Monthly Archive for December, 2014

New Stuff This Week

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Treasury of Mini Comics vol 2 in stock now! #comics #QuimbysBookstore #bzzylps #minicomics

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Treasury of Mini Comics vol 2, ed. by Michael Dowers (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – For everyone interested in the history of underground and alternative comics, Treasury of Mini Comics Volume Two gathers prime examples—more than 800 pages’ worth—from a quintessential self-publishing format in this compact but hefty hardcover. Previously only seen in limited-run pamphlets, these comics are startling, visionary, hilarious, profane, and profound. This volume also takes a look back at the wild 8-page sex comics called “Tijuana Bibles” that sprang from the 1930s underworld, as context for the contemporary comics that compose this book. Editor and mini comics pioneer Michael Dowers provides a historical survey of several decades’ worth of some of the best that DIY comics has to offer, from some of the medium’s most talented independent creators, including: Johnny Ryan, Trina Robbins, R.K. Sloane, Jeffrey Brown, Jim Rugg, Tom Neely, Ellen Forney, Esther Pearl Watson, Renée French, Lisa Hanawalt, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Souther Salazar, Theo Ellsworth, Nick Bertozzi, Dan Zettwoch, Marc Bell, and many others.

Girl Talk Zine #14 Let Em Work Let Em Live $5.00

Post Teenage Wasteland by Vinny Martin $6.00

Hands Wide Open by Dylan Goettlich $5.00

Eat Zine #6 by Jazz Robinson $7.00

Somnambulist #24 $3.00

The Last Line #1 by David LaBounty $3.00

Propsects  by Abby Grenon $7.00

Comics & Minis
Garbage Pail Kids Puketacular #1 by Peter Bagge and friends $3.99

Bzzy Lps #2 by Mike Bauer $10.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Everyone is Someones Fetish vol 4 Finn and Charlie are Hitched by Tony Breed $12.00

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Manhattan Projects TPB vol 5 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra $14.99

Massive vol 4 Sahara by BRian Wood and friends $19.99

Compl?mentary Breakfast Buffet A Novel by Nathan Wilhelm $6.00

Starve the Vulture: A Memoir by Jason Carney (Akashic) $15.95

Politics & Revolution
I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli by Andrea Palieser (AK Press) $16.95

Perfect Wave vol 3 $25.00

ArtForum Jan 15 $10.00

Backwoodsman vol 36 #1 Jan Feb 15 $4.95

Arena Homme Plus #42 Win Spr 14 15 $18.50

Lit Journals & Chap Books
The First Line vol 16 #4 $3.00

Six By Six #31 Open door… $6.00

Archives vol 1 Bop Prosody $3.50

Other Stuff
Look Book 2015 Secret Lives of Writers Nudie Ladies Calendar by Flannery Cashill $3.00

Holiday Hours 2014

cb-christmas005Wed, Dec 24th noon-5pm

Thurs, Dec 25th closed

Wed, Dec 31st noon-5pm

Thurs, Jan 1st, 2015 closed

New Stuff This Week

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity by R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell (Disinfo) $19.95 – A multilayered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, space exploration, synthetic biology, robotics, and virtual worlds that are making transhumanism (the use of science and technology to overcome the “natural” limitations experienced by humanity) a reality.

Zines & Zine-Related Books
zines from Jula Eff, $1.50 each: Let’s Wreck Their Precious Perfect Little Town, World is Big Enough Without You

Gratuitous Type #4 $18.00 – the pamphlet of typographic smut!

Zines by Ashley Ronning $2.50 each: Learn Some Milky Way Facts, Drake Equation

Zines by Sergej Vutuc & friends: Sweet Plant Under, Stage Reality

Public Collectors by Marc Fischer $28.00

Propositions Manifestos and Experiments by Cultural Producers, Temporary Services & Christa Donner $7.00

Madison Wisconsin A City in Nine Objects by Madison Mutual Drift $5.00

Hans Joachim Bohlmann by Rebecca Goldschmidt $10.00

Over Your Friend by Anna Campbell $20.00

Parking Ticket Project by Lucy Engelman $15.00

Book Zoo by Renee Lynn Reizman $3.00

issues of You Go Girl zine

Blasphemous Quote a Coloring and Activity Book by Betty Heredia $5.00

Comics & Minis
Wage Slaves v 1 by John Bailey $10.00

Pink Nerve Gum #1 by AP Westcott $10.00

Please Don’t Laugh by Charlie Newton $2.50

Coin Op Saltz and Pepz Go Electric by Maria Hoey $6.00

Hobbit by Max Bare and Melissa Sue Stanley $2.00 – Silly! Taken from the Tumblr web comic of the same name. My New Fighting Technique meets a Hugo Weaving meta-pop-culture fest, J.R.R. Tolkien style. I give this four out of four Agent Smiths. -LM

Sandman Overture #4 of 6 by Neil Gaiman & friends $3.99

Recidivist #4 by Zak Sally (Lamano 21) $20.00

Tales of the Night Watchman vol 1 #3 Dwellers of Big Bogie $5.00

Fuff #9 by Jeffrey Lewis $3.00

Future Masterpiece by Josh Burggraf $5.00

Zoonosis and Tipsy Nephrologists by Kriota Willberg $4.00

No Gods No Dungeon Masters  $2.00

Apple Orchard by John Drawdoer $5.00

Adventure Time Zombie Zine by Mikey Anderson $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And Comics Of Basil Wolverton vol 1 1940-1941 (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Saga vol 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples $14.99

Black Light the World of LB Cole by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Foolbert Funnies Histories and Other Fictions by Frank Stack aka Foolbert Sturgeon (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Another Suburban Romance Color Edition by Alan Moore and friends (soft cover) $9.99

DMZ Deluxe Edition Book Three by Brian Wood & friends $29.99

Authority vol 2 SC by Mark Millar, Frank Quietly et al. $24.99

Outer Limits
Alien Arrival: Salvation or Destruction by Michael Fitzgerald (Schiffer) $16.99

UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe? by Robert Davis PhD (Schiffer) $16.99 – Why yes, you should.

Music Books
Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction by David J. Haskins $19.95 – Bauhaus and Love & Rockets behind the scenes by a founding member of both bands.

Majestic Disorder #3 $17.00
Monocle vol 8 #79 Dec 14 Jan 15 $14.00
Monster Children #45 $11.99
Laphams Quarterly vol 8 #1 Win 15: Foreigners $17.00
Skeptical Inquirer vol 39 #1 Jan Feb 15 $4.95
Shots #126 Win 14 Annual Portfolio Issue  $7.25
American Atheist 4th Quarter 14 $4.95
Skeptic vol 19 #4 14 $6.95
Survivalist #20 Jan Feb 15 $7.95
Atlantis Rising #109 $5.95
High Times Feb 15 $5.95
High Times Best of #75 15 Special Collectors Guide $6.99 – Featuring 25 greatest strains of all time.
Wire #370 Dec 14 $9.99
Cineaste vol 40 #1 $8.00
Wire #370 Dec 14 $9.99
Maximumrocknroll #380 Jan 15 $4.99
Bitch #65 Win 15 $5.95
Harpers Magazine Jan 15 $6.99
Tattoo Energy #92 $9.99
TSQ vol 1 #1 #4 Nov 14 Transgender Studies Quarterly $12.00

Lit Journals & Chap Books
N Plus 1 #21 Win 14 $14.95
The Paris Review #211 $20.00
The Minnesota Review #83 $16.00
Little Star 2015 #6 $14.95
Frenetic Feels Poetic Discord by Tate $6.00

Kids Books
Pippi Wont Grow Up by A. Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nymen (D&Q) $14.95 – Drawn and Quarterly’s third volume of Pippi Longstocking comics.
Someday a Bird Will Poop on You by Sue Salvi and Megan Kellie $16.95

Other Stuff
Caroline Paquita 2015 Calendar (Pegacorn Press) $12.00 – Riso like a sunday morning! -LM

New Stuff This Week

A Is For Zebra by Sean “Crap Hound” Tejaratchi. Beauuuuutiful. #QuimbysBookstore

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 A Is For Zebra by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press) $20.00 – An all-ages alphabet and activity book by the creator of Crap Hound and LiarTownUSA. Oversized pages, perfect for hanging as prints!


2015 Calendar Fractions of Sense Fractals of Nonsense by Leif Goldberg $20.00


RAV 1ST COLLECTION by Mickey Zachilli (Youth in Decline) $20.00 – Issues #1-#5 of Mickey Zacchilli’s story of Juice, Sally, The Snake Prince, a mystery cat, and other bizarre friends navigating an esoteric whirlwind of dorks, punks, passive-aggression, kisses, weird basements, and bad breakfast spots.

Zines & Zine-Related
Adita #24 A day in the air by Bradley Adita $1.50

Human Condition #1 by Jesse Ward $5.00

Be Hair Now: An Oral Hair Her Story by Rachael Zalutsky & Liz Mason $1.00

Whoa by Justin Nalley and Kevin Schutchfield $10.00

Words One Hundred Stories #2 by Re Harris $2.50

Dwelling Portably 2009-2015 by Burt & Holly Davis $9.95 –  DIY homesteading continues.

Comics & Minis
Smoke Signal #20 Fall Win 2014 $5.00 – Blue and red spot colors, with work by Charles Burns,Michael DeForge, Gary Panter and more. Alex Spiro of Nobrow co-edits with Gabe from Desert Island.

Good Ship Funnybone by John Broadley (Desert Island) $10.00

Friction #1 by JTW $5.00

Frontier #5 by Sam Alden (Youth In Decline) $8.00

Frontier #6 by Emily Carroll (Youth In Decline) $8.00

Square Dance at Palms $15.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Snackies by Nick Sumida (Youth In Decline) $12.00 – God Tweets, yoga tutorial, the subway, and internet dating as a gay man in New York and more! Hilarious.

Ditko’s Shorts! The One, Two, and Three Pagers (Fantagraphics) $24.99

World War Robot by Ashley Wood and friends $29.99

Robert Moses: Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez (Nobrow) $24.95

Art & Design
Geek Art:An Anthology – Art, Design, Illustration and Lightsabers, ed. by Thomas Olivri $40.00 – Buy it and then go across the street from Quimby’s and check out the Geek Bar!

This Is Not a Photo Opportunity: The Street Art of Banksy (PM Press) $20.00

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami $18.00 – A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library. A short, early Murakami illustrated novella, Chip Kidd art design.
The Creator by Mynona $13.95 – The tale of Gumprecht Weiss, an intellectual who has withdrawn from a life of libertinage to pursue his solitary philosophical ruminations. First appeared in 1920. With the original illustrations by Alfred Kubin

Music Books
Perpetual Conversion: Thirty Years and Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker by Dave Hofer $22.00 – Follows the career of bassist Dan Lilker, founder of Anthrax, member of SOD, Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth and Hemlock. Quimby’s friend and former Punk Planeteer Dave “King of Metal” Hofer (who works around the corner from Quimby’s at Reckless) conducted hours of interviews with Lilker, as well as Lilker’s friends and family for this in-depth look at this influential musician’s career. Supplemented with images, set lists, press releases and more!

Film & TV
Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks by Brad Dukes $15.00 – Cast, crew, writers, producers, Brad Dukes interviewed a whole lotta folks involved in the legendary TV series. Featuring first-hand accounts from series cocreator Mark Frost and cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Sherilyn Fenn, Piper Laurie, Michael Ontkean, Ray Wise, Billy Zane, and many more. Written by a fan, for the fans, and just in time for that gum you like that is going to come back in style.

Outer Limits
Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti $15.00

Politics, Revolution & Essay Books
This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein $30.00

Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj by Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tololonnikova $9.95 – Letters between the well-known Slovenian philosopher and one of the founding members of Pussy Riot.

Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Zizek $29.95

A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption and American Culture by Alexander Cockburn $19.95

Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism: A Brian Morris Reader (PM Press) $24.95

Local Interest
Gangsters and Grifters: Classic Crime Photos From the Chicago Tribune (Agate/Midway) $29.95 – With a forward by Rick Kogan.

Cherry Bombe #4 $20.00

Ancestry Quarterly #3 $19.85

Frankie #62 $14.95

True Crime Special Winter 14 20 All True Murder Cases $11.99

Lit Journals
Brick #94 Win15 A Literary Journal $15.00

Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #31 Dec 14 $5.00

New Stuff This Week

koshkamidwest_lgKoshka #4 The Midwest Issue, ed. by Kaitlin Kostus (Temporary Services) $5.00 – The Midwest, and Chicago in particular is the home to many people with Eastern European ancestory. Kaitlin Kostus and eight contributors take a home-town look at the Eastern European diaspora. From Latvia to Serbia, from Ukrainian Village to Polish Village, the people are chanting “Koshka!” NB
Thrill Murray: A Colouring-In Book Inspired by the Great Man of Cinema $17.00

Remedy Quarterly #16 Change $12.00 – Stories of food tips & tidbits and recipes: Maple-Pear-Brandy Hot Toddies, Heirloom Tomato and Shishito Pepper Panzanella, Challah Bread Pudding and more!
Zisk #25 by Mike Faloon $2.00
He Rides A Motorcycle by Xavier Juarez by Tom O’Brien $3.00
Comb #3 by Ian Huebert $3.00
Nostalgia Digest Win 15 $4.50

Comics & Minis
Medicine Comic #1 by Michael DeForge, Patrick Kyle, Mickey Zacchilli $5.00
Tusen Hjartan Stark #2 by Hennessy. Annie Pearlman and friends $4.00
3 from Josh Bayer: Bloggers #1 ($2.00), Great Society ($2.00), Mr Incompleto #69 ($6.50)
The Magic Whistle #15 by Sam Henderson $4.99
Crawlspace by Timothy Sinaguglia (So What Press) $5.00
City Chickens by Jess Ruliffson $4.00
Cretin #2 by David Soileau $5.00
Johnny Viable and His Terse Friends #1 by Steve Aylett (Floating World) $7.95

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
The Comics Journal Library vol 9 Zap: The Interviews, edited by Michael Dean & Gary Groth (Fantagraphics) $35.00 – Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton and more!
Batman The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga vol 1 by Jiro Kuwata (DC) $14.99
Pride of Baghdad (Deluxe Edition) by Brian K. Vaughan and friends (Vertigo) $24.99

Art & Design Books
Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide to the Work the Culture and How to Do It Yourself by Robert Marbury $18.95

Sexy Sexy
Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It by Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, Chip Kidd (Fantagraphics) $35.00

Politics & Revolution
Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better by Maya Schenwar $18.95

A Bit Harder to Classify
The David Foster Wallace Reader $35.00
You Have to Fucking Eat by Adam Manbach and Owen Brozman (Akashic) $14.95 – Yeah yeah Go the Fuck to Sleep we get it, we get it.

Wiccapedia: A Modern Day White Witches Guide by Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway $14.95

Music Books
Peaches: A Chronicle of the Stranglers 1974-1990 by Robert Endeacott (Soundcheck) $21.95

Juxtapoz #168 Jan 15 $6.99
Lodown #93 $16.99
Geek Out Spr 15 $9.99
Victory Journal #8 Heroes and Villains  $16.00
Lady #1 $40.00
Taproot #12 Bread  $9.00
Modern Farmer #7 Win 14 $7.99
Shock Cinema #47 $5.00
Horror Hound #50 Nov Dec 14 $6.99
Screem #29 $8.95
Ugly Things #38 $9.95
Fader #95 Dec Jan 15 The Now Issue $5.99
Viper #6 Fall Win 14  $20.00
Shindig #43 $12.99
Big Takeover #75 $5.99
Mojo #253 Dec 14 $9.99
International Socialist Review #95 Win 14 15 $10.00
AdBusters Jan Feb 15 $12.95

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Lit Journals
The Point #9 Win 15 Symposium – What Is Privacy For $12.00
Rock and Sling vol 9 #2 Fall Win 14 $10.00
Taddle Creek #34 $5.95
The Oxford American #87 Southern Music Issue 14 $12.95

Kids Books
No Such Thing by Ella Bailey (Flying Eye/Nobrow) $17.95

Other Stuff
Restock of handmade blank journals from Red Shorts Bindery, in  variety of colors and sizes!