Monthly Archive for February, 2014

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New Stuff This Week


Cartoon Picayune #6 Win 14 Small Worlds $4.00

Anonymous Chapbook #1 $7.00
Margin #1 Theme Inspiration $5.00
Daydreamin #2 $20.00
Weather or Not (Back to Print) $6.00
RanDomoCity #1 Fuel For Your Imagination $5.00
Rochester Teenset Outsider #28 $1.00
Hey by Liddybiddy $2.00
I Will Always Love Left as Much as Right by 826CHI $5.00
Cheer the Eff Up #6 by Jonas $3.00

Comics & Comix
Dust Cleaning by R. Burns $2.00
Mermaid by Isabella Rotman $12.00
Spiros Greek Myths #6 by Spiro Dousias $5.00
Falling Rock National Park #3 Jan 14  by Josh Shalek $4.00
Insect Bath #1 ed. by Jason T. Miles (Profanity Hill) $3.99 – With Eamon Espey, Sammy Harkham, Matthew Thurber and more.


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Adventure Time TPB vol 4 (Kaboom) $14.99
Bravest Warriors TPB vol 2 by Pendleton Ward (Kaboom) $14.99
Prophet TPB 3 Empire by Brandon Graham et al. (Image) $14.99
Spaceman  by Brian Azzarello $19.99
Moomin and the Golden Tail by Tove Jansson (D&Q) $9.95
Moomin’s Desert Island by Tove Jansson (D&Q) $9.95
Undertow: Dancing, Drugs, Deceit, All at Coney Island, A Graphic Novel by Ellen Lindner (Soaring) $19.99

Art & Design
Rocking Tattoos by Raymond Mosken (Kontur Forlag) $39.95
Horse Mandalas Coloring and Design Book by Miriam Nieuwe Weme (Hunter House) $14.95

Outer Limits
Vimana: Flying Machines of the Ancients by David Hatcher Childress (Adventures Unlimited) $22.95
Chicago Magic: A History of Stagecraft and Spectacle by David Witter (History Press) $19.99

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell $29.00

Politics & Revolution
Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence by Lisa Factora Borchers and Aishah Shahidah Simmons (AK Press) $16.00

Sex & Sexy
Lesbian Sex Positions: 100 Passionate Positions from Intimate and Sensual to Wild and Naughty by Shanna Katz (Amorata) $17.95
In My Bed Magazine vol 4 #3 $9.95

Rad Dad Spr 14 $6.95
ASR #61 Win 14 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $5.00
Amass #50 $4.95
Monocle vol 7 #70 Feb 14 $12.00
Rolla Coaster #10 Jan 14 $8.50
Rock a Rolla #47 Dec 13 Jan 14 $9.95
Classic Rock Presents #42 Prog 2014 $14.99
Uncut Lou Reed Ultimate Music Guide $14.99
Purple Fashion vol 3 #21 Spr Sum 14 $50.00
Dazed and Confused vol 3 #30 Feb 14 $9.99
Paper Spr 14 vol 30 #5 $4.00
Little White Lies #51 $12.99
Radical History Review Win 14 $14.00
Diabolique #19 Jan Feb 14 $9.98
In These Times Feb 14 $3.50
New Politics Win 14 $7.00
Tattoo Society #42 $7.99
Skin and Ink Apr 14 #150 $6.99

Poetry & Lit Journals
Overtime Hour 31 Drydock and Other Poems by Tim Applegate (Blue Cubicle Press) $2.00
Bruit #4 $5.00
Court Green #11 $10.00
Dutch Whispers Eight Pieces of Short Fiction by Tyler McGaughey $2.00
Gakked by Sophia Ege $10.00

Kids Stuff
Cats Pajamas by Frances Brundage (Laughing Elephant) $9.95
A whole bunch of Nobrow/Flying Eye kids books!

Have an Exotic, Bizarre & Esoteric Valentine’s Day. Luv, Quimby

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We’re open until 10pm tonight. Load up on chocolate and then come in and look at this rare vintage girly magazine, some steamy mags or some er, uh, special books for your lovey!

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 5th Anniversary, March 14th-15th

Mar ’14
1:00 pm


Chicago Zine Fest, an annual celebration of self-publishing efforts, celebrates its 5th anniversary! It’s an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work with the aim to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills. Quimby’s is happy to be one of the sponsors!

Friday, March 14th

Zine Panel, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 1-3pm
In it for the Long Haul: A Discussion on Longevity in Zines with Cindy Crabb, Tomas Moniz, and Alex Wrekk, moderated by Quimby’s Bookstore manager Liz Mason.

Youth Zine Reading and an Exhibitor Zine Reading, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee), 6-9pm

Kickoff Celebration Dance Party, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee) 9-11:30pm
Music provided by CHIRP Radio.

Saturday, March 15th

Tabling Exhibition, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 11am-6pm
Over 200 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing. Saturday’s exhibition will be supported with programming throughout the day. There are workshops on various self-publishing topics, hands-on kid’s zine-making area, button making presented by Busy Beaver Buttons, photo booth by Glitter Guts, an exclusive Brain Frame comics reading, plus demonstrations presented by staff and students from Columbia’s Center for Book and Paper Arts. Come to the Quimby’s table and say hi!

“We are so excited that enthusiasm has grown for the fest in these first 5 years, and hope it continues to grow!” says Leslie Perrine, an original festival organizer. She adds, “I’m honored to be the only 5th year organizer still involved with the zine fest. I’ve seen it from our very first fundraiser to now an event people tell me they love…It’s really exciting to see the evolution of the fest. Remembering where we have come from has always been important to us as well.”

An organizing goal for the 2014 fest was to welcome new exhibitors. Over 1/3 of all registered tables are first time festival exhibitors. Registration for the fest sold out in a record two hours, trumping 2013 which took 15 hours to close. “The support that CZF has gotten from zine writers and comic artists throughout the country has been astounding,” said Jaclyn Miller, in her second year as organizer.

The Chicago Zine Fest is sponsored by the Book and Paper Center at Columbia College Chicago, Quimby’s Bookstore, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, the Hairpin Arts Center, CHIRP Radio and 826CHI. All 2014 artwork is by Chicago artist and illustrator Marnie Galloway.

For more info and specifics, see


New Stuff This Week

pawnworksstickerpackPawn Works Sticker Club Pack $10.00 – Join the Left Handed Wave club! Local sticker gangstas unite!

The Difference Between #2 How Some Things are Similar Yet Different by Billy McCall $1.00 – Hilarious!
It Is The Awkwardness That Increases my Satiation by MER $5.00
Pieces #9 Escape Artist #11 Split Zine On Death by Nichole & Jolie $2.00
I Spent a Month With a Vase I Spent Two Weeks With a Book (August SPARE Residency) by Lu Zhang $10.00
Historical Failure on Anarchism – Implications for the Future of the Revolutionary by Christopher Day $4.00
Essential Recipes for All Occasions by Anna Ricklin and Elly Blue $3.00
Xerography Debt #34 $4.00
How To Make Cushions Pillows and Bolsters by M. Miller $10.00
Poolside Beauties $10.00
Small Monuments by Mark Rospenda $3.50

Comics & Comix
Bats #2 Life in the So Called Space Age by Vanessa Capshaw $4.00
Yo Miss #3 A Graphic Look at High School by Lisa Wilde $3.00
As You Were #2 A Punk Comix Anthology by Mitch Clem $5.00
Girl Fuck – An Introduction to Girl on Girl Lovin’ by Erika Moen $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Alone Forever: The Singles Collection by Liz Prince (Top Shelf) $9.95
OMGCow vol 1 a Semi Daily Comic Diary August 2009-January 2011 by Sheika Lugtu $15.00
Jacky’s Diary by Jacky Mendelsohn $39.99
DMZ Book 1 Deluxe Edition  by Brian Wood et al. $29.99
JLA vol 4 TPB by Grant Morrison et al. $24.99
Babys In Black: Astrid Kirchnerr, Stuart Sutclilffe and the Beatles by Arne Bellstorf (First Second) $15.99
Fables Deluxe Edition Book 8 by Bill Willingham et al. $29.99

Art & Design Books
Skull Art Prints – 20 Removable Posters $22.95 – 20 removable posters by trendsetting artists, and fitting into the standard frame 11 x 14 inches. The 20 works featured on the posters are by: French, Patrick Thomas, Carissa Rose, Drew Millward, Dan Stirling, James Joyce, Dominick Rapone, Boo Davies/Quiltsrÿche, Noah Scalin, Noma Bar, Paul Alexander Thornton, Pure Evil, Rich Fairhead, Zeke Clough, Zoe Dorelli, Craig Robson, Megamunden, Sarah King, Sergei Sviatchenko, and Andres Guerrero.

skullartprintsLove Letter to the City by Stephen Powers $24.95
Bad Graffiti by Scott Hocking (Black DOg Publishing) $14.95

How to Move by Bike: Tales and Tips to Inspire by Steph Routh (Hopscotch Town Publishing) $9.95

The Disaster Diaries: One Mans Quest to Learn Everything Necessary to Survive the Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan $16.00
The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love to Fear by Matt Kaplan $16.00
The Aftermath of Forever: How I Loved and Lost and Found Myself by Natalye Chiloress (Microcosm) $12.95
Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley $18.00 – Now in soft cover.
Tooth Fairy: Parents, Lovers, and Other Wayward Deities by Cliff Chase $24.95

Film & TV
Dr. AC Presents: Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks by Aaron Christensen and William Lustig $15.00

Sex & Sexy
Twisted Bondage with an Edge (Cleis) $15.95
Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to a Clockwork Orange – How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos by Robert Hofler $27.99

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner $17.00 – Now in soft cover.
Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert $27.95
Mango Lassie, A Memoir of the Sixties by Dougie MacKenzie $23.00

Lit Journals
The Believer #105 Feb 14 $8.00

Bizarre #210 Mar 14 $10.50
Frankie #57 $15.95
Gup #39 $14.99
GAG #1 Girls Against God $15.00
Juxtapoz #158 Mar 14 $5.99
True Crime Jan 14 $8.99
Smith Journal #9 $17.99
Sofilm #3 Jan 14 $9.99
Uncut #201 Feb 14 $9.99
Tattoo Collection #60 $7.75

Kids Stuff
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy by Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown (McSweeney’s McMullens) $14.95

Other Stuff
Garbage Pail Kids 2014 Series 1 Card Pack 10 Sticker Cards Brand New Series $2.99
Yo La Tengo Tree DVD and Vinyl Figure Set by Jim Woodring (Press Pop) $45.00