Monthly Archive for September, 2018

New Stuff This Week

After Man: A Zoology of the Future by Dougal Dixon (Breakdown Press) $34.99


Mantid Mania #3 by Mike Smith $5

Tear the Petals Off of You by Julia Eff $4.50

Hell Will Be Easy: Nine Grotesk Stories by Marina Morrissey $5

When Death Knocks $2

Brothers and Sisters I Am an Atomic Bomb $1

Know Your Vote: A Workbook to Get to Know your Elected Officials (Biff Boff Bam Sock #9) by Anna Jo Beck $5

Stuff from Diaspora Savant Press: BLCKMZIC #1 Black Banjo $12, Musings on Black Womyn #1 $10 & more.

Eggs by Dan Kelly $2

Critics Union #1 Fall 18 Monsters and Mirrors $6

Truly the Shittiest Archaeologist Ever by California Rachel $4

The Match #118 Fall 18 $3

Window Dressing #1 $10

I Was Born To Swim #1 $1

Trains #3 $15

You Should Hear This #1 Zine About Music by Ricky Vigil $3

Become Worry Free Right Now: 12 Meditations for Transcending Reality by Jessica Mullen & Adam Zapotok $5

Comics & Minis

2 Nate Beaty comics: Laurie and Nate 2017 $3 & Wolfman Chicago Has a Frittata In the Oven $5

Dying of Thirst by Jon Mastantuono $10

Male Tears #1 by AB Von Hell $8

Crowning in Winter by Jack Lundquist $6

Mellow Out vol 1 by Pat Boyle $6

Infinite Wheat Paste #6 by Pidge $5

What Would Happen If Atoms Lose the Ability to Bond by Pan Tong $6

Graphic Novels

Saga vol 9 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples $14.99

The Best American Comics 2018 guest editor Phoebe Gloeckner, series editor Bill Kartalopoulos $25 – Featuring Chloe Perkis, Tara Booth, Simon Hanselmann, Gary Panter & more.

Fuck Off Squad by Nicole Goux & Dave Baker (Silver Sprocket) $15

Roaming Foliage by Patrick Kyle (Koyama Press) $15

Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh $19.99

Fashion Forecasts by Yumi Sakugawa (Retrofit) $18

I Love You: Stories and Cartoons by Sara Lautman (Retrofit) $10

John, Dear by Laura Lannes (Retrofit) $8

All the Sad Songs by Summer Pierre (Retrofit) $10

270 by Maggie Umber (2D Cloud) $14.95

The First Man: The Graphic Novel by Albert Camus, illustrated by Jacques Ferrandez $25.95

I Feel Machine, edited by Julian Hanshaw & Krent Able $22.99 – Comics about tech from folks like Box Brown, Shaun Tan and more.

Art & Design Books

Grace Jones A to Z: The Life of an Icon–From Androgyny to Zula by Steve Wide $14.95

Politics & Revolution

Vote Her in: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President by Rebecca Sive $19.95

How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic by Ariel Dorfman & Armand Mattelart (O/R Books) $21

Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by Lugo, Adonia E., Ph.D. (Microcosm) $14.95

How to Be an American: A Field Guide to Citizenship by Silvia Hidalgo $14.99

Fiction & Hip Lit

Riddance: Or: the Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-mouth Children by Shelley Jackson $28

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 edited by Sheila Heti & 826 National $15.99

Horse Crazy by Gary Indiana $15.95

Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Arsenal Pulp) $19.95

Don’t Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation With Allen Ginsberg $26

Outer Limits

Cemetery Maps by Amy Martin & friends $12

Music Books

Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson $28.99 – Memoir by the lead singer & founder of Suede.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: An Art Book by Reinhard Kleist $29.99

Night Moves by Jessica Hopper $15.95

The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl and More: All You Need to Know About Collecting Essential Music, from Cylinders and Cds to Lps and Tapes by Dave Thompson $29.95


Razorcake #106 $4

Maximumrocknroll #425 $4.99

Bust #113 $6.99

Skeptic vol 23 #3 $6.95

Flat Out #3 Architecture Magazine $20

Glamour Girl #5 $20

Gentlewoman #18 $15.99

Women In Print #1 $8

Lit Journals

The First Line vol 20 #3 $4

For the Kiddies

Recordmania: Atlas of the Incredible by Emmanuelle Figueras by Emmanuelle Figueras & Tavernier Verhille Figueras (Little Gestalten) $24.95


Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created by Patrick E. McGovern $16.95

The New Rules of Coffee: A Modern Guide for Everyone by Jordan Michelman & Zachary Carlsen $14.99


Meat NAKED Special Issue Fall 18 $20

Chicago Henge: A Poem with Lusty Illustrations by Sam Logan $1

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Mysterious and Spooky Edition, at Quimby’s! 10/16

Oct ’18
6:30 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Mysterious and Spooky Edition, at Quimby’s!

In October, we’re celebrating all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about the titles that send chills down our spines. Please BYOZ (Bring Your Own Zines) that get you into the Halloween spirit, and join us for a fun discussion! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome.

We’ll have some treats (and possibly a trick or two) for everyone, as well! Our Mystery Zine Swap was so popular last month that we’re making it a regular thing. If you’d like to participate, bring a zine (wrapped up or concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot.

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. 

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park

6:30-9 p.m. Tues, Oct. 16th

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event.

New Stuff This Week


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Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers by Brandon Johnson (Almighty & Insane Books) $20 This book catalogs a collection of flyers and other house music related ephemera from the years 1983 to 1989, courtesy of Mario “Liv It Up” Luna, a DJ living in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago during this time. These flyers, also called pluggers, were used for promotional purposes. They would be placed in record stores and passed out at schools and on the street to help get the word out about upcoming house music events. Although by no means encyclopedic, this collection documents a variety of figures from Chicago’s emerging house scene: first generation “kings of house” alongside the WBMX Hot Mix 5 and other lesser-known DJs at a variety of venues. Also included in the mix are promoters, record stores, labels, and an assortment of party crews and dance groups who contributed to the growth and atmosphere of house music in Chicago. This book offers a taste of what many consider to be the best times of their lives, and for others acts as a gateway to one of greatest eras in the history of Chicago music. #BeyondHeaven #HouseMusic #Chicago #ChicagoHouseMusicFlyers #ChicagoHouseMusicPluggers #BrandonJohnson #ChicagoMusic #Quimbys #QuimbysBookstore #QuimbysBookstoreChicago

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Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers by Brandon Johnson (Almighty & Insane Books) $20 – Flyers (aka as “pluggers”) and other house music related ephemera from 1983-1989, from the collection of Mario “Liv It Up” Luna, a Pilsen DJ. Highlights from Chicago’s emerging house scene: first generation “kings of house” alongside the WBMX Hot Mix 5 and other DJs, promoters, record stores, labels, party crews and dance groups from Chicago’s house music scene.


Critical Theory Cocktails #4 by Aggie Toppins $10 – Powerful drinks that will make you think differently.

Meanwhile #6 Bad Decisions ed. by Megan Kirby & Jan-Henry Gray $5

Color Me A to Z $12

Chicago by Sam Paakkonen $15

Soul Meat by Dan Kelly $2

Comics & Minis

Various issues of Quietly by Yumi Yamaguchi & friends, $2-$5

Christina Tran minis $5-$10: Aging, Things I Cannot Say, It’s Okay That It’s Not Okay Chapter One, Release, Dear Daughter

Dust and Whiskey by Shoshannah Cohen $6

True Stories #4 by Derf $5.99

Blammo #10 by Noah Van Sciver $8

I Feel Weird #1-#3 by Haleigh Buck $5 each

Dipso Facto #1 by Mosher $10

Defenders – Stories From Armenia’s Border Villages by Cristina Araxie Cass $3

Minnows by Seamus O. Hames $5

Graphic Novels

Chlorine Garden by Keiler Roberts (Koyama Press) $12 – Don’t miss Keiler Roberts here with Jessica Roberts (XTC69) on Oct 5th!

Art Comic by Matthew Thurber (D&Q) $29.95 – Don’t miss Matthew Thurber here to present this raucous skewering of the art world on October 11th!

Space Academy 123 by Mickey Zacchilli (Koyama Press) $18 – Classroom crushes, school plays, gym class, all-knowing Grandfather Computer, maintenance guy scouring planets for resources, you know, typical school stuff.

Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution by Youssef Daoudi $24.99

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein $28

Dementia 21 by Shintaro Kago (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Disturbingly funny manga about plucky home aide tasked with caring for a series of bizarre patients, from one of Japan’s most twisted cartoonists.

Be Your Own Backing Band COLOR EDITION by Liz Prince (Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club) $12

Robert Crumb: Sketchbook 1982-1989, edited by Dian Hanson (Taschen) $40

Politics & Revolution

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici (PM Press) $14

Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy — All At the Same Time by Michael Fine (PM Press) $15.95

These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore $39.99

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory $15.99

Art Books

Russian Criminal Tattoos and Playing Cards, edited by Damon Murray & Stephen Sorrell, text by Arkady Bronnikov (Fuel) $32.50 – Pictures of the handmade decks constructed under the radar of prison authorities and used to command respect, punishment and live by a secret prison dictate.

Pop Art by Flavia Frigeri $16.95 – A helpful guide to Warhol, Lichtenstein & the like.


Afterglow: A Dog Memoir by Eileen Myles (Grove Press) $16

Gender Studies

Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative, editor Jacq Applebee $24.95

Fiction & Literature

Jerusalem by Alan Moore $24.95 – Eternity loiters between housing projects. Fiends, tunnels, slums, holy cities. Everything you expect from Alan Moore! Now in soft cover.

The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings, edited by Mary Ann Caws $13.95

Gone Tomorrow by Gary Indiana $16.95 – Things awry on the art film set in Colombia.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu $9.99 – Riot grrrl revolution: Viv makes a zine to challenge gender inequality at school.

Music, TV & Performance Books

Lemon Jail: On the Road With the Replacements by Bill Sullivan $22.95 – From the roadie’s POV.

Let the Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces, and the Who by Kenney Jones $29.99 – A memoir by the legendary rock-and-roll drummer discuses his East End childhood, battle with dyslexia, witness to the deaths of longtime friends and creative work with several bands, including The Who after the passing of Keith Moon.

27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club by Gene Simmons $27

Rap Dad: A Story of Family and the Subculture That Shaped a Generation by Juan Vidal $26

Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl by Leslie Zemeckis $26

Fame: The Hijacking of Reality by Justine Bateman (Akashic) $26.95

Tape Op #127 $5.95
Wire #415 $10.99
Put a Egg On It #15 $12
Fortean Times #370 $12.40
Mojo #299 $11.25
Kinfolk #29 $18
Offscreen #20 $20

Lit Journals
Wolfman New Life Quarterly #3 $12
N+1 Fall 2018 $14.95
The Paris Review #226 $20
The Believer #121 $12
Parody vol 6 #2 $5

New Stuff This Week

Happy birthday to us!

New Stuff This Week!:



Mura Press #2 Fall 18 Children of the Riot $10

zines from Erika Schnatz, $5 each: Tiny Vampire and Friends Inktober 2017, Cute KO 2017, Cute KO 2018

The Smudge vol 2 #9 $5

End by Lily Someson and Zoe Athena $8

Dootsie by Dan Kelly $2

Flotation Device #15 $2

Comics & Minis

Futile Comics #7 by Mike Centeno $8

Lily Reeves comics: Live Hot Bugs $5, Spring Diary $4

Slightly Plural: Short Comics about Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood by Marnie Galloway $10

Thiccc Offerings #2 $3

Rando by Nichole MK $5

Graphic Novels

Jim Osborne: The Black Prince of the Underground by Jim Osborne (Fantagraphics Underground) $25

Now 4: The New Comics Anthology (Fantagraphics) $9.99 Tri-yearly showcase of new work from contemporary cartoonists worldwide.

Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories by Peter Kuper $19.95

My Brother’s Husband 2 by Gengoroh Tagame $25.95

Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir by Liana Finck $28

Marilyn’s Monsters by Tommy Redolfi (Humanoids Publishing) $29.95

Home After Dark by David Small $27.95

Roly Poly: Phanta’s Story by Daniel Semanas (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal (D&Q) $24.95

Politics & Revolution

Resisting Illegitimate Authority: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Being an Anti-Authoritarian-Strategies, Tools, and Models by Bruce E. Levine (AK Press) $18

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History by Howard Zinn $17

Proletarian Days: A Hippolyte Havel Reader by Hippolyte Havel (AK Press) $24

Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All by Elisa Camahort Page & Carolyn Gerin $16.99

Art Books

Suggestivism: Resonance by Nathan Spoor (Gingko Press/Spoke Art Gallery) $45

Handmade Art by Sandu Publications: Explorations in Contemporary Craft (Gingko Press) $39.95

Cat Paws by PIE International $12.95

Terrariums: Bring Nature into Your Home by Mathilde Lelievre (Gingko Press) $22

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications, editor John Danaher $19.95

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin $29.95

The Surrender of Silence: A Memoir of Ironfoot Jack, King of the Bohemians by Ironfoot Jack, edited by Colin Stanley (Strange Attractor Press) $21.95


We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix $24.99

LIVEBLOG by Megan Boyle (Tyrant Books) $21.95

My Pet Serial Killer by Michael J. Seidlinger (Fangoria Books) $15

Film & Music Books

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together by Adam Nayman $40

David Bowie: The Oral History by Dylan Jones $18

The Last Poets by Christine Otten $17.99


Park and Life #8 $10
Frankie #84 $16.99
Little White Lies #76 $12.99


When Rap Spoke Straight to God by Erica Dawson (Tin House ) $15.95

For the Kiddies

Collaboration: Ways We Work Together by Tomas Moniz & friends (AK Press) $14.95

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders $17.99 – A primer for peaceful protest, resistance and activism.

Anne Elizabeth Moore Reads From Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet in Convo with John Porcellino at Quimby’s 11/1

Nov ’18
7:00 pm


In Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet (Uncivilized Books), long considered one of the most influential women in American independent comics—although she left the field, and is Canadian—Julie Doucet finally receives a full-length critical overview of her work, from Anne Elizabeth Moore, a noted chronicler of independent media and critical gender theorist. Sweet Little Cunt is the first book-length critical analysis of a female cartoonist by a female theorist in the English language. It is a landmark production, both in Moore’s unique and defiant analysis of Doucet’s work, and the significance of a woman reorienting the entire dialogue around Doucet and comics in general, in a field that is so thoroughly and toxically dominated by men.

Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, internationally lauded cultural critic, and called “one of the sharpest thinkers and cultural critics bouncing around the globe today” by Razorcake, a ‘general phenom’ by the Chicago Reader, and “a critic” by the New York Times. She is the former editor of Punk Planet and the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, as well as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Her book Unmarketable was named Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. Body Horror is on the Nonfiction Shortlist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Nonfiction Award and was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies. Quimby’s would like to congratulate Ms. Moore on her new position as editor of the Chicago Reader!

John Porcellino was born in Chicago in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989 and still running, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. He lives in Illinois. His most recent book is From Lone Mountain, which collects stories from King-Cat Comics.

About Body Horror by Anne Elizabeth Moore:
“[D]evastating in its unwillingness to flinch … Body Horror is an incredible, touching, intelligent collection that looks beyond what’s comfortable to examine what is true.”
Foreword, Five Star Review

Sat, Nov 1st, 7pm – Free Event

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