Monthly Archive for October, 2018

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Back to the Lab Edition, at Quimby’s!

Nov ’18
7:00 pm

In November, we’re putting zines that explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) under the microscope! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles that illuminate, debate, and celebrate the ways in which the world works. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

We’ve made our Mystery Zine Swap a monthly thing, too! If you’d like to participate, bring a zine (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.

Here’s the Facebook event invite for this event.

New Stuff This Week


View this post on Instagram


#NewStuff this week! #Quimbys #QuimbysBookstore #quimbysbookstorechicago

A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore) on


Butch Nor Femme #13 by Lynne $3

KerBloom #134 Sep Oct 18 by Artnoose $2

This Body of a Woman I Inhabit — Este Cuerpo De Mujer Que Habito Split by Juana Adcock and Nicky Arscott $7

Meanwhile #7 Thirst Trap $5

Slutcake #4 by Jolie Ruin $2.50

Today’s Idiocy by Bradley Adita $2

Sketchbook #1 by Jonathan LaMantia $8

Comics & Minis

Where You Lead by Leslie Perrine $4

Unchained Melanie Chapter 1 by Renier $5

And Thats Final by H. Jones $2

Graphic Novels

Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (Resist) by Elly Lonon and Jaon Reilly (Powerhouse) $19.95

Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe by Ali Fitzgerald (Fantagraphics) $24.99 – Don’t miss Ali here at Quimby’s to talk about this book on Nov 8th!

American Politics: A Graphic History by Laura Locker & Julia Scheele $17.95

Fluorescent Mud by Eli Howey (2dcloud) $16.95

The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld (D&Q) $19.95

Politics & Revolution Books

The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair / Joshua Frank (AK Press) $18.95

Art Books

Zooicide: Seeing Cruelty, Demanding Abolition by Sue Coe $20

Living Maps: An Atlas of Cities Personified by Adam Dant $35

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Treatise on Modern Stimulants by Honoré De Balzac, Illustrated by Pierre Alechinsky $12.95 – On tea, sugar, coffee, alcohol and tobacco written by someone who drank 10 to 15 cups of coffee a day.

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts by Ruth Goodman $28.95

Hater: On the Virtues of Utter Disagreeability by John Semley $19.95 – A timely manifesto urging us to think critically, form opinions, and then argue them with gusto.

Music, Film & TV Books

Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music by Michael Azerrad, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham $23.99

Caught in a Trap: The Kidnapping of Elvis by Chris Charlesworth $15.95

Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson / Jonathan Schroeder $22.95 – How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.

Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony Decurtis $19.99

The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the Literary Punks, Renegade Artists, DIY Filmmakers, Mad Playwrights, and Rock ’n’ Roll Glitter Queens Who Revolutionized Culture by Kembrew McLeod $27

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens $17.95

GuRU by RuPaul $25.99


Sappho’s Overhead Projector by Bonnie J. Morris $16.95 – Sappho, The Overhead Herself, sends women’s history professor, Hannah Stern on an undercover mission to save the daring lesbian books that helped bring out and free so many generations of women.

Power Within by JE Nelson $12


Please Let Me Help: Helpful Letters to the World’s Most Wonderful Brands by Zack Sternwalker (Microcosm) $9.95

The Philosophy of Beards by Thomas S. Gowing $16.99 – A reprint from 1854, a curious look into the Victorian culture of hyper-manliness.


RFD #175 $11.95

Mojo #300 $11.99

Lit Journals

The Common #16 $14

New Stuff This Week

Slingshot 2019 Organizers are here! Large Spiral Size $16, Small Pocket Size $8 & Liartown’s Social Justice Kittens 12 Month 2019 Wall Calendar! $18


Strange Tapes #2 by Scott R. Miller $5

Sketches by Dan Gleason $3

Syndicate Product #24 Unrecommended Reading by AJ Michel & friends $3

Be an American #1 by Elijah Haas $5

Gallup Annotated by A Void $7

Reasons to Fucking Vote vol 2 by Spiderweb Salon $5

Best Case Scenarios by Dan Kelly $2

The Smudge vol 2 #10 by Clay Hickson $5

Suitable 4 Framin #14 Oct 18 Label Special $10

Survive by Kayson Spinazzola $5

Visitor in Myself #7 by Nichole $2

Pieces #14 On the Demon $4

What Are You Doing Conversations About Productivity and Time by Taylor Wallau $5

Light That Never Goes Out by Jonas & Julia Eff $3

Comics & Minis

Tongues Chapter 2 by Anders Nilsen $13

You Can Try Again by Olivia Walch (Silver Sprocket) $5

Do You Ever Feel Lonely by Elyssa Saldana $1.50

Who Remembers Anyway? Collected Strips by David Alvarado $5

Fielder #1 Four Rigid Stories by Kevin Huizenga $8

Asphalt #1 by David Soileau $2

Jerry Mindfelt by Otto Splotch $8

Donald Trump in Why Does It Always Rain On Me by IP Freely $5

Graphic Novels

Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet by Julie Doucet (D&Q) $119.95

The Vagabond Valise by Siris $25

Bad Friends by Ancco (D&Q) $21.95

One Dirty Tree by Noah Van Sciver (Uncivilized) $19.95

Follow Me In by Katriona Chapman (Avery Hill) $24.99

Bastard by Max De Radiguès (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Frankenstein Junji Ito Story Collection $22.99

The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements by Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp) $17.95

The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon by Aaron Renier $18.99

My Pretty Vampire by Katie Skelly (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Politics, Revolution & Essay Books

Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism by Nadya Tolokonnikova $24.99

Stranger in the Pen by Mohamed Asem (Perfect Day Publishing) $10

The Feminist Financial Handbook: A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Wealthy Life by Brynne Conroy $18.99

The Periodic Table of Feminism by Marisa Bate (Seal) $20

Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History by Blair Imani $17.99

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto $12.99

Provocations: Collected Essays by Camille Paglia $40

Grabbing Pussy by Karen Finley $15.95

Art Books

As Radical, As Mother, As Salad, As Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now? Edited by Paper Monument (N+1) $15

Ready For War: The Battle Jacket Photography of Adel Souto $15

Outer Limits, Mayhem & Spooooooooky

Sister of darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist by R. H. Stavis $16.99

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake $17.99

Project Stargate and Remote Viewing Technology by Axel Balthazar $22 – Psychic spying!

Charms, Amulets, Talismans & Spells by Marian Green $14

Earth Grids: The Secret Patterns of Gaia’s Sacred Sites by Hugh Newman $14

Stone Circles by Hugh Newman by Hugh Newman $14

Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead by Prof. Oddfellow $10.95

Music, TV & Film Books

A Short History of Mdc’s Radical Rock: No War No Kkk No Fascist USA by David A. Ensminger $10

2 more 33 1/3 books, $14.95 each: Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera by Rien Fertel & Siouxsie and the Banshees: Peepshow by Samantha Bennett

Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to the X-Files by Zack Handlen / Todd Vanderwerff $30

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by Vikki Tobak $40

The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy by Paul Myers $17.95 – Authorized!

Blood Sucking Freak!: The Life and Films of the Incredible Joel M. Reed by John Szpunar (Headpress) $28.95

The Art of Troma by Fred Van Lente $34.99


Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron, with Brendan McDonald $18.99

And Then You Die of Dysentery: Lessons in Adulting from the Oregon Trail by Lauren Reeves $14.99


Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson $16

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami $30

Spud by Brielle Brilliant $14.95

How I Became a Real Pirate by Truly Owen Free $15

Carnality: Sebastian Phoenix and the Dark Star vol 2 by Josiah Hesse $15

Maximumrocknroll #426 Nov 18 $4.99
Cabinet #65 Knowledge $12
Dish Rag Magazine #0 Fall 2018 Caves $15
Shindig #83 $13.99
Tom Tom Magazine #35 $10
Adbusters #140 $10
Wire #416 $10.99
Cinema Retro vol 14 #42 $11.99
Hi Fructose #49 $8.95

Lit Journals

Sinister Wisdom #110 $14
Midwestern Gothic Sum 18 $12


Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground by Richard Perez Seves $29.99

New Stuff This Week

Cavegirl Monologue by Heather Benjamin (Sacred Bones Books) $35 – Cavegirl Monologue is artist Heather Benjamin’s most substantial collection to date and displays her art on paper and on canvas, the latter of which is a first for her.


Primordial Cooch #2 by Caroline Paquita $5

Alejandro #1 Photo Zine by Alana Derksen $20

Sneak Peeks and Coming Attractions $3

Still Dancing On My Own: A Robyn Fanzine by Rachel Pallmeyer $3

Zines by Dan Kelly, $2 each: Hydeaway, For Your Consideration

Here’s How the Sausage gets Made: A Few Thoughts on Desire by Emma Casey $2

BGMPDG #1 $5

HARDCORE ARCHITECTURE: THRASH ADVERTISING: Paper Ephemera from Underground Zines 1980-1990 (Half-Letter Press) $20


Scaffolding #1 by Ruby Miller and Idene A $10

Zines from Diaspora Savant Press: BLCKMZIC #1 Black Banjo $12, And Then There Were None: Sanctuary, Migration, Gentrification and the Vanishing Metropolis $15, And Now My Watch Begins: Almost Six Years of Sobriety My Way aka Staying Sober While Staying Woke $12 & more

Comics & Minis

Comics by Bacteria by J. Bladder: Pickles Dickson $1.50, Bacteria $3.50

Fungirl Origins #1 by Elizabeth Pich $10

Venus Riff Presents Wild Card by Teylor Smirl and Johari Mayfield $5

Graphic Novels

Brat by Michael Deforge (Koyama Press) $19.95

A House in the Jungle by Nathan Gelgud (Koyama Press) $24.95

The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-flying, No-holds-barred History of the One True Sport by Aubrey Sitterson / Chris Moreno $18.99

Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman & Mark Buckingham $17.99

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden $21.99

Evie and the Truth About Witches by John Martz (Koyama Press) $19.95

Politics & Revolution Books

The Xenofeminist Manifesto: A Politics for Alienation by Laboria Cuboniks $12.95

Homosexuality: Power & Politics by Gay Left Collective $18.95

Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, illustrated by Tyler Feder $24

The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences, Working Toward Freedom, editor Alice Kim (Haymarket) $18

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation, editor Pam Mitchell $18.95

A History of America in Ten Strikes by Erik Loomis $27.95

American Homo: Community and Perversity by Jeffrey Escoffier $18.95

Art Books

The Abcs of Style: A Graffiti Alphabet by Dana James $25

Outer Limits

Everyday Magic: Rituals, Spells & Potions to Live Your Best Life by Semra Haksever $14.99

The Witchcraft Handbook: Unleash Your Magical Powers to Create the Life You Want by Midia Star $14.99

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty $15.95

Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk and the Reinvention of the Modern World by Brandy Schillace $15.95

Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking With Weed, by the editors of Munchies $30 – Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit.

Do Robots Make Love?: From AI to Immortality – Understanding Transhumanism in 12 Questions by Laurent Alexandre / Jean-Michel Besnier $12.99

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris $16

Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations by Arnold Van De Laar $29.99

Music & Film Books

Songs of Love and Horror: Collected Lyrics of Will Oldham by Will Oldham $26.95

Why the Ramones Matter by Donna Gaines $16.95

Around the World In Eighty Record Stores: A Guide to the Best Vinyl Emporiums on the Planet by Marcus Barnes (Dog N Bone) $14.95

The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings by Leonard Cohen $28

A to Z Great Film Directors by Andy Tuohy $14.99 – A design-led reference book with art, text, infographics and more!


Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval $16.95

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides $17


Balls Deep by John Maggie $10


Uppercase #39 $18

Lit Journals

The Point #17 Fall 18 Beethoven and Blackness $14.99

For the Kiddies

Lowriders: Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper $9.99

October Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter Now Available

The October Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available here.

Sign up to get our monthly missive in your e-mail inbox every month at