Monthly Archive for November, 2017

New Stuff This Week

Small Business Saturday! Yes, we’re open! #shopsmall #quimbys #quimbysbookstore #quimbysbookstorechicago

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Ennui photo zine by Dongyi Wu $12.00

Heels by Jeffrey Cheung $6.00

Confusion Droppings #20 by Max Nordile $5.00

Crochet by Jordan Taylor $5.00

Giorgio and Dimitrius Fast Food Colorin’ Book by Leif Goldberg $6.00

Algeria – Notes on an Unfamiliar Place by Gene Bedient $5.00

House by George Wylesol (Tan N Loose) $12.00 – A collection of sparse digitized images in an American idiom: gas stations, truck stops, bars. Text fragments tell a surreal story of a transforming neighborhood. Truly unsettling, beautiful, and strange. -Lane


Forlorn Funnies #1 by Paul Hornschmeier (Fantagraphics) $8.00

Dead Flame by Chloe Perkis $10.00 – A stunningly designed and deeply felt meditation on love and loneliness. Worth it alone for the way Chloe draws hair! Highly highly recommended. -Lane

Cats of the White House by Danny Noonan $3.00

Panthor #2 $9.00

Marjorie #1 by Josh Reinwald $3.00

Otto Splotch titles:
Quarter Vomit by Otto Splotch $15.00 – Get back to the grimestone with the latest collection from Otto Splotch. Three friends drink and embark on a Mardi Gras adventure. This one brings the yuks and & yucks. -Lane
Wake Up and Knurl $7.00
Granny Candy $15.00

Of Love and Books by C. Kardambikis $10.00

Views From the Gutter #1 $10.00


The Green Hand and Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux $24.95 – Claveloux’s whimsical intoxicating short stories (murderous grandmothers! bad-tempered vegetables!) from the 70s in French, now translated into English. Book designed and with an intro by Daniel Clowes.

The Doomster’s Monolithic Pocket Alphabet by Theo Prasidis $12.99 – Bongs, goats, amps, and a lot of naked nuns! In five decades of wretched existence, doom metal has evolved into a vast orchard of unearthly delights. Explore its unholy rites with this illustrated lexicon of all things doom.

The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery, Vol. 1: From Sherlock Holmes to A Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø by Russ Kick

Cold Cube #003 by Aiden Fitzgerald & friends $25.00

How 2B King by Taylor H. Dow and Alexandria Vickery (Cold Cube Press) $20.00 – A beautiful collaborative narrative experiment from Alexandria Vickery and Taylor Dow. These two best friends built their comic story from the center outward, each contributing panels color-coded in red and blue. Endearing and lovely! -Lane


2018 Indicator Species Calendar by Leif Goldberg $24.00 – Enjoy each month of 2018 with Leif Goldberg’s screen-printed spaceships, pizza, critters and assorted madness. And then when the year is over, continue to marvel at the colors.

Beautiful Days by Chris Uphues 12.00

Dark Sand by Alain Vonck (Bronze Age) $14.00


Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat & Sylvie Klingberg (Verso) $18.95


Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars by David Hepworth $30.00

The Essential Fan Guide to RuPaul’s Drag Race by John Davis & Libby VanderPloeg $19.95


Headmaster #8 $20.00

Poisonous Berries (Bronze Age) $12.00

The Believer Jan 18 $12.00
Wicked Vision Magazine vol 8 $18.00
Sometimes Magazine #1 Made in the Kitchen $10.00
Harpers Magazine Dec 17 $6.99
Paper Magazine Win 17 $10.00
Tape Op #122 $4.95


Overtime Hour 46 The Clean Room by Joe Cappello $2.00

Fools Journey by Sara Duff $4.00

Go to Hell the Game $22.00
Bravery Bandages $6.00
Glow Cats Toys $.50
Cat Scarf $19.98
Finger Cat Paws $2.00
Cat Bowtie For Posh Cats $6.00

Quimby’s 2018 Zlumber Party 1/27-1/28

Jan ’18
9:30 pm

Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zlumber Party (as in Zine Slumber Party)! This is the seventh year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, and start your year off with a creative frenzy! Get here at 9:30 on Sat, Jan 27th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 28th! (And yes, you can leave whenever you want before then if you want or need to.) So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on! There will be snacks! And coffee!

What: Zlumber Party 2018!

When: Sat, Jan 27th, 9:30pm – Sun, Jan 28th, 6am

Where: Here at Quimby’s Bookstore at 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago

RSVP: Give us a holler so we have a head count and know how much pizza to order!: info(at)quimbys(dot)com.

Invite your friends with the Facebook invite here.

Helpful hints!

*In terms of what to bring, definitely whatever project you’re working on, whether it’s a zine, a comic, a book, a magazine, an artist book — independent publishing knows no bounds!

*Be here at 9:30pm (the store closes at 10pm). This is NOT a lock in; you can leave whenever you want. You can stay as late as 6am on sunday morning, which is the official end time for the event.

*Wear comfy clothes! Don’t forget your sleeping gear! A sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz (or just be comfy), a pillow, footie pajamas, a blanket, slippers…whatever makes you comfy.

*We’ll provide some snacks and coffee, but you may want to bring some snacks with you if you like. A good way to make new friends is bring food, is all we’re saying. If you have food sensitivities or allergies please bring whatever nourishment you need to bring to sustain you.

*We’ll also provide some office supplies (papers, pens, scissors, staplers, that type of thing), chairs and tables.

*One final note: Don’t feel pressured to feel like you have to finish whatever you’re working on before you leave. If you feel excited to work on your project once you’ve been working on it here, that you’ve started your 2018 off jazzed that you got the creative ball rolling, then we’ve done our job (that’s once of the reasons we do this event in January). When you’re all done with your zine and you want to consign it here, we’re excited to sell it for you. More info about consignment here:

Also, click here for more info about consigning at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC!

Offsite: Quimby’s Co-Sponsors The Independent World Karaoke Championship at the Co-Prosperity Sphere Dec 7th-9th

Dec ’17
7:00 pm

Chicago is the new karaoke capital, and The Independent World Karaoke Championship is happening Dec 7th-Dec 9th in this great city to prove it. Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor the first IWKC, which boasts 3 nights of karaoke, special awards, bands, celebrity appearances, raffles, screenings and more. This karaoke-related multi-media experience explodes in lowbrow hi-fi at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport, the Community of Future. This festival is a fundraiser for WLPN, Lumpen Radio.

Dec 7-9, 2017

All events take place at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (NOT Quimby’s), 3219 S Morgan St • Chicago Il 60608

Admission is $10 – 3 Day Pass is $25

THURSDAY DEC 7 Shameless Karaoke Night
7pm: Screening of the movie Karaoke Terror
9pm: Performance by: Bill Mummy
9:30pm-midnight – Karaoke provided Shameless Karaoke

FRIDAY, DEC 8 Green Screen You Tube Karaoke Freakout!
7pm Screening of the documentary Karaoke Fever
9pm Performance by Winston Lasker ( Hunter Husar )
9:30pm-midnight Green Screen You Tube Karaoke Freakout!

SATURDAY, DEC 9 The Finals!
4pm Interview with Rob Drew, author of Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody (recorded live with studio audience for WLPN broadcast)
7pm Screening of the worst karaoke movie ever made: Duets
9pm Performance by Bobby Conn
9:30 pm-Midnight: Judged competition- Karaoke provided Shameless Karaoke

full schedule located at


Wanna see the list of songs Shameless Karaoke offers for Thurs and Sat? Click here!

Wanna see this event on Facebook? Click here!

New Stuff This Week


Happy Local Comic Book Shop Day! OK, so technically we’re a bookstore, but if you’re in Chicago, we’re local. And we do have comics! For example: Edie Fake’s new Gaylord Phoenix Issue #8, which travels the path to call on connections too thick to be broken, in Fake’s award-winning, abstract-o queer comic series. Under (over)cover world (re)building, convening in the coven, best represented with the introduction that says, “A storm has hit hard and much damage has been done. In a broken hall, what heals? What helps?” Made in an edition of 800 copies. Fight the elements and come get it in the store or buy it at here!


Truckface #18 We’re In This Together by LB $3.00 – LB is a gender-questioning punk rocker in a band in the summer, and a  dedicated, grant-winning high school teacher with their tattoos covered up during the school year.

The Day McDonalds Fell by DW Seckinjerk $10.00

Art Scab and How to Pick it Off $2.00

Rent Is Theft Radical Alternatives to the Housing Crisis #1 $2.00

Flux 0001 by RH Borre $5.00

Countersignals vol 2 Hieroglyphs of the Anti-Conformity by Jack H. Fischer $15.00

About Some Dragons by Dylan Kyung Lim $5.00

Earth Has No Blank Spaces Only Razed Surfaces $5.00


Futile Comics #6 by Mike Centeno $6.00

Homunculus the Refuser No Man #12 by Rod Binnion $20.00

Total Lunarcy by Natalie Dupille $10.00


I Don’t Like You by Kevin Scalzo $11.95 – “Sugar Booger” artist Kevin Scalzo returns with his first long form comic, and it’s hilarious.

As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (Iron Circus Comics) $30.00

Dialogues Conversations About the Nature of the Universe by Clifford V. Johnson $29.95


How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a Failing System by Wolfgang Streeck $16.95


Geek Tattoo: Pop Culture In the Flesh by Issa Maoihibou (Cernunnos) $40.00


David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock $35.00

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963 by Ed Ward $19.99 – Now in soft cover.

Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the Worlds Worst Opera Singer by Darryl W. Bullock $15.95 – Now in soft cover.

David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Paul Duncan (Taschen) $19.99

We’re Going to be Friends by Jack White and Elinor Blake (Third Man Books) $16.95 – White Stripes-flavored kids book.


Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca by Dr. Richard Louis Miller $16.95

Bust #108 $9.95
Tape Op #122 $4.95
Wicked Vision Magazine vol 8 $18.00
Skeptical Inquirer vol 41 #6 $5.99
Make vol 60 $9.99
Horror Hound #68 $6.99
Under the Radar #62 $5.99
Raw Vision #95 Fall 17 $14.00
Kill Pretty #4 Unsuitable Periodical $10.00
Cherry Bombe #10 $20.00
Fortean Times #359 Witch Bottles $12.50
Toilet Paper #15 $16.00

NA Literary Magazine vol 1 #10 No Assholes $5.00
Flicker World by Jack Ghost $7.00
Imitating Intimacy by Meggi Lampen $5.00

Holiday Hours! Gift Certificates! Ordering News!

Quimby’s Bookstore Holiday Season Hours!

Wed, Nov 22nd noon-5pm

Thurs, Nov 23rd closed

Sun, Dec 24th noon-7pm

Mon Dec 25th closed

Sun Dec 31st noon-5pm

Mon Jan 1st closed

Ordering from, need yer holiday gifts by Dec 24th, and you live in the contiguous U.S. states? Order by Dec 12th!

Yes, we do sell gift certificates. Buy them on our site here or call us at 77-342-0910.