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Can’t get enough of this insane new book we just got in yesterday: American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us To Love Bananas, Spam®, and Jell-O® by Christina Ward (Process) $22.95 – Loaded with full-color images, Ward pulls recipes and images from her vast collection of cookbooks and a wide swath of historical advertisements to show the influence of corporations on our food trends. Though easy to mock, once you learn the true history, you will never look at Jell-O the same way again! Don’t miss Christina Ward here at Quimby’s to DISH about this crazy book (and serve Kraut Kake!) on Friday, March 1st at 7pm. More info at quimbys.com #AmericanAdvertisingCookbooks #Process #FeralHouse #ChristinaWard #storeevent #food #GrossFoodAdvertising #PimentoJelloWTF #AreYouReallyGonnaEatThat #SPAMSPAMSPAM #Quimbys #QuimbysBookstore #QuimbysBookstoreChicago

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American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us To Love Bananas, Spam®, and Jell-O® by Christina Ward (Process) $22.95 – Loaded with full-color images, Ward pulls recipes and images from her vast collection of cookbooks and a wide swath of historical advertisements to show the influence of corporations on our food trends. Though easy to mock, once you learn the true history, you will never look at Jell-O the same way again! Don’t miss Christina Ward here at Quimby’s to DISH about this crazy book (and serve Kraut Kake!) on Friday, March 1st!

Zines

Woke Parenting #2-#4 by Faith G. Harper $5 each

Proud to be Retarded #2 Autistic Pride In a Neurophobic World: The Suicide Issue by Joe Biel & friends $5

Understanding and Surviving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – A Real Story by Marie Kube $9

Chain Reaction by J Gattis $2

Comics & Minis

That Night by Tony Breed $6

Lover by Huunly $5

Infinite Wheat Paste #7 by Pidge $5

Nothing Matters by J Bladder $4

Linus Shrub Is a Regular Guy $3

Underworld Adventure #0 Treasure Vault of Mago the Magnificent $5

Graphic Novels

Hobo Mom by Charles Forsman & Max De Radiguès (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Have Fun Leave Me Out of It – Muddlers Beat vol 2 by Tony Breed $12

Baby Let’s Cruise by Jasjyot Singh Hans $20

The Sea by Rikke Villadsen (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Art & Design

Japanese Tattoos: Meanings, Shapes and Motifs by Yori Moriarty (Promopress) $29.95

Politics, Revolution & Current Events Books

Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism by John Patrick Leary (Haymarket) $16

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt $15

Marxists in the Face of Fascism: Writings by Marxists on Fascism from the Inter-War Period edited by David Beetham (Haymarket) $21.95

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff $18 – New soft cover edition includes new afterword.

Essays

Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Love and Life by Kim McLarin $16.95

Music Books

Metaphysical Graffiti: Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Meaning of Life by Seth Kaufman (OR Books) $17.95

Local Interest

Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady by Owen Keehnen $17

Fiction

Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead edited by Gordon Van Gelder (OR Books) $18.95 – Brutality, infrastructure collapse, daily threats of war: 45 writers of speculative fiction share their visions of what’s to come.

Big Bang by David Bowman $32

Hark by Sam Lipsyte $27

Phone by Will Self $18

The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce $16

McGlue: A Novella by Ottessa Moshfegh $15

Outer Limits

Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials by Lucinda Herring $21.95

Magazines

The Baffler #43 $14

Maximumrocknroll #428 and #427 $4.99 (Yes, both issues in one)

Make Muse #1 $16.50

Tattoo Energy #116 $9.99

Shindig #86 $13.99

Zoetrope All Story Win 2019 $10 – Guest Editor David Lynch

Poetry & Chap Books

Duppies by D.S. Marriott (AK Press/Commune Editions) $18

Hearingaid by Jon Dambacher $10

Lover by JLK $16

The Last Line #5 Winter 2018 $3

The First Line vol 20 #4 Winter 2018 $4

Sexxxy

Math Magazine #6 $18

Elska #21 Seoul Korea $18.50

Other Stuff

Furrawn Day Planner 2019 $20

Jaime Hernandez Book Launch for Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Anya Davidson

Mar
11
7:00 pm

In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together — literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however — this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.

One of the most talented artists our polyglot culture has produced.” — The New York Times Book Review

Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters — Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others — have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.

Jaime will be in conversation with Chicago-based artist Anya Davidson, author of Band For Life, School Spirits & more.

For more info:

Fantagraphics.com

anyadavidson.com

@xaimeh

Cohen(at)fantagraphics(dot)com

Here’s the invite for this event on Facebook.

Monday, March 11th, 7pm – Free Event

Christina Ward presents a thrillingly gruesome slide show talk about 20th Century American food at Quimby’s. (Yes, there will be snacks!)

Mar
1
7:00 pm

In Christina Ward’s new book American Advertising Cookbooks-How Corporations Taught Us to Love Spam®, Bananas, and Jell-O® (Process Media, a Feral House imprint) is a deeply researched and entertaining survey of American food history; connecting cultural, social, and geopolitical events. Author Christina Ward (Preservation: The Art & Science of Canning, Fermentation, and Dehydration, Process Media, 2017) uses her vast collection of cookbooks to tell the fascinating and often infuriating story of corporate greed and advertising and the manipulation of American cuisine.

Academic researchers have published histories of American food and politics, but Ward brings all these elements together to tell the larger story of why we eat what we do. Though easy to mock, once you learn the real history, you will never look at Jell-O® the same way again! American Advertising Cookbooks, How Corporations Taught Us To Love Bananas, Spam®, and Jell-O® features full-color images and essays uncovering the origins of favorite foods.

In this engaging book, readers will learn of the role bananas played in the Iran-Contra scandal, how Sigmund Freud’s nephew decided Carmen Miranda would wear fruit on her head, and how Puritans built an empire on pineapples. American food history is rife with crackpots, do-gooders, con men, and scientists all trying to build a better America-while some were getting rich in the process. Loaded with full-color images, Ward pulls recipes and images from her vast collection of cookbooks and a wide swath of historical advertisements to show the influence of corporations on our food trends. Though easy to mock, once you learn the true history, you will never look at Jell-O the same way again!

“A bizarrely tantalizing read, Christina serves up a feast of fascinating facts about food and cookbooks and shows us how corporations wooed and seduced the American working-class palate.” –Alice Bag, Punk Rock founding goddess and author of Violence Girl-LA Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story

Christina is a featured contributor to Serious Eats, Edible Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Remedy Quarterly, and Edible magazines. Christina, despite klutziness, is often found in classrooms and community kitchens with sharp knives, spilling vinegar into unsuspecting handbags while wildly gesticulating as she teaches folks how to make perfect pickles. She is a featured guest food expert on morning television programs and public radio stations across the United States.

For more info: feralhouse.com / info(at)feralhouse(dot)com

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event!

Friday, March 1st, 7 pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

On Being Read Issue #2 by edited by Gabrielle Walsh $10 – Artistic responses to how one is read in gender, edited by Gabrielle Walsh, with work by Gabe Howell, Caroline Cash, Rosie Accola and more. Essays, illustration, poetry — many expressions running the continuum of feeling not outwardly “queer enough” to quieting the anxiety of ostracism for being “too queer.” -LM

Zines

We Let Our Battles Choose Us by Ed Blair $3

Dos and the Don’ts of Supporting Survivors by Leah Short $5

Riot Grrrl Press Coloring Book Zine Version by Julie Ruin $3

Graphic Novels

Ink & Anguish: A Jay Lynch Anthology with Ed Piskor and Patrick Rosenkranz (Fantagraphics) $39.99

The Secret Voice vol 1 by Zack Soto (Floating World Comics) $24.95

Essays

Perfect Worlds Artistic Forms and Social Imaginations vol by Michael Workman $15

Magazines

Broken Pencil #82 $7.95

Chap Books & Fiction

The Transition: A Novel by Luke Kennard $18

Jesus Crawdad Death by Betsy Phillips (Third Man Books) $10 – Third publication in TMB limited ed chap book series, this one featuring speculative fiction stories.

Pretend I’m Dead: A Novel by Jen Beagin $16

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