Monthly Archive for August, 2015

New Stuff This Week

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When the Crash Meets Something Solid #13 And I Had to Start Somewhere So I Started Right Here by Gabrielle Congrave $3.00

Hardcore Architecture Photo Zine $8.00

Hardcore Architecture Les Evans Cryptic Slaughter $5.00

Hardcore Architecture Bill Daniel $5.00

KerBloom #115 Jul Aug 15 by Artnoose $2.00


Comics & Minis

32 Drawings by Dylan Jones $7.00

Molasses vols 1 & 2 The Worlds Finest Funny Animal Anthology $5.95 each

Laid To the Bone by Mike Burridge $10.00

Son Of a Glitch by Guillaume Artis $5.00

Time to Decorate Your Squat by Mary Lucile Miller $10.00

Comics Machine #1 by Gene Kannenberg Jr. $3.00


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

My Wife, the Tinder Spam-bot by Alec Robbins $6.00

So Buttons: Man of Like A Dozen Faces by JOnathan Baylis $20.00



All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (McSweeneys) $16.00

Anglerfish Comedy Troupe Stories From the Abyss by Colin Fleming (Dzanc Books) $15.95

Rising Stories by Don LePan (Broadview Press) $16.95


Politics & Revolution

Trouble In Paradise by Slavoj Žižek (Melville House) $24.95


Music Books

Underground the Subterranean Culture Of DIY Punk Shows by Daniel Makagon (Microcosm Publishing) $14.95 – Don’t miss author Daniel Makagon here at Quimby’s on Tues, September 15th at 7pm with Photographers Patrick Houdek and Craig Kamrath!
Smiths FAQ All Thats Left To Know About The Most Important Band of the 1980s by John D. Luerrsen (Backbeat Books) $24.99


DIY Culture

Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories by Elly Blue (Microcosm Publishing) $9.95



Naked At Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures In the Clothing-Optional World by Mark Haskell Smith (Grove Press) $25.00



Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System In Your Own Home by Joshua Sheets $24.99

Sex Guides, Culture, Erotica

Bondage Bites 69 Super Short Stories Of Lust and BDSM by Alison Tyler (Cleis) $15.95


Politics & Revolution

Because We Say So by Noam Chomsky (Open City Books) $15.95



The Point #10 Sum 15 What is Travel For $12.00

Harpers Magazine Sep 15 $6.99

Little White Lies #60 Truth and Movies $12.99

Majestic Disorder #5 $18.99

Kinfolk vol 17 Family Issue $18.00

Chap Books, Lit Journals & Poetry

Overtime Hour 37 Something LA by R Dean Johnson (Blue Cubicle Press) $2.00

Rattling Wall #5 $18.95



Other Stuff

TOPPS 2015 30TH Anniversary GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Packs $2.95 each

New Stuff This Week


The Technological Singularity by Murray Shanahan (MIT Press) $15.95 – The machines are taking over! You best be downloading kung-fu to fight ’em off!



Sub/Verse #1 by Chloe $5.00

Selfish Magazine #2 Just One More $22.00 – Don’t miss Selfish #2 release event here at Quimby’s on Sept 3rd with publisher Taylor Yates!

The Vellum Underground #3 $3.00 – Featuring Quimby’s and more!

Paramnesia $5.00

Serio #4 Social Justice Zine Based In Chicago by Luz Magdaleno $3.00


Comics & Minis

Comics by Amy Peltz: Release, Everybody Else, Expectation, Houses (various prices)

Terrarium vol 1 by Nicholas Burrus $10.00

Crass Sophisticate #34 $3.00

Blue Boy $2.00 by Brendan Kiefer $2.00

Roo Comix by Boone Graham $5.00

Plant Plant #2 by Alex Webb $5.00

Comics by Suzette Smith: Ce/Ze, Mournals March Journals, Man Who Dies, Queen Who Dies Sequel to the Man Who Dies (various prices)

Ghoulanoids #1 $6.00

Exquisite Malaise #1 by Keenan Marshall Keller (Yeah Dude Comics) $5.00 – A romance comic seen through the eyes of the wastoid that brought you Galactic Breakdown. Weird and wordless, 2 color Riso.


New Comics from Krystal DiFronzo: Just Like Old Faithful A Stream of Grief, Virago, Good Hodgkins, Car is Parked on the Side Street by the House of Venus (various prices)


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Rough House vol 3 $20.00

Windmill Dragons: A Leah and Alan Adventure by David Nytra (Toon Books) $18.95

Shirtlifter #5 by Steve Macisaac $14.95

Various comics and graphic novels by JC Menu and Dominique Goblet (pictured below) who visited us earlier this week!

Goblet Menu


Art & Design Books

Here Kitty Kitty by Mallory McInnis $12.95 – Contemporary artwork of the internet’s favorite animal by today’s up-and-coming indie art and illustration darlings.



Dryland by Sara Jaffe (Tin House) $14.95


Sex Culture

Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution by Rachel Moran $15.95

Asking For It: the Alarming Rise Of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It by Kate Harding (Da Capo) $15.99



Acid Test LSD, Ecstasy and the Power To Heal by Tom Shroder $18.00



Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words by Frida Clements $14.95




Lucky Peach #16 The Fantasy Issue $12.00

Maximumrocknroll #388 Sep 15 $4.99

Brownbook #51 $14.99

Frankie #66 $14.95

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: The Sex Pistols $14.99

New Philosopher #4 Fall 15 $9.95

Inked Sep 15 $6.99

Creative Quarterly #38 39 Spr Sum 15 $9.00

Flash Art #303 vol 48 Jul Aug Sep 15 $15.00

Under the Radar #54 Aug 15 $5.99

Fate #727 $5.95

Atlantis Rising #113 $6.95

Girls and Corpses vol 9 Summer 15 $8.95

Farts vol 3 Let It Be Loud $18.00 – Yes, this is for real. It’s a fashion and culture mag out of Korea.



Lit Journals & Chap Books

N Plus 1 #23 Fall 15 As If $14.95

Anthology of Chicago – The Collection $10.00

Dear S by Rachel E. Hyman $10.00


Other Stuff

2015-2016 Weekly Notebook Diary Planner 18 Months Hardcover (Moleskine) $22.50 – Starts in July 2015 and goes through December 2016. Comes in classic black hardcover.

Daniel Makagon Reads From Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows With Photographers Patrick Houdek and Craig Kamrath 9/15

Sep ’15
7:00 pm

BookCoverNoSpineIn Daniel Makagon’s new book Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows (Microcosm), he writes about DIY punk shows in the USA. The book focuses on the development of a DIY punk touring network, the emergence of punk house shows, and the establishment of volunteer-run community punk show spaces. Makagon describes how DIY punk shows provide opportunities for punks to form communities and enact social and economic alternatives to top down mainstream music industry practices. Underground weaves interviews with punk band members and show promoters to flesh out an argument about the reasons why punk shows are at the core of doing DIY.

“Daniel Makagon was there, and he’s likely forgotten more about DIY than many of you will ever know.”
-Adam Pfahler, Jawbreaker

Patrick Houdek has been photographing punk shows for nearly three decades. He founded the P&S Productions cassette compilation label in the 1980s and was involved with early show promotion at Lost Cross house in Carbondale, IL.

Craig Kamrath has been photographing punk bands in the Midwest for the past ten years. He’s documented long-lasting and short-lived show spaces in Chicago as well as some of the most important DIY spaces in the Midwest.

Patrick’s photos and Craig’s photos are featured in Underground.

For more info contact Daniel Makagon: dmakagon(at)depaul(dot)edu

Facebook event post for this event is here.

Tuesday, September 15th, 7pm – Free Event

New Stuff This Week

25lives25 Lives by Lisa Carver $14.95 – 25 of the most unusual people Lisa Carver (Drugs Are Nice, Rollerderby) could find to talk to. A murderess, a serial killer escapee, a millionaire, a nillionaire, an underwater man, a happily untreated schizophrenic, a woman who is like a doll, a tiny man with one eye and hearing aides who finally got treated like a human being only when he crossdressed and more.

Lesbian Lexicon 3rd Edition (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – The Lesbian Lexicon documents words invented to describe previously unnamed queer phenomenon, words already used in popular queer vernacular, and a few gay words of antiquity. After years of gently prodding Stevie Anntonym (the editor and genius behind this project), the Lesbian Lexicon has been revamped with many new hilarious additions from contributors all over the U.S. 40 page booklet is Risograph.



Velo Vixen #1 by Rachel Krause $4.00

500 Piece Tiger Puzzle by James Chrzan $10.00

Xerography Debt #37 $4.00

Museums Tell Me They Hate Me by James Payne $4.00

We Won’t Move: Tenants Organize In New York City (Just Seeds) $12.00

Chicago Blue Line Harpoon Blues by Coriander Shapiro $8.00

Float A Fluxus Journal $6.00

The A-Zone and a Decade Of Anarchy In Chicago $2.00
Comics & Minis

Spectral Worlds by Lane Milburn $8.00

Cecil #1 by Jonathan Todd $2.00

Sheananigans vol 1 by Shea Brayley $3.00

Legends of Baseball #3 Connie Mack by R. Hendricks $1.00
Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Disillusioned Illusions by Greg Stump (Fantagraphics Underground) $30.00 – When a pair of washed-up silhouettes abandon the optical illusion business to make a graphic novel, they desperately hope the book will rocket them to fame and fortune. They’ll do just about anything to finish their project — anything, that is, except put forth any kind of effort whatsoever. Instead, they enlist a Juilliard-trained actor named Rodney to bear the burden of the work while they bicker, smoke, and relax in the break room. But their ingenious attempts at evading the hard labors of proper storytelling backfire when the three become entangled in a labyrinthine narrative of deception, adoption, and betrayal. Alliances and identities are forged and discarded with the turn of a page as the trio hurtles towards a thrilling courtroom conclusion that threatens to pull back the curtain on closely-guarded secrets and conspiracies.


My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec $12.99

A whole assortment of graphic novels (and comics too!) from JC Menu and Dominique Goblet in preparation for their event here on Tuesday the 11th at 7pm! Don’t miss it!
Art & Design Books

The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs by Kristi O’Meara & Audrey Victoria Keiffer $35.00

Parking Tickets: For Those Who’ve Crossed the Line Paperback by Shinebox Print $7.95

Mammoth Book Of Diesel Punk by Sean Wallace (Running Press) $14.95

Guild Of Saint Cooper by Shya Scanlon (Dzanc) $14.95

Black Hole: A Novel by Bucky Sinister (Soft Skull Press) $15.95

Swords of Steel by various $10.00 – Short stories by musicians in metal bands.

Alice: Beware the Claws that Catch by Christina Henry $15.00 – A contemporary Alice in a run down metropolis getting revenge against violent men.

Music & Film Books

Hope For Film: From the Frontline of the Independent Cinema Revolutions by Ted Hope (Soft Skull Press) $15.95

Elvis Is King: Costello’s My Aim Is True by Richard Crouse (ECW Press) $12.95

Alice in Chains: The Untold Story by David De Sola $27.99 – Finally.

Morrissey FAQ – All That’s Left To Know About This Charming Man (Backbeat Books) $24.99

Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980-1988 by Bruce Pavitt (Bazillion Points) $34.95

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim by Justin Gifford $25.95

Yurei: The Japanese Ghost by Zack Davisson (Chin Music) $22.95 – Zack Davisson writes about his personal experiences with Japan’s vengeful spirit ghosts, or yurei, launching an investigation into the origin, popularization, and continued existence of yurei in Japan.


Gun, Needle, Spoon Paperback by Patrick O’Neil (Dzanc) $14.95 – During punk rock’s heyday, Patrick O’Neil worked at the San Francisco’s legendary Mabuhay Gardens. He went on to become the road manager for the Dead Kennedys, Flipper, T.S.O.L. and the Subhumans. This is the story of his his slide into drug abuse and life as an armed robber.

Mammoth Book Of Weird Records by Jim Theobald (Running Press) $14.95

The FBI Handbook Of Crime Scene Forensics: The Authoritative Guide To Navigating Crime Scenes $12.99
Politics, Revolution, Current Events

The Voice of Witness Reader: Ten Years of Amplifying Unheard Voices ed. by Dave Eggers (Raincoast Books) $20.00

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein $16.99 – Now in soft cover.
Food & Drugs Books

Slice Harvester: A Memoir In Pizza by Colin Atrophy Hagendorf $23.00 – The story of a punk rock slacker eating his way through NYC, a pizza slice at a time.


Hot Damn & Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Banditos, 10th Anniversary Edition by Ryan Splint (Microcosm Publishing) $10.95

Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World’s Most Popular Weed by Kevin P. Hill $14.95
DIY Culture

Back To the Wild: A Practical Manual For Uncivilized Times (Process) $24.95
Body Modification Books

The World Atlas Of Tattoo by Anna Felicity Friedman (Yale University Press) $35.00 – Over 700 color illustrations! This volume considers historical and contemporary tattoo practices in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Fascinating text by tattoo experts exploring history and traditions as well as current styles and trends.

Parking Tickets For Those Who’ve Crossed the Line by Shinebox Print (Ulysses Press) $7.95 – To leave for the assholes. My favorite: “Is your name Katrina? Because this parking job’s a disaster.” -LM
Sexy Books

Mammoth Book Of Uniform Erotica Sex and Seduction In 40 Erotic Encounters by Barbara Cardy $14.95

Juxtapoz #176 Sep 15 $6.99

AdBusters Sep Oct 15 $12.95

The Pitchfork Review #7 $19.96


High Times Oct 15 $5.99

Mojo #261 Aug 15 The Who $10.50

Creative Nonfiction #56 Sum 15 $10.00
Chap Books

Anchored Disorder Poetry by Jon Dambacher $3.00
Kids Books

Hungry Roscoe by David J. Plant (Flying Eye Books) $17.95

Taylor Yates Reads from and Discusses Issue Two of Selfish 9/3

Sep ’15
7:00 pm

selfishSelfish is a biannual, mostly memoir magazine that encourages women to share true stories through unabashedly creative means. Issue two, “Just One More,” explores the ways in which women grapple with the countless moments that chip away at our innocence, the fluidity of identity, and the sweet futility of resisting change. Featuring the work of 30 contributors, “Just One More” takes readers through experiences of bewilderment, expansion, self-discovery, and more. 

“A publication that celebrates the female story.” –Liska Jacobs, editor-in-chief of DUM DUM Zine

Selfish was created as a means to tackle the continuing lack of female presence in publishing as well as encourage women to engage in creative truth-telling. Issue one featured the work of 18 contributors in the form of poems, essays, and photos. Quimby’s is the fourth of seven stops in the “Just One More” tour. Alongside a reading from and discussion of the project, we will be encouraging female attendees to bring out their own work with the intention of publishing pieces collected on the road in our third issue, to debut next January.

For more info:

Facebook event post here.

Thursday, September 3rd, 7pm – Free Event