Monthly Archive for November, 2009

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Top 10 In-Store Bestsellers This Week

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1. Animals and Objects In and Out of Water Posters by Jay Ryan 2005-2008 by Jay Ryan (Akashic) $22.95

2. Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves, ed. by Jason Bitner (St Martins) $22.99

3. All and Sundry Uncollected Work 2004-2009 By Paul Hornschemeier (Fantagraphics) $29.99

4. More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman (Gotham) $15.00

5. Believer Beware First Person Dispatches From the Margins of Faith, ed. by Jeff Sharlet (Beacon) $16.00

6. Big Questions #13 A House That Floats by Anders Nilsen (Drawn+Quarterly) $9.95

7. Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (W.W.Norton) $24.95

8. Pim and Francie by Al Columbia (Fantagraphics) $28.99

9. Slingshot 2010 Large Organizer (Slingshot Collective) $12.00

10. Hi-Fructose #13 $6.95

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New Stuff This Week

Here’s new stuff this week. And just for your viewing pleasure, a picture of compost worms one of our employees had delivered. Delicious!



Subversive Activity #3 $2.00

Spec Book by Matt Ehling $5.00

The Benefactor Sum 09 $15.0

Comics, Comix, Mini and Not So Mini

Tales of Good Ol Snoop Doggy Dogg by TJ Yost $3.00

Wuvable Oaf #2 by Ed Luce $3.95

Titus and the Cyber Sun by Lale Westvind $9.00

Myriad Issue #1 and #2 by Stephanie Richardson $2.00 each

Tank Girl: Skidmarks #1 by Martin and Dayglo (Titan) $3.99

Marauders #1 by Matt Kubinski $3.00

Not My Small Diary #15 vol 1 and 2 set $6.00

Pope Hats #1 by Ethan Rilly $4.00

New Jack Chick stuff in varying prices!

Graphic Novels

Hot Potatoe by Marc Bell (Drawn + Quarterly) $39.95

Strange Suspense vol 1 by Steve Ditko (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Pim and Francie by Al Columbia (Fantagraphics) $28.99

Deadbeat by Jeremy Massie (Alterna Comics) $6.95

Jesus Hates Zombies Yea Though I Walk vol 3 Featuring Lincoln Hates Werewolves by Stephen Lindsay and Daniel Thollin (Alterna Comics) $6.99

American Terror vol 2 Confession of a Human Smart Bomb by jeff McComsey (Alterna Comics) $7.95

Tragic Relief by Colleen Frakes $7.00

Popeye vol 4 Plunder Island HC by EC Segar (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Lilli Carre (Harper) $14.99

Kidnapped Santa Claus by Frank Baum, illustrated by Alex Robinson (Harper) $14.99

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep vol 1 HC by Philip Dick and various (Boom) $24.99

Nylon Road by Parsua Bashi (St. Martins) $16.99


Stick It To Your Ticket The Unofficial Guide to Beating Your Parking Ticket In Chicago by JD Sheldon Zeiger $12.95

Arrest Proof Yourself: An Ex Cop Reveals How It Is Easy For Anyone to Get Arrested, What To Do If the Police Get In Your Face, and How Even a Single Arrest Could Ruin Your Life by Dale Carson (Chicago Review Press) $14.95

Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy Healthy Local Eating by Lisa Jervis (PM Press) $10.00

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Build Implements of Spitball Warfare by John Austin (Chicago Review Press) $16.95

Cookin with Coolio The Ghetto Gourmet 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price (Atria) $16.00


Believer #67 Nov 09 The Art Issue $10.00

Scootering #281 $7.99

High Times Jan 10 $5.99

Adbusters #87 $8.95

Tabu Tattoo #40 $7.99

Make vol 20 $14.99

Parkett #86: Baldessari $32.00

Sexy Stuff

Nude Visions (Kehrer) $50.00

Fiction or Fiction-Related

Robert Bolano the Last Interview and other Conversations by Marcela Valdes (Random House) $14.95

Happy Man: The Contemporary Art of the Novella by Hansjorg Schertenleib (Melville) $13.00

Best European Fiction 2010, ed. by Aleksander Hemon, preface by Zadie Smith (Dalkey Archive) $15.95

Interfictions vol 2 by Sherman and Barzak (Interstitial Arts Foundation) $16.00

G33K Mafia Black Hat Blues by Rick Dakan (PM Press) $17.95

Punk Fiction An Anthology of Short Stories Inspired by Punk, edited by Janine Bullman (Portico) $15.95 – With contributions from Billy Bragg, Alison Mosshart, Billy Childish, Kele Okereke, John Niven, Kate Jackson, John Robb, Paul Smith, Lydia Lynch, Kate Pullinger, and Will Hodgkinson!

Arty Books (Lowbrow, Highbrow, Eyebrow, StreetBrow)

Insects of Surinam by Maria Sibylla Merian (Taschen) $39.99

0086 Beijing Cool: From The Pages of Chinas Coolest Magazine (Timezone 8) $19.95

For The Blind Man In The Dark Room Looking For The Black Cat That Isnt There Curated, essay by Anthony Huberman, exhibit edited, arranged and designed by Will Holder (Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) $40.00 – Group exhibition and catalogue arranged around the premise that the world — and art — is not a code that needs cracking, the works in the exhibition center on the fruitfulness of not-knowing, un-learning, and productive confusion.

Darkside vol 2 (Fotomuseum Winterthur) $58.00. Photographic power an violence, disease and death. Just some light weekend reading.

Beautiful Pigs by Andy Case (St Martins) $19.99

Street Artists: The Complete Guide by various (Graffito) $19.95

Outer Limits, Mayhem, and Consciousness Expansion. And Oh, Um, Drugs

Extraterrestrial Friends and Foes by George C Andrews, Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham (IllumiNet Press) $14.95

Chaos Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness by Rupert Sheldrake and various (Park Street Press) $14.95

Mushroom Wisdom: How Shamans Cultivate Spiritual Consciousness by Martin W. Ball (Ronin) $12.95

Opium for the Masses by Jim Hogshire (Feral) $16.95

Believer Beware: First Person Dispatches From the Margins of Faith, Contributors to Killing the Buddha (Beacon) $16.00

Real Vampires Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkness by Brad Steiger (Visible Ink) $24.95

Humor (Sort of)

More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman (Gotham) $15.00

Essentially Odd: A Catalog of Products Created For and Sold At the 826 National Stores (826 National) $16.00

Dear Andy Kaufman I Hate Your Guts by Lynne Margulies and Bob Zmuda (Process) $19.95

Politcs and Revolution

Women of Color and Feminism by Rojas Maythee (Seal) $14.95

For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation Cooperative Move by John Curl (PM Press) $28.95

Music Books

Story of Crass by George Berger (PM Press) $20.00 – As in the story of the band. Now in soft cover.

On The Road With The Ramones Updated Edition by Melnick and Meyer (Bobcat Books) $24.95

Country Music Fun Time Activity Book by Aye Jay (ECW) $9.95

Little Black Book of Setlists by Malcolm Croft (Portico) $9.95

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me Second Edition by Gerald Eskelin (Stage 3 Publishing) $16.95

Rudolph Frosty and Captain Kangaroo: The Musical Life of Hecky Krasnow by Judy Gail Krasnow (Santa Monica Press) $24.95

Tour Smart and Break the Band: The First Real Book About the Business of Touring, 2nd printing by Martin Atkins (Smart Book) $29.95

Classical Musics Strangest Concerts and Characters: Extraordinary but True Stories by Levinson and Farrer (Robson) $15.95

Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America (Gotham) $15.00

Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business Why so Much Music you Hear Sucks by Hank Bordowitz (Chicago Review Press) $24.95

Crap Lyrics: a Celebration of the Very Worst Pop Lyrics of all Time Ever by Johnny Sharp (Portico) $12.95

Touch Me Im Sick: The 52 Creepiest Love Songs Youve Ever Heard by Tom Reynolds (Chicago Review Press) $12.95

Heavy Metal In Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda by Capper and Sifre (Vice) $15.00

Cartoon Music: Interviews, Writings, Drawings, edited by Daniel Goldmark (Acappella) $18.95 – With Mark Mothersbaugh, Irwin Chusid, Chris Ware and more

Other New Stuff

Revive Nikki McClure 2010 Calendar $16.00

A whole variety of Jay Ryan posters. Between $20 and $30 each, but ya gotta come into the store to see ’em! And check out his new book Animals And Objects In And Out Of Water here too!

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art Craft and Design DVD $19.95

Nine Ways Print by Lilli Carre $8.00 – Suitable for framing!

Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elisa Stein and Susan Kim (St. Martins) $27.99

And more Little Otsu stationary and planners!


Start your Friday night off right with a stop by Quimby’s for an in-store multi-media salon extravaganza with ACT-I-VATE co-founder Dan Haspiel. He and Tim Hall will be signing the ACT-I-VATE Primer book, as well as debuting the documentary The ACT-I-VATE Experience.

That’s tonight at 7pm, it’ll be great!

More info right about here.

Quimby’s Top 10 for the First Full Week of November

way to go!

1. Big Questions #13 A House That Floats By Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly) $9.95

2. Cabinet #35 Dust $12

3. Animals and Objects In and Out of Water Posters 2005-2008 by Jay Ryan (Akashic Books) $22.95

4. List #13 Summer 2009 Moving On $3.00

5. Heeb #22 Fall Winter 2009 $5.99

6. Stay Away From Other People by Lisa Hanawalt (Buenaventura Press) $5.00

7. Slingshot 2010 Large Organizer $12.00

8. Granta #108 The Special Chicago Issue $16.99

9. Book of Genesis Illustrated By R.Crumb (WW Norton) $24.95

10. Cry Yourself to Sleep by Jeremy Tinder (Top Shelf Productions) $7.00