Monthly Archive for December, 2009

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Top 10 This Week

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1. Cometbus #52 by Aaron Cometbus $3.00

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

3. Revive Nikki McClure 2010 Calendar $16.00

4. FOUND Magazine #7 $5.00

5. Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box by Jacques Boyreau (Fantagraphics) $19.99

6. Wild Things by Dave Eggers (McSweeneys) $19.95

7. Bust Dec 09 / Jan 2010 $4.99

8. 2010 Slinshot Planner pocket size $6.00

9. 2010 Slinshot Planner large size $12.00

10. Light On The South Side: Photographs by Michael L. Abramson Chicago 1975 – 1977 (Numero Group) $60.00


Cindy St. John and Julie Strand

Jan ’10
7:00 pm

Dancing girl press poets  Cindy St. John (People in Love Will Read this Book Differently) and Julie Strand (The Mae West Defense) will read from their work.

Cindy St. John lives in Austin, TX.   Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Southern Review, and The Florida Review.

Julie Strand lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is the Education Coordinator at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Her poetry has appeared in Wicked Alice, Arsenic Lobster, WOMB Poetry, Rock Heals (A Narrow House Weekly) and others.

The dancing girl press chapbook series was founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women poets and artists through chapbooks, journals, book arts projects, and anthologies. Spawned by the online zine wicked alice, dgp seeks to publish work that bridges the gaps between schools and poetic techniques–work that’s fresh, innovative, and exciting. The press has published over 50 titles by emerging women poets in delectable handmade editions.

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So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel? Series Launch

Jan ’10
7:00 pm

The first in what will be a regular monthly lit series from the folks at THE2NDHAND (, wherein one featured writer a month riffs on the question in the reading’s title in whatever manner he or she deems appropriate. For this first installment, both THE2NDHAND and Chicago-performance-scene stalwarts Chris Bower and Jill Summers will be riffing with nerves of steel. They’ll be joined by the event’s host janitor Harold Ray (aka ACM fiction editor and THE2NDHAND coeditor Jacob Knabb), Requited Journal managing editor Amanda Marbais and a new issue of broadsheet.

ABOUT THE FEATURED READERS: Chris Bower has recently seen staging of several of his dramas, including the one-act Notes to Molly at SAIC and Little Boy Needs Ride as part of the Happy Family series at Viaduct Theater. He is one of the founders of the occasional Ray’s Tap reading series and has performed widely in Chicago and elsewhere. About Notes to Molly, part of a program of three one-acts, the Chicago Theater blog had this to say, “Bower deals the most devastating realism of all these pieces. Based on his short story by the same name, the play etches an indelible portrait of a dead-end alcoholic couple and the psychological forces that barely keep them hanging on, to themselves and to life. It is an intensely realized work…” THE2NDHAND repeat performer and writer Jill Summers’ audio fiction has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, via the Third Coast International Audio Festival, and with New Adventures in Sound Art. Her work has appeared in many magazines, and she’s authored three collections of audio shorts She was Chicago’s reigning Opium magazine Literary Death Match Champ from 5/23/09 – 7/31/09, whereupon THE2NDHAND’s entry in the LDM held at the 2009 Chicago Printers Ball, Spencer Dew, took the crown.

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Inner Swine vol 15 #3 and #4 $2.00

Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock #1 $2.50

Fae Says by Ben Bertin $5.00

Sex Gender Identity Orientation and Discrimination by Dan Copulsky $.10

Plastic Knife #3 $2.00

Arty Books

Love is a Certain Kind of Flower by Stephanie Brooks (Green Lantern) $10.00

Beautiful Decay Book 2 What A Mess $20.00

British Design 2010 Branding and Graphic Design Packaging Design New Media (Bis) $59.00


Mojo Snake Minuet by John Litweiler $15.00

Fascia by Ashley Donielle Murray (Green Lantern Press) $20.00

So Much Better by Terri Griffith (Greeen Lantern Press) $20.00

Graphic Novels

Gahan Wilson Fifty Years of Playboy Cartoons by Gahan Wilson (Fantagraphics) $125.00

Art of Ditko, ed. by Craig Yoe (IDW) $29.99

Crossing the Empty Quarter and Other Stories by Carol Swain (Dark Horse) $24.95

One Model Nation TPB by Allbriton Taylor and var. (Image) $17.99

Footnotes In Gaza by Joe Sacco (Met) $29.95

Comics, Comix, Mini-Comix:

Oubliette the Pyramid by Kenan Rubenstein $1.00

Talk Nerdy to Me by Maris Wicks $4.00

Tall Poppy by Rob Steinberg $3.50

Mags and Lit Journals:

Wallpaper Jan 2010 $9.50

Bizarre #157 $10.50

Juxtapoz #108 Jan 10 $5.99

Scootering #282 $7.99

Literary Review vol 53 #1 $7.00

Concisely Magazine of Short Prose #1 $3.00

First Line vol 11 #4 Win 09 $3.00

Tattoo Society #19 $7.99

Chap Books

Six By Six #19 Bite Off The Head $5.00

Effigy #2 by Matt Whispers $3.00

Other Stuff:

Soup and Bread Cookbook, ed. by Martha Bayne and var. $20.00 – A companion to the Hideout soup events!

Grimmer Tales A Wicked Collection of Happily Never After Stories by Erik Bergstrom (Plume) $16.00

Psychick Bible Thee Book and DVD w/ Genesis Breyer Porridge (Feral House) $69.00

Assorted t-shirts designed by John Campbell of Pictures For Sad Children fame. $18.00

And don’t forget, until Jan 1st, if you spend $75.00 or more in one stop in the store, you get a free Quimby’s totebag!