Monthly Archive for October, 2015

New Stuff This Week

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Think Tank DIY #2 A Zine Full of Ideas you can Take and Use And Maybe Get Rich Off by Reggie Martinez $2.00

Six Short Dialogs for the Practicing Modern Actor by G Wallace $5.00

Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy by Rachel Bell $7.00

titles from Adam Gnade:
Friends Get Wayward Notes on Traveling In America $5.00
And In My Dreams Youre Alive and Youre Crying $3.00
My Brain was a Shark Eating Itself a Prelude to Subterranean Homestead Blues $5.00

Hard Fifty Farm #2 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by Jessie Duke $4.50

Infinite Planes by Rae Whitlock $10.00

Just Make Pictures Zine #6 Color Street Photographs $5.00

Plastic Knife #14 by Luke You $3.00


Island #4 by Brandon Graham $7.99

Blown Away #2 by Alyssa Jo Varner $5.00

Titan #2 by Francois Vigneault $4.95


Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, adapted by Troy Little (Top Shelf) $24.99 – A savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Join Thompson’s alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances.

Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House! by Maurice Whitman & friends (IDW/Top Shelf) $29.99 – Busty ladies in scary ghost stories! Alert the comics authorities! Featuring faithfully reprinted original art from these 1940s and 1950s, The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics series curates the sexiest and scariest of these poltergeist-infused Good Girl Art comics.

Curveball by Jeremy Sorese (Nobrow Pres) $19.95

101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die by Ricardo Cavolo $22.99 – A personal journey filled with hilarious anecdotes through the history of music, at the hand of one of Spain’s most internationally renowned illustrators. A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo’s personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over 100 uniquely colourful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes and personal anecdotes.


Winners by Anna Ehrlemark (Floating World) $14.95

Ghetto Klown: A Graphic Novel by John Leguizamo, illustrated by Shamus Beyale (Abrams) $24.95 – Memoir from this celebrated performer.

CASANOVA ACEDIA vol 1 by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Michael Chabon, Dustin Harbin $9.99


Hieronymus Bosch Sticker Book: Create Your Own Artworks! (Prestel) $9.95

Mathematical Mandalas Coloring Book by Sergio Guinot (Loft Publications) $9.99

Lets Write: Design Your Own Fonts (Prestel) $12.95

1000 Fashion Details by Natalio Martin (Booq Publishing) $29.99 – Fashion talents from around the world reveal the magnificence of their individual haute couture techniques that they combine with innovative advances.

Art Forms from the Abyss by Ernst Haeckel $29.95

Official: A Game of Thrones Coloring Book by George RR Martin $16.95


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman $16.99 – Now in soft cover! This book includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013—as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

Familiar vol 2 Into the Forest by Mark Z. Danielewski (Pantheon) $25.00

Slade House: A Novel by David Mitchell $26.00

Dark Days White City by Melanie P. Falina $4.99

Dis-condition of Ease by Owen Patterson $9.95

Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop (Wakefield Press) $12.95 – By the self-styled heir to the Marquis de Sade, Gabrielle Wittkop (1920-2002) writes a tale darkness, death, poison and transgression, that is also an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek Venetian romp.

Exemplary Departures by Gabrielle Wittkop (Wakefield Press) $16.95 – “Exemplary” deaths in various exotic locations around the globe including the assassination of hermaphroditic twins in a stagecoach and a gentleman spy disappearance with his secrets into the Malaysian jungle. A true modern inheritor of the legacy of the French Decadent writers, Wittkop spins these tales with her trademark macabre elegance and chilling humor, maneuvering in an uncertain space between dark Romanticism, Gothic Expressionism and Sadean cruelty.

Mark and the Void: A Novel by Paul Murray $27.00


Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, edited by Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney $15.95 – Featuring the work of the emerging and the established?including Stuart Dybek, Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnes.

The Other Paris by Luc Sante $28.00 – A whirlwind tour of those who represent another side of Paris: the outcasts, criminals and eccentrics. This book draws on testimony from a great range of witnesses-from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps.

The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the entire text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish $15.95

Someplace Else: On Wanderlust, Expatriate Life, & the Call of the Wild by Bart Schaneman (Punch Drunk Press) $14.99 – Explores the themes of travel, of living abroad and of returning home after five years of living out of country.


The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by CD Rose (Melville House Publishing) $14.95

Bullshit: A Lexicon by Mark Peters $16.00


Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear (PublicAffairs) $26.99 – Kerr is a sociologist prof but also works for ScareHouse, a haunted house in Pittsburgh. She also co-runs academic studies of fear. She went around the world researching fear in different contexts: roller coasters, places rumored to be haunted (like abandoned prisons), countries known for their high crime, a Japanese forest with a reputation for high suicide rates, etc. It’s a fascinating read but also, it’s a bit like the charmingly chatty and fun science writing of Mary Roach (who wrote books like Spook, Gulp, and so on). But it also has that personal journey feel to it to. So it’s more than a sociological or scientific study. It’s sort of memoir-y and sometimes kind of natural history-ish too. -LM

Woman With a Worm in Her Head and Other True Stories of Infectious Disease by Pamela Nagami, MD $16.99

Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert $16.00


Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein $27.95

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed by Shea Serrano, illustrated by Arturo Torres, foreward by Ice-T (Abrams) $18.95 – Complete with infographics, lyric maps, uproarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers.

The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk, A Spectacular Visual and Oral History by Paul Grushkin (Abbeville Press) $45.00


Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach $35.00

The Cannabis Spa at Home: How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More by Sandra Hinchliffe $16.95

W. C. Whitfield’s Mixed Drinks and Cocktails – An Illustrated, Old-School Bartender’s Guide. by W. C. Whitfield, illustrated by Tad Shell $26.99 – Bartenders were the rock stars of the 30s and 40s. This book combines two W.C. Whitfield books of recipes from this time period: Just Cocktails (published in 1939) and Here’s How: Mixed Drinks (1941). Learn everything you need to know about mixing drinks, as well as over 400 drinks including the Brandy Blazer, the Uncle Sam Highball and many more!

Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology by Will Francis, Stacey Marsh (Prestel) $19.95 – From Marilyn’s Manhattan in Some Like It Hot to The Dude’s White Russian in The Big Lebowski there’s something for everyone. Each cocktail is accompanied by the recipe, method, a history of the drink and a synopsis of its scene in the movie alongside full-color original artwork.

The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food by Matthew Gavin Frank $35.00


Death: A Picture Album by Wellcome Collection (DGV) $28.00 – Disturbing, macabre, and moving: the images in this book examine our enduring desire to make peace with death. Chosen from the spectacular collection of a death-obsessed print dealer from Chicago, Richard Harris, they include art from an array of time periods, places, and traditions. Works by Linda Connor, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Otto Dix, and Francisco Goya are shown alongside Renaissance vanitas paintings, Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts, photographs of Mexico’s Day of the Dead and eerie snapshots from 1900s of anonymous sitters posing with skulls and skeletons.


The Weegee Guide to New York: Roaming the City With Its Greatest Tabloid Photographer by Philomena Mariani and Christopher George (Prestel) $39.95 – Weegee explored NY’s least glamorous pockets, depicting brutal crimes, horrific accidents, tenement dwellers, street vendors, and mischievous kids. Includes contemporary and period maps to aid the intrepid explorer or casual rambler as they retrace Weegee’s steps from murder scene to car wreck to street fight.

Levitation: What It Is, How It Works, How to Do It (Mind, Body Knowledge Series) by Steve Richards (Weiser) $14.95 – So uplifting! Hahahahahahahaha.


Self Publish Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto by Bruno Ceschel (Aperture) $29.95

Introduction to Intuition and Clairvoyance by Kelly Cree and Jessica Mullen $5.00


The World of Tim Burton (Hatje Cantz Publishers) $30.00


The Institute of Sexology by Welcome Collection $45.00 – From anthropological surveys and questionnaires to ancient sex toys and machines, The Institute of Sexology presents fascinating findings alongside a wide range of rare documents, artworks, photographs, and erotica from the past.


Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns by Joseph Cummins $19.95


Maximumrocknroll #390 Nov 15 $4.99

Girls Like Us vol 2 #7 $12.00

Frankie #67 $14.95

Mojo #264 Nov 15 Beatles $10.50

Flaunt #143 Fall 15 $15.95

Backwoodsman vol 36 #6 Nov Dec 15 $4.95

Ancestry Quarterly #4 Summer of Love $25.00

Shindig #50 $12.99

ArtForum Nov 15 vol 54 #3 $10.00

Zingmagazine #27 $30.00

Fate #728 $5.95

In These Times Nov 15 $3.50

Modern Drunkard #60 $4.95

Skeptical Inquirer vol 39 #6 Nov Dec 15 $5.99

Tattoo Energy #97 $10.99

Meditate With Color vol 2 Nov Dec 15 $14.99


Wax Paper vol 1 #1 $3.00


Die Gestalten Verlag kids books from their “Little Gestalten” imprint:
Issun Boshi: The One Inch Boy by Ichinori $19.95
Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology by Patrick and Traci Concepción $16.95
Night Watchman by Phillipe Fichot $24.95
Lets Bake: A Step by Step Introduction by Clara Lidström and Annakarin Nyberg $19.95
How Big is Big? How Far is Far? by Jan Van Der Veken $24.95 – The Queen of England’s crown weighs more than 100 portions of cotton candy!
Honey Hunter by Karthika Nair & Joelle Jolivet $24.95

Lost Ocean: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford $16.95

Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Illustrated by Anna Bond $30.00

New Stuff This Week



zines from Bethy Squires:
Freaky Witches of Ancient Greece and Rome $4.00
Final Girl #1 $1.50
Negative Yelp Reviews of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World $1.50


Extazine #2 Requiem For a Dune Special Sci-Fi Edition and issue #4 $6.00 each

Namaste Motherfucker #3 by Ben Terrall $4.00

KerBloom #116 Sep Oct 15 by Artnoose $2.00

Judas Goat Quarterly #67 Fall 2015 by Grant Schreiber $1.50

Actyon Sprts Ntwyrk #2 $2.00

Incandescent #8 A Color Film Zine $14.00

500 Piece Tiger Puzzle #2 by James Chrzan and Mike Bremmer $5.00


Identity #1 $5.00

Drop Target #7 by Jon Chad and Alec Longstreth $4.00

Third Eye Shuffle #1 $1.00

Antidote by Theo Ellsworth $6.00

Tenacity of Granite Part 2 by Kevin Oliver $1.00

War Days #1 Belief by Melissa Des Rosiers $5.00

Friends With Punefits $6.00


See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai (Koyama Press) $12.00

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz – New Koyama Press reprinted edition! $15.00

Class Photo by Robert Triptow (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Kill My Mother by Jules Feiffer $18.95

Adventure Time vol 7 by Pendleton Ward $14.99

Suite Francaise Storm In June by Emmanuel Moynot (Arsenal Pulp) $21.95

Adult Contemporary by Bendik Kaltenborn (D+Q) $26.95

Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear $40.00 – A best of, much of which has never been seen before.


Russian Revolutionary Posters, From Civil War to Socialist Realism From Bloshevism to the End of Stalinism by David King (Tate Publishing) $24.95

Dead: Celebration of Mortality by Charles Saatchi (Booth-Clibborn Editions) $25.00 – Out on Tues the 27th!

Crossways Book by Phil Woollam (Koyama Press) $22.95 – The ever-changing grids that make up the modern urban center, be they intersecting streets, crisscrossing wires, or the ladder that climbs up the side of a building. Phil Woollam is an artist living in Toronto whose drawing-based practice often focuses on multiples that recall the colorful geometry of the Memphis movement and De Stijl. Woollam has also created 3D works including mascots based on the work of Michael DeForge.

Wailed by Robin Nishio (Koyama Press) $21.95 – See the young alternative comics makers in their natural environs!

This Book Loves You by Pewdiepie (Razorbill) $15.99

The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century by Richard Polt $26.99 – These magical, mechanical contraptions are more popular than ever, and this book provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it.

Headbangers by Jacob Ehrbain (PowerHouse Books) $40.00 – Guess what the topic of these photos are? Pimply teenaged metalheads have never been as popular as they are now. There should be a genre “Metalhead art books” ’cause there seem to be a lot of those in the past 8 or 9 years. Woe to you oh earth and sky for the Book Publisher sends the expen$ive photobook with wrath. -LM

Art of Recovery by Roger Hammond Moy $16.50


The Voiceover Artist by Dave Reidy (Curbside Splendor) $15.95

Killing Boys by Abby Callaghan $10.00

The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray $27.00

Submission by Michael Houellebecq $25.00


Disco’s Out…Murder’s In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.’s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang by Heath Mattioli and David Spacone (Feral House) $22.95 – Real life punk rock gangsters!

Why Hope?: The Stand Against Civilization by John Zerzan (Feral House) $13.00 – The infamous eco-anarchist John Zerzan whose books have resulted in recent interviews by Vice and Believer magazines, checks in with further provocative articles about the chaotic results of civilization and technology.

Witches In America by Alex Mar (FSG) $26.00 – Witches! Not just for Halloween anymore!

Severed: A History Of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson $15.95 – Now in soft cover!

Season Of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll by Peter Bebergal $16.95 – Now in soft cover.

Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City Hardcover by Bradley Garrett (Verso) $29.95 – An account of the author’s escapades with the London Consolidation Crew, an urban exploration collective.


Full Body Burden: Growing Up In The Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen $15.00

Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity by Rebecca Lemov (Yale U Press) $35.00 – Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists were entranced by the human insights promised by Rorschach tests and other innovative scientific protocols. Kaplan, along with anthropologist A. I. Hallowell and a team of researchers, sought out a varied range of non-European subjects among remote and largely non-literate peoples around the globe. Recording their dreams, stories, and innermost thoughts in a vast database, Kaplan envisioned future researchers accessing the data through the cutting-edge Readex machine. Almost immediately, however, technological developments and the obsolescence of the theoretical framework rendered the project irrelevant, and eventually it was forgotten.

Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned by Lena Dunham $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future by Hal Niedzviecki (Seven Stories Press) $18.95

The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture by Daniel Goldberg, Linus Larsson (Seven Stories Press) $20.00 – A call to consider the high stakes of video game culture and how our digital and real lives collide. Here, video games are not hobbies or pure recreation; they are vehicles for art, sex, and race and class politics. FEATURING: IAN BOGOST – LEIGH ALEXANDER – ZOE QUINN – ANITA SARKEESIAN & KATHERINE CROSS – IAN SHANAHAN – ANNA ANTHROPY – EVAN NARCISSE – HUSSEIN IBRAHIM – CARA ELLISON & BRENDAN KEOGH – DAN GOLDING – DAVID JOHNSTON – WILLIAM KNOBLAUCH – MERRITT KOPAS – OLA WIKANDER.

In North America by R. Ariel $15.00


Petro-Subjectivity: De-Industrializing Our Sense of Self by Brett Bloom (Breakdown Break Down Press) $8.00 – An investigation of petro-subjectivity and how it shapes the things we do and inhibits our capacities to think future ways out of it. What’s petro-subjectivity? It’s the sense of self and the world that shapes who we are and what we think. And it’s oily. Very oily. It might take generations, but this book seeks to help get oil out of our sense of self. -LM

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You Don’t Have To Like Me: Essays On Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent $16.00

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell $27.95 – An insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.

Fire the Cops!: Essays, Lectures, and Journalism by Kristian Williams (Kersplebedeb Publishing and Distribution) $20.00


1,411 Quite Interesting Facts To Knock You Sideways by John Lloyd and by John Mitchinson $15.95 – Lizards can’t walk and breathe at the same time. The soil in your garden is 2 million years old. What?! For real.

So, Anyway by John Cleese $16.00

Social Animals: A Berkley Bestiary by Ryan Berkley $18.95


Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes From a Bootlegger’s Manual by Matthew Rowley $35.95

How To Make Tea the Science Behind the Leaf by Brian R. Keating $18.95


Fader #100 Oct Nov 15 $6.99

Creative Nonfiction #57 Fall 15 $10.00

Brownbook #52 $14.99

Harpers Magazine Nov 15 $6.99

Dazed and Confused vol 4 Fall Win 15 $10.99

True Crime Oct 15 $9.99

Paper Oct 15 Nowstalgia $10.00 – No, that is NOWT a typo.

Fantastic Man #22 Fall Win 15 $14.99

Flaunt #142 The Elixir Issue $15.95

Little White Lies #61 Truth and Movies $12.99


Cycle by Lois Chris $10.00

Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion by Jeff Parker, Pasha Malla and illustrated by Nathan McKee (Featherproof Press) $14.95 – Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion is a collection of found poems composed of the words of professional athletes.

Sins in Good Taste – Poetry and Illustrations by Dana Jerman $3.00


RFD #163 Fall 15 $9.95


Apple Cabin Foods Liartown 2016 Wall Calendar $14.95 – New hilarious Liartown USA Apple Cabin 2016 calendar. By Sean Tejaratchi of Crap Hound fame.


Cards Against Humanity, Second Expansion Pack $10.00

Adventure Time Postcard Library, 100 Cards in 4 Books 25 in Each $19.95

HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP? Release Event With Andy Slater and Marisa Choate 11/21

Nov ’15
7:00 pm

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You may have seen blind man-at-large, Andy Slater (aka Velcro Lewis) walking around Chicago with his trusty white cane. He makes being blind look so easy but if you ask him about his disability he’ll tell you just how hard it can be. From the stereotypical Mr. Magoo routines like walking into a tree to the confrontations with people who accuse him of faking his disability, Andy’s stories can be both amusing and heartbreaking. In an honest one-on-one or a sardonic rant, Andy is always willing to talk about his experiences.

Slater’s Chick Tract-inspired comic, How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up?, chronicles his experiences as a blind pedestrian enduring harassment from aggressive ableists and the unwanted “help” from busy-body gawkers. The book doubles as a DOs & DON’Ts guide on assisting blind folks.

The comic was created so that Slater had something physical to hand to curious people or aggressive jerks that he runs into. Witnessing Slater cut a loudmouth down to size is an act of beauty but has weighed on the author’s soul. This comic ends the debate before it starts and saves many from embarrassment.

Slater looks to spread his propaganda like a Chick comic. Illustrated by Steve Krakow How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up?, stays true to the Chick tract format. The comic will blend perfectly on any church’s reading rack between The First Jews and The Gay Blade.

Andy Slater will read from his comic and share more or his absurd experiences. There will also be a Q & A with the author. Ask anything… learn everything!: “How do you wipe your butt?” “Can you fight like Daredevil?” “How come you don’t have a guide dog?” “Do blind people dream of invisible sheep?” “Do you know Stevie Wonder?”

Artist, Marisa Choate, will read excerpts from her piece, 1000 Voices, a collection of personal stories about disability told by people with and without disabilities. Slater will also make chili!

More info:

Facebook event invite to send to people can be found here on Facebook.

Sat, Nov 21st, 7pm – Free Event, Quimby’s Bookstore

P.S. You might be interested in his most hilarious video he made for Rock Trauma:

New Stuff This Week

censorshipnowCensorship Now!!! by Ian F. Svenonius (Akashic) $14.95 – In this outrageous and hilarious new essay collection, underground music icon Ian F. Svenonius tackles such diverse subjects as IKEA, Apple, the weather, the gentrification of punk by indie rock, Marion Barry, the film Heathers, Christian pornography, vampires, hoarding, the role of sugar in empire-building, how to properly tip at restaurants, the return of the hat in men’s fashion, and other highly topical matters. No one is left unscathed, and more than a few will be left scratching their heads even as they laugh.


Reglar Wiglar #23 by Chris Auman $5.00

Bits Of California Nature $3.00

Field Notes Spiders vol 1 #1 $3.00

Patron Saints Of Space Exploration $6.00

Dessert Coloring Book by Anna Campomanes $3.00

Cretins of Distortion #7 $5.00

Sarah Says Goodnight by Fran Lee $5.00

Postcard Habitats by Jonathan Lowell $10.00

Meat for Wild Men by Manik Raj Nakra $10.00

Lost In Face $10.00

Why Is There Matter by Alexandra Janezic $20.00


Twilight Children #1 by Gilbert Hernandez $4.99

New comics from Ines Estrada! various prices.

Garden Girls by Jojo Sherrow $6.00

Cartoon Picayune #7 Chance by Josh Kramer $4.00

Life Is Beautiful vol 1.5 by David Alvarado $2.50

Mud Thief vol 1 by Lex Rocket $10.00

Sour Milk #2 $3.00

Hologram by Edwin S. $5.00

Canned by Sean Morgan $10.00

Adventures of Mr. Bear and Mannie by M. $1.00


750 Years In Paris by Vincent Mahe (Nobrow) $29.00

Tintin: Herge’s Masterpiece by Pierre Sterckx and translated by Michael Farr $50.00 – The definitive monograph on the art of Tintin. Drawing on the archives of the Hergé Museum in Brussels, this book looks at the evolution of Hergé’s artwork.

Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories by Reza Farazmand $18.00

Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East 1978-1984 by Riad Sattouf $26.00

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz $34.99 – Never-before seen art styles from Matt Groening, Jeffrey Brown, Raina Telgemeier and more.


Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon (Other Press) $19.95

OBEY: Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey (Rizzoli) $50.00 – Food for thought: “Nothing says revolution like Andre the Giant.” – MC Lars…Just sayin’.

Great Showdowns: The Revenge by Scott Campbell $14.95

Living in the Chelsea Hotel by Linda Troeller (Schiffer) $34.99 – A photo book featuring the infamous hotel.


Wind Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami $25.95

Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel by Zachary Thomas Dodson $27.95

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Mieville $27.00

Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird by various (New York Review of Books) $15.95 – Some of the most legendary landscapes of the cosmic horror genre.


Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer $15.95

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel by Salman Rushdie $28.00

Dirty River: A Queer Femme Of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Arsenal Pulp) $18.95

Witch and Other Tales Re-Told by Jean Thompson $16.00

Songs Of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti $17.00

The Bloody Chamber: 75th-Anniversary Edition by Angela Carter $16.00 – Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, Kelly Link, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—she spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Bluebeard,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition. Now featuring a new introduction by Kelly Link.

Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson $27.00

Hoosier Hotbox by Daron Pearce $9.99

Pick a Plot vol 3 You Are a Kitten by Sherwin Tija (Conundrum) $19.95

The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell $15.00 – Before The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, there was The Case Against Satan in 1962 about a demonically possessed teenage girl.

The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God & Other Stories by Etgar Keret $16.00

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories Paperback by Charles Beaumont $16.00 – The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary Twilight Zone writer, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner.

Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD $14.95 – Hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen classics, including: To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamlet, The Catcher in the Rye and more! The series Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world.

Beginners: The Original Version of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver $15.00 – The original manuscript of Carver’s celebrated short-story collection of the same name which portray the gritty loves and lives of the American working class.

Rules for Werewolves by Kirk Lynn $26.95 – A funny and moving debut novel about dumpster-diving squatters working hard to make a utopia. But will they succeed if they still have to shoplift beer at the local Speedy Stop?

Press Start to Play by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams $15.95 – From text-based adventures to first-person shooters, dungeon crawlers to horror games, these twenty-six stories play with our notion of what video games can be. Includes work from: Daniel H. Wilson, Charles Yu, T.C. Boyle, Cory Doctorow, Jessica Barber and more.


Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz $17.00 – Now in soft cover.

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher $28.00 – A textured account of the rivalry between Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime Street, whose iconic lives intersected at a time when science was on the verge of embracing the paranormal.


M Train by Patty Smith $25.00

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde $26.95

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor by Robert Schnakenberg $22.95

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello $30.00


The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building by David J. Peterson $17.00 – By the guy who wrote the languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance.

This Is Shanghai: What It’s Like To Live In the World’s Most Populous City by Alexander Barrett (Microcosm) $7.95

I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel by David Shields and Caleb Powell – A man and his former prof out in the woods debate Art vs life. Fun fact: James Franco made a movie about it.

Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Žižek$19.95 – New soft cover edition.

Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques (Verso) $26.95

Edie: An American Girl by Jean Stein (Grove Press) $17.00 – When this book was first published in 1982 it quickly became an international best-seller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all: she was aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and young, Andy Warhol’s superstar. But within a few years she flared out as quickly as she had appeared, and before she turned twenty-nine she was dead from a drug overdose.

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachy $16.95 – In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts—the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries—exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition.

Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis by Joby Warrick $28.95

The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions by Rebekah Rutkoff (Semiotext(e)) $14.95



You Blew It: An Awkward Look At the Many Ways In Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life by Josh Gondelman $14.00

Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs $13.95


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman (Verso) $19.95

The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement by Stanley Aronowitz (Verso) $19.95

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press) $16.00 – New soft cover edition.


Our Bodies, Our Bikes by Elly Blue (Microcosm) $14.95

Hand-Lettering For Everyone: A Creative Workbook by Cristina Vanko $15.95

The Vampire Combat Field Guide – A Coloring and Activity Book for Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead by Roger Ma $9.99

Animorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challenge by Kerby Rosanes $12.99 – Welcome to the wild world of Extreme Coloring, with super-detailed animal images from artist Kerby Rosanes, known for his popular Sketchy Stories blog (see below!)


Speakeasy: 200 Underground Cocktails by Benny Roff (Hardie Grant) $19.95 – Speakeasy is a cocktail book that celebrates the exciting gin-soaked, gangster-frollicking prohibition era, with 200 cocktails for every taste. With cool 1920s-style illustrations throughout, and a perfect gift format, this is the one cocktail book to relive the heady golden days. The iconic Sidecar, White Lady, Clover Club and French 75 cocktails, among many others, were born in the dark, smoky, drinking dens of the era – Speakeasy will inspire you to recreate chic classic cocktails at home in style.

Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need by Margot Leitman $19.95

The Twinkies Cookbook, Twinkies 85th Anniversary Edition: A New Sweet and Savory Recipe Collection from America’s Most Iconic Snack Cake by Hostess $12.99 – Fortify yourself by preserving your body into the next millenium with such recipes as: Twinkie-filled chicken and waffles, Twinkie Wedding Cake, Twinkie Lasagna, Twinkie Corndogs, Chicken-Raspberry Twinkie Salad, Twinkie Sushi and more.

The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness by Steve DeAngelo (North Atlantic) $18.95


NSA DFM NSADFM NSA/DFM No Strings Attached Disease Free Male Raw Paw by Xavier Schipani $10.00


Flaunt #142 The Elixir Issue $15.95

Little White Lies #61 Truth and Movies $12.99

Print vol 69 # 4 Fall 15 the Text Issue $12.95

Wire #380 Oct 15 $9.99

Four Two Nine #6 $12.99

Raw Paw vol 6 $25.00


My Own Words Float Back to Me Like Cities I’ve Visited Coded Landmarks to Recall a Melody: New Poems by Daviel Shy $2.00

Archives vol 2 Hunger & vol 3 Sacrament $3.50 each

All Slither by Paula Mendoza $10.00

Birds And Flowers by John Herndon $10.00


Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal illustrated by Gracia Lam (McSweeneys) $17.95

Marguerite’s Christmas by India Desjardis (Enchanted Lion) $19.95

The Omnivore’s Dilemma Young Reader’s Edition the Secrets by Michael Pollan $9.99

Pablo and Jane and the Hot Air Contraption by Jose Domingo (Flying Eye) $19.95


Chicago: A Love Story Print Poster by Johnny Sampson $30.00 – We had this poster hanging for yucks and didn’t actually sell it, because we only had one copy. But people wanted to buy it! So finally we some to sell you! Come’n’geddit!

Scarface Adult Mad Libs $4.99 – Say hello to my little Mad Libs!

Edward Scissorhands Mad Libs $3.99

New Stuff This Week

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Slingshot 2016 Planners! Small Pocket Size $6.00 / Large $12.00


X-Ray Vision $5.00

New Romantics – A Taylor Swift Fanzine No Apologies No Regrets $3.00

Sensitive Artist – A Don Draper Coloring Book $6.00

Zasshi #6 Apr 15 by Jenn Endless $3.00

Palestine in America #1 $10.00

Sub/Verse #2 $5.00

Driftwood Magazine #1 Sum 15 $14.00

Scrolls of Legendary #1 $3.00


Big Pussy by Gina Wynbrandt (2d Cloud) $5.00

I Think Im Special by R. Burns $3.00

Conditions on the Ground #12 Oct Chatmaster & Conditions on the Ground #13 Nov Babyheart Hold On by Kevin Hooyman $5.00 each


Ice Cream Work by Naoshi (Overcup Press) $14.99

Extra Good Stuff: This is My Life’s Work by Dennis P. Eichhorn (Last Gasp) $10.00 – Rest in peace, good man.

WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 3 by Kirkman and friends $59.99

Upside Down: A Hat Full of Spells by Jess Smart Smiley (Top Shelf) $14.99

Ruins by Peter Kuper (Self Made Hero) $29.95

LUMBERJANES TPB vols 1 and 2 $14.99 each

Injection TPB vol 1 by Warren Ellis & friends $9.99

Jupiters Circle TPB book 1 by Mark Millar & friends $9.99

Human Body Theater: A Nonfiction Revue by Maris Wicks (First Second) $14.99


KING OF THE KUSTOMIZERS: THE ART OF GEORGE BARRIS by Brett Barris & Douglas Nason (Last Gasp) $75.00 – Barris’ contributions to American car culture include creating some of the best known cars of the 20th Century, like the original TV Batmobile and Munsters Koach, as well as made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, corporate sponsors and the private use of the rich and famous.

Diary: How To Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) by John Cage $32.00

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust by Sarah Lea, Lynda Hartigan, Jasper Sharp (ABrams) $55.00

My Little Pony: The Art Of Equestria by Mary Jane begin (Abrams) $29.95

Paper Monsters: 20 Easy to Make Scary Freaks Just Punch Out Fold Up and EEEEEK! by various $14.95

Temple of Art by Allan Amato (Baby Tattoo) $50.00 – Documents a two-year art and photography project; a unique collaboration between over 50 great artists and photographer/director Allan Amato that includes original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. Contributors include: Allan Amato, Adnohia, Barron Storey, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Thies, Christiane Shillito, Christine Wu, Coop, Dadushin, Danni Shinya Luo, Dave McKean, David Stoupakis, David Mack, Denys Cowan, Dongyun Lee, Dorian Iten, Gail Potocki, Grant Morrison and more.

Wheel & Deal – Carts on Wheels (Basheer Graphic Books) $39.95 – This book tours the broad range of mobile establishments roaming the world’s roads, parks, and greenways.


Two Robin Bougie explosions (heh heh) from FAB Press:


Cinema Sewer vol 5 by Robin Bougie $24.95

Spinegrinder: Movies Most Critics Won’t Write About by Clive Davies $41.95


Juventud by Vanessa Blakeslee $15.95

Man Who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirahk (Black Cat) $16.00

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews $9.95

Daydreams of Angels: Stories by Heather O’Neill $26.00

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits: A Novel by David Wong $26.99


Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker (Seal Press) $16.00

The Creeping Garden: Irrational Encounters with Plasmodial Slime Moulds by Jasper Sharp and Tim Grabham (Alchimia) $24.95


Death Log by James Romenesko $7.95 – A police reporters collection of coroners reports on some of the most unusual deaths ever. Indeed, there is one that reports death by putting a vibrator in the wrong hole. Ouch!

Ghosts: A Natural History: 500 Years Of Searching For Proof by Roger Clarke $16.99


Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Eric A. Stanley (AK Press) $20.00


Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History Of American Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff (Grove Press) $28.00

The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig (Public Affairs) $19.99 – Your survival guide to the Hades of Wall Street, this book skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand.


Tom Tom Magazine #23 Fall 15 Banned $6.00

Juxtapoz #178 Nov 15 $6.99

Skin and Ink Jan 16 #160 $8.99


Cinema Retro vol 11 #33 $11.99

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 32 #3 Fall 15 $6.95

ArtForum Oct 15 vol 54 #2 $10.00

Dissent Fall 15 $10.00

Gentlewoman #12 Fall Win 15 $15.99


Midwestern Gothic #19 Fall 15 $12.00

Chicago Review vol 59 #3 Sum Fall 15 $12.00

The Literary Review vol 58 #3 Sum 15 Street Cred $10.00


Mistress Pussycat: Adventures with Submissive Men in the World of Femdom by Joyce Snyder (Headpress) $19.95


Bags with beautiful colors! Boxes of various sizes with snarky quips! Socks with swears! You know you want to see ’em.