Monthly Archive for April, 2019

New Stuff This Week


Women In Print #2 $8

KerBloom #137 March/April 2019 by Artnoose $2

Just Make Pictures Zine #10 Poetic Behavior $7

Funny Looking Dog Quarterly Spring 2019 $10

Weirdo Du Jour #2 $5

Nerve – The Illustrated Manifesto Neo-Environmental Radicalism for Visionary Enforcers by by Glenn Cannon $4

We’re Doomed Robot Book by the Blockwatch $6

Comics & Minis

Bad Day for Melvin by Aaron Zvi Feder $8

I Think Our Friend Dan Might Be a Dolphin by James The Stanton (Silver Sprocket) $5

Graphic Novels

Alienation by Inés Estrada (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Death Threat by Vivek Shraya & Ness Lee (Arsenal Pulp) $14.95

Memoirs of a Book Thief by A. Tota and P. Van Hove $24.99

The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself edited by Tahneer Oksman & Seamus O’Malley $30

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (U of Miss) $30


Female Serial Killers: Up Close and Personal; Inside the Minds of Revenge Killers, Sexual Predators, Black Widows and Angels of Death by Christopher Berry-Dee $15.95

Art & Design

Peep Hole People by Spencer $15


Samalio Pardulus by Otto Julius Bierbaum, illustrated by Alfred Kubin $12.95

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor $16.95

The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager (Dzanc) $16.95

A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig $14.99

Middle School Dance 2000 by Jonathan Blake Fostar $9.99

Music & TV Books

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock $18

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein $16.99


Hot Stuff – A Queer Erotic Music Zine $5


Maximumrocknroll #432 May $4.99

Bust May/June $6.99

In These Times May $4.95

Shots #143 $10

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Beast Grrl #12 Renaissance $5

The Chicago Review vol 62 #1-#3 $20

BGMPDG #3 $6

Young Professional Poems by Nick Rossi $10

For the Kiddies

The White Snake by Ben Nadler (Toon) $9.99

CHIPRC’s Zine Club Special Event: Zinemaking Hangout, at Quimby’s!

May ’19
7:00 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Club Special Event: Zinemaking Hangout, at Quimby’s!

Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm

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

Free Event

Chicago Zine Fest is just around the corner, so let’s get together to finish our zines (or make a brand-new one) before the fest! Join us at Quimby’s for a special zinemaking event. Bring your work in progress, create a mini-zine on the spot (we’ll have supplies on hand), or learn a new zine-binding technique from Zine Club member Heather Anacker.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to hang out, make zines, and enjoy snacks!

This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Facebook link here.

Al Burian Brings Anarchy and Apocalypse to Quimby’s June 20th

Jun ’19
7:00 pm

Writer, musician, comic artist zine-maker (and former Quimby’s employee) Al Burian (best known for his Orwellian-themed band Milemarker and darkly humorous personal zine Burn Collector) reads from new work and presents his newest book, NO APOCALYPSE: PUNK, POLITICS AND THE GREAT AMERICAN WEIRDNESS, a collection of columns and miscellany from turn-of-the-millennium publications such as PUNK PLANET and THE SKELETON. Seen through our contemporary lens, The 00’s reveal themselves to have been a time of splendidly naive optimism: remember when we all thought George W. Bush was the worst US president there could possibly be? Remember when the neighborhood seemed too crappy to ever get gentrified? Return to those carefree days, when the Y2K computer virus had just failed to happen and environmental collapse was still near-future science fiction.

The evening also sees the first US appearance of DEAN STREET, an epic comic book series (we dare not say “serialized graphic novel”) by Al Burian and Berlin comic artist Oska Wald. The action in DEAN STREET takes place in a mythical version of Chicago, and features a zany cast of characters, some unnerving supernatural occurrences, and the best rock show ever drawn. 

Plus a brief music performance by ANARKUSS, the post-apocalyptic no-electricity song and story act. A glimpse into what punk bands will sound like when the power grid fails and we all revert to eating nuts and berries…

“Al Burian is the bastard love-child of Spalding Gray and Henry Rollins”  -Ex Berliner

Thursday, June 20, 2019   7pm – Free Event

More info:

Facebook Invite here.

New Stuff This Week


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Buffet Life #2 A Zine About All You Care to Eat – The Sexy Issue $10

Small Pocket Full of Tunes by Claire B. $2.50

Meth Oral Care by Brook Neilson $20

Heads by Brook $10

Comics & Minis

For the Money #1 Trouble On Titan Station by Coleton Mastick $8

A Different Sky by Samuel D. Benson $8

Vostok and Mirny $5

Bravely Banal Biography of Bannany Bainbridge Episode #1 The Belied Bastion by K. Polly $4

Graphic Novels

Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story by Peter Bagge (D+Q) $22.95

The Daily Don: All the News That Fits into Tiny, Tiny Hands by Jesse Duquette $19.99 – The Best of “The Daily Don,” political cartoon that documents all the covfefe of the administration of Donald Trump. Don’t miss Jesse Duquette here at Quimby’s on Free Comic Book Day, May 4th!

Udon Noodle Soup: Little Tales For Little Thimgs by Yani Hu $16.99

Laptops Are So Warm by Charles Brubaker $9.99

Art & Design

I Pity the Dolls by Greg Rivera / Quang Le $34.99 – Featuring the largest collection of Mr. T memorabilia in the world, including 150+ homemade soft sculpture dolls.

The Secret History of KGB Spy Cameras: 1945-1995 by H. Keith Melton / Vladimir Alekseenko $45

Born to Run: NYC Subway Graffiti on the IND and BMT Lines by Tod Lange $34.99

Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos: Motifs, Meanings, and Origins by Radomir Fiksa $24.99

Do You Read Me?: Vintage Communication Toys Leslie Singer $24.99

Music & Film

Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl by Aaron Lupton / Jeff Szpirglas (1984 Publishing) $34.95 – Blood on Black Wax is a defining horror soundtrack volume that spotlights iconic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Jaws, The Exorcist, and George A. Romero’s Dead films, highlighting both the music and the amazing – often rare – artwork that graces the record sleeves, compiled by Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, both of Rue Morgue magazine.

I’m Just the Drummer: My Time Behind Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, and BB Gun Magazine by Bob Bert (HoZac) $26.99

Outer Limits

Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal by Matthew Tompkins $35

Oganumics: An Epigenetic Re-Framing of Consciousness, Life, and Evolution by Ben Callif $18.95


Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy by Savannah Knoop $16.95

White by Bret Easton Ellis $25.95


Things to Do Before a Monday by Syd Veverka $12.95

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G. $9.99

Weed: Everything You Want to Know but Are Always Too Stoned to Ask by Michelle Lhooq & Thu Tran $19.95


Revolutionaries by Joshua Furst $26.95

Lit Journals

The First Line vol 21 #1 Spring 2019 $8

Sinister Wisdom #112 $14

Common Literary Journal #17 $14


Adbusters #143 $14.95

Another Man #28 Spring/Summer 2019 $18.50

Cinema Scope #78 Spring 2019 $5.95

Monocle #122 April 2019 $14

Little White Lies #79 March/April 2019

Mojo #306 May 2019 $11.99

Frankie #88 $16.99


Baseball Card Vandals: Over 200 Decent Jokes on Worthless Cards! by Beau & Bryan Abbott $18.95

For the Kiddies

Animal Abecedary: A One-of-a-kind Alphabet Book by Leslie Haines $16.99

You Are New by Lucy Knisley $17.99

New Stuff This Week

Law Keep Away Candle $8


Shimmer by Adam Jason Cohen $12

Sprouted Ink 4 Beyond Utopia 5 $5

Fragments: Artifacts and Endangered Species Drawings by Aimee Lusty $10

Zines from Draw Down Books by Dima Komarov, Laetitia Negre, David Kasnic, Nejc Prah, Cem Eskinazi and more.

SYLP Book #1 and #2 by Timothy Turtle $10 each

Ecocidal Capitalism: From Britain To the Virginia Company To Now $4

Pansyboys Pansy Boys by R Adler $3

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Linocuts by Meredith Stern $20

Embroidery Lab: The Medical History Nerds Introducton to Decorative Needlework by Kriota Willberg $4

Science of Mind and Non Physical Realms $15

Imposter Monster A Workbook Zine About Imposter Syndrome by Mick Moran $4

Comics & Minis

Strings for the Crowd by Shy Yoon $5.00

Tiny Vampire and Friends Inktober 2018 Live Forever Be Kind Give Blood by Erika Schnatz $5

Graphic Novels

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest by the Graphic History Collective (Between the Lines) $4.95

Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten (Uncivilized) $24.95

In the Wilderness by Casanova Frankenstein (Fantagraphics Underground) $20

Year of Loving Dangerously by Ted Rall & Pablo Callejo $15.99

Chicken Rising by D. Boyd (Conundrum) $18

The Lady Doctor by Ian Williams $24.95

Mind Mgmt Omnibus 1 by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse) $24.99

A Book for Sad Pets by Kristin Tipping (Uncivilized) $10.95

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen $12.95

Art & Design Books

Urban Scrawl: The Written Word in Street Art by Lou Chamberlin (Hardie Grant Books) $14.99

Arte Agora: Art Made, Sold, or Placed In the Public Way by Daniel X. O’Neil $15

Politics & Revolution

Emotions Go to Work by Zoe Beloff (Autonomedia) $25

We Are Anarchists: Essays on Anarchism, Pacifism, and the Indian Independence Movement, 1923–1953 by M.P.T. Acharya (AK) $18

Living and Dying on the Factory Floor: From the Outside in and the Inside Out by David Ranney (PM Press) $15

Women and the Subversion of the Community: A Mariarosa Dalla Costa Reader by Mariarosa Dalla Costa (PM Press) $24.95

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work by Jenny Brown (PM Press) $19.95

This is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century by Mai’a Williams (PM Press) $17.95

The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and Their Repudiation by Éric Toussaint (Haymarket) $19.95

Outer Limits

Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples by Erica Lagalisse (PM Press) $15.95

The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla by Thomas Commerford Martin $14.99

The Otherworlds Review $8 – Originally published as a monthly column on It’s Going Down between 2017-2018.

Nietzschemanteion Pocket Oracle (Contagin Press) $7

Apocalypse Any Day Now: Deep Underground With America’s Doomsday Preppers by Tea Krulos $16.99

Burying the Lead: The Media and the JFK Assassination by Mal Hyman (Trine Day) $24.95

Festival Folk: An Atlas of Carnival Customs and Costumes illustrated by Rob Flowers $20.95


Forty-Five Thought Crimes: New Writing by Lynn Breedlove (Manic D) $14.95

Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren by Colin Asher $39.95


Erta – The Complete Series by OM Wills $22

Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg $28

Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle $27.99

Music & Film Books

There’s No Bones in Ice Cream: Sylvain Sylvain’s Story of the New York Dolls by Sylvain Sylvain $24.99

Out of My Father’s Shadow: Sinatra of the Seine, My Dad Eddie Constantine by Tanya Constantine (Feral House) $22.95

Best Movie Year Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by Brian Raftery $28.99


Uppercase #41 $18

Wire #422 April 2019 $10.99

Chap Books

Legless Afternoon by Julia AK $10


Leste Magazine #6 $15

Fortunate Beasts: Letters for Lucardo by Otava Heikkila (Iron Circus) $15

Other Stuff

Karaoke Forever Sticker $2