Monthly Archive for March, 2019

New Stuff This Week

Leaving Richard’s Valley by Michael Deforge (D&Q) $32.95 – When a group of outcasts have to leave the valley, how will they survive the toxicity of the big city?


You Can See Me – A Guide to Self Actualization In a Cruel World and Feed Me by Ed Blair $3

Mantid Mania #5 Alien Mantid by M. Smith $5

You Must Fight For Your Right to Hallucinate Freely by Simone Simone $10

Broken Pencil #83 $7.95

Queering the Collection by Be Oakley & friends $24

Attempts by Dylan Bissonette $5

Baseball’s Dad by Erin Watson $8

Even The Score #1 Gentrifiction $5

Yo Soy Rara #1 Livin in Sin In My Own Skin by Lucila Saldana $3

Thoughts With or Without Punchlines I Might Eventually Tell Onstage Spring 2019 by Mike Lemme $2

Functions Unlimited Handbook by Wheeler Dealer $12

Careful Material by Robin Hustle $14


Last One by Tong Pan $3

Ufime by Lurn Maxwell $10

AcontorcionistA #4 The Contorcionist Baralho by Empireo $17

As the Crow Flies: A Series of Comics by Joe Carlough $3

Laskimooses #44 Free Hugs + Laskimooses #45 Loppujen Aluksi – The End by Tohori Matti Hagelbergin $7 each

Graphic Novels

Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America by Box Brown $24.99

Maximum Troll On by Benjamin Bergman (MMMNNNRRRG) $12

The Freak by Matt Lesniewski (Adhouse) $14.95

Pierrot Alterations by CF (Anthology Editions) $20

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob $30

Guestbook: Ghost Stories by Leanne Shapton $30


Conditioner by Liz Barr $18

The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder $20

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley $17

Four Circles by Meg McCarville (Amphetamine Sulphate) $15

20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies by Duncan Hannah $16


Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense edited by Lisa Morton $25.95

The Overstory by Richard Powers $18.95

Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers $26

Outer Limits

Chasing American Monsters: 251 Creatures, Cryptids and Hairy Beasts by Jason Offutt $17.99


Classic Rock Photographs From Yesterday and Today by Jim Summaria & Mark Plotnick $24.95


Gentlewoman #19 Spr and Sum 19 $15.99

RFD #177 Spr 19 $11.95

Monocle #121 $12

Love Magazine #21 $17.99

Fortean Times #377 $12.40

Automobilia #4 Mar April 2019 $6

Chap Books

Additive by Erika Hale $10

Colors Poems by Joseph Carlough $5

For the Kiddies

Astro Baby by Michelle Tea & Mike Perry (Dottir Press) $18.95

Other Stuff

Curiositas Blank Notebook $11.95

New Stuff This Week

Zines & Zine-Related

We’ll Never Have Paris #16 Food by Andria Alefhi & friends $6

Punk In a Foreign Place #1 The History of Russian Punk Rock $5

issues of Punks Around, $3 each: #3 The Story of Minot, North Dakota Punk 1989-2000 & #4 2000-2018, #5 Woscom, #6 Armageddon: A Full Issue Dedicated to Rhode Island and Boston’s Favorite Punk and Metal Record Shop $3

Paruretic #01 The Story of a Guy Who’s Pee Shy $2

Cattle by Nathan Pearce $8

Real Lets Talk About Facial Reconstruction $3

Earth Sun Moon by Tim Mettler $5

zines by Charlie Manzano: How to Talk to Me $3, Filling In the Blank $1

Now What by Roman Ruddick $3

Sharks Get Cancer an Analogy For Young Adults $1

Comestible #8 by Anna Brones $12

Muse by Lilli Loge $6

Bicycle Culture Rising #4 How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling by Joel Biel $4.95

Perfect Mix Tape Segue #7 Still Alive In a Treehouse $3

CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #10 What Happened to the Black Panther Party an Introduction by Joseph E. Green $4

Sketchy Life of a Fly by Fly $6

Alabama Sojourn by Well Piersol $3

Dragonflies and Decay by Leanna Perry $15

Humble Warlock by Virgil Daniels $13

A People’s Guide to Publishing: Build a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful, Book Business from the Ground Up by Joe Biel (Microcosm) $4.95

Queer Zines Two Volume Box Set by AA Bronson & Phillip Aarons (Printed Matter) $45 – Contains vols 1 and 2.

Comics & Minis

Topsy Turvy – A Mini Comic by Caroline Cash $10

Grixly #45 Double Vision Drunk Squinting & Grixly #46 Double It Was an Inside Job by Nate McDonough $2 each

Graphic Novels

From Peow Press:
Salmon Run by Mackenzie Schubert $15
Funky Town by Mathilde Van Gheluwe $18
PEOW Painfully Embarrassing Otaku Weekend by Jane Mai $15
Devil Maybe Cry by Patrick Crotty $12

Jesusfreak by Joe Casey, illustrated by Benjamin Marra $17.99

Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead by Bill Griffith $24.95

Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani by Jérôme Tubiana (Self Made Hero) $24.99

On Vinyl: First Hand Tales from a Second Hand Record Shop by Lorenz Peters (Conundrum) $15

Frankenstein of the 8Bit Prometheus by Riccardo Balli (MMMNNNRRRG) $17.50

Giraffes on Horseback Salad: The Strangest Movie Never Made! A Screenplay by Salvador Dali — by Josh Frank, illustrated by Manuela Pertega $29.99

Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler $19.95

Belzebubs by J.P. Ahonen $14.99

Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin by Sarah Graley $19.99

Politics & Revolution

Interviews from the Edge: 50 Years of Conversations About Writing and Resistance edited by Mark Yakich $21.95

Art & Design Books

Zoologia: The Art of Stan Manoukian by Stan Manoukian (Cernunnos) $39.95

Dirty Birdy Bible by Hiro Tanaka (Daylight Books) $11.95 – While on tour with bands like Alkaline Trio & Har Mar Superstar Japanese photographer Hiro Tanaka spent 10 years compiling a naughty notebook filled with NSFW slang words and crude drawings based on what he learned from people in bands and their fans.

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Stoned Beyond Belief by Action Bronson with Rachel Wharton $27.50 And illustrations by local art superstar Johnny Sampson.

Seppuku: A History of Samurai Suicide by Andrew Rankin $16.95

On Cussing by Katherine Dunn $12.95 – From the author of Geek Love.

Music, Film & TV

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia by Tracey Thorn $24 – Memoir-ish thing from Everything But the Girl frontwoman.

Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future by Roy Christopher (Repeater Books) $17.95

TV Geek: The Den of Geek Guide for the Netflix Generation by Simon Brew $19.99

How To/DIY/Health

Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Every Stressful Situation by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D. (Microcosm) $9.95

Street Journalist: Understand & Report the News in Your Community by Lisa Loving (Microcosm) $14.95

Unfuck Your Intimacy WORKBOOK Using Science For Better Relations Sex and Dating by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D. (Microcosm) $9.95

How to Not Be a Dick by Sammuel E. Harper with Faith G. Harper, Ph.D. (Microcosm) $3

Handy Guide to Home Protection, Featuring Select Plants and Minerals by Moe Bowstern/Blackbird Ritual Services $6

Not Another Pained Personal Narrative – Jealousy How It Hurts How to Overcome It by Nathan Lee Thomas $3

Your Neuro Diverse Friend – Being Taken Advantage Of by Joe Biel & friends $4.95

Drunk Punk – Getting Sober Without Gods or Masters by Tim Spock $4.95

We’ve All Got Baggage: Envisioning an Ideal Community and Engaging It with Our Own Problems and Hangups by Cynthia Marts $7.95

Long Live Mutiny Pirate Tactics $2.95

How to Make Your Very Own Menstrual Pads by Ashley Hartman Annis $3

Learn to Sing #1 by Jena Viemeister $4

Out of the Fog PTSD/CPTSD – Acute Stress Disorder, Depression and Codependency: A Radical Guide by Jenn Autry $4

Unfuck Your Sleep – The #1 Non Negotiable Necessity For Emotional and Physical Health by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D. (Microcosm) $4

Self-Compassion – Be Kind to Yourself Instead of Striving for Bullshit Self-Esteem by Faith G Harper by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D. (Microcosm) $4

How to Be Accountable Workbook – Take Responsibility to Change Your Behavior by Joe Biel $5.95


The Parade by Dave Eggers $26.95

The Municipalists by Seth Fried $16

The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale $16.95


Tape Op #130 April/May 2019 $5.99

The Baffler #44 March/April 2019 $14

Maximumrocknroll #431 Apr 2019 $4.99

The Monthly Review vol 70 #10 March 2019 $6

Crease Magazine #1 $20

The Internationalist #55 Winter 2019 $2

Mixmag #334 March 2019 $10.50

Mojo #305 April 19 $11.99

Fader #116 Spring 2019 $6.99

Film Comment March/April 2019 $6.95

Dazed and Confused vol 4 Spring 2019 $12.99

AnOther Magazine vol #36 $22.50

Shindig #88 $13.99

In These Times April 2019 $4.95

Lit Journals

McSweeneys #55 $24

Bennington Review #6 Winter 2018-2019 $13

For the Kiddies

Comics: Easy As ABC!: The Essential Guide to Comics for Kids by Ivan Brunetti $9.99

Stinky by Eleanor Davis $6.99

New Stuff This Week

Yokai Storyland: Illustrated Books from the Yumoto Koichi Collection by Koichi Yumoto $29.95


Videoland: A Visual Catalog of American Video Store Logos 1980-1995 by Andy Sturdevant $10

The Courtroom Artist Residency Report: Residencies #5-8 by Marc Fischer with Edward Marszewski, Sarah Wild, Tara Betts, Josh Rios, and Claire Pentecost (Half Letter Press) $8

Elgo Deconstruction Instructions by Jarad Solomon $20

The Earlham Review #1 $6

Directory of American Menu Hotlines 18-19 vol 1 by Andy Sturdevant $15

The Escapist Artist #56 Mar 19 by Jolie Ruin $2

High Five Five Feel Good Recipes by Sara Graham $5

Aging In the 21st Century vols 1 and 2 by Amy Fleming $5 each

Not That You Asked #3 by Spencer Greenfield $5

Comics & Minis

Moils by Lilli Carré $10

Comics by Steve Schaberg ($4-$12): Weak Chin #3, Ebb, Jail Society

Cellular Division by Julie Herrmann $5

Detenidos by Alejandra Espino $5

Graphic Novels

3D Sweeties by Julian Glander (Fantagraphics) $24.99

The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York by Peter J. Tomasi $18.99

Politics & Revolution

My Eighty-One Years of Anarchy: A Memoir by May Picqueray (AK Press) $18

Art Books

Firebrat: My Family Thrives on Mike Diana by Mike Diana $35

Golem Upseh 1983-2013 by Henriette Valium (Crna Hronika) $30

Foma Jaremtschuk: An Art Brut Master Revealed $40

Film & Music

TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped! by Mike McPadden (Bazillion Points) $29.95

Prince: The Last Interview and Other Conversations $16.99


The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story by Cara Robertson $28


Graffiti Palace by A. G. Lombardo $18

Going for a Beer: Selected Short Fictions by Robert Coover $18.95

Walking in Clouds: A Journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar by Kavitha Yaga Buggana $10

How to

How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole by Paul Woods $17.99

Pitch What’s True: A Publisher’s Tools for Navigating Your Best Path to a Published Nonfiction Book by Sharon Woodhouse $12.95


The Believer #124 April/May 2019 $12

Skeptic vol 24 #1 $6.95

Decibel #174 $5.99

UNICA Spring/Summer 2019 $20

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Mystery and Adventure Series Review #53 Winter 2019 by Fred Woodworth $3

Mind the Path by Keri Foster $5

Curl by T. O. Bobe $12.95

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) 2019, June 1st & 2nd

Jun ’19
11:00 am

Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor CAKE —  The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo 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.

June 1 & 2, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted St.

Don’t miss a special CAKE opening night event here at Quimby’s
CAKE FRIDAY EDITION of the Saturday Night Drink n’ Draw at Quimby’s
Fri, May 31st, 7pm

Join comics artists for a special edition of Saturday Night Drink n’ Draw (yes, this one is on a Friday, May 31st) where comics artists and educators, Aaron Renier (author of Spiral-Bound, Walker Bean, and Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon) and Alex Nall (author of Teaching Comics, Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours, Lawns) will lead a series of drawing games and activities! Come out for a fun time featuring refreshments, socializing and secret prizes! More info about this event at the Quimby’s Event calendar here and on Facebook here.

More info at

Poster Art by Marnie Galloway

Chicago Zine Fest 2019, May 16th-18th

May ’19
11:00 am

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. CZF 2019 is in its tenth year! CZF 2019 will take place over three days: May 16th-18th. Saturday, May 18th is the main exhibition at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd). All events during CZF weekend are always FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.

For CZF Thursday Programming:

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chicago Zine Fest, CZF has added an official third day of events this year! Join the fest on the campus of DePaul University in Lincoln Park for two special events on Thursday, May 16th: a special visit to the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives at 6pm and a Zines + Social Justice Panel at 7pm. More info at

For CZF Friday Programming:

2 special events!

Quimby’s will host the Exhibitor Reading from 6-8pm Friday, May 17th here at 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park. Zine creators exhibiting at this year’s fest will share stories and comics from the pages of their publications. Details are here. After the reading, head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater at 9pm for a rousing game of Zine Jeopardy at 9pm. Details here.

For the Saturday Programming:

Tabling Exhibiton at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) 11am-6pm.

CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition, sponsored by Quimby’s, 4:30-5:30pm, at Plumbers Union Hall. This month, we’ll be talking about our early steps into the world of zines. Bring one of the first zines you made or read and join us at Chicago Zine Fest’s Exhibition Day for a fun discussion and snacks! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts are welcome. First 25 attendees will receive a special-edition Chicago Zine Fest notebook! This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. More info here.

Don’t miss the CZF 2019 Official Afterparty at Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square Pop Up space at 8pm, 2367 N. Milwaukee Ave. 21+. Free event. Karaoke sign up begins at 8pm! Come out early to play some arcade games and have some drinks care of your hosts. $1 of each specialty cocktail featured benefits CZF! Hosted by Shameless Karaoke. More info about the afterparty here.

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s Chicago Zine Fest! Visit for more info.

2019 CZF art by Neil Brideau of Radiator Comics. Afterparty flyer by Robert Hendricks.