Monthly Archive for March, 2015

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New Stuff This Week

New stuff from Issue Press on the new wall #QuimbysBookstore

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Do Plants Feel by Cortney Cassidy $6.00 – Non-linear story about plants told through an archive of photographs. /  Cars with Stuff on Top by Paul Windle $10.00

Zines & Zine-Related

Straight To Hell #68 $8.00 – Now in it’s 5th decade of publication, this issue of Straight to Hell  (aka The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts) features true sex histories/research from STH readers as well as raunchy photos/artwork from contributors. We know what you’re doing tonight!

After vol 1 #1 Van Dyck by MES $5.00

Justice Under God #1 Mar 15 by Justice Undergood $2.00

Serio #2 Social Justice Zine Based In Chicago by Luz Magdaleno and Alvaro Zavala $3.00

Comics & Minis

Escape Plan by Willard Herman $1.00

True Adventures of Jep Comix #4 $2.00

Acknowledgements #4 Mary Shelley by Robert Kelsey $3.50

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Y The Last Man Book Two by Brian K. Vaughan and friends $19.99

Bone Out from Boneville – Tribute Edition by Jeff Smith $14.99

Other Side of the Wall by Simon Schwartz $9.99

Adventure Time vol 6 by Pendleton Ward and Ryan North $14.99

Art & Design

Banksy in New York $29.95

Camper and RV Humor: The Illustrated Story of Camping Comedy $24.99


Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link $15.00

Librarian by Mikhail Elizarov $18.95

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Was Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas $22.95

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy $24.00

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh $26.00

Five Hundred Sirens by Jay Shearer $15.00

Know Your Beholder by Adam Rapp $26.00

The Sellout by Paul Beatty $26.00

Act of God by Jill Ciment $24.00

Outer Limits

Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best-Documented UFO Incident by Nick Pope & friends $16.99

Music Books

Beats to the Rhyme: A Collection of Instrumental Hip-Hop Records for the Beat Connoisseur by Albert D. Patterson $24.95


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson $16.00

Paddle Against the Flow: Lessons on Life from Doers, Creators, and Cultural Rebels by HUCK Magazine and Douglas Coupland $14.95

I’m Very into You: Correspondence 1995-1996 by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark (Semiotext[e]) $13.95

Food Books

FUDS: A Complete Encyclofoodia from Tickling Shrimp to Not Dying in a Restaurant by Kelly Hudson, Mizretti Brothers and friends $20.00


Kinfolk vol 15 Entrepreneurs Issue $18.00

Bizarre #224 Feb 15 $10.50

Wire #372 Feb 15 Mica Levi $9.99

Lit Journals

After Hours #30 Win 15 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Afterhours $10.00

Kids Stuff

In by Nikki McClure $16.95

Plus, out on March 10th!:

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson $28.00 – New book from the author of The Devil in the White City.

Songs Only You Know: A Memoir by Sean Madigan Hoen $16.00

Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk by Melinda Chateauvert $20.00

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son by Kent Russell $24.95

Kristy Bowen reads from Major Characters in Minor Films 4/3

Apr ’15
7:00 pm

“Get ready: Kristy Bowen’s major characters in minor films casts our favorite muse du jour in a ‘white-hot, white dress.’ Through poems that are lyrical, irreverent, and a little bit naughty, we discover the swanky, labyrinthine interior of her straight-to-DVD universe: remember, she tells us in ‘movie of the week,’ ‘Everybody loves a victim, especially the blonde, pretty kind.’ Through scathing missives to James Franco and sensual harangues directed at the moon, our wine-stained diva tempts us through vivacious non sequiturs to the ‘poem within a movie within a girl-shaped world’ in all of us.” -Sara Henning, author of A Sweeter Water

“I want to be best friends with the ‘I’ of this book. She’s hilarious. She’s heartbreaking. She’s more than a little bit dangerous. Whether she’s writing about crying on the bus or hiding a knife under the sink, she deals out her words like a card shark—fast, sure, sly. What’s not to love about such a deft performance of wit, skill, and heart?” -Sara Biggs Chaney, author of Ann Coulter’s Letter to the Young Poets

“In Kristy Bowen’s major characters in minor films, language moves like a camera, cutting from image to image, leaving impressions that form intriguing fragmented narratives of love, intrigue, mystery and damage. Populated with both the familiar and the strange, with rabbits and birds as well as whiskey and fire, the journey through the scenes these poems create is a wild and rich ride.” -Donna Vorreyer, author of A House of Many Windows

A writer and visual artist, Kristy Bowen is the author of several book, chapbook, and zine projects including the shared properties of water and stars (Noctary Press, 2013) and girl show (Black Lawrence Press, 2014).  Her work has appeared most recently in Birdfeast, Diode, and Eratio.  She  lives in Chicago, where she runs dancing girl press & studio. For  more  info:

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Fri, April 3rd, 7pm, Free Event

Offsite: Quimby’s Night at LiveWire Lounge: 3 Songs, 3 Writers Reading About Those Songs 3/22

Mar ’15
7:00 pm

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The LiveWire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee) asked Quimby’s if we wanted to curate a night at their lounge. And we said yes. So this is what we’re bringing, a themed mix of reading and music with a very specific focus:

Quimby’s Night at LiveWire Lounge: 3 Songs, 3 Writers Reading About Those Songs

Original Readings by:

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, reading about Kiss Me Deadly by Generation X
Celia Forrest, reading about Black and White by the DBs
Dan Kelly, reading about X Offender by Blondie

All 3 songs performed by The Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Celia Forrest is a writer, director, teacher and actress who was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is a new mother and couldn’t shut up about it if she tried. She is well-known in Minnesota for her work teaching theater to kids and her award-winning turn in Neil Labute’s Fat Pig. In Chicago she is mostly known for her sketch comedy writing and directing, as well for her work on The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden. Celia is also famous in a subset of radical activists as a co-host of Morning Damnit, the morning news and talk show on Q4 Radio, and the weekly program The Celia and Erik Show, which features comedy, commentary and interviews with local artists. Find her on Twitter at

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden is the author of Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos, and Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big Scream Films Ever! (Bazillion Points, 2014) and the upcoming Going All the Way: The Ultimate Guide to Teen Sex Comedy Films of the VHS Era (Bazillion Points, 2016). You will love him. More info at

Dan Kelly is the author of Hilaretic. He is not to be confused with the Australian judoka and mixed martial artist Dan Kelly. He occasionally writes for The Baffler and Gapers Block. He blogs at

The Blue Ribbon Glee Club is Chicago’s punk rock a capella glee club, and regularly performs songs by Fugazi, Gang of Four, the Dead Kennedys, the Buzzcocks and more.

Please note: This event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the LIVEWIRE LOUNGE | 3394 N MILWAUKEE AVE, CHICAGO, IL

Facebook event post can be found here.LiveWire Lounge