Monthly Archive for March, 2015

New Stuff This Week

#Unflattening, a graphic novel experiment to help combat flat thinking at #QuimbysBookstore

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Unflattening by Nick Sousanis (Harvard U Press) $22.95 – An experiment in thinking that takes cues from Edwin A. Abbott’s Flatland and with chapter titles like “Fifth Dimension” and “Awakening,” there is no way you’d want to pass up Unflattening, especially if you have time to kill while you’re waiting for your weed dealer. Sousanis counteracts the “flatness” of rigid thinking by suggesting that when we make meaning we incorporate and reevaluate different vantage points. He uses comics to weave together our diverse ways of seeing, drawn from science, philosophy, art, literature, and mythology to discuss human perception. Humanities in da house.-LM


Visitor In Myself #4 Winter 2015 by Nichole Baiel $2.00

Judas Goat Quarterly #65 Spr 15 $1.50

The Library Project (Temporary Services) $5.00

Suburban Blight #11 Spr 15 by Stephanie B. $2.00

Comics & Minis


New “You Can’t Get There From Here” by Carrie McNinch, issue #32 in stock.

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You Don’t Get There From Here #32 by Carrie McNinch $3.00

Jumping Comic #1 by Michael DeFroge, Mickey Zacchilli and Patrick Kyle $5.00

Aloof #2 by Alex Nall $5.00

Doug Hates Ghostbusters by Max Bare and Melissa Sue Stanley $4.00

Flower Grow Collected Stories by Kevin Budnik $10.00

Revenger #1 Children of the Damned by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics) $5.00

Streetwalker Book 1 by Dominic Warr $5.00

Morality by RA Burns $2.00

Hacksler #1 by Michael Hacker $9.00

Hacienda by Dave Ortega $5.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Angry Youth Comix Collected by Johnny Ryan (Fantagraphics) $49.99

Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists Book by Kevin Budnik $15.00

Nemo: River of Ghosts (from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Top Shelf) $14.95

Mighty Star and the Castle Of the Cancatervater by A. Degen (Koyama Press) $15.00

The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis by Darryl Cunningham (Abrams) $17.95

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Tower of Babel in the “Art” World by Jonah Kingstein (Fantagraphics) $30.00 – 80 page oversized landscape-format softcover collecting Kinigstein’s political cartoons.

Gyo: The Death Stench Creeps, Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito $22.99 – Creepy manga horror about the stench of the sea in Okinawa.

Art & Design
The World’s Best Loved Art Treasures by Click Mort (La Luz de Jesus) $18.95 – Hummel goes to hell! A porcelain menagerie of crazy kitschy pop-culture chimeras.

Starting from ‘I Dont Know’: Interviews on Architecture and Craft by Samuel P Smith $12.00

Film & Music Books
Theme ’70: Tackling the Beast They Call Exploitation Cinema by Mark J. Banville (Headpress) $39.95 – An exploitation movie explosion of grindhouse movie reviews, rare posters, stills, lobby cards and original fanzine pages.

A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen by Liel Leibovitz $15.95

The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style by Nelson George $15.99

The Need to Feed: Recipes for Deeply Satisfying Foods, A Hedonist’s Guide by Lydia Lunch (Black Dog) $35.00 – From Musician/performer/artist/activist Lydia Lunch. Yes, it is actually a cookbook, and it includes recipes with names like “I Said Jerk that Chicken!” and “Stuff The Bull By the Horns.” Suggestive line drawing illustrations by Johan Olander.

Narcisa, Our Lady of Ashes by Jonathan Shaw $16.99 – The first trade edition of the cult classic from the artist/author hailed by Iggy Pop as “the great nightmare anti-hero of the new age,” legendary tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, that chronicles a scandalous, degenerative addiction between two people—a wild, brutal, passionate, and unstoppable ride into depravity and darkness through the back alleys of Rio De Janeiro and New York City.

If I Knew the Way I Would Take You Home by Dave Housley (Dzanc) $14.95


How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere Survive Anywhere Under Any Conditions by Bradford Angier (Black Dog Publishing) $19.95 – Never know when you might need it!


My 1992 Diary by Dawn Luebbe (Abrams) $14.95 – 75 diary entries, organized into chapters such as Passion on the Prairie, Attempts to Be Cool, Preteen Conflict: The Art of Overreaction, and more. Now with more 90210 and Kurt Cobain!

Politics & Revolution Books

Propaganda and the Public Mind by Noam Chomsky and Daivd Barsamian (Haymarket) $18.00

Kids Books

Rad American Women A to Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History…and Our Future! by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl (Citylights) $14.95

We Dig Worms by Kevin McCloskey $12.95


American Atheist 1st Quarter 15  $4.95

Skeptic vol 20 #1 15 $6.95

Gentlewoman #11 Spr Sum 15 $14.99

Lula #20 $19.99

High Times Best of #76 15 Special Collectors Guide $6.99

Maximumrocknroll #383 $4.99 The Comics and Art Issue!

Wire Mar 15 #373 Carter Tutti $9.99

VNA #29 $13.50

Frankie #63  $19.25

Brownbook #49 $12.95

Smith Journal #13  $20.50

Taproot #13 Song $9.00

Razorcake #85 $4.00

Monster Children #46 $11.99

Jacobin #17 Spr 15 $9.95

Delayed Gratification #17 Last To Breaking News  $20.00

Dissent Win 15 $10.00

In These Times Apr 15 $3.50

Inked Apr May 15 #68 $6.99

Tattoo Society #48 $7.99

Horror Hound #52 Mar Apr 15 $6.99 The Comedy and Tragedy Issue

Poetry & Lit Journals
The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, ed. by Kevin Coval, Nate Marshall, and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Haymarket) $19.95 – For the hip-hop generation, 78 poets, born somewhere between 1961-1999, All-City and Coast-to-Coast. Just as blues influenced the Harlem Renaissance and jazz influenced the Black Arts Movement, hip-hop’s musical and cultural force has shaped the aesthetics of and given rise to a new generation of American poets.

The Paris Review #212 $20.00

The South Loop Review # 16 Final Issue $10.00

Other Stuff:
Mickey Zacchilli Patches! $7.00 each

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Available on March 31st: Where the Bird Sings Best by Alejandro Jodorowsky $27.99 – The story of Jodorowskys’ emigration from Ukraine to Chile amidst the political and cultural upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Quimby’s Welcomes Joyce Brabner 4/18

Apr ’15
7:00 pm

secavecapcvrThe renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner’s Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS.

Struggling to understand the disease and how they could help, they made a deal with a bona fide goodfella, donned masterful disguises, piled into an “A-Team” van, and set off for the border, determined to save their bedridden friends by smuggling an experimental drug into the United States from Mexico.

With their community in crisis and the world turned against them, this impassioned gang of misfits never gave up hope as they searched for ways to raise awareness and beat the plague. Fast-paced, poignant, and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator Mark Zingarelli, Second Avenue Caper is a heartfelt tribute to the generation that faced down AIDS.


Joyce Brabner is an award-winning author of nonfiction comics about tough social issues. She frequently collaborated with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his American Splendor series. Her own titles include the Real War Stories series, Activists!, Brought to Light (with Alan Moore), numerous short stories, and Our Cancer Year (also with Harvey). She lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and is rather more lighthearted than any of the actresses who have portrayed her in various plays or in that movie.

Facebook event post:

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Sat, April 18th, 7pm

New Stuff This Week


Lots of Planets Have a North $15.00 – Meditations on the north of England. Fantastic!


Tributaries #5 by JC $2.00

Collide #2 A Zine on Physical and Mental Illness Passing $2.50 & Collide #3 Family on Physical and Mental Illness $3.00

Consumable Waste #1 $2.50

Merge Visible #1 by Jesse Greene $5.00

Pacific Tourist Redux by Chad Rutter & Emoly Roehl (Mystery Spot Books) $15.00

Drawings Of Background Objects Seen In TV Shows (Mystery Spot Books) $8.00

Comics & Minis

weirdomanningcover_lgWeirdo by Brett Manning $5.00 – Not your pappy’s Weirdo! More of Chicago-local Brett Manning pizza-cat candy-heart pastels. Fashion hex for the ill millenial.

Lullaby Of a Dreamer by Mike Otero $3.00

Blammo #8.5 by Noah Van Sciver $6.00

Kilgore Quarterly #5 $3.00 – Anthologyincluding work from JT Yost, John Kuebler, Mister V, Sam Spina, Katrin Davis, Noah Van Sciver, Anders Nilsen, Alex Nall, and William VanDenBerg.

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

I Hope This Finds You Well: The Collected Handwritten Interviews 2003-2014 $12.00

Spinadoodles vol 5 Know Me Now the Fifth Collection by Sam Spina (Tinto) $10.00

Complete Collection of Tragedy Series by Benjamin Dewey $17.99

Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie by James Kolchalka (First Second) $12.99

Prophet TPB 4 Joining by Brandon Graham and friends $17.99

Art & Design Books
The Art of Lee Brown Coye’s Final and Darkest Era, ed. by Mike Hunchback and Caleb Braaten (Feral House) $39.95 –  No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. His eerie cover art and illustrations graced many Arkham House books, most notably those by H.P. Lovecraft. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye’s final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.

Mystery Spot 2 by Lex Thompson & friends $20.00

It Is What It Is: Tattooing the Brooklyn Way. Just rolled in. A beauty! #QuimbysBookstore

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It Is What It Is: Tattooing the Brooklyn Way by Peter Caruso (Schiffer) $34.99


I Will Love You For the Rest Of My Life: Breakup Stories by Michael Czyzniekewski (Curbside Splendor) $14.95

Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes (Curbside Splendor) $17.95 mydocuments My Documents by Alejandro Zambra (McSweeneys) $15.00 – Eleven stories of liars and ghosts, armed bandits and young lovers.

Mermaids Child by Jo baker $15.95

Changers Book Two: Oryon by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper (Akashic/Black Sheep) $11.95

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements by Walidah Imarisha, adrienne maree brown and Sheree Renee Thomas (AK) $18.00

Outer Limits

Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama by Larry Holcombe $27.99

Music Books

Born To Drum: The Truth About the Worlds Greatest Drummers From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E and Dave Grohl by Tony Barrell $25.99

Politics & Revolution

On Palestine by Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappe (Haymarket) $11.95

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington $14.99 – Arianna Huffington likens our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg — a third metric for defining success — to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving.

Kids Books

Her Idea by Rilla (Flying Eye) $19.95 Beastly Verse by Joohee Yoon (Enchanted Lion) $18.95


Bust Apr May 15 vol 92 $5.99

Dazed and Confused vol 4 Spr 15 $10.99

Tape Op #106 Mar Apr 15 $4.95

Harpers Magazine Apr 15 $6.99

Shots #127 Spr 15 Dreams $7.25

Make vol 44 $9.99- Now with more drone racing.

Two Magazine #1 $6.00

Monocle vol 9 #81 15 $12.00

Four Two Nine #4 $12.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

The First Line vol 17 #1 $4.00

Oyez Review #42 Spr 15 $6.50

On the River Down Where They Found Willy Brown by Theodore Wheeler $3.00

Plus: More Field Notes products!

Field Notes back in stock!

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New Stuff This Week

Zinester trading cards! $7.

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Zinester Trading Cards by Bunny Ears Distro $3.00 – You get 9 full color cards printed on glossy cardstock paper (randomly selected from the series of 32), plus one sticker of another card. Each card measures 2.75″ X 4.25″. Front of the card shows the person or place, back of the card tells stats and contact information. Folks like Cristy C. Road, Alex Wrekk, Billy Da Bunny, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Bradley Adita, Adam Gnade and more! Collect them all!


Pizza Libs #1 by Dave Roche and the CHIPRC $1.00 – Made for a Chicago Zine Fest fundraiser at our local Dimo’s by Dave “On Subbing” Roche, brought ot you by CHIPRC, the Chicago Publishing Resource Center. Get a PIZZA this!

Destroy Your Body: A Stick N Poke Guide by David Beltran $10.00

Brooklyn To Mars #8 $7.99

Incandescent: A Color Film Zine, issues #6 & #7 by Marissa Csanyi and Helen Jones $14.00 each

Life Made Easier #2 Fed Up by Mikie Poland $5.00

Full Frontal: A Coloring Book For Pervs by Jane Lily $4.00

Body Building Mar 15 $1.00

One Euro Coin: What Is It Worth – A Memoir by Maddie Wells $5.00

Desire vol 1 #2 by the Marxist Book Club $2.00

Comics & Minis

Teaching Robots How to Recognize Their Own Bodies vol 1 by M. Flaherty and T Massa $3.00

Screamin Mad Squatchies by Hannah Rutigliano $4.00

Floormallow #1 by Vanessa Treacle $3.00

Masculine Feminine by Tim Peters $4.00

Circuity by Quintin Caldwell $2.00

Mindfulness Comics by Jondrawdoer $5.00

Comic Stripper, issues #0 and #1 by Megan Rose Gedris $3.00 each – The comic diary of florence of alabia. Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

Tuki #3 Enter Kwarell Save the Humans by Jeff Smith $3.99

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection by Julia Wertz (Atomic) $24.00

New Julia Wertz book Museum of Mistakes now in stock.

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Zenith Phase Two by Grant Morrison & Steve Yeowell $25.00

Just So Happens by Fumio Obata $17.95

Humans vol 1 Humans for Life by Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller $9.99

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson $12.99

Final Incal by Moebius and Jodorowsky (Humanoids) $34.95

Comics Crit

Peter Bagge: Conversations (UP of Miss) by Kent Worcester $40.00

Art & Deisgn Books

F Scott Hess $34.95


Delicious Foods by James Hannaham $26.00


AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit & Greg Brown $23.99


Memoirs Of a Ninety Year Old Hippie by Lillian Darr $10.95

Politics & Revolution

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Candlewick) $12.99


Bitch #66 $5.95 – Cyber Crime Law and Order Issue

Juxtapoz #171 Apr 15 $6.99

The Baffler #27 $12.00

Drift vol 1 $24.00 – A new coffee culture mag. This issue: New York!

Cabinet #55 Fall 14 Love $12.00

Skeptical Inquirer vol 39 #2 Mar Apr 15 $4.95

Gothic Beauty #46  $7.99

Flaunt #140 The Location Issue  $15.95

Laphams Quarterly vol 8 #2 Spr 15 $17.00

Nostalgia Digest Spr 15 Jack benny $4.50

High Times May 15 $5.99

Dark Side #164 $11.99 – Girls of our Screams!

Fader #96 Feb Mar 15 $5.99

Decibel #126 Apr 15  $5.99

Mojo #256 Mar 15 $10.50

Ghetto Blaster # 40  $4.50

Lit Mags & Journals

Catamaran Literary Reader vol 2 #4 Fall 14 $10.00

Public Space #22 Win 15 $12.00

Other Stuff

Flash Tattoo Tech Decals $9.95 – Tweet tweet! Add some humor to your gizmo. WI-FI OR DIE!

tattootechdecalsBack in stock!

Girl In a Band by Kim Gordon $27.99

A Night of Cartoonists: Keiler Roberts, Gina Wynbrandt, and Special guest Nicole J. Georges 3/26

Mar ’15
7:00 pm

Nicole J Georges 2015Nicole Georges will reading from her book, Calling Dr. Laura and discuss the process of making it, and will talk about her senior citizen zine project, Tell It Like It Tiz.

Keiler Roberts (Powdered Milk) and Gina Wynbrandt (Big Pussy) will read from their comics.


Info about Keiler Roberts here and Gina Wynbrandt here.

Nicole J. Georges is a writer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Her Lambda Award winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow, and “disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at one” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home. She has been publishing her own zines and comics for almost twenty years; and has toured the country extensively, including two appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit tour. Nicole’s diary comic zine, Invincible Summer, has been collected into two anthology books. Nicole was the 2013 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she was also on faculty. She won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2012, and currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program.
In her spare time, Nicole writes an advice column for Bitch Magazine, publishes a yearly animal calendar, and volunteers with senior citizens at Portland’s Marie Smith Center (she publishes a zine about these seniors, called Tell It Like It Tiz). She is currently at work on a graphic memoir called Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. It will be out with Mariner books in 2017.? More info:


Facebook event invite here.