Monthly Archive for December, 2008

Props to the Chicago Decider for featuring us!

It’s true! Steve Heisler conducted a silly interview with a Quimby’s staff member written up on the Onion-related website,, in their Defend Your Taste section here. And we talked about one of our favorite best-sellers: Roy Orbison in Clingfilm, which you can purchase here!

Animation, Art and More with Jo Dery

Saturday January 3rd 7PM

Join us for an evening of storytelling! Come see short animations, hear live radio plays, check out zines and books from the Ocean State, lil’ Rhody! Jo Dery will show several short animated films and Walker Mettling will read and perform stories and radio plays from the new audio issue of his zine “The Sparkle.” Get your hands on the recently published book by Jo Dery, titled Quietly Sure – Like the Keeper of a Great Secret (Little Otsu, publisher).

Click the Link for a sneak “Peek” of Jo’s Animation

I am so glad Jo could stop by the store and help us kick off 2009 with this great event. Don’t miss out!

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers For the Week of December 21st – December 27th 2008

1.    Wake Up 2009 Calendar Nikki McClure $16.00
2.    Slingshot Organizer 2009 Small Size $6.00
3.    The Lagoon by Lilli Carre (Fantagraphics) $14.99
4.    Proximity #3 $12.00
5.    Slingshot Organizer 2009 Large Size $12.00
6.    Make Your Place: Affordable Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs (Microcosm) $7.00
7.    Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware (Drawn+Quarterly) $15.95
8.    Juxtapoz #96 Jan 08 $5.99
9.    Ready Made #38 Dec 08 Jan 09 $4.99
10. Snowie by George Starr $10.00

Trubble Club Puts ’em on the Glass

Its been so holidaze! around here we forgot to tell everyone how awesome our new window display is! Done by the collective of Chicago comic artists Trubble Club, it has a little bit of something for every one: food as people, gore, animals with fire arms.

Trubble Club Vol 1 & Vol 2 available now

And be sure to check the Trubble Club Blog for more collaborative comic madness

Ice Box Press at Quimby’s!

Jan ’09
7:00 pm

Ice Box Press will hold a reading and book signing to celebrate the release of their inaugural chapbook, These Bones, Live! by Ryan Pendell. Joining Ryan Pendall for the reading will be Tara Walker and Erin Messer with a special sneak preview from their up coming chapbooks. Ice Box Press is housed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

About the Performers:

Ryan Pendell’s poetry employs lyrical and melodic abandon, combining elements of childhood daydreams and philosophical discourse. Pendell is the founder and co-editor of Lark(!) Magazine (

Tara G. Walker is a poet fascinated by word games and the visual possibilities of language, currently finishing her MFA in writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works as a teaching artist with Urban Gateways and is the creator of the luckywhale jewelry line, available online at

E.C. Messer is a California native, like manzanita trees and purple sage.  She was born on a very rainy Sunday.  UCLA made her a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre…and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is almost done making her a Master of Fine Arts in Writing.  She’s pretty sure both schools will either be very pleased or very sorry they did so.  Her parents’ bizarre sense of humor is probably the great gift of her life.  She suspects that you are delicious and would be glad to know you.