Monthly Archive for May, 2018

New Stuff This Week

Zines & Zine-Related

Fixer Eraser #3 and #4 by Jonas $3 each

from Scott Miller: Strange Tapes #1 $7 – Film oddities zine! & Printsploitation #4 $10 – with contributions from Corinne Halbert, Putrid and more!

Sticker Collection Logan Square 2018 $1

Shira Mario #5 $2

Scurvy – A Zine by Zack Bly $2

My Complicated Relationship With Food vol 4 Reviews of Some of the Things We Put in Our Mouths $1

It Only Gets Worse From Here: Fifteen Uninspirational Messages to Ruin Your Day by Zachary Auburn $2

Myth or Maybe a Lie About my Father by Margarita Kruchinskaya $10

Fairy Tales for Cynical Girls vol 4 by K8 $2

This is Not Happening the X Files Zine by Lynne Monsoon $12

Fat Sweaty Guyz: A Fanzine by Chris Davis $3

Rumpy Pumpy #6 by Milo $3

uplifting zines from Chris Davis, $3 each: People I’ve Met and Hated, All the Cusses From My Older Sister Kate’s Copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, Creepy Craigslist: A Journey into Private Lives Compiled & more

Kimchi Babe #1 & #2 The Mixtape by Kimchi Babe $4 each

TMRWLND issues #1-#3 $15 each

Vacation – A Sketchbook Zine by Cam del Rosario $8

Living Southerners #7 by J Wu $3

Twist: A Brief History of the Song and Dance by Billy Roberts $1

Whipper Snapper Nerd: Selections from the Zine, featuring Artists of Creativity Explored, edited by Harrell Fletcher & Elizabeth Meyer (Manic D Press) $15.95 – Collects all 8 issues of this San Francisco zine from the 90s, each devoted to a different artist.

Comics & Minis

No Cops by Alisha Rae $5

Outo Queer Identities by HP Lehkonen $10

Sporgo #3 $5

Love and Rockets Magazine #5 by Gilbert and Jamie Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $5.99

Italian American Mushroom and Plumbing Enthusiast #1 & #2 by Blake Sims $2 each

Bluescale by Kaitlin Kostus $7

Rabbit Who Fights #3 by Tim Hamilton $6

Grow by JJ McLuckie $10

Unplug by Steve Schaberg $5

Awkwardly Long Book of Auto Bio Comics About Being an Anxiety Ridden Depressed Person $5

Simple Things by H. Goodspeed (Perfectly Acceptable Press) $10

Dust Bunnies by Thomas H. Boeing $7

Lips: Family of Ursel Belgium by Jason Lips $3

Watch Dog #2 by Saxon Kotowski $5 each

Spirit Prison Fanzine by Dylan Chadwick $8

Bad Day by Ryan Consbruck $7

Laskimooses #41 by Taivaan Lapset & Tohori Matti Hagelbergin $7

Butter Fingers by Emeline Mele $10

Hypochondria by Erika $3.50

Minor Leagues #5 by Simon Moreton $6

Out of the Deep: A Comic Anthology, ed. by Melissa Sayen $15

Graphic Novels

Tinderella by M.S. Harkness (Kilgore) $12 – Don’t miss M.S. Harkness at the CAKE Kick-off Event here at Quimby’s next Friday!

Lempo by Sara Valta $17

XTC69 by Jessica Campbell (Koyama) $12 – Explorers from an all-women planet have found men to breed with, but have they found studs or duds?

Prison Pit vol 6 by Johnny Ryan (Fantagraphics) $14.99

The Ideal Copy by Ben Sears (Koyama) $12

The Troublemakers by Baron Yoshimoto (Retrofit Comics) $20

Winner by Karl Stevens (Retroit) $18 – Contemplations and sci-fi fantasies of a museum security guard.

2 Cow House Press titles: Point of You Where Do You Want to Be by Nathaniel Osollo $10, Wicked and The Tired: A Comic Anthology of Surreal Horror and the Anxiety of Living, edited by Sheika Lugtu $15

Coin-op Comics Anthology 1997-2017 by Maria & Peter Hoey (Top Shelf) $29.99

Hasib & the Queen of Serpents: A Thousand and One Nights Tale by David B. (NBM) $24.99

Grip vol 1 by Lale Westvind (Perfectly Acceptable Press) $25

Politics & Revolution

Modern Science and Anarchy by Peter Kropotkin (AK Press) $28 – Assembled in English for the first time, an unabridged gem from anarchism’s famous theorist.

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, ed. by Angela J. Davis $16 – A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

Hard to Do: The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up by Kelli María Korducki $14.95 – From Jane Austen to Taylor Swift, a look at the surprising politics of romantic love and its dissolution.

Sh*tshow!: The Country’s Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great by Charlie Leduff $27

State of Exception by Chase Carter $15

Art Books

The Mermaid Handbook: An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects by Carolyn Turgeon $35 – Brrrring! Brrrring! The phone’s ringin’! Siren calling! Illustrated and packed with lore, legends, facts and trivia, beautiful illustrations, and numerous step-by-step projects and recipes.

Music Books

To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine $24.95 – Follow-up to memoir from member of the Slits, touching on the death of her mother, ageing, feminism and other conundrums that characterize the 21st century life.

Austin Punk Invasion by David Ensminger (Left of the Dial Books) $10 – A survey of Austin’s first wave punk and hardcore eras.

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Torture: Persuasion at Its Most Gruesome by Geoffrey Abbott $13.95 – A classic account of the history of torture, from chilli powder punishment to needles under nails, with a style both chilling and full of dark humor.

Psychedelic Revolutionaries: LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research by P. W. Barber $27.95 – Recounting research on hallucinogenic drug treatments during the 1950s and 60s, this book shows how public fears, stoked by partisan politics, can hold back scientific advancements.

The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke $28.99 – Lavishly illustrated accounts of history’s most despicable people ever to walk the earth, including serial killers, desperate criminals, and socially mobile people with a much darker double-life. Courtesy of the producer of the podcast Lore.

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson $26.95

Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult by Chris Bennett (Trine Day) $34.95 – Cannabis and other psychoactive plants held an important role in the Occult arts of Alchemy and Magic, as well as being used in ritual initiations of certain secret societies. Could cannabis have been the Holy Grail?

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan $28 – “Mental travelogue” of research done via both research and participatory journalism. That means he was dosing, dude.


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman $16


Status Quont by Katilyn Pulcher $15

2 David Sedaris titles: Calypso $28 + Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) $17.99


Death and Facebook by Iphgenia Baal (We Heard You Like Books) $15.95 – a true account of a dysfunctional love affair that ends in disaster, posthumously pieced together from threads from Facebook and other social media.


Cocktails Across America: A Postcard View of Cocktail Culture in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s by Diane Lapis & Anne Peck-davis $24.95

The Cocktail Book by The British Library Board $12.95 – Reprint of the book from 1900, with early recipes for the Whisky Sour, Mint Julep, Manhattan, and many more.


Soiled #7 Animatescrapers $15

Apartamento #21 $24

Mojo #295 $11.25

Tape Op #125 $5.95

Wire #411 $10.99

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

You Are Coming Going by Keith Helt $2

Brain Fever #4 Spring 18 Edited by Mike Goodman $12

Long Day Press Journal #2 $8

Overtime Hour 48 Graveyard by Kyle Bilinski $2

Always Crashing vol 1 $12

Sex & Gender Culture Studies & Guides

The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago’s First Century by Jim Elledge (Chicago Review) $29.99

Women’s Health Vagina University: A Complete Owner’s Manual from Sex and Periods to Health and Body Image…And Everything in Between by Sheila Curry Oakes $16.99

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New Stuff This Week

Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin $24 – the story of a cleaning lady, an addict, a psychic
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber $27 – An anthropologist’s powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.
All the Answers: A Graphic Memoir by Michael Kupperman $25 – The story of the author’s race to understand his father’s past.


On the Art of Failure by Gabrielle Welsh $10

En3my 1550 N Milwaukee Ave Third FL, Edited by Amelia Ishmael and J. Soliday $5

Fluke Fanzine #15 with Adam Smith, Gary Floyd, Ian McKaye $4

zines by Faith G. Harper PhD (Microcosm Publishing) $3:
Sexing Yourself For Your Own Pleasure
Unfuck Your Adulting: Give Yourself Permission, Carry Your Own Baggage, Don’t Be a Dick Make Decisions and Other Life Skills

How Not to Get Arrested At a Demonstration $3 – By The Times Up Environmental Organization with illustrations by Fly.

Don’t Be Retarded #1: Autistic Pride In a Neurophobic World (Microcosm Publishing) $5

CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #8 Intro to the MLK and RFK Assassination… by Joseph E. Green (Microcosm Publishing) $4

Heartburn: A Drawing Zine by Caroline Cash $5

Smudge vol 2 #5 by Clay Hickson $5

Yo Miss #6 Changes, Vengeance, Trump and the Eumenides by Lisa Wilde $4

Amerizine Lol IDK $5

Mother Nature Is a Lesbian $10

Cat Party #2 Stories and Comics About Our Favorite Cats by Katie Haegele $3

Mind the Gender Cycling Gap by Tiffany F. Lam $4

Aversion: A Zine of Therapeutic Vignettes Chapter 2 Canine by Aaron Eischeid $5

Comics & Minis

Diary Comics 2018-2019 by Lane Milburn $4 – Join me as I read articles on my phone, despair over climate change, fret about my artwork, and record my dreams. This is a sampling of diary comic strips I started posting on Instagram in the summer of 2017. -Lane

Visualizing by Lane Milburn $6 – A man and woman on an interstellar voyage awaken from sleep. They “visualize” their dreams for each other, using holograms to show their fragmented knowledge of the past and their apocalyptic visions of the future. Black and white interior with risograph covers printed by Perfectly Acceptable Press. -Lane

Cartoon Dialectics vol 3 by Tom Kaczynski & Clara Jetsmark (Uncivilized) $6

I’m So Punk #2 by Caroline Cash $5

Graveless by S.E. Stohler $5

3005 by Fushuheng, illustrating the song by Childish Gambino $6

Nouvelles #2 by outsidewolves $3

by Meghan Turbitt: Your Pal $5 & Turbz: How to Eat Chips $5

Astray #1 a Series of Starts by Daniel McCloskey $4.50

Fae Archaic #8 The Final Issue by Kurt Burdick $10

Real Deal #8 Psyops by Lawrence Rawdog Hubbard (Fantagraphics) $8

Graphic Novels

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (D&Q) $27.95 – Don’t miss Nick Drnaso at Quimby’s on Thurs, May 24th to release this book about the aftermath of a disaster about a missing woman, the videotape that surfaces and the conspiracy theorists that interpret events to fit their own narratives.

Dumb: Living Without a Voice by Georgia Webber (Fantagraphics) $22.99 – Don’t miss Georgia Webber here at Quimby’s on Thurs, May 31st to celebrate this book about coping with challenges that come with voicelessness. Her raw cartooning style, occasionally devolving into chaotic scribbles, splotches of ink, and overlapping montages, perfectly captures her frustration and anxiety. But her ordeal ultimately becomes a hopeful story. Throughout, she learns to lean on the support of her close friends, finds self-expression in creating comics, and comes to understand and appreciate how deeply her voice and identity are intertwined.

Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life by Ellen Forney (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – In a follow-up to the 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, the author presents a survival guide for people with bipolar disorder that is filled with tips, tricks and tools.

Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel (D&Q) $17.95 – A whimsical look at mushroom hunting.

Animus by Antoine Revoy $16.99 – Two friends resolve to investigate the paranormal forces in their quiet Kyoto neighborhood.

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui (Abrams) $17.99

Cautionary Tales of Childhood by Bee Lavender $5

Mean Girls Club: Pink Dawn by Ryan Heshka (Nobrow) $20.95

Art Books

The Classic Bicycle Coloring Book by Taliah Lempert (Microcosm Publishing) $14.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Trump / Russia: A Definitive History by Seth Hettena $27.99

May Day Manifesto 1968, edited Raymond Williams $17.95 – Anniversary edition of the classic political manifesto that brought together the most influential radical voices of the era. Among the seventy signatories were Raymond Williams, E. P. Thompson, Stuart Hall, Iris Murdoch, Terry Eagleton, Ralph Miliband, and R. D. Laing.

1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation by Charles Kaiser (Grove Press) $18


Banthology: Stories from Banned Nations, edited by Sarah Cleave (Deep Vellum Pub) $14.95 – Work by writers from the seven nations included in Trump’s original “Muslim travel ban.”

Empire of the Senseless, 30th Anniversary Edition by Kathy Acker $16 – Two terrorists (one part human/part robot, the other a pirate) in a dystopian Paris search for a mysterious drug that maintains one’s ability to love, in Acker’s “twisted re-creation of quest sagas and Bildungsroman and TV sitcoms.”

How to Set Yourself on Fire by Julia Dixon Evans (Dzanc) $16.95

The Garbage Times/White Ibis: Two Novellas by Sam Pink (Soft Skull) $16.95

Spring by Karl Ove Knausgaard $27

Mayhem & Outer Limits

The Manson Women and Me: Monsters, Morality, and Murder by Nikki Meredith $26 – From a journalist that visted Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel in prison to see how they changed in their incarceration for the murders they committed on the orders of Charles Manson.

The Book of Highs: 255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs by Edward Rosenfeld $17.95

Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich by Eric Kurlander $20

The Witch’s Spellbook: Enchantments, Incantations, and Rituals from Around the World by Sarah Bartlett $19.99

Century of Moon Phases Pacific Standard Time 2001-2100 by Sage Liskey $11

Essays & Interviews

Thank You For Asking Me That Question: Collected Interviews by Wilfred Brandt $25

The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats, by Allen Ginsberg and edited by Bill Morgan (Grove Press) $20 – Based on Ginsberg’s lectures!


How to Be Cool: The 150 Essential Idols, Ideals and Other Cool S*** by Thomas W. Hodgkinson (Icon) $14.95 – Well, we guess cool CAN be taught.

Music & Film Books

The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles by Francoise Hardy (Feral House) $24.95 – Beautiful 1960s “Yé-Yé” chanteuse Françoise Hardy shares her iconic life and memories in this brutally honest memoir of love, loss, and wisdom.

Creative Quest by Questlove $27.99 – Co-founder of The Roots offers a guide to creativity composed of creative philosophies, stories, inspiration, and advice.

Cathode Love: an Irregular Collection of Irregular Pleasures by Matthew Brendan Clark $15

It Doesn’t Suck: Showgirls by Adam Nayman (ECW) $12.95 – Now updated with a bonus interview with director Paul Verhoeven.

Photo Books

Hollywood Beach Beauties: Sea Sirens, Sun Goddesses, and Summer Style 1930-1970 by David Wills $30

Projections In the Last Greenhouse by Roxana Azar $12.50


Antelope Magazine: Flight $12

True Detective May 18 $9.99

Internationalist #51 $1

Offscreen #19 The Human Side of Technology $20

Disruptor #5 $5

Poetry, Chap Books & Lit Journals

Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, edited by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan (O/R Books) $14.95

Bride by Andy Hood $8

Wolfman New Life Quarterly #2 Spr 18 by Jacob Kahn $12

Adam Parfrey R.I.P.

With deep sadness we learned that landmark publisher Adam Parfrey of Feral House has passed on May 10th (as reported by the FH Facebook page). FH has always been the resource for underground, extreme and forbidden knowledge, and helped give voice to the voiceless. Without FH we would not be the store that we are. Deepest condolences to all in the Parfrey Feral House family.

New Stuff This Week

Draw Stronger: Self-Care For Cartoonists and Other Visual Artists by Kriota Willberg (Uncivilized Books) $16.95 – Understand repetitive drawing injuries from the perspective of a committed drawer: explore R.I.C.E. Therapy, avoid worsening your injuries, preventive tips, and more!


Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer #1 A Zine on the Paranormal $3.50 – Like a zinester Fortean times!

Circus Drawing Zine $5

Cuba Cultura by Ricardo Montana $10


DAYGLOAYHOLE #1 by Ben Passmore (Silver Sprocket) $6

Peehole #16 Mythological Pals $3

Graphic Novels

The New World: Comics from Mauretania by Chris Reynolds $34.95 – A surreal vision of a post-alien-invasion Earth where human beings still have to deal with quotidien frustrations, ennui, and understanding their place in the world.

Young Frances by Hartley Lin (Adhouse) $19.99 – First collection from Pope Hats, a study of work chaos and close friendships over time.

Showtime by Antoine Cossé (Breakdown Press) $22.50

All Summer Long by Hope Larson $12.99

Politics, Revolution, Activism & Essay

Wars and Capital by Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato (Semiotext(e)) $27.95 – A critique of capital through the lens of war, and a critique of war through the lens of the revolution of 1968.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, ed. by Roxanne Gay $16.99

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie $8.95

Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms by Michelle Tea $18.95 – Tea’s first-ever collection of journalistic writing, turning investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career?memoir?and considers the price that art demands be paid from life.

Vintage & Retro

The Little Book of Bettie: Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups by Tori Rodriguez $22.49 – A lifestyle guide inspired by the Queen of Pinups — Bettie Page, advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more!

Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill $16.99 – Featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, learn all about the arsenic in your face cream and the pot of cold pee that sits under your bed.

Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear by Kat Jungnickel $29.95 – An illustrated history of the evolution of British women’s cycle wear.

Outer Limits

The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments by Dr. Lynne Kelly $16.95

Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin $16 – Tao Lin discovered the work of Terence McKenna and wrote a kind of a gonzo memoir/journalistic exposé a la The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, asking questions about why we create art and perception and all the stuff you ask when you get into psychotropic drugs and go on pilgrimages.

Get Baked: Space cakes, pot brownies and other tasty cannabis creations by Dane Noon $9.99

Okay! Sounds good to me ?? #stoned #getbaked #quimbys #weed #marijuana

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Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami $16

Zodiac: A Novel by Sam Wilson $15.95 – In a volatile society ruled and divided by its citizens’ zodiac signs, a serial killer is on the loose: is it a misguided revolution or something more sinister?

Mister Memory: A Novel by Marcus Sedgwick $15.95 – In Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. A dazzling psychological puzzle that reveals the strange connection between memory and fate. Now in soft cover.


The Baffler #39 $14

Fortean Times #365 $12.50

Lit Journals & Chap Books

N+1 #31 Spr 18 Out There $14.95

The Point #16 $14.99

Born High by E.E. Greer $5


Elska #17 Perth Australia $18.50

Other Stuff

New sticker and patches from Gatosaurio, with such artists as Abraham Diaz, Inechi, Michael DeForge, Tara Booth!

Offsite: CAKE – The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, First Weekend in June

Jun ’18
11:00 am

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to co-sponsor the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Don’t miss the opening night of CAKE with a kick-off party here at Quimby’s on Fri, June 1st at 7pm, featuring an Uncivilized Books Showcase. The tabling exhibition on Sat, June 2nd and Sun, June 3rd at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted Ave) from 11-6, with panels, workshops and more!

Special Guests include:
Tony Breed
Eddie Campbell
Nick Drnaso
Nicole Hollander
Audrey Niffenegger
Mimi Pond
Fiona Smyth
Carol Tyler
Georgia Webber
Jim Woodring
Gina Wynbrandt
Bianca Xunise

For more info about exhibitors and the programming of the events, see

CAKE art by Johnny Sampson.