Monthly Archive for January, 2015

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Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Night Fundraiser 1/23 at Beauty Bar

Jan ’15
9:00 pm

CZF KaraokeCheck one, check two. Get set to sing the night away Friday, January 23rd, 9pm, at Chicago Zine Fest’s annual karaoke fundraiser at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

The entertainment will be provided by Shameless Karaoke. Their diverse songbook covers all genres with selections from artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Erasure, Michael Jackson, the Kinks, Madonna, Motley Crue, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Rolling Stones, Sir Mixalot, Britney Spears and a variety of punk and new wave classics as well.

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 9pm and is 21+. Hosted by Shameless Karaoke KJ, Caboose zinester and Quimby’s manager Liz Mason. Beauty Bar will offer drink specials all night long including a signature martini and a manicure.

Take the stage and own it. Bring friends and sing a duet. Or enjoy from the crowd. Come out and have a good time and support self-publishing in Chicago.

About CZF: The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops. Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor of CZF. For more information visit

Click here for the Shameless Karaoke Song List.

Please note this event is NOT at Quimby’s, it is at at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

Zine & Comics Events: Making Magic Happen Librarians & Zinesters, at Quimby’s 1/30

Jan ’15
7:00 pm


Join librarians and zine enthusiasts at Quimby’s Bookstore to discuss running a successful zine or comics event – whether it’s a one-hour DIY workshop for teens or a festival with thousands of attendees. Librarians, zinesters, and comics makers will share stories and tips about developing community through events, and then open the floor to your questions. This workshop to learn about promoting comics and zines from successful planners from the Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Public Library and more.

Featured speakers include: Johnny from Chicago Zine Fest, Julie Koslowsky (Outreach Coordinator for YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library and CZF) & Joshua for Mid-Michigan Zine Fest.

Coordinated with the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, this is your chance to meet and talk about zines with some of the 12,000 librarians who will be in Chicago. After the event (and time for browsing), head around the corner to Dimo’s for vegan-friendly pizza (1615 North Damen Avenue).

This event is free and open to the public – anyone interested in zines or libraries is encouraged to attend!

For more info:

Violet Fox (violetfox(at)gmail(dot)com)

Log in to Facebook for event page here.

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New Stuff This Week

Wow! A Junk Drawer 2015 calendar by Eric Bartholomew. Cool! $2 #QuimbysBookstore

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Junk Drawer Calendar 2015 by Eric Bartholomew $2.00

Temporary Services zines $5 each: Past Lives Found, Risograph Ephemera by George Weitor, WC Gallery A Brief History of A Very Small Place by Stephen Perkins, Red Summer Self Guided Walking Tour Chicago by Melinda Fries

Maps Diversion #2 and #3 by K. Brideau $4.00 each

Drop Target #5 by Alec Longstreth and Jon Chad $4.00

Uncertainty Principle vol 6 #1 Snoozing by Charlie Danoff $2.00

Porn for Ladies $6.00

Everything is Fine vol 1 #1 by Nyxia Grey $2.00

Comics & Minis
Mezmer #1 by Jon Chad (Radiator) $5.00

Town Without Pity (Moonshot, Part 1) by D.V. Nikt D. Zaritch (Schund Comix) $6.95

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Valentine for Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz (Fantagraphics) $9.99

Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem and Mourning Photography from the Thanatos Archive (Last Gasp) $25.00

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World by Trevor Cox $16.95 – Now in soft cover.

Load Of Hooey by Bob Odenkirk (McSweeneys) $20.00

Kids Books
Mr Tweeds Good Deeds by Jim Stoten (Flying Eye) $19.95

Glamour Girl vol 1 #1  $15.00

IDN vol 21 #5 $19.95

Girls Like Us vol 2 #6 $12.00

Neural #49 $7.99

Makeshift #11 Field Guide to Hidden Creativity Ritual Issue $15.00

Make/Shift #16 Win 14 Spr 15 Feminisms In Motion $6.95

True Crime Dec 14 Dectective Monthly $8.99

Dear Dave Magazine #18 $15.00

Wild Magazine #12 Radiant Issue $9.99

Crop Stories #2 $9.99

City vol 18 #6 Dec 14 Analysis of Urban Trends $14.00

Puss Puss #1 $16.00

Camera Obscura #87 Feminism Culture and Media Studies $12.00

Shindig #44 $12.99

Under the Radar #52 Dec 14 $5.99

Big Up #18 Bass Music Contemporary Art $6.99

Delayed Gratification #16 $20.00

Earth First vol Fall 14 Samhain $6.50

In These Times Jan 15 $3.50

ASR #63 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $5.00

Gay and Lesbian Review Jan Feb 15 $5.95

RFD #160 Win 15 Differently Abled Folk $9.95

Tattoo Tribal Special #12 $9.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Conium Review vol 3 – Paperback Edition $12.00 Collectors Edition: $24.00

Creative Nonfiction #54 Win 15 $15.00

The Literary Review vol 57 #4 Fall 14 Womens Studies $10.00

Specimen Magazine #9 Certified Orgasmic $9.00

Smashed Cake Review #1 Win 14 $8.00

inot by TC Tolbert $4.50

Ours Mine Yours by Parker Tettleton (Pitymilk Press) $4.00

Quimby’s 2015 Zlumber Party 1/31 and 2/1!

Jan ’15
9:30 pm

Sharpies & Long Arm

Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zine Slumber Party (Zlumber Party, geddit? Gosh we’re clever.) This is the fourth year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, because we’ve had so much fun doing it in the past. The store closes at 10pm on Sat the 31st and then you’re invited to spend the night here (and yes, you can leave whenever you want). So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on. Interested in attending? Give us a holler so we have a head count, at either: info(at)quimbys(dot)com or call us at 773-342-0910. PLUS: Snacks! Coffee! Creative weirdos!

Pizzas took over the new table at The #QuimbysBookstore Zlumber party. Riot Grrrl book review included.

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And oh yeah, we’ll feed you too.

Facebook event link here.

Sat, Jan 31st 9:30pm – Sun Feb 1st, 8am




Quimby’s Zlumber Party Helpful Info Update!

Hi Everybody!

In terms of what to bring, definitely whatever project you’re working on, whether it’s a zine, a comic, a book, a magazine, an artist book — independent publishing knows no bounds!

Be here at 9:30pm this saturday, the 31st (the store closes at 10pm). This is NOT a lock in; you can leave whenever you want. You can stay as late as 8am on sunday morning, which is the official end time for the event.

Wear comfy clothes! Don’t forget your sleeping gear! A sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz (or just be comfy), a pillow, footie pajamas, a blanket, slippers…whatever makes you comfy.

We’ll provide some snacks and coffee, but you may want to bring some snacks with you if you like. A good way to make new friends is bring food, is all we’re saying. If you have food sensitivities or allergies please bring whatever nourishment you need to bring to sustain you.

We’ll also provide some office supplies (papers, pens, scissors, staplers, that type of thing), chairs and tables.

One final note: Please don’t feel pressured to feel like you have to finish whatever you’re working on before you leave. If you feel excited to work on your project once you’ve been working on it here, that you’ve started your 2015 off jazzed that you got the creative ball rolling, then we’ve done our job (that’s once of the reasons we do this event in January). When you’re all done with your zine and you want to consign it here, we’re excited to sell it for you. More info about consignment here.

See you Saturday at 9:30pm!