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33 1/3 Author Michael Fournier Reads Hidden Wheel With Katie Lattari

Nov ’12
7:00 pm

Michael T. Fournier’s novel Hidden Wheel (Three Rooms Press) uses the author’s twenty years in and around the Boston punk scene as a springboard for an unflinching look at the difficulties of navigating art, commerce and criticism in the Digital Age. In the fictional town of Freedom Springs, bands and artists alike flock to Hidden Wheel, a DIY art/music space owned by a Chicago transplant intent on profiting from the scene. Rhonda Barrett, a onetime chess prodigy turned dominatrix, rails against the coming Singularity –and the commodification of the town’s nascent scene– with her 60-words-a-day diary paintings.

He reads with Maine fiction author Katie Lattari, whose Zembla Vist’s American Vaudville embraces postmodern tradition with a fresh, engaging voice.

“Fournier realizes that scenes are forged by the energy of people involved and remembered by the tomes they leave behind, and nails both perspectives. It’s managed to make me excited about albums both real and fake, which is no small achievement.” Sebastien Stirling,

Michael T. Fournier is the author of “Double Nickels On The Dime,” the 45th installment of Continuum Press’s “33 1/3” series. His writing has appeared in the Oxford American, Boston Phoenix and Pitchfork. Fournier has read with Richard Hell, Maria Raha, Sam McPheeters and Mike Watt.

He plays drums for punk band Dead Trend, who started as a fictional band in the pages of his novel.

For more info: 

Saturday, 10th November 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

2013 SLINGSHOT ORGANIZERS ARE HERE! $6.00 small, $12.00 large. Click on the image above to order yours now.

We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California by David Markey and Jordan Schwartz (Bazillion Points) $39.95 – As teenagers in 1981, David Markey and his best friend Jordan Schwartz founded We Got Power!, a fanzine dedicated to the first-generation hardcore punk music community in their native Los Angeles. Their text captured the early punk spirit of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, and Hüsker Dü at the height of their powers. Meanwhile, their amazing photographs captured the dilapidated houses, abandoned storefronts, and disaffected youth culture of the early Reagan era. Never before seen, except in crude fanzine form, these detailed and richly narrative photos are now collected to present an intimate document a uniquely fertile creative moments.

Zines & Zine-Related Books

Found Magazine #8 $5.00 – The latest and greatest issue of FOUND.
Miranda #21 by Kate Haas $3.00 – Motherhood and other adventures, in well-crafted, lively essays and reviews, covering books, life with small boys, Peace Corps Morocco, lost companions, and whatever else is on the mind of an ex-English teacher turned at-home mother/writer. Tasty recipes, too.

Everydaypants #1 by Ramsey $3.00
various zines from Providence Comics Consortium
The Simple History Series: Collection One  by J. Gerlach (Microcosm) $19.95 – Included in this seven-zine, 336-page, sleeve-bound boxset is Simple History author J. Gerlach’s Nez Perce Indians, Hawaii (1778-1959) From Western Discovery to Statehood, The Spanish Civil War, Crusades: Christian Attempts to Liberate the Holy Land (1095-1229), Christopher Columbus & His Expeditions to America, The Congo: A European Invention, and The Cold War!! The Simple History zine series is an ongoing attempt to bring unrecognized or otherwise mis-told histories to a modern audience of all ages. By presenting its facts objectively, Simple History’s goal is to share history without marring the facts by editorializing.

25 Chicagoans vol 1 by Oscar Arriola $6.00 – Quimby’s store regular Oscar asked a bunch o’ people out and about to photoboothify themselves and design the back of the back. He prints both the pictures front and back, and this first volume reads like a visual Terkelian journal of a moment in Chicago history.
Night of the Fandom #5 She Was Made for Me But She Hates Me $6.00
Fragmented #1 $18.00
Lonely Inspector by Tiina Lehikoinen $7.50
Matthew Murray Oblast scifi punk bike perzines
D Tuned #2 Sep 12 $2.00
Exploitation Retrospect #51 Journal of Junk Culture and Fringe Media $4.00
Best Breakfast #2 In Town Plus Breakfast Sandwich Inside Thou Sucks Because You $2.00
Sound Record #1 Fall 12 In Facts for the Out Crowd: The truth about Louise Bourgeois Skate Parks Accordian Puffin $2.00

Comics & Comix
Clutch #24 Invincible Summer #21 by Clutch McBastard and Nicole J. Georges (Tugboat Press) $2.00 – Every year old friends Nicole and Clutch team up to produce an autobiographical split zine that traces their overlapping lives as they deal with the trials and tribulations of the modern world. This year Nicole focuses on the ups and downs of her job teaching children and the struggles of caring for her two aging dogs. Clutch travels to Toronto, works on his upcoming graphic novel and sings a song about glucose meters. A sublime look at life, friendship and taking one day at time.
Demon Dust #11 Oct 12 by Bernie McGovern $2.00
Troll On #2 The Skin of the Slarbarian and Troll On #3 by Benjamin Bergman $7.50 each
Mary Shelley vs Dracula by JP Tervamaki $7.50
Star Sounds Tahtien Aania by Amanda Vahamaki $5.00
Strata #1 Hidden in the Mountain by Bill Rusk $2.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Spit and Passion by Cristy C. Road (Feminist Press) $15.95
Finnish comics ultimate overload!: Finnish Comics Annual 2011 and 2012, Koiran Kakkaa Champ Poo by Roope Eronen, Samuelin Matkassa and Second and Third Books of Hope by Tommi Musturi, Kuti Kuti Guide to Finland and more!
Crossed vol 4 by Garth Ennis and friends $24.99
Saga TPB vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples $9.99
Lovecraft Anthology vol 2 Graphic Collection of Short Stories by HP Lovecraft et al. $19.95
Mattias Unfiltered: The Sketchbook Art of Mattias Adolfsson $16.99
Once Upon a Time Machine by Andrew Carl et al. $24.99
Graphic Canon vol 2 Worlds Great Literature as Comics and Visuals by Russ Kick (Seven Stories Press) $34.95 – From Kubla Khan to Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Escape to Gold Mountain:A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David HT Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press) $19.95
Gary book 3 by Tyrell Cannon $7.00

Art, Design and Photo Books
Stencil Republic by aiko $29.95
Hello Cutie: Adventures in Cute Culture by Pamela Klaffke (Arsenal Pulp Press) $19.95
Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea by Stephen Dupont (PowerHouse) $30.00
Hall of Fame New York City $19.95 – Yes, there is a graffiti Hall of Fame. Guess where it is?


Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition: A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras by Lesley M. M. Blume and Grady McFerrin $18.95
Gorilla Food: Living and Eating Organic, Vegan and Raw by Aaron Ash (Arsenal Pulp) $24.95
Boneshaker #43-300 A Bicycling Almanac $8.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth by Sasha Lilley et al. (PM Press) $16.00
Transhumanism Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and Dr. Scott D. Hart (Feral House) $19.95
Steampunk III Steampunk Revolution ed. by Ann Vandermeer $15.95
Insincerely Yours: Letters From a Prankster by Bernard Radfar $13.95
Heroines by Kate Zambreno (Semiotexte) $17.95
Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos $24.95
Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative by Lawrence Weschler (Counterpoint) $16.95
Republic Lost How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig $15.99

Politics & Revolution
Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls On Life, Love and Fashion by Virgie Tovar (Seal) $16.00
Anarchy!: An Anthology of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth (Counterpoint) $22.95 – In March 1906, Emma Goldman published the first issue of Mother Earth, a “Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature.” Conceived as a forum for anarchists of every school and variety, Mother Earth laid the groundwork for American radical thought. Culled by Peter Glassgold.
Juxtapoz #142 Nov 12 $5.99
Hi Fructose #25 $6.95
Fortean Times #293 Nov 12 $11.99
Student Publication vol 35 Transformation New Persepctives on Design Methods and Processes by the NC State Univeristy College of Design $15.00
Dwell Nov 12 $5.99
Pinstriping #34 Kustom Graphics Magazine $9.95
Dazed & Confused vol 3 #14 Oct 12 $9.99

Poetry, Lit Mags and Lit Journals
Gigantic Sequins vol 3 #2 $5.00
Monday Night #11 $5.00
WomenArts Quartery Journal vol 2 #4 Fall 12 $10.00
The Believer #93 $8.00
Horse Ballast by Patrick Culliton $7.00

Sex & Sexy
Never Easy by Natty Soletz et al. $9.99 – Queer young cowboys.
Cheeky Spanking Stories byRachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis) $15.95
Seductress Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire by DL King (Cleis) $15.95
Lips Like Sugar Womens Erotic Fantasies by Violet Blue (Cleis) $15.95
Simultaneous O: A Couples Guide to Achieving the Ultimate Climax $13.95
Hot and Fast: Sexy Spontaneous Quickies for Passionate Orgasms $14.95
Adult Movie Superstars vol 1 Golden Age Photos by Jack Hunter $24.95

Other Stuff
Hamburger Pocket Pouch and Keyring Combo $9.50
More Blank Moleskine journals in a variety of styles, including ones with cassettes on the cover.
U-Fizz Carbonate Anything in Minutes From Flat to Fizzy $8.00 – OK vegans, don’t miss your chance to carbonate your broccoli juice.

Not at Quimby’s: Hallow-Zine Chicago Zine Fest Fundraiser

Come get spooky at Hallow-Zine, a fundraiser to benefit the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest! This all-ages event will feature zine readings from local ghouls, some monstrous tunes, and tarot readings for a little extra cash. $5 suggested donation, October 25th, 8pm, at 2110 S Halsted (enter through the alley).

Featured readers include:
Brenton Harper-Murray (Dead of the Union: A Historical Zombie Novel)
Jim Joyce (Let It Sink)
Edie Fake (Gaylord Phoenix)
Dave Roche (About My Disappearance, On Subbing)
Gas Mask Horse (Start Your Own Haunted House)
Rosy Phinick (Bacterial Turned Viral),
scary songs performed by Dalice Malice (Curioddity)

Want more info? Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Want more info about Chicago Zine Fest? See

New Stuff This Week & A Link to Our October News

May We Shed These Human Bodies
(Curbside Splendor) by Amber Sparks $12.00 – One of today’s freshest fiction voices.

Click here for the Oct newsletter. If you don’t get it delivered to your e-mail in box, you can subscribe to it to get it regularly here.

Some new stuff this week…

Zines & Zine-Related
Clearance Catalogue #1 $2.00
Real Fake Clouds Field Guide and Audio Companion by Ethan Krause and friends $5.00
Happy Crotch vol 1 #2 by Alicia Obermeyer and Lindsay Evans $1.50
On Struggling Identity #1 by Monica Trinidad $6.00
Whistle #2 Modern Pin Up Magazine Jodie by Eddy Price and Danielle Avery $10.00
14 S East Street Dollar Stories #4 by Peter Cavanaugh $1.00
Dogs of the City Dollar Stories #9 by Sarahana Shrestha $1.00
Real Americans Dollar Stories #6 by Joe Koplowitz $1.00

Comics & Comix
White Clay by Thomas Herpich (Adhouse) $4.95
Everybody Loves Tank Girl #3 by Jim Mahfood and Alan C. Martin $3.99
Mini Mouths Sum 12 by Jason Young $3.00
Ugly on Both Sides #1 by Colin Coyle $2.00
Autobiographic Fanfiction by Erik Schneider $2.00
Nice Tat by Erik Schneider $2.00
Over Here #1 by Andrea Tsurumi $9.00
Index #2 Otlet by Caitlin Cass $3.50
Alas vols 1 and 2 by Cathy Hannah $4.00 each
Cartoon Picayune #4 Fall 12 $4.00

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
Building Stories $50.00 version by Chris Ware – Don’t miss Chris here to sign this book on 10/14! We also have the even fancier $79.95 version.
Understanding Monster Book 1 by Theo Ellsworth (Secret Acres) $21.95
Best American Comics 2012 guest ed. by Francoise Mouly $25.00
New York Drawings: A Decade of Covers, Comics, Illustrations and Sketches from the Pages of the New Yorker and Beyond by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $29.95
Ralph Azham vol 1 Why Would You Lie to Someone You Love by Lewis Trondheim et al. (Fantagraphics) $14.99
Cycles TPB by Kyle O’Connell $10.00
Walking Dead Compendium vol 2 by Robert Kirkman et al. $59.99
Death Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman $29.99
The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky $24.95

Art & Design
Reaching Out With No Hands: Reconsidereing Yoko Ono by Lisa “Rollerderby” Carver $18.99

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 ed. by Dave Eggers $14.95
At Dawn by Jobie Hughes (Soft Skull) $15.95 – Jobie Hughes made national headlines as “Pittacus Lore,” the mysterious co-author of the bestsellers I Am Number Four  and The Power of Six (co-written with James Frey). Don’t miss Jobie Highes here to talk about this book. It’s set against the background of the recent American recession, where a former high school wrestling champion escapes a dark past in his small Ohio hometown for a new beginning in Chicago.
Mr. Penumbras 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan $25.00 – Global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life.

Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein $16.00 – Twenty masters of the medium to choose their favorite short stories from the sixty-year archive of the Paris Review, and write an introduction. The result is a series of “object lessons” in the art of short fiction.
Tumbling After Through Jills Eyes by E. Ternity $18.00
Fat Duck Book No 1 and Other Animals Almost Never Born by Peter Bowman $20.00
Assorted Fire Events Stories by David Means $15.00

Getting Your Shit Together: A Professional Practices Manual for Artists by Karen Atkinson et al. $29.00 – Taxes! Marketing! Publicity! All that business-y stuff artists hate dealing with — well now it’s all here for you! Recommeded.
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home – The Happy Luddites Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency by Ken Albala et al. $23.00

He Was There From the Day We Moved In by Rhoda Levine and Edward Gorey $14.95
Moomin’s Winter Follies, Moominvalley Turns Jungle (D&Q) $9.95 each
Moomin vol & $19.95
Hereville How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch (D&Q) $9.95
Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid by Kimberly and Michael Muller $24.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Reel Terror: The Scary Bloody Gory Hundred Year History of Classic Horror Films by David Konow $18.99 – From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Paranormal Activity, Konow explores its all-time highs and lows, why the genre has been overlooked, and how horror films just might help us overcome fear. His on-set stories and insights delve into each movie and its effect on American culture.

Mobile Phenomena by Temporary Services (Half Letter Press) $8.00
Steampunk Gazette vol 1 by Major Tinker $24.99
The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History by Philip Coppens $19.99
American Vampires – Their True Bloody History From New York to California by Dr. Bob Curran $15.99
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi Letters, Found Texts and Other Fraudulent Artifacts by David Shields and Matthew Vollmer $18.95
The Raven by Lou Reed and Mattotti (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Now in soft cover.

Politics & Revolution
Bolsheviks and Workers Control 1917-1921 The State and Counter Revolution by Maurice Brinton $20.00

Adbusters Nov Dec 12 vol 20 #6 $8.95
2600 Hacker Quarterly vol 29 #3 $6.25
Ladygunn #5  $9.99
AnOther Magazine #23 Fall Win 12 a New Dimension $14.99
Skunk vol 8 #3 $5.99
High Times Dec 12 $5.99
Mother Earth Living Nov Dec 12 $4.99
Paper Oct 12 vol 29 #2 $4.00
Cinefantastique Fall Win 12 3D Zombie Special Issue $9.99
Fangoria #317 $9.99
Diabolique #12 Sep Oct 12 $9.98
Canteen #8 State of Creation $12.00
Wallpaper Oct 12 $10.00
3×3 vol 7 #1 #19 the Magazine of Contemporary Illustration $22.00
Frieze #149 Sep 12 $10.00
Witches and Pagans #25 $6.95
Fader #82 Oct Nov 12 $5.99
Monocle vol 6 #57 Oct 12 $12.00
Radical Philosophy #175 $13.00

Sex & Sexy
Transformation #80 $12.50

Other Stuff
2013 SLINGSHOT ORGANIZERS ARE HERE! $6.00 small, $12.00 large
Sock Monster Button Pack by Neil Brideau $6.00
Carl Panzaram DVD The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance by John Borowski $20.00

Off-Site event: Quimby’s Co-Sponsors Karaoke Idol at the Beauty Bar Chicago 10/18

Oct ’12
12:00 am

The next installment of Chicago’s favorite live karaoke battle KARAOKE IDOL cheeses up the stage at Beauty Bar Chicago on Thursday, Oct 18th at 8PM! This is a bi-monthly series benefitting different cool Chicago-based companies and organizations. One singer from each the following organizations will battle it out to determine who will benefit.

This month, competitors representing these fine organizations will compete:
Chicago Zine Fest
One Tail at a Time
Young Chicago Authors
Reversible Eye
& Graze

Celebrity Judges Mason Johnson, Amy Guth, & Jacob Knabb, and KJ Gods “Shameless Karaoke” will preside.

Show up at 8PM to compete in an epic hour-and-a-half long karaoke free-for-all! Sign up to sing your ass off for a chance to be chosen as the 6th contestant by our celebrity judges!

Tune in at 10PM as 2 FINALISTS are chosen from the field of 6 to compete in Chicago’s ultimate karaoke death-match.

YOU DECIDE THE WINNER! Ultimately CHICAGO DECIDES who wins based upon audience applause so come ready to cheer for your favorite performer!

Be sure to stick around afterward for OPEN KARAOKE. Just come early or stay late so you can sign up & belt out your favorite songs when your turn arrives.

KARAOKE IDOL is brought to you every other month at Beauty Bar Chicago by Curbside Splendor Publishing, Another Chicago Magazine, & Quimby’s Bookstore.
$5 cover

Please note: this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the Beauty Bar at 1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

More info:
Click here for the FB page for the event.
Click here for the Karaoke Idol Chicago FB page.
Click here for the Beauty Bar site.