Monthly Archive for November, 2011

Weekly Top 10

New Boyd Rice book in the house, debuting at the Top 10 this week. -Cassee Kasem

1. Slingshot 2012 Small Organizer (Slingshot Collective) $6.00

2. Slingshot 2012 Large Organizer (Slingshot Collective) $12.00 – The planner with a daily dose of radical history, infoshop contact list, useful essays, menstrual calendar, address book, everything basically.  If you have color preferences, list a couple in your order notes!

3. Lucky Peach #2 The Sweet Spot (McSweeneys) $12.00

4. Biggest Mistake of Your Life – Wondering If You Are Making – Love Is Not Constantly by Sarah Miller $5.00 – Brilliantly styled as a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

5.  Adbusters Jan 2012 $8.95

6. Regional #3 An Examination of American Cuisine by Cassie Tompkins and Emily Gelsomin $8.50

7. My Aim Is True by Carrie $1.00

8. Brilliant Mistake #3 by Carrie $1.00

9. Proximity #8 Education As Art $12.00

10. Twilight Man by Boyd Rice and Nina Antonia (Heartworm) $15.00 – “Heartworm Press and 23WLVS are proud to present the new 100-page memoir by Boyd Rice, which follows Rice through San Francisco’s darkest crevices during his time as a responder for the Twilight Alarm Company. Preface by Nina Antonia, author of Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood.

New Stuff This Week

Yes we are open today, 11am-10pm!

We just got this. Wouldn’t this make a great gift?

Miami You’ve Got Style: a Little Golden Girls Book by Scott and Zach $13.00 – Commentary about outfits the Golden Girls wore. For real.


Field Guide to the Aliens of The Next Generation Season One by Joshua Chapman $2.00 – As in Star Trek. Hilarious. You need this.
Osama Bloodshirt Hummus Wedding #1 $2.00
Your Secretary #9 Potty Language #1 Split by Jami Sailor and friends.$2.00 – About nannying. A compelling read.
I’m Dan Gleason Dildock: More Beautiful Short Stories by Dan Gleason $2.00 – One of our fave local weirdos represent.
Regional #3 An Examination of American Cuisine by Cassie Tompkins $8.50
Outsider Mistakes #1 In My Lifetime by Eric Knoll $5.00
Mind Thoughts Collected by Adam J. Kurtz $10.00
Look In by JR Davidson $2.00

Comics & Comix
RAV #5 by Mickey Zacchilli $6.00
Greatest #1 by Kelly Froh $4.00
There Is A Error #1 by Kevin Eckert $2.00
Truth Dart #1 by Kevin Eckert $3.00
Good Luck #1 and #2 by Joe DeGeorge $4.00 each
Night on Alcatraz: Chronicles of Fortune Continue by Caroline PIcard (Green Lantern) $3.00
You Dont Get There From Here #21 $2.00
Rumbling Chapter 2 by Kevin Huizenga $3.00
Fact Parader Amazing Facts and Beyond #2 by Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch $5.00
Brain Dump Amazing Facts and Beyond vol 4 by Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch $5.00
Factual Healing Amazing Facts and Learning vol 5 with Leon Beyond by Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch $5.00
Faded Igloo by Jim Drain (Picturebox) $5.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Sediment Part by C.F. (Picturebox) $29.95

Art & Design Books
Frank Peter John Dick by K8 Hardy $25.00
Yuko Shimizu by Yuko Shimizu (DGV) $30.00
Iron Beasts Make Great Beauty by Studio on Fire (DGV) $30.00
Cyclo Id vol 1 by Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai (DGV) $60.00
Everybody Dies a Childrens Book for Grown Ups by Ken Tanaka $10.00

Sex Guides & Culture
Normal Life Administrative Violence Critial Trans Politics and the Limits of Law by Dean Spade (South End) $16.00

Weirdo and Essays
I Lucifer Exploring the Archetype and Origins of the Devil by Corvis Nocturnum (Schiffer) $19.99
UFOs Above the Law True Encounters with Law Enforcement by Soriano & James (Schiffer) $19.99

Biggest Mistake of Your Life: Wondering If You Are Making… by Sarah Miller $5.00
Amazing Adult Fantasy by AD Jameson $12.00
Last Incarnation Book One of the Ascension by JA Giunta $17.99
Slow Fade by Rudolph Wurlitzer (Drag City) $15.95 – We had the audio book. Now there’s the soft cover.
Dead Souls a Novel by Nikolai Gogol $12.95

Music Books
Book of Ice by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid (MBP) $29.95

Politics & Revolution
Notes For A Peoples Atlas: People Making Maps of Their Cities by AREA Chicago (AREA) $8.00

Viral Combat Monica Fights the Flu by Clare Rosean et al. $10.00

Lit Journals
Chicago IRL #2 Fall 11 $11.00

Bust Dec 11 Jan 12 $4.99
Razorcake #65 $4.00
Wax Poetics #49 $9.99
Class Struggle #72 by Spark $3.00
Inked Jan 12 $7.99

Other Stuff
Calendario Bestiaro Bestiary Calendar 2011 by Dave Buchen $25.00 – Annual wood cut calendar of Dave Buchen’s Bestiary.
Switch Pop Working Switchblade Bottle Opener $20.00

Weekly Top 10

But first! A reminder: We’ll be closing tomorrow (Nov 23rd) at 5pm, be closed on Nov 24th and open Nov 25th from noon to 10pm. See you then!

1. Habibi by Craig Thompson (Pantheon) $35.00

2. Lucky Peach #2 The Sweet Spot (McSweeneys) $12.00

3. Slingshot 2012 Large Organizer (Slingshot Collective) $12.00 – The planner with a daily dose of radical history, infoshop contact list, useful essays, menstrual calendar, address book, everything basically.  If you have color preferences, list a couple in your order notes!

4. Field Guide to the Aliens of The Next Generation – Season One by Joshua Chapman $2.00 – Yes, you read that right. It’s hilarious. As you would expect.

5. Slingshot 2012 Small Organizer (Slingshot Collective) $6.00

6. Optic Nerve #12 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $5.95

7. Punk Planet #46 $3.95 – We’ve got lots of back issues of this one. Come in the store and see for yourself.

9. Railroad Semantics #4 Fall 10 $6.50

10. Remedy Quarterly #4 Celebration – Stories of Food Recipes For Feeling Good $7.50

New Stuff This Week

Thanks to everybody who came out for the Craig Thompson event this past week, where he talked about his wonderful graphc novel Habibi, 7 years in the making. Great new stuff this week, including a new issue of Lucky Peach, another Cinema Sewer collection, a memoir from Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Blood and Thunder #18 and more.

Cinema Sewer vol 3 by Robin Bougie (Fab) $19.95 – If you gotta sin, at least use the sewer. Volume 3 collects the wet creme of issues 17-20 and 80 filthy new pages. Unstoppable outrageous movie raunch! -EF

Lucky Peach #2 The Sweet Spot (McSweeneys) $12.00

Plug Wiring Diagrams by Mark Pawson $8.00
Address Is the Art International Postal Art Superstar by Mark Pawson $25.00
Cursive Is Not Cryptic #1 Envelope by Georgi Johnston  $2.00
Off the Wagon Again #1: Short Stories Art and Other Awesome Shit by Starky Acid $2.00
Drastic Frivol #1 Travel by David Bowler & Erik Guttman $2.50
Cheer the Eff Up #1 $3.00

Comics & Comix
Hyperspeed to Nowhere by Lale Westvind $8.00
And the Birds Flew From the Trees issues #1-#3 by Ian McDuffie $6.00-$8.00 each
Eat To Survive sum 11 by Jeff Mahannah, Ben Lyon, and Tone $3.00
Things Things Think About Set $2.00
Joe the Punker #1-#3 by Starky Acid $2.00 each
Bowman #1 Nov 11 by Pat Aulisio $5.00
Bullet Breath #2 by Max Bjornson $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Adventures of Tintin In America Young Readers Edition by Herge (LB) $8.99
Oil and Water by Steve Duin & Shannon Wheeler (Fantagraphics) $19.99
Felix the Cat SC The Great Comic Book Tails by Yoe, Messmer & Oriolo (IDW) $27.99
Gadabout Time Machine 1050 Users Manual by Hooper Cudworth (Curio) $29.95
Batman and Robin TPB vol 2 Batman Vs Robin by Grant Morrison et al. (DC) $17.99

Art & Design
With the Light of the Truth Straight Edge by Dan Smith (Momento Publishing) $50.00 – A collection of Straight Edge related tattoos and art and profiles of some of the best tattoo artists in the world.

The Verificationist by David Antrim (Picador) $15.00
The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano (FSG) $25.00

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Curbside Splendor #2 Fall 11 $8.00
Bad Version vol 1 #1 Fall 11 (The Icarus Project) $9.00
The Chicago Review vol 56 #2 and #3 $15.00
Overtime Hour 22 the Mill by Kyle Bilinksi $2.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Miscellaniousnessessess
I Found This Funny: My Favorite Pieces of Humor Some That Might Not Be Funny ed. by Judd Apatow (McSweeneys) $16.00 – Now in soft cover.
More Interesting Than Your Teacher by Stuart Wright  $14.95
Nazi Seance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic In Hitlers Circle by Arthur J. Magida (Palgrave) $26.00 – That’s Erik Jan Hanussen that they’re talking about.
Estonia: A Ramble Through Periphery by Alexander Theroux  (Fantagrphics) $29.99

Politics & Revolution
Vultures Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs Power Pirates and High Finance Carn by Greg Palast (Dutton) $26.95

Music Books
The Doors HC A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years by Greil Marcus (Public Affaires) $21.99
The Best Music Writing 2011 ed. by Alex Ross and Daphne Carr (Da Capo) $16.00
This is a Call HC The Life and Times of Dave Grohl by Paul Brannigan (Da Capo) $26.99
Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath by Tony Iommi and TJ Lammers (Da Capo) $26.00
Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama by Katrina Vanden Huevel (Nation) $16.99
Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons From a Teenage Bullet Belt by Butch Walker and Matt Diehl (WMrw) $25.99
One Day It’ll Make Sense by Common & Adam Bradley (Back Bay) $25.00
Life by Keith Richards (Back Bay) $16.99 – Now in soft cover.

DIY & Food
Vegan Pie in the Sky by Moskowitz & Romero (Da Capo) $17.00

Blood and Thunder #18 $5.99 – Womens Roller Derby Magazine
Bizarre #182 Dec 11 $10.50
High Times Jan 12 $5.99
Wallpaper Dec 11 $10.00
True Crime Nov 11 $8.99
Murder Most Foul #82 $9.99
Dwell Dec 11 $5.99
Worn #12 and #13 Fashion Journal $8.00 each
Wire #333 Nov 11 $10.99
The Smiths NME Uncut Special Collectors Magazine $12.99
Taste Maker #1 $4.00
Harpers Magazine Dec 11 $6.99
Adbusters Jan 12 $8.95
Tattoo Collection #47 $7.75

Other Stuff
But Is It Art Button Pack by Mark Pawson $5.00
Quimby’s t-shirts are back in stock! Come get yours now.

Weekly Top 10 and Holiday Hours

First, here’s Quimby’s Holiday Hours:
Sat, Dec 24th 11am-5pm
Sun, Dec 25th CLOSED
Sat, Dec 31st noon-5pm
Sun, Jan 1st, 2012 CLOSED

And now! Here’s the Weekly Top 10

1. A Greater Monster by David David Katzman, with illustrator Caitlin McKay (Bedhead Books) $17.95 – Thanks to everybody that came out for this event last week! David David Katzman’s second novel, A Greater Monster (Bedhead Books), is a groundbreaking multimedia work that includes 65 pages of illustrations, numerous graphic design elements, visual text poetry, and links to two websites, one of which features original music composed to mirror events in a scene of the book and another featuring an animated sequence. This story itself is a psychedelic fairytale for the modern age, influenced by Alice in Wonderland, Williams S. Burroughs, and graphic novelist Grant Morrison. This darkly poetic tale takes you on a trip into a twisted alternate reality that reflects civilization like a funhouse mirror. A Greater Monster breathes new life into the possibilities of fiction. A buncha pictures in it are drawn by the talented comics and tattoo artist Caitlin McKay. She works at Chicago Comics our sister store!

2. Slingshot 2012 Small Organizer (Slingshot Collective) $6.00 – Radicalize! Organize!

3.   Crap Hound #8 Superstition by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press) A new issue of Crap Hound! This issue meditates on such things as black cats, butterflies, knots, candles…All with a wonderful “Fair Use” collage-y awesomeness.

4. Prince Zine by Joshua James Amberson $5.00 – R U Ready 4 This 1? Although Amberson is no fanatical Rainbow Child, there’s more than enough purple passion and royal dedication here to assemble an inspired and juicy analysis of Prince’s dynasty, talent, discography and lifestyle choices. I like most that the zine puts some time and thought into getting behind Prince’s rampant weirdness- it’s not at all some sorry joke at Prince’s expense like that Mirror interview, but it doesn’t exactly let him off the hook either – it’s critical AND playful AND willing to admit that at everyone’s core there IS a huge weirdo. It may also be worthy of note that this zine rolled into Quimby’s on a snowy day in April, so it’s a little cosmic too, y’know? -EF

5. Juxtapoz #131 Dec 11 $5.99

6. Lucky Peach #2 The Sweet Spot $12.00 – McSweeney’s has a food magazine. What’s next? A McSweeney’s sports magazine? Oh wait, there is a McSweeney’s sports magazine coming out.

7. Raw Deal #13 $2.00

8. Monocle vol 5 #48 Nov 11 $2.00

9. Habibi by Craig Thompson (Pantheon) $35.00 – Don’t miss Craig Thompson here this Thursday 11/17 at 7pm!

10. OK OK You Smote Me Stories by Al Burian (Quimby’s Exclusive) $3.00 – Quimby’s alum and international zine curmudgeon Al Burian has crafted a new zine exclusively for the store, the second in our “Quimby’s Exclusive” line of periodicals. In OK OK You Smote Me, Al takes us around the corner to his mayhem-prone stint on Wicker Park’s Dean Street, unhexing his way-too-hexed apartment and watching the tumult as Old Chicago takes a scraggly, low-level “stand” against encroaching yuppie “neighborhood improvement”. Compelling, humorous and wistful, with that trademark Burn Collector balance of heart and snark. -EF