morell $4


Paper Cinema #1 & #2 by Pip Craighead $2, $4

Hacksler #2 by Michael Hacker $8

Captivity by Xiang Yata $10

Graphic Novels

Lost in the Fun Zone by Leif Goldberg (2D Cloud) $19.95

Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Lions Forge) $19.99

Nocturne by Tara Booth (2D Cloud) $14.95

Berlin by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly) $49.95 – The collected edition!
or perhaps you already have the first 2 collected volumes…
Berlin 3: City of Light by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly) $24.95 – The conclusion!

Super Weird Heroes: Preposterous but True!, ed. by Craig Yoe $39.99

Beaverton 2200 Part One Night Time Science by Charlie Bewer $15

Ankle Biters by Ali Alongi $20

Art & Design

That Was the Answer: Interviews With Ray Johnson by Julie J. Thomson (Soberscove Press) $20

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan $19.99

Politics, Revolution & Essay

Small Blows Against Encroaching Totaltarianism: The Manifesto Series vol 1 by McSweneeys $9.99 – 22 pieces from various enraged poets, novelists, actors, activists and more.

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young $18

The Failure of Nonviolence by Peter Gelderloos (Left Bank Books) $16

Letters of Insurgents, as Told by Fredy Perlman by Sophia Nachalo and Yarostan Vachek (Left Bank Books) $20

Music Books

Rock’n’Roll Decontrol: A Punk Pic and Flyer Collection by David A. Ensminger $10 – Flyers and photos spanning as far back as the 80s of bands like SNFU, Bad Religion, Against Me!, MDC, Agent Orange, 7 Seconds, Snapcase, the Freeze, TSOL, Suicidal Tendencies, Off! and dozens more, compiled by the editor of Left of the Dial.

Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices by Matthew Cutter $27 – An authorized bio.


Weed All About It: A Guide to Growing, Rolling, Smoking, and Eating Your Green by Danny Mallo $12.95

Maximumrocknroll #423 $4.99
Bitch #80 $7.95
Hello Mr #10 $20 – The final issue!
Juxtapoz #207 $9.99
The Baffler #41 $14
Shindig #82 $13.99
Nostalgia Digest Fall 18 $4.50

Poetry & Lit Journals

Drenched Poems by Cynthia Gallaher $12

Buddy #2 $10

Chirp by Greg Zorko $10


Elska #19 London $18.50

Other Stuff

The Verso Radical Diary 2019 Weekly Planner $19.95

Hate Baby Comix Stickers Satanas Sheet by Corinne Halbert $10