Monthly Archive for February, 2015

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New Stuff This Week


Sugaria by Brett Manning $7.00 – Sweet Sugaria is 100% candy and 100% girl – the result of a union between a witch and a cake. She rides mystical pastel-toned waves of unicorns, cotton candy and chocolate bunnies in this silly, fun treat of a story. BONUS: has a sparkly cover.-NY



Bohemian Grove: The Day the Teddy Bears Have Their Picnic by Victoria Harley and Oats Redding $2.00

The Difference Between #4 by Billy Roberts, with illustrations by Ramsey Beyer $2.00 – What’s the difference between Patti Smith vs Patty Smyth? Read to find out, along with other pairs of similiar but different things. And hand drawn illustrations! Hilarious!

Coffee and Cigarettes #2 by CF $5.00 – A celebration of both vices!

Lattes For Love $3.00

Lady Grunts by Alicia Obermeyer $2.00

Hot Bath Cold Whiskey #1 by Maggie Coughlan $7.00

various issues of Thrifty Times by Sarah MacDonald, various prices

Comics & Minis

Barely Here Barely There #2 by Kellysue Calderon $3.00

Team Work Makes the Dream Work…by Kyle OConnell and Beth Hetland $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Intelligent Sentient? by Luke Ramsey (D&Q) $22.95 – Filigreed sci-fi drawings that involve a loose narrative about a society of giant people, strange art, and inexplicable scientific experiments utilizing nonexistent technology.

Yo Miss, A Graphic Look at High School by Lisa Wilde $12.95

Caliban Collected Volume by Garth Ennis & friends $19.99

Zombies Vs Robots Omnibus #1 by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood $29.99

Trees vol 1 In Shadow by Warren Ellis & friends $14.99

Fables Deluxe Edition Book 7 by Bill Willingham & friends $29.99

Pies by Ian King $24.00

Art & Design

An Edge Effect: Art & Ecology in the Nordic Landscape by Bonnie Fortune (Half Letter Press) $25.00

Street Craft: Guerrilla Gardening / Yarnbombing / Light Graffiti Street Sculpture / and More by Riikka Kuittinen $29.95


Enjoy Me by Logan Ryan Smith $11.99

Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel $10.00

Annihilation Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer $13.00


Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer by Randy Mosher $29.95

Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: from Vietnam to Legalization by Roger Roffman $15.95 – Now in soft cover. There’s a joke about rolling papers in there somewhere.

Film Books

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel by Matt Zoller Seitz $35.00

Politics & Revolution
Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi $29.00

Kids Stuff

Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman, illustrations by Dave “Sandman Covers” McKean $6.99 – Now in soft cover.

Juxtapoz #170 Mar 15 $6.99
The Great Discontent #2 $25.00
Offscreen #10 $22.00
Subconscious Restaurant #3 Mexico Edition $10.00
Raw Vision #84 $14.00
Atlantis Risig #110 Mar Apr 15 $5.95
High Times Apr 15 $5.99
Modern Drunkard #59 $4.95
Cannabis Now #13 $7.99
Worn Fashion Journal #19 and #20 $22.00
Monocle vol 8 #80 Feb 15 $12.00
Cinema Retro vol 11 #31  $11.99
Little White Lies #57 Truth and Movies  $12.99
Highway Magazine #1 Fall 14 $12.00
Maximumrocknroll #382 $4.99
Mojo #255 Feb 15 $9.99
AdBusters Mar Apr 15 $12.95
Skin and Ink Apr 15 #156 $8.99

Last Minute Hasty Valentine Gift Guide

Don't get burned this year on V-Day! Get your Valentine something'll they're hot for!

Need to drop a few shekels on someone special this Heart Day? Fear not, dear Quimby’s shopper. We are here to guide your wayward soul.

I Swallowed the Key to My Heart #3 Truer Than True Tales of Strange Romance  by Liz Prince, $5


Not everyone is the right one. Let them down easy with a comic all about being in a relationship and falling for someone else who scores you gratis concert tickets. You could even bake a cake with a sea creature to really bring the point home. (You’ll get it if you do end up getting this  poignant yet adorable comic).

FOR THE NOSTALGIC BGFF (best grrlfriend foreverrrr)
-Dude Diligence Unsolicited Messages via an Electronic Matchmaker by Marissa, $4


Bring it back to the days of M.A.S.H and Miss Suzy and her steamboat with this treat of a cootie catcher. Kristin/Ashlee/Jennipher/Kimberli will, like, totally love you if you buy this for herrrr. She may even share her Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker with you and give you the left half of her friendship necklace from Claire’s.

-Tasteful Vintage Nude Photograph (Grab Bag), $5


Spice things up with a partner or make someone in your family very uncomfortable with a black and white nudie photo of a sexy lady, probably long dead. Much like a box of Valentine’s chocolates, you never know which vintage buxom goddess you’re gonna get when you order one of these babies. Yoyza, USSR, watch out for those land-attack missiles. Pow, pow, pow!

-Chicago Girls by Molly Hills, $10

Fill their condo with love this year when you buy them this Second-City spin on “Intercourse and the Municipality,” or whatever that HBO show was called. Hot cocktails, lipstick, buff dudes, ladypal hijinks and steamy hookups pepper this novella. If you’re enamored with someone whose secret dream is having their diary turned into a major motion picture, jump on this on the immediate. We guarantee sparkly, fuchsia, freesia-scented fireworks!

-Meaty by Samantha Irby, $15.95


Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby attacks love, relationships, sex and contemporary life with a golden fondue skewer of brutally honest snarkitude. Her uproarious candor in this collection of essays is sure to be just the gift for any fan of witty takedowns, real talk and reality checks. You’ll score major points with bae if you wrap it in either faux or real bacon.

-Pinups #16 Jeff by Christopher Schulz, $14


It’s not every day a naked dude takes a bare-ass stroll among some boulders. But, hey, we bet your partner/husband/boyfriend/buddy/local park ranger would get def down with this rad pictorial spread for V-Day. Ooh, Jeff, be careful on all those sharp, pointy rocks. Or, hey, go ahead and sit down and make yourself comfortable. We couldn’t “bear” the thought of leaving.

-Love Song by Drew Brockington, $3


The age old way to bag any babe is by slamming a spine-tingling chord on your gee-tair. But what if, instead of a hottie, you’re up against the devil and, whoa, you’re not in Georgia but your name sure is George. And nary is there a violin to be found, just your rad-a-Stratocaster. Warm the cockles of your pining yet crushworthy musician with Brockington’s ode to the purest form of love – groupie and rocker.

-My Complicated Relationship With Food by Zach, $1mycomplicfood_lgMuch like seeking the perfect partner in a sea of duds on a dating website, our protagonist Zach seems to have a hard time finding foods he actually wants to really “be” with. And why should he settle? He has discerning tastes. If this sounds at all like your giftee in question, picking through  the blueberries, onions and “pointless” brie of life, give this one a go.

-Nicki Yowell



W. Todd Kaneko Reads From The Dead Wrestler Elegies on 3/5

Mar ’15
7:00 pm

W. Todd Kaneko reads from The Dead Wrestler Elegies at #QuimbysBookstore on 3/5. More info at

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The elegies and illustrations in Asian American poet W. Todd Kaneko’s collection The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, November 2014) cover themes of loss, love, regret, redemption, and remorse. Kaneko’s poems and illustrations blend Charles Bukowski’s raw-boned verse and Randy “Macho Man” Savage’s devastating elbow drop to mine the history of professional wrestling and examine complex relationships between fathers and sons.

“Kaneko’s poems leap from the top turnbuckle and make the heart pirouette like the choreographed turn of the ropes. When the lights in the arenas go out, these poems, in conjunction with Kaneko’s stunning visual work, honor both these wrestlers and an era. Through Todd Kaneko’s fierce but tender elegies, we come to understand that the gods are mortal after all.”
—Oliver de la Paz, author of Post Subject: A Fable and Requiem for the Orchard

W. Todd Kaneko’s poetry, fiction and non-fiction can be seen in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Southeast Review, Lantern Review, NANO Fiction, The Collagist, Blackbird, The Huffington Post, Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry in the 21st Century, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse Magazineand elsewhere. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and has received fellowships from the Kenyon ReviewWriters Workshop and Kundiman. He is an associate editor for DMQ Review. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with the writer Caitlin Horrocks.

For more info: Visit or email Catherine(at)curbsidesplendor(dot).com

Facebook event thingy here.

Thursday, March 5th, 7pm – Free Event


Chicago Zine Fest Announces 2015 Dates, Exhibition Location and Artwork!

CZF banner


Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Chicago Zine Fest! As per their most recent press release:


CHICAGO- Chicago Zine Fest is thrilled to announce that the dates for our 6th annual festival will be Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th!

The exhibition will be Saturday May 9th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Plumbers Union Hall on the near West Side. This is a new location for the fest’s exhibition. This venue will allow us to add more participants, organization and programming to the expo. Friday May 8th will host our opening panel, as well as a youth reading, and exhibitor reading (information, location and times TBA).

Registration for the exhibition will be open on Sunday, February 22nd at 12PM CST. The festival welcomes self-publishers who release independent zines and comics. Registration occurs through our website.

The artwork for the 2015 festival was designed by Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist Corinne Mucha ( Final artwork to be released.

Look for future press releases closer to the festival date to include programming information, festival workshop schedule, invited guest panelists and announced festival exhibitors.

For more information on the Chicago Zine Fest, visit our website at


More info as developments are announced!

New Stuff This Week

Yes, #QuimbysBookstore has #CardsAgainstHumanity now! $25.

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Cards Against Humanity: A Party Game for Horrible People $25.00

Comics & Minis

Bikeman #1 by Jon Chad $5.00

Assassin’s Elan Four Presidents Their Assassins and the Hair Styles that Brought

Them Together by Marnie Galloway $3.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Beyond the Surface by Nicolas Andre (Nobrow) $16.00

Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge $17.99

Invisibles Book 3 Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison (Vertigo) $29.99

No Magic Bullets by Rachel Branham $20.00


Jillian by Halle Butler (Curbside Splendor) $14.95

Turtle Face and Beyond by Arthur Bradford $25.00

Hangover by Benjamin Lipman $5.00

Swan and the Gondola by Timothy Schaffert $16.00

Titles by Clayton Smith: Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies, Apocalypticon (Dapper Press)$9.99, $12.99

Tyrannia and Other Renditions by Alan DeNiro $16.00

Food & Drugs

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: 52 Rediscovered Recipes by Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail (Quarry) $9.99

Magic Mushroom Explorer: Psilocybin and the Awakening Earth by Simon G Powell (Park Street Press) $18.95

Film & Music Books

Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks Pop Classics Series vol 3 (ECW) $12.95

Waiting For the Man: The Life and Music Of Lou Reed by Jeremy Reed (Overlook) $27.95


Death by Cannibal: Minds with an Appetite for Murder by Peter Davidson (Berkley Books) $16.00

Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su $12.99

American Murder Houses: A Coast to Coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of

Homicide (Berkley Books) $16.00

Great Work of the Flesh: Sexual Magic, East and West by Sarane Alexandrian (Destiny Books) $16.95

Cannibal Killers, From the Case Files of Sunday People and Mirror (Haynes) $14.95


Ham: Slices of Life, True Life Tales by Sam Harris $16.00

Politics & Revolution

#Newsfail by Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny $22.00 – By the founders of Citizen Radio.

Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture by Jesse Cohn (AK Press) $22.95

Storm in My Heart: Memories from the Widow of Johann Most by Helene Minkin, edited by Tom Goyens (AK Press) $17.95


Charlie Hebdo #1178 14 Jan 15 $9.99

True Crime Jan 15 Dectective Monthly $8.99

Tattoo Collection #66 $7.75