Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Holiday Special: Spend $100 at Quimby’s and Get a Free Quimby’s Totebag

That’s right! Between November 28th, 2008 and January 1st, 2009, if you spend $100 at Quimby’s in the store or from our website you’ll get a free Quimby’s totebag! These beautiful, 2-sided, heavy cotton (15oz!) bags are made in the USA by Envirotote. Side ‘A’ features Mr. F.C. Ware’s brilliant, iconic logo printed in two colors, while the one-color &‘B’ side shows off our typographical acumen:

Quimby’s Bookstore
Books, Comics & Unusual Periodicals
1854 W North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

How awesome is that? Please note that the hundred bucks has to be in one shopping experience. But there’s plenty o’good stuff to choose from. This offer only good while supplies last.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Please note Quimby’s will close early on Wed., Nov 26th at 5pm. Also, Quimby’s will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov 27th.

We will, of course, be open Fri., Nov 28th so you can get your day-after-Thanksgiving-shopping on and burn off some o’those calories.

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents: “Saturday Shorts – Zines: The Art of Intervention” With Anne Elizabeth Moore!

Dive into the world of self publishing with the guidance of artist Anne Elizabeth Moore in this workshop that looks at the powerful intersection between language and art. Participants create, publish, and distribute their own small books based on the structure of Jenny Holzer’s work.
When: Sat., Nov 1st, 1-4pm
Where: The Museum of Contemporary Art – NOT AT QUIMBY’S
How: To register call the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4067. Mention that you got this email from Quimby’s when you call the Box Office and pay only $35 to participate in this workshop (all supplies and museum admission are included).

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers For the Week of October 19th – October 25th, 2008

1.    Kilter #1 Fall 08 $3.00
2.    The Rock Bible Unholy Scripture For Fans & Bands by Henry Owings (Quirk) $15.95
3.    Chunklet #20 $9.99
4.    Cometbus #51 by Aaron Cometbus  #51 $3.00
5.    Slingshot 2009 Small Organizer $6.00
6.    Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware (Drawn + Quarterly) $15.95
7.    Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #2 by Laura Park $3.00
8.    Paper Nov 08 $4.00
9.    Achewood The Great Outdoor Fight by Chris Onstad (Dark Horse) $14.95
10.  Bitch #41 $5.95

New Stuff 10/25/08

Just had a dude ask me if we sold Ron Paul paraphernalia? What Halloween costume is that for? Anyway Henry Owings will be here tonight to make fun of the often over serious business of indie rock. So swing by if you can, last time he brought everybody in attendance milkshakes! For Real! Other than that the fall book onslaught continues, WOW!

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