Monthly Archive for January, 2009

New Stuff 1/31/09

Wow uber light week for new stuff around here. New issue of Butt more than makes up for that though. Seems this week has been more about restocking the classics and keeping the store arranged and orderly-despite how hard customers try to undo that work. Next week is the Spelling Bee so make sure to mark your calendars appropriately should be an epic battle of word building and memory!

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New Shipping Rates in Effect

Well its been a little while but the post office has increased the rates on priority mail again so Quimby’s has had to follow suite and raise our shipping charges. So for delivery within the contiguous USA Quimby’s shipping charges are now:

  • $5 for orders $30.00 and under,
  • $8.50 for orders between $30.01 and $79.99,
  • $12.00 for orders of $80.00 and above.

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers For the Week of January 18th – January 24th, 2009

1.    Bitch #42 $5.95
2.    Proximity #3 $12.00
3.    Ready Made #39 Feb Mar 09 $4.99
4.    Manifesti of Radical Literature by Anne Elizabeth Moore $7.00
5.    Hi Fructose #10 $6.95
6.    Wallpaper Feb 09 $9.50
7.    Claptrap #2 $5.00
8.    Mojo Feb 09 #183 $9.99
9.    Bizarre #144 Black Christmas #9.50
10.  Cometbus #51: Loneliness of the Electra Menorah by Aaron Cometbus $3.00

New Stuff 1/24/09

Wow it’s a lowbrow art book explosion over here. Tons of new stuff on contemporary surrealism and general wackiness flooded the new table this week. Perfect inspiration if you’re locked in your home working on art this winter season. We also just received a bunch of amazing sale books, so the sale shelves are bursting with great deals for all you ballers on a budget!

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Not at Quimby’s But Cool Anyway: Opening Day Ceremonies of The Chicago Unlympic Games at InCUBATE, Sat., 1/24/09

The Unlympics is a month-long sporting event series intended to encourage active dialogue—extremely active dialogue—around the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. The Unlympics looks at highly organized, internationally recognized, massively marketed, thoroughly branded, and extremely expensive sporting events not from a pro or con standpoint, but from a questioning standpoint.

Opening Day Ceremonies take place on January 24 and will include:

6 p.m. GATHER AT InCUBATE (2129 North Rockwell; please be prompt.)
6:15 p.m. PARADE OF NOTIONS (Come costumed in the attire appropriate to the national, creative, ethnic, political, economic, social, linguistic, imaginary, or other affiliation you intend to represent, and feel free to bring noisemakers, confetti, or protest signs as your conscience dictates.)
6:45 p.m. ARTISTIC SECTION (Bring a hankie.)
7:00 p.m. THE UNLYMPICS OATH (Like anyone is going to follow it.)
7:45 p.m. THE GAME WHERE YOU WIN (To get your competitive juices flowing.)
*S = Sparklers
Dance troupes, pirates, marching bands, baton twirlers, sports enthusiasts, mud wrestlers, and good old patriots of any nation are encouraged to come out and join the parade. Please dress “appropriately.” This event is free and open to all ages.

For more info, see: The Unlympics

Also, don’t miss the Spelling Bee event of the Unlympics at Quimby’s on Feb 7th! Why is Quimby’s involved in this? Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be the official bookstore and intellectual sponsor of the 2009 Winter Unlympic Games. For over 16 years, Quimby’s Bookstore has championed the freedom of the press in offering a variety of independently published or small press zines, books and comics. This literature is important in providing alternative, subversive or controversial viewpoints necessary to make informed decisions about one’s community.