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Help the Quimby’s Bookstore & Photo Gallery NYC Upgrade!


Help the awesome Steven Svymbersky pay for custom-made, hand-painted Chris Ware signs to be displayed outside Quimby’s Bookstore NYC! It’ll look so great, you’ll help pay for it, and you’ll get cool swag. Also, did we mention there will be gold-leaf rays, a “donut-shaped” sign, and a “fake” sign on the building over the window that advertising Svymbersky’s Cabinetry and Conveyance? Oh yes. Indie-Go-Go campaign here.

Info courtesy of Quimby’s Founder Steven Svymbersky!

“From book release parties to photo galleries celebrating NYC’s oftentimes ignored buskers, Quimby’s is becoming a proud Brooklyn community member. The owner, Steven Svymbersky has dedicated himself to designing a magical shop to match its magical patrons. The creation of the store was completely funded by Svymbersky up to now. While we do have a disco ball, this design project is not complete just yet and we at Quimby’s need your support to put the finishing touches on the front of the store.”

For more info: Quimby’s Bookstore & Photo Gallery NYC Upgrade Campaign.


New Stuff This Week

#NewStuff #quimbys #quimbysbookstorechicago #quimbysbookstore #zines

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Vinyl Vagabonds #8 $8.00

PWTHD: Preoccupied With the History Department #1 $4.00 & #2 $3.00

My Pussy Demands Attention $3.00 – Jack T. Chick parody style rant!

Julia Eff zines, $1.50 each:
I Was a Teenage Satanist
The World Is Big Enough Without You

Not Necessarily the News #5 $3.00

First Few Months by Nicole Denton $5.00

Learn Arabic in 25 Years #2 Words for Love by Zora O’Neill $4.00


Lazy Diana: A Punk Pagan Zine, issues #2 & #3 by Kelci Crawford $3.00 each

True Love #1.5 by Ian Tousius $10.00

Moral Fiber #12 by Chris Pernula $2.00

Soft Power vol 1: Pubes & ‘Tudes $10.00 – A selection of immediate and satisfying drawings and comics by 12 female artists, including Chicago favorites Alicia Obermeyer, Mony Nunez, Jill Lloyd Flanagan, and Couteau Sang. Silkscreen cover with a black-and-white interior printed on hot pink paper. -Lane

Spine Ill Still Watch by Noel Freibert $15.00

Peehole #15 Everything is Broken and Nothing Works $3.00

Comics by Erik Gutierrez:
Cat Claw $10.00
Foreman General #1 & #2 by Erik Gutierrez $2.00 each

Comics by Max Morris:
Dead Skin $2.00
On Transit $5.00 – Chicago comix legend Max Morris returns with this visceral and anxiety-inducing story of a rowdy bus commute. Grotesque mouths scream, gnarled hands grasp and claw. Agoraphobes: read this comic and continue worrying. -Lane

Ley Lines (Czap Books), $6 each:
#6 Medieval War Scene by Aaron Cockle
#9: Enter, Holy Pilgrim by Laila Milevski
#10: And They Rush on Me, Like Some Kind of Fragrant Dream by Tommi Parrish
#11: How Does It Feel In My Arms? by Eric Kostiuk Williams – Eye-popping hot-pink, and printed by risograph. Kylie Minogue and Peter Kropotkin figure heavily in this magical tale that draws on Zap Comix visual and storytelling motifs. -Lane

Weirdo arty riso thingies from Secret Headquarters:
Scully by Lee Noble $6.00 – Take a guess who you think it’s about.
These Charming X Men Anthology by Adam Villacin $12.00 – Oh yes, think the Smiths. Then think X Men. Then look at this.
Stan Lee is Richard Petty $6.00 – Comic book icon or race car driving legend? Can YOU tell the difference in the most uncanny zine of all time?
Moms Apple Pie by Moebius $3.00 – We think this might be a reprint from the 70s.
Beefcake by Julian Callos $8.00
Spooky $5.00
Leather Club Shirts $6.00
Samplerman $20.00


Jam In The Band by Robin Enrico (Alternative Comics) $19.99 – The rise and fall of the all-female junk-rock band Pitch Girl on an ill-fated overseas tour. Told through a montage of drama, interviews, hand held camera footage, diary pages, news reports, music videos, web chats, and punk rock flyers.

Alone by Chaboute (Gallery 13) $25.00

Thoughts From Iceland by Lonnie Mann $15.00

Dept. H Volume 2: After the Flood by Matt & Sharlene Kindt $19.99


Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition by Yates McKee (Verso) $19.95

Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible by Kevin Van Meter (AK Press) $18.95

The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News by Arkady Ostrovsky $18.00


So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens $29.95


The Bodyguard Travel Companion Cookbook: A Vegan Food Guide for Mexico and Central America by Dave Paco & friends $20.00 – A DIY food guide for vegetarian survival in Mesoamerica and beyond. New and traditional recipes made from common ingredients found at local Central American markets. Plus: travel tips, tales, language translations, nutritional data, and much more!

Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual by Matthew Rowley $19.95


The Blister Exists by Little Thunder $80.00 – No, it isn’t the Slipknot song, it’s The Pole Dancing Moves Encyclopedia! With 1000+ colorful illustrated pole tricks, this delightful full-color book is the best inspiration for pole lovers of all levels. How many things can you say are sexy, arty and helpful? From the “Remi Bridge” to the “Duchess Layback” to the “Iguana Side Plank” and beyond! It’s categorized into “Climbs,” “Spins,” “Mounts” and more, with even an index in the back, and we have a limited selection of this first printing edition. In Hong Kong-based artist Little Thunder’s intro, she talks about learning these moves, so each are based on the artist’s personal experience. Lovely manga-inspired ladies in delightful outfits (each a different character in a different outfit), inspiring us to realize how many things the human body is capable of. Also, how can you resist A book for art lovers, appreciators of the feminine form, dance enthusiasts and comics fans! -LM

Meat #23 $15.00

New Stuff This Week

New stuff this week! #quimbys #quimbysbookstore #quimbysbookstorechicago #newstuff

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You Don’t Get There From Here #43 by Carrie McNinch $3.00


Alamo Igloo #30 Stereo Sniffers by Keith Herzik 2017 $7.00

KerBloom #126 May Jun 17 by Artnoose $2.00

New Morality Zine #4 Bane by Nick Acosta $10.00

Sub/Verse #8 Frankie Cosmos by Chloe Graham $5.00

Jarry Magazine: A Queer Food Journal, various issues $20.00 each

Pulp Friction by Kurt Isensee $10.99 – A coloring book mash-up, combining characters from one of America’s greatest directors, with one of America’s greatest decades. Twenty 9″x12″ illustrations.

Zines by Megan Kirby:
Baby They Dont Know About Us $5.00
I Hope the Smoking Mans in This One by Megan Kirby $5.00 – The zine is out there!

Abstract Door #7 by Vicky Lim $2.00


Corridors by Lane Milburn $5.00

Comics by Krystal DiFronzo:
Belly Is The Bitchery Within $10.00
Tongue Breaks by Krystal DiFronzo $14.00

Orbiting by Penina Gal $12.00

Seed by Andy Hood $5.00

GIRLS by Jenn Woodall $12.00 – Full color illustrations of badass women from a variety of backgrounds.

Fiends #3 Sum 17 by Tim Tyler $10.00


The Story of Jezebel and Her Turbulence with the Prophets of Israel by Elijah Brubaker (Uncivilized) $19.95 – The Old Testament as filtered through Comedy Central. From the author of the comic Reich.

Mirror Mirror 2, edited by Julia Gfrörer and Sean T. Collins (2dcloud) $39.95 – Annual anthology, this volume featuring Clive Barker, Simon Hanselmann, Lala Albert, Heather Benjamin & more!

Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge: A Nestor Burma Mystery by Jacques Tardi and Léo Malet (Fantagraphics) $19.99

True Swamp 2: Anywhere But In . . .by Jon Lewis (Uncivilized) $22.95 – The continuing misadventures Lenny the Frog.


Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal (City Lights) $14.95 – Writings, radio speeches and more from the late 1990s, pre-dating the Black Lives Matter movement. A must-read for anyone interested in social justice and inequalities, social movements, the criminal justice system, and African American history.

Communism for Kids by Bini Adamczak (MIT Press) $12.95 – Oh those lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their first political awakenings!


Yakuza Tattoo by Andreas Johansson (Dokument Press) $34.95 – A unique insight into the full body tattoos of dragons, fish and gods that form the identity of the Japanese Mafia.

SHAG: The Collected Works by Josh “SHAG” Agle (AMMO Books) $39.95 – Midcentury modern culture! Mythical creatures! Martinis! A fairly comprehensive monograph detailing the career of one of the biggest names in lowbrow art. Includes a peek into his studio!

The Art of Writing Your Name: Urban Calligraphy and Beyond by Christian Hundertmark and Patrick Hartl $39.95 – Graffiti fanatics, hand lettering fans, street art junkies, calligraphy lovers, and type enthusiasts all have something to learn from this book.

Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community by John Chaich and Todd Oldham (AMMO Books) $39.95 – 30 contemporary queer culture artists remixing binaries with fiber craft.


Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers $16.95 – Family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America. Now in soft cover!


Being A Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Chalres Foster $16.00

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris $28.00


Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever: The Completely Ridiculous Edition by Tom Neely & Friends (Microcosm) $25.95 – Still milkin’ it! Hardcover cover collecting four serialized comics, adds even more never-before-published pages than previous collective edition. Also in stock, the Henry & Glenn Adult Activity and Coloring Book $12.95

Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999 by Amanda Reyes (Headpress) $23.95 – Telefilms made for the small screen served as an intro to horror film genres and tropes like sinister cults, women in prison, haunted houses and even animals in revolt. They were also a place to address serious contemporary issues – drugs, prostitution, sexual violence and justice. When the Movie of the Week ruled the airwaves!

Fucking Innocent: The Early Films of Wes Anderson by John Andrew Fredrick $15.95 – Specifically looking at Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tennenbaums.

Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge by Becky Aikman $28.00


The Anti-Gravity Files: A Compilation of Patents and Reports (Lost Science) by David Hatcher Childress (Adventures Unlimited) $22.00

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic by Owen Davies $40.00 – Richly illustrated exploration of witches and magical beliefs/practices, trials, depictions, history, cinematic portrayals & more!

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert $14.95 – This reprint of Leary’s and Ram Dass’ classic celebrates the current psychedelic consciousness renaissance.

The Book of the Un: Friends of Smiley: dissertations from dystopia by Chicken John Rinaldi (Last Gasp) $25.00 – A fun dissertation that includes stories, analogies, calls to action, irreverent examples and how-to instructions of how things actually work… or don’t, from this NYC punk/SF organizer/performer.


The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm: for every body by Annie Sprinkle PhD and Yu Dori (Greenery Press) $13.95

Elska #12 Brussels Belgium $18.50

The Twisted Adult Coloring Book by Magnus Frederiksen (Last Gasp) $12.95


Monocle #105 Jul Aug 17 $12.00

RFD #170 Sum 17 Helping Youth $11.95


The Chicago Review vol 60 #3 The Infrarrealistas $15.00