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Off-Site: OUTSIDERS: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing

Apr ’13

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Off-Site Event:

Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium presents
OUTSIDERS: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing
Sat, April 6th (various times)
The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This symposium explores the world of the alternative press with experts from around the country, featuring speakers such as Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out zine), Davida Breier (Xerography Debt) Anne Elizabeth Moore (independent publisher, activist, writer and teacher). And Quimby’s will be there selling zines! For more info:

Please note, this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It’s at the Newberry Library at 60 West Walton St.

New Stuff This Week


Kate Beaton Sketchbook $10.00 – Of Hark a Vagrant fame.

Grantland Quarterly vol 5 (McSweeneys) $25.00 – Sports journals from the McSwee empire. Work from Bill Simmons, Brian Phillips, Jane Leavy, Chuck Klosterman, Rembert Browne, Katie Bak, Molly Lambert $25.00

BF-sLUJCYAAbZwIZines & Zine-Related Books
Junk Drawer #7 Landscape Part 2 From the Drawer to the Streets, Tracing the Origins of Odds and Ends by Eric Bartholomew $3.50
If Nothing Else the Sky by Dave Roche #5.00
Regional #7 Wisconsin $8.50
Shitty Birds #1 Golden Flow $1.00
issues of Piltdown Lad by Kelly Dessaint
Xerography Debt #32 $4.00
Celebrated Rubber Chicken of Dingo and Dizmal Ms Olive Rootbeer Coloring Book $5.00
HB and Other Stories Part 1 by Tanner Ballengee $2.00
Brooklyn to Mars #3 $8.00
Dirty Hands #3 by David Alvarado $5.00
I Know Someone I Can Hurt #1 by Paul McGrew $3.00
Judas Goat Quarterly #57 by Grant Schreiber $1.50
Records as Portable Exhibitions and Interactive Participatory Objects by Temporary Services $4.00

Comics & Comix
Monster Dudes #2 by Dave Scheidt & Matt Fagan $3.99
Demon Dust issues #15 & #16 Feb 13 by Bernie McGovern $2.00 each
Black Sheep Coat by Krystal DiFronzo $4.00
Phase 7 #017 by Alec Longstreth $4.00 –  Based on Weezer’s Blue Album.
Distance Mover #8 & #9 by Kyle Patrick $5.00 each
Jade vol 1 by Fiona Avocado $8.00
Super Aids Zine #1 $3.00
Owls Make Lousy People by Carl Antonowicz $1.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Black Paths by David B. (Self-Made Hero) $24.95
Massive vol 1 Black Pacific TPB by Brian Wood et al. (Dark Horse) $19.99
Crossed vol 5 by Daivd Lapham et Al. $24.99
Rough House vol 1 by William Kauber et al. $12.00
Our Ever Improving Living Room Daily Diary Comic Collected Color Cover by Kevin Budnik $20.00

Art & Design
Decadence and Dissolution: Tattoo and Kabuki Art (Ukiyo E Master Series vol 4) by Kunichika (Shinbaku) $39.95
a variety of arty titles from Idiots Books: Sex to the Third Power Idiots Books vol 38 and more.
Crap Graffiti by Adam Elliott et al. (Ebury Press) $13.95
A Is For Anchor: A Tattoo Alphabet by Paul Slifer (Schiffer) $19.99

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
End Times and 2019 End of the Mayan Calendar and Countdown to Judgement Day by David Montaigne (Adv Unlmtd) $19.95
Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women In Extreme Religions by Susan Tive (Seal) $16.00
Deserts of Heaven by MG Meile $13.00
Official Truth 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera by Rex Brown and Mark Eglinton $26.00

Politics & Revolution
Homos and Hebrew Live Long and Prosper by MG Meile $8.00

Sea Is My Brother SC by Jack Kerouac $18.99 – The lost novel!
Book of My Lives by Aleksander Hemon $25.00
Magic Words: The Tale of a Jewish Boy-Interpreter: The Worlds Most Estimable Magician, a Murderous Harlot, and America’s Greatest Indian Chief by Gerald Kolpan $15.95 – Now in soft cover.
Everyone Says That at the End of the World by Owen Egerton (Soft Skull) $15.95
Names of Silence by MG Meile $13.00
Bear Season by Bernie Hafeli $14.95
War Is Language: 101 Short Works by Nath Jones $4.99

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders by Jared Hawkley, Susan Rich, Brian Turner (McSweeneys) $16.00
X by Dan Chelotti (McSweeneys) $20.00
The First Line vol 15 #1 Spr 13 $3.00
Conium Review vol 2 #1 Spr 13 $12.00
Straight Line Shaped Like a Knot by Ari Feld & Amanda Huff $4.00
Expotition Where In by Edwin R. Perry $3.00

Bust Apr May 13 $5.99
Cabinet #48 Trees $12.00
Paper Apr 13 vol 29 #6 $4.00
Gentlewoman #7 Spr Sum 13 $14.99
Hunter Fashion Magazine #22 $24.99
Highsnobiety Win 13 #6 $22.00
Tape Op #94 Mar Apr 13 $4.95
Razorcake #73 $4.00
Wire Mar 13 #349 $9.99
SSLM vol 17 Mar 13 Same Sex Life Magazine $5.00
Harpers Magazine Apr 13 $6.99
RFD #153 Spr 13 $9.95

Sex & Sexy
Fukitor #8 by Jason Karns $10.00
Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy by Ophira Eisenberg (Seal) $16.00
Meat #9 $20.00

Other Stuff
The Door is Always Open, Gary Baseman Journal (Dark Horse) $9.99
Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 Card Pack $3.75 – 10 Sticker Cards, Brand New Series

New Stuff This Week


Arthur #34 Apr 13 $5.00 – Nance Klehm on better home brewing, Austin Grossman considers the video game, ecstatic cartographer David Chaim Smith, Melvins’ finest half-hour, anarcho-occultism explained, comics, and more.

Pieces #8 On Twelve Years of Running by Nichole $2.00
Well Worn Very Used $1.50
Plump Up For Hibernation: A Vegan Bears Baking Guide by Kara Comegys $5.00
Discomfort #5 $2.00
Kurt Cobain Was a Feminist #1 $.50 – One side in English, the other in French. Oui!
issues of Memento Mori by Gina
Bacterial Turned Viral #5 by Johnny Animal $3.00
Triumph of Our Tired Eyes #1 by Amber Dearest $1.00
Monster Mash #1 by Rosy Phinick $2.00
Jacobsville by Sarah Darnell $6.00
Like Kickies Like Bruises by Tomas Moniz $5.00
Stink Eye #1 and #2: Comprhensive Report on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About $2.00 each
Three Stories Three by John Wawrzaszek $1.00
Alamo Igloo #2 Chicago 2013 by Keitch Herzik $5.00
Loop Detail #1 by Jon Marchione $8.00
Little Acorns #6 a 24hour Zine Thing Sunday July 29th, 2012 by Maranda Elizabeth $1.00
Daddy Issues – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About How to Screw Up Fatherhood… by Mia Beatrice $2.00
Cheer the Eff Up #4 by Jonas $3.00
Hoax #8 Feminisms and Mythologies $3.00
Visitor In Myself #1 by Nichole $1.00
Ninetyseven to Three $20.00
You’ve Got a Friend In Pennsylvania #7 On Queerness Introversion and Friendship Theory by Sari $2.50
Sassyfrass Circus #8 the Sinew That Shrinks by Jenna Brager $2.00
Doykeit #1 $2.00
Zine Crush – Confessions of Like issues #1 and #2  $2.00
Quickest Flipest – Pictures and Words Magazine issues #1 through #3
Broiling For Columbine – Two Kids, One School, Cinnamon Rolls $2.00
Let It Sink Accident Journal by Jim $.50
Read Once and Destroy  – A Compilation, Ouija Yes No by Julia Eff $3.00
Gross and Disappointing #1 by Zo Watt $2.00
Obsesser #4 At Some Point and Obsesser #5 Botanical Endeavors by Jessica Bublitz $2.00 each
Font By Any Other Name by Nicki Yowell $4.00
Collage Zine – a SPOC (Self Publishers of Chicago) Publication $7.00
My Little Friend #6 by Eryca $1.00
Mezzanine MetaZine $2.00
Zine Libs #1 and #2 by Erick Lyle and Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press) $5.00
Delineatas Magicae Mysticum Cacas vol 2 by Suuimord Ecnad $6.20
issues of Georgi and the Haunted Minivan
Erik Satie Was a Punk by Georgi Johnston $2.00
Goth Night #1 by Jeff Griffin $5.00

Comics & Comix
CAKE 2013 Digest ed. Max Morris $5.00 – With comics by favorite humans Lale Westvind, Andy Burkholder, Otto Splotch, Jo Dery, Ben Bertin, Krystal Elisa DiFronzo, and Grant Reynolds.
You Don’t Get There From Here #25 by Carrie McNinch $2.00
Man In the Trees #1 by Max Morris $6.00
Cuentitos a Collection of Short Stories by Peregrine Angthius  $10.00
Metalheads vol 1 by Scott Wygmans $6.66
BC x FU vol 3 Another Black and White Nightmare Monsters and Misery Comics by Scott Wygmans $10.00
Animal Kingdom #1 by Eric Rivera et al. $5.00
Prizon Food Part 2 $6.00
End of the Fucking World #16 by Charles Forsman $1.00 – Final issue!
Word and Voice #4 Dec 12 by Aaron Cockle $1.00
Lou #11 by Melissa Mendes $1.00
Duh Studge In Real Rap #2 1 Rhyme 4 Every Occasion yo yo $1.00
Outside #1 of 3 by Marc Geddes and Warren Craghead $1.00
I Want to Eat Everything #2 Food Comics by Jessi Zabarsky $3.00
Late Era Clash #25 by Mike Taylor $5.00
Salad Days by JP Coovert $6.00
Immovable Objects by James Hindle $6.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Puppy Teeth #3 by Kevin Czapiewski and Liz Suburbia $20.00
Caffeinated Toothpaste vol 2 by Josh Bauman $25.00
Hair Shirt by Patrick McEown $24.95
Treasury of 20th Century Murder by Rick Geary $15.99
Hand Drying in America and Other Stories by Ben Katchor $29.95
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Library Edition HC vol 4 by Joss Whedon et al. $29.99
When David Lost His Voice by Judith Vanistendael $24.95
Cyanide Milkshake #4 by Liz Suburbia $2.00
How I Get By #1 by Jonathan Marchione $5.00
Grow Up #1 A Homage to Pseudo Adulthood by Sara Baier $2.00
Grin and Bear It by Sara Baier $3.00

Mayhem, Miscreants, Memoirs, Music & Misc
Hot Wind by Adam Wolpa $20.00
Frankensteins Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotechs Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes $26.00
Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the Worlds Wildest Places by Bernie Krause $15.99
Lets Bring Back the Lost Language Edition: A Collection of Forgotten Yet Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms by Lesley Blume $19.95

Vegan Secret: Supper Bold and Elegant Menues from a Rogue Kitchen by Merida Anderson (Arsenal Pulp Press) $26.95

Politics & Revolution
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom, Letters from Prison, Songs, Poems, Courtroom Statements – Tributes to the Punk Band That Shook the World (Feminist Press) $12.95
Value of Radical Theory: An Anarchist Introduction to Marx’s Critique of Political Economy (AK Press) $12.95
Take Back the Land: Land Gentrification and the Umoja Village Shantytown by Max Rameau (AK Press) $14.95
Dictionary of Operations: Deep Politics and Cultural Intelligence by Operative Cultural Intelligence and Konrad Becker (AUtonomedia) $14.95

Sex & Sexy
Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influence Sex and Love by Marina Adshade $24.95

Dwell Apr 13 $5.99
Juxtapoz #147 Apr 13 $5.99
Shots #119 Spr 13 Creatures $6.95
Ain’t Bad Magazine #5 Win 13 $18.00
Wilder Quarterly vol 1 #5 Win 13 $18.95
Diffusion #4 2012 $15.00
Skeptical Inquirer Mar Apr 13 vol 37 #2 $4.95
High Times May 13 $5.99
Gastronomica vol 13 #1 $12.99
Laphams Quarterly vol 6 #2 Spr 13 $16.00
Taproot #5 $9.00
Mojo #232 Mar 13 $9.99
NME Special 50 Albums That Built Punk $12.99
Filter Good Music Guide Mar Apr 13 $2.99
Ghetto Blaster #34 $3.95
Shindig #31 $12.99
Monocle vol 7 #61 Mar 13 $12.00
Against the Current #163 March April 13 $5.00
ASR #59 Win 13 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $5.00
GLQ vol 19 #2 Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies $12.00
In These Times Mar 13 $3.50

Poetry, Lit Mags, Lit Journals, Chap Books
Criminal Class Review vol 6 $12.00
Six By Six #28 Sir Lizard Threw a Party (Ugly Duckling Press) $5.00
After Hours #1 Spr 13 by Matt Questionmark and Lauren B. $3.00

Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman $25.00
Hair Lit vol 1 ed. by Nick Ostdick (Orange Alert Press) $13.00 – Stories inspired by various hair metal songs. Various authors including Megan Stielstra, Lindsay Hunter, Susannah Felts, Ben Tanzer and more.

Kids Books
Barrys Best Buddy by Renee French $12.95
Fannie and Freddie by various $12.00

Other Stuff
French Fry Lip Balm $3.00
Bacon Frosting Artifical Decorating Frosting $5.00
Fish Head Lollipop $4.50
Edgar Allan Poe Metal Lunch Box $15.00
Savory Bacon Bread Sticks with Free Tattoo $3.00
Butter Flavored Lollipop $3.50
T-Bone Steak Noteblock $8.95
Doctors Choice Candy Cigarettes: Sweet and Mild Quality Blend $2.00

Yes, We’re Open!


Perhaps you heard the news? The restaurant next door to Quimby’s had a fire. We’ve received a lot of concerned phone calls and e-mails from folks. Thanks for showin’ the love! Thanksfully, it has not affected Quimby’s and everything is safe here in the zine stacks!

Oyez Review Celebrates 40th Anniversary 4/12

Apr ’13
7:00 pm


Don’t miss The Oyez Review celebrating its fortieth issue with Katherine May Copenhaver and other Contributors.

Oyez Review, Roosevelt University’s award-winning literary magazine, is edited and produced by MFA candidates in the Literary Magazine Internship course. Each issue includes poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction from the best writers across the nation. Oyez Review’s most recent issue marks forty years of continuous publication. Oyez Review has featured work by such writers as Charles Bukowski, James McManus, Carla Panciera, Michael Onofrey, Tim Foley, John N. Miller, Gary Fincke, and Barry Silesky, and visual artists Thomas C. Jackson, Steve Harp, Vivian Nunley, C. Taylor, Jennifer Troyer, and Frank Spidale.

Oyez Review’s fortieth anniversary issue includes for the first time ever color artwork by acclaimed Chicago artist Chuck Jones.

Katherine May Copenhaver has lived in the Chicago area most of her life. She holds a BA in English from University of Iowa and an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She makes a living as a writer, editor, and teacher of writing.

For more info:

Or contact Janet Wondra at

Friday, April 12th, 7pm – Free Event