Monthly Archive for November, 2018

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2019 Lithium Lion National Waste Calendar by Leif Goldberg $25 – Enjoy each month of 2019 with Leif Goldberg’s whimsical screenprinted raccoons eating corn, IDs demanded of underage mushrooms, night meat vision and more! -LM

Zines & Zine-Related

Sigils For Daily Self-Care by Liz Walker $2

A People’s Guide to Publishing: Build a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful, Book Business From the Ground Up by Joe Biel (Microcosm) $19.95

zines by Heather Anacker: Pizza Is Awesome Everything Else Sux, Cats Words Feeling, Mushrooms Are Amazing & more. various prices.

Again and Again by Hanna M. Owens & friends $5

Men Apologizing to Me by Delphine Bedient $12

Comics & Minis

Amnesia by Al Columbia (Floating World) $10

Love and Rockets Magazine #6 by Gilbert and Jamie Hernandez $4.99

Fluoride Panther by Leif Goldberg $6

Oh Brother Joyous Day Joyous Day by Harrison Wyrick $3

Fragile by Melek Zertal $17

Runaway Hearts by Sean Christensen $14

Work Life Balance #1-#3 by Aisha Franz $6-$8

Loose and Win by Milena Bassen $15

I Want to Paint a Rose by Maren Karlson $15

Johns Worth #4 by Jonathan Chandler (Breakdown Press) $10

French Kids United, in FRENGLISH by C. Rudler $7

So Your Baby’s Psychic by Uncle Flannery $3

Girl and the Nun by Emily Schulert $20

Autoridder by Tom Kemp $3

Crescent Loop by Lando $10

Verk by Iris Erlings $10

Liz Yerby comics: New Yerby Spr 2018 $8, What Marcie Worries About $3 & more.

Graphic Novels

The Complete Matinee Junkie: Five Years at the Movies by Jordan Jeffries (Birdcage Bottom Books) $20

Occult Presence by Paqaru (Floating World) $10

R. Crumb’s Dream Diary by R. Crumb (Elara) $25

Objects for a Better Future by Tor Brandt $17

Wet Shape In the Dark by Jon Chandler (Breakdown Press) $20

Outdoors by Yokoyama Yuichi (Breakdown Press) $22.50

The Prince by Liam Cobb (Retrofit) $14

Silica Burn 2 by Liam Cobb and friends $12

Politics, Revolution & Essay Books

Alerta! Alerta!: Snapshots of Europe’s Anti-fascist Struggle by Patrick Strickland (AK Press) $16

Evil Empire: A Reckoning with Power, edited by Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen (Boston Rev) $16

Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics by Bobby Sullivan (Akashic) $15.95

High Static, Dead Lines: Sonic Spectres & the Object Hereafter by Kristen Gallerneaux $21.95 – Literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief.

Art & Photo Books

Osceola Godspeed by Mike Taylor $15

Fundamentals by Adam Jason Cohen $24.99

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman $19.99

Outer Limits & Mayhem

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine by Thomas Morris $26

Black Dahlia Avenger III: Murder As a Fine Art: Presenting the Further Evidence Linking Dr. George Hill Hodel to the Black Dahlia and Other Lone Woman Murders by Steve Hodel (Rare Bird Books) $20

Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall $17

Humor & Trivia

Dent’s Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain by Susie Dent (Clays Ltd) $15.95

The Art of Failing: Notes from the Underdog by Anthony McGowan (Oneworld) $14.99

A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them by Greg Clarke / Monte Beauchamp $19.99

Music Books

Some Fantastic Place: My Life in and Out of Squeeze by Chris Difford $15.99


Fiction by Set Sytes (Microcosm): Wulf Book One of the Fifth Place, India Bones and the Ship of the Dead, Faces in the Dark a Collection of Paranoid Horror $12.95-$15.95

Bikes Not Rockets: Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories by Elly Blue, Monique Cuillerier, Gretchin Lair & more (Microcosm) $11.95

Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark by Charlie J. Eskew $18

Unclay by T.F. Powys $16.95


Harpers Magazine Dec 18 $6.99

Got a Girl Crush #8 $18

The Black Aesthetic: 3 Fragments by Leila Weefur, Jamal Batts, Ra Malika Imhotep (Wolfman Books) 2018 $8

Apartamento #22 $24

It Looks Like This by Mike Taylor & Elito Greenwald $15

Mojo #301 $11.25

Anorak #47 $13

Mixmag #330 $10.50

Tape Op #128 $5.99

Lit Journals & Poetry

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art #56 $15

Autobiography of Death by Kim Hyesoon $16.95

Poem About Desire by Hanna M. Owens $3

For the Kiddies

Grandpa’s Witched Up Christmas by James Flora (Feral House) $17.95

Other Stuff

Stuff from Secret Headquarters: enamel pins $10, air fresheners $5

New Stuff This Week

Dame Darcy Witch Calendar 2019 $20



New zines from Dan Kelly: Daughter, Awesome Tragic! $2 each

Strange Tapes #3 by Scott R. Miller $4

Pound the Pavement #20: Total Control by Josh MacPhee $6

Hard to Love #9 by Sara McHenry $3

Dress Like an Aardvark and Other Animals by Emily Meredith Lewis $10

Radical Softness as a Boundless Form of Resistance by Be Oakley $10

Stonewall Was a Riot by Brett Suemnicht $10

Nighted Life #12 Sum 18 $15

This Goth Bitch #4-#6 by MV Garcia $6 each

Comics & Minis

Thriftin’ by Lois Tuman $2

Bad Meat by H. Jones $2

Cut Out by Flex $5

True Love by Chloë Perkis $25

Hell Cop Summer Special – Crazy From the Heat by Tom McHenry $5

Stick by J. Gattis $4

Graphic Novels

Our Wretched Town Hall by Eric Kostiuk Willams (Retrofit) $10

I Am Young by M. Dean (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Oscar Wilde: A Season of Sorrow by Rob Marland $9

Warrior Women 3: Spain by Spain Rodriguez $34.99 – Comics tales from the Zap cartoonist about senior citizen skateboarders, the Leather Nun, and much more!

Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life by William Roy & Sylvain Dorange (Humanoids) $19.95

Hellblazer: 30th Anniversary Celebration $39.99

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White by Michael Tisserand $19.99 – Softcover reprint.

Politics & Revolution

Can We All Be Feminists?: New Writing from Brit Bennett, Nicole Dennis-benn, and 15 Others on Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism, edited by June Eric-udorie $16

Politics Hacks: 100 Clever Ways to Help You Understand and Remember the Most Important Theories by Julian Flanders $16.99

I Hate This About Me by Henry Alberto $20

Music, Film & TV Books

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy $28

Voluptuous Terrors 2: 120 Horror & Exploitation Film Posters from Italy, edited by G. H. Janus (Deicide) $29.95

Blood, Fire, Death: The Swedish Metal Story by Ika Johannesson & Jon Jefferson Klingberg (Feral House) $27.95

Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman $19.99 – Now in soft cover.

Stranger Things Field Guide by Nadia Bailey $19.95

Art & Design

Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print ’55 -’88 by Peter Golding $40

Tennis Manifesto vol 2 by Warren Harris & friends $20

Mayhem & Outer Limits

The Illustrated Secret History of the World by Mark Booth $45

The Book of Extraordinary Deaths: True Accounts of Ill-Fated Lives by Cecilia Ruiz $17

A Witch’s Bestiary: Visions of Supernatural Creatures by Maja D’aoust (Process) $22.95

Plight of the Living Dead: What the Animal Kingdom’s Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World and Ourselves by Matt Simon $16

The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror by Thomas Ligotti $17 – Life sucks! Take joy in your negativity.

Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural by Peter Bebergal $28


The Embalmer by Anne-Reneé Caillé $14.95

Fox 8: A Story by George Saunders $17

The Future Is Female!: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin, edited Lisa Yaszek $27.95


Phile #3 The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity $20

Local Interest

Vintage Chicago: The Best of @vintagetribune on Instagram by the Chicago Tribune $25


The Baffler #42 $14

Wire #417 $10.99

Shindig #84 $13.99

New Noise Magazine #43 $4.99

Film Comment Nov/Dec 2018 $6.95

Frankie #85 $16.99

Slanted #32 $28

Highsnobiety #16

Fortean Times #372 $12.40

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Granta #145 $16.99

Long Day Press 2018 Chapbook Sampler $5

For the Kiddies

What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers & Shawn Harris $17.99

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People I’ve Met In My First Quarter Of College by Nicolette Giatras $2

Forming and Deforming Habits (One Minute Happiness series) Liskey Sage 42

Hatred of Writing by SD Stewart $3

The Smudge vol 2 #11 by Clay Hickson $5

Comics & Minis

Cursed Woman by Corinne Halbert $8 – a love letter to the erotic Euro-horror films of the 1970s and early ’80s, with special affection for the work of fantasist supreme Jean Rollin.

Wistful Wandering of Worms by James Keir $5

Something Anything 3 by Tyler Hardin $3

Guide by Kristen Kurlich $5

Ghosts Who Know People I Know vols 1 & 2 by Kaitlin Martin $12 each

Evil Thanksgiving Bird by PK Roy $9.99

Laskimooses #43 Shit Happens by Tohori Matti Hagelbergin $7

Tappavat Kädet #1 by Leo Kuikka $7

Hobgoblin #1 November $5

Graphic Novels & Relevant Books

Retrograde Orbit by Kristyna Baczynski (Avery Hill) $16.99

Part of It: Comics and Confessions by Ariel Schrag $17.99

Vanishing Act by Roman Muradov (Fantagraphics) $14.99 – 13 interconnected short stories.

Twist of Fate by Paco Roca $39.99

Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang (D&Q) $22.95

Flem by Rebecca Rosen (Conundrum) $20

Piero by Edmond Baudoin $17.95

Flower by Brad Rohloff $20

Snowbird by Erin K. Wilson $20

The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life by Tom Hart $25.99 – The author of Rosalie Lightning & Hutch Owen shares prompts and practical examples that assist writing, drawing, and telling stories.

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery $35

Politics, Revolution & Current Events Books

Post-Truth: Peak Bullshit – and What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis $15.99

Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism by Rebecca Solnit & photographer Susan Schwartzenberg $19.95

The Independent Woman: Extracts from the Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir $10

The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things by Barry Glassner $17.99 – Now updated for the age of Trump.

Art & Design Books

OUFF!: Mander Selected Works by Martin Ander (Dokument) $34.95 – Skateboarding and street art culture guru monograph.

Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1985-1988 by Gary Indiana, edited by Bruce Hainley [Semiotext(e)] $29.95 – Documenting the 1980s New York art scene.

Change-Makers: The Pin-Up Book of Pioneers, Troublemakers & Radicals by Matilda Dixon-smith $19.95 – 50 of the world’s sexiest brains.

Music Books

Rock’n’Roll Decontrol vol 2: A Punk Pic and Flyer Collection by David A Ensminger $10 – From the editor for Left of the Dial, author of such books as Visual Vitriol, The Politics of Punk and Out of the Basement.

Mayhem & Outer Limits Books

I Am the Dark Tourist: Travels to the Darkest Sites on Earth by H. E. Sawyer (Headpress) $22.95

Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu Eatwell $15.95

Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes by Chris Impey $26.95


The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce $17

Armada by Ernest Cline $9.99


Monocle #118 $12

Another Man #27 $14.99

The Internationalist #53 $1

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Sunday Night Bombers #1-#5 by Marc LeSage & friends $10 each

The Believer #122 $12

Wonder Wonder $5

Sex Guides & Culture

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Molly Smith / Juno MAC $24.95

Elska #20 Lyon France $18.50

Other Stuff

Santa Greeting Cards: 20 Assorted Cards in Deluxe Tin by Monte Beauchamp (Last Gasp) $19.95

My Feminism Helps You Too Patch $3


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New Stuff This Week

Thank God For Black Metal Tote Bag $13


First Aide to Face Adversity by Kuwa Jasiri $7.33

On the Animation of Statues by Brian Cotnoir $10

Sugar House by Erin OFlynn $8

Comics & Minis

Symbology: An A to Z of Archetypes and Epiphanies by Annie Murphy $11

Artema #1 The Exile $5

Forever and Everything #3 by Kyle Bravo $10

Living Space by Cam Del Rosario $5

Post Fallout by Blake Sims $3

Spirit Prison #2 Thoughts of the Unholy $8

Hallowzine vol 1 $5

Graphic Novels

A Perfect Failure: Fante Bukowski Three by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics) $16.99

Mort Cinder by Héctor Germán Oesterheld, illustrated by Alberto Breccia (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol: a Factual Fairytale by Typex $34.99

The Metabaron 2: The Techno-cardinal & the Transhuman by Alejandro Jodorowsky & friends (Humanoids Publishing) $19.95

Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books) $14.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future by Alan Hirsch (City Lights Books) $14.95

Strongmen: Trump / Modi / Erdogan / Duterte / Putin, ed by Vijay Prashad (OR Books) $21

Shout Your Abortion, edited by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (PM Press) $24.95

Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons by Silvia Federici (PM Press) $19.95

Why Work?: Arguments for the Leisure Society, edited by Freedom Press (PM Press) $19.95

The Women’s Atlas by Joni Seager $25

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates $18 – Now in soft cover.

Art Books

Stick It to the Man!: Protest Stickers by Stickerbomb $17.99

Barry McGee by Katya Tylevich (Damiani) $35

Limitless: 24 Remarkable American Women of Vision, Grit, and Guts by Leah Tinari $19.99

Social Practices by Chris Kraus (Semiotext(e) $17.95 – Essays on and around art and art practices by the author of I Love Dick.

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen Fiction by Gabrielle Moss $22.99 – A hilarious and nostalgic trip through the history of paperback pre-teen series of the 80s and 90s.

Outer Limits

Tall Money by John Cappas $20


Hannah Versus the Tree by Leland De La Durantaye (McSweeneys) $18

The Son of Black Thursday by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Restless) $25.99

Edju by RW Spryszak $18

Fade into You by Nikki Darling (Feminist Press) $16.95 – Coming-of-age debut novel divulges the life of a Mexican American punk barely surviving high school.

Music, Film & TV Books

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond / Adam Horovitz $50 – Tells the story of the band by members ADROCK and Mike D. Alongside the band narrative you’ll find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, plus other surprises including pieces by guest contributors Amy Poehler, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

Freebase Ain’t Free by Holle Thee Maxwell & David A. Kozin $14 – Chicago-born vocalist Holly Thee Maxwell recounts her experience as Ike Turner’s personal assistant and confidante.

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things by Sarah Jensen and Maynard James Keenan $19.99

Best Movies of the 80s: A Nostalgic Celebration of the Greatest Films of the Decade by Helen O’Hara $16.99

Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival: Time Spent with Juggalos by Craven Rock, illustrated by Damon Thompson (Mend My Dress Press) $11.99

Sex Pistols: 90 Days at EMI by Brian Southall $9.99

Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography by Con Chrisoulis $34.99 – Tales of The Smiths is a comic book retelling of the band members’ teenage years, before the group was famous.

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion by Gina Mcintyre $36

DIY Books

The Ink & Blood Dueling Society Doesn’t Exist: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Hosting Writing Duel Events $15

Sex Guides & Culture

Drawn to Sex: The Basics by Erika Moen / Matthew Nolan $19.99


Hiss Mag #3 $24.99

Wicked Vision Magazine vol 12 $18

Lit Journals & Poetry

The Bennington Review #5 Fauna $13

Brief Way To Identify a Body by Devon Balwit $10