Monthly Archive for February, 2019

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Tarot Readings by Sarah Luczko at Quimby’s March 4th

Mar ’19
7:00 pm

Quimby’s is proud to welcome tarot readings by Sarah Luczko, poet, dancer, performance artist, bookstore owner (Space Oddities, friend of Quimby’s), and Tarot reader. Her readings are down to earth, while still keeping one foot in the other world. Sarah grants her querents the autonomy and focus to produce their own reading through collaboration in working with the cards. She embraces the traveling tradition of party readings. She prefers to read in loud bars, outdoors, in a garden, at art openings, or anywhere away from more traditional settings. $20 per reading. Follow her on Instagram: @sluczko

Here’s the Facebook invite for this.

Monday, March 4th, 7-9pm

Jesse Duquette of “The Daily Don” Book Signing on Free Comic Book Day, May 4th

May ’19
7:00 pm

The first Saturday in May is always Free Comic Book Day (yes, we’ll have some free comics all day), and this year Quimby’s also celebrates by welcoming Jesse Duquette of “The Daily Don” — the popular Instagram which is now featured in a book.

“The Daily Don: All The News That Fits Into Tiny, Tiny Hands” (Skyhorse Publishing) collects the best of the first two years of artist Jesse Duquette’s Instagram art project “The Daily Don”, a gallery of cartoons centered around the Trump administration. As soon as the lies began on Day One of Trump’s presidency about crowd sizes at his Inauguration, Duquette decided the best weapon he could employ against the coming madness was his pack of colored pencils. Thus began his semi-monastic regimen of documenting each and every day of this administration’s actions, tweets, scandals, and bizarro cast of characters through satirical cartoons, a healthier outlet for an incredulous and outraged public than, say, depressed drinking or Proud Boy provoking. Duquette’s influences range from Shel Silverstein to Pat Oliphant to Moebius, but the effect is mostly slow motion pen-and-ink waterboarding.

Anyone who doesn’t follow The Daily Don is missing the point of life in 2018 .” – Laurence Tribe, Author & Professor at Harvard Law School, real smart guy.

Jesse’s work has been featured in such places as: The Globe & Mail, TruthDig,, and Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold”. He has also been featured on the “CraftSanity” podcast and was the subject of a Snopes article (verified “True”!). Jesse has no degrees or awards to his name but his mother loves him anyways.

Note: Free Comic Book Day goes on all day and we’ll have some, but only as long as supplies last. The Daily Don is not a free comic.

For more info:

facebook event invite


Saturday, May 4th, 7pm – Free Event

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: Made in Chicago Edition, at Quimby’s! March 26th

Mar ’19
7:00 pm

In March, our husky, brawling metropolis turns 182, and we’re celebrating by exploring zines made in Chicago! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles that were created right here in the city that is second to none when it comes to self-publishing. Local zinemakers, please bring one of your own zines to share! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

If you’d like to participate in our Mystery Zine Swap, 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.

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: Made in Chicago Edition, at Quimby’s!

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26

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


Facebook fiend? The invite is here.

New Stuff This Week

Russian Criminal Playing Cards: Deck of 54 Playing Cards edited by Damon Murray (Fuel) $20

Stuff from Contagion Press!

Zines & Zine-Related

Other One by Marie Reichel $18

Glister #1 An Alt Pop Photo Series $15

Melancholy Musings of a Misfit Girl by Tianne Pitz #1 $5

zines from Carrie: IDGAF About Your Diet Deborah by Carrie $2, Surviving High School for Teens Freaks and Other Outlaws $2

Why I Do Not Write Poetry: A Manifesto on Art and Modern Life In Praise of the Open Text by Elizabeth Harper $2

KerBloom #136 Jan Feb 2019 by Artnoose $2

Just Another Asshole No. 6 by Glenn Branca & Barbara Ess $14.95 – Was a seminal and now legendary series of publications that helped define New York’s No Wave community, edited by photographer and musician Barbara Ess from 1978 to 1987.

Freedom of the Presses: Artists’ Books in the Twenty-First Century $25

Radio Luzifer Las Luzes Illuminando La Oscuridad by Luz Magdaleno $5

Exploration In Atrophy by Isabella Aimone 2018 $20

Late to the Party Fall Winter 18 by Erik Jacobson $3


Follicle by JJ McLuckie $12

So Buttons #9 $5

Scrambled Eggs by Chris Mattei $5

High Maintenance Machine #28 $4

New Wave Comics Presents #9 by David Soileau $1.50

On Struggling Relationships (b+w version) by Brown and Proud Press $5

Searching for Youth by Jake Marrus $6

Smallest Unit of Life Comic by A. Bellstorf $8

Horkin and Henry the Death of a Universe by Spencer Scudder $16

Worlds by Elvis Vasquez and Maddison Chaffer & friends $10

I Loved My Dead Dog by Cameron Feeley $1.50

Delia Awesome #3

Graphic Novels

James Warren, Empire of Monsters: The Man Behind Creepy, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Billie the Bee by Mary Fleener (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Letter to Survivors by Gébé $15.95

Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage by Fabien Grolleau, illustrated by Jérémie Royer (Nobrow) $22.95

Politics & Revolution

The Future Is Feminist: Radical, Funny, and Inspiring Writing by Women, edited by Mallory Farrugia $24.95

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr $30

Small Blows Against Encroaching Totalitarianism the Manifesto Series vol 2 (McSweeneys) $9.99

Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography by Paul Buhle / Steve Max, illustrated by Noah Van Sciver $19.95

The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs: Building Solidarity on the Tracks, 1877–1892, edited by Tim Davenport (Haymarket) $36

Art Books

The Art of Kaneoya Sachiko (Iron Circus) $35 – First English translation of an artist inspired by anime and manga from the 50s and 90s, showcasing the monstrous, the romantic, and the mortal suffering of her subjects.


Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne $15.95

Music & Film Books

Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982 (Trapart Books) $39.95 – Punk and industrial culture in late ’70s and early ’80s San Francisco from photographer Ruby Ray, whose photos have appeared in Search & Destroy and RE/Search.

Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin by Samm Deighan (Spectacular Optical) $36.95


I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays by Tim Kreider $16


Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Doten $16

We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill $16.99


Oh So Magazine #1 Celebrating the Female Global Skateboarding Community $16

Bust #115 Mar/Apr 2019 $6.99

Little White Lies #78 Jan/Feb 2019 $12.99

Maximumrocknroll #430 Mar 2019 $4.99

Adbusters #142 $10

The Point #18 Winter 19 $14.99 – This issue: Chicago Police Torture

Mojo #304 Mar 2019 $11.25

Harpers Magazine Mar 2019 $6.99

Wire #420 Feb 19 $10.99

Raw Vision #100 $16

The Monthly Review vol 70 #9 Feb 2019 $6

Free Ass Mag #5 $15

Cinema Retro vol 15 #43 $11.99

New Skin Mag #1 $10

Pictures of My Mother Touching Wild Animals by Gwen Bedient $7

Lit Journals, Poetry & Chap Books

Granta #146 Politics of Feeling #16.99

Hotel Alexander by Rebekah Morgan $10.95

Creature by Tianne Pitz #3 $5

Bai by Shannon Campbell and Marcello Di Russo $8

From My Lips by Lupita Carrasquillo $15

Sobotka Literary Magazine #7 Winter 19 $10

New titles from Amphetamine Sulphate, $10 each: Sea of Love by Simon Morris – Scum by Alex Binnie – Anatomical Charisma by Sam McKinlay – Granite City Blues by Josh Peterson – Inside the Castle by Josiah Morgan – Small Talk at the Clinic by Thomas Moore – Missing by Josh Peterson…& more.

Other Stuff

Postcards from Paperback Paradise.