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On Friday night of #CZF2019, Chicago Zine Fest has two special events. The annual Exhibitor Reading will be here at Quimby’s Bookstore, Friday May 17th from 6-8pm. Zine creators share stories and comics from the pages of their publications. Hosted by Megan Kirby. Readers include David Alvarado, Julia Arredondo, Ed Blair, Eileen Chavez, Casey Goonan, Jonas, Jaclyn Miller, LizMarie Palomo, Leslie Perrine, Jami Sailor, and Alejandra Trigoso.
Afterwards head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater (1551 W. Homer St) for Zine Jeopardy at 9pm. Chicago Zine Fest organizer Johnny Misfit will host and contestants John Porcellino, Julia Eff and Billy the Bunny will go head-to-head as we test their knowledge of all things zine. More info about that here.
Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor CZF and congratulates the festival for celebrating 10 years! The Chicago Zine Fest is a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with an annual festival of workshops, events, and the big expo day where 250+ zinesters set up tables to sell and trade their zines. All the events are free and open to the public. CZF 2019 will be held May 16th, 17th, and 18th. More info at chicagozinefest.org.
Want the Facebook Event Invite for this special Friday double header? It’s here.
Art by Neil Brideau.
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What a great centerpiece from “1991-1996: The First Five Years,” featuring selections from Qvimby’s Qveer Store Magalog, compiled by the most excellent Steven Svmbersky, with artwork by Stu Helm, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes and more. Think of it as a supplement to the Ever Evolving zine. A great trip down memory lane and a helpful zine to illuminate this wonderful place. #QuimbysBookstore #Qvimbys #QvimbysQueerStore #StevenSvmbersky #magalog
Quimbys First Five Years, edietd by Steven Svmbersky $10
Wolfman Books Blank Greeting Cards $4 each
Punk 2099 by Sterling Bartlett and Adam Villacin (Secret Headquarters) $6
Pink Lightning Zine by Reginald Pean (Secret Headquarters) $10
New issues of Says Who, $2 each: Kathleen Hanna, Banksy, Nina Simone, Audre Lorde, Che Guevara, Emma Goldman
Read All About It!: 10 Mini-Magazines to Make and Share by Kristyna Baczynski $17.99 – Pull-out zines with activity sheets.
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Extra extra! From the new book Read All About It. 10 mini mags to make n share by Kristyna Baczynski (the graphic novelist behind the book Retrograde Orbit). Pull-out zines with activity sheets. Aimed at the youngins (never to early to learn zine skills) but any age will enjoy this. #zines #minimagazines #readallaboutit #kristynabaczynski @kbaczynski
Casting Bodies by Cameron Feeley $7
New comics by Bianca Xunise including: Diary of a Pink Wig $5, Worry Wort by Bianca Xunise $5 & more.
Parody the Platypus by Marc Crisafulli $2.50
Chatterbox by Rachel Bard $5
Nerd Jam #6 & #7 by Olivier Wilkie $5 each
Artifact Zine Formation Chapter One by Edman Andrew $4.50
When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll (Koyama Press) $15
The Scar: Graphic Reportage from the US – Mexico Border by Renato Chiocca & Andrea Ferraris (Fantagraphic Underground) $8
The Nib Magazine Issue Two: Family $14.95
Doll by Guy Colwell (Fantagraphic Underground) $30
Aurora Borealice by Joan Steacy (Conundrum) $20
MacDoodle St. by Mark Alan Stamaty $24.95
Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men by Evan Dorkin & friends $22.99
The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt by Andrea Wulf & Lillian Melcher $29.95
Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous With American History by Yunte Huang $16.95
Art & Design
Protest Stencil Toolkit, illustrated by Patrick Thomas $24.95
Music To My Eyes by Dmitry Samarov (Tortoise Books) $29.99
My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory by Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn $17
How Art Made Pop and Pop Became Art by Mike Roberts $39.95
Creative Quest by Questlove $18.99 – Now in soft cover.
Great Expectations by Kathy Acker $16
Hold Fast Your Crown by Yannick Haenel (Other Press) $17.99
City Cycling Chicago by Greg Borzo $9.95
Horror Hound #76 March & April 2019 $6.99
Hi Fructose #51 $8.95
Shindig #89 $13.99
Pop Magazine #40 $30.25
True Crime Special Spring 2019 $12.99
Lit Journals & Poetry
New Life #4 Correspondence $18
Halal If You Hear Me: BreakBeat Poets vol 3 ed. by Fatimah Asghar (Haymarket Books) $19.95
Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix (Haymarket Books) $16
Elska #22 Stockholm Sweden $20
More patches and stickers from Goblinko and Secret Headquarters!
More than two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area—from Lake Forest to Beverly, and Naperville to the Loop—are collaborating on a third annual #ChiLoveBooks Challenge, which encourages book lovers to indulge in bookstore tourism by visiting 10 or more stores in a single day. Quimby’s is proud to participate.
The annual challenge is being held again on Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), which is a one-day national party celebrating indie book stores on the last Saturday in April. Each store creates its own unique events—including guest authors, special kids’ story times, readings, contests, giveaways, and special sales.
To begin their trip, readers can pick up a #ChiLoveBooks passport and their first stamp with an initial purchase of $25 or more from the store of their choice.
Additional bookstore visits throughout the day (no purchase required) enable them to collect an additional stamp at each subsequent bookstore. The payoff comes for visits at the following levels:
Also, readers are encouraged to post a snapshot of themselves and their Independent Bookstore Day haul on #ChiLoveBooks.
The #ChiLoveBooks Challenge is being sponsored by the Chicagoland Independent Bookstore Allliance (ChIBA), an association formed in 2016 to raise awareness about the vitality of the area’s indie stores, and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA).
“We are so lucky—Chicago has such a vibrant bookstore scene all year round. But Indie Bookstore Day is my favorite day of the year because of the #ChiLoveBooks Challenge! More than two dozen independent bookstores are participating again this year, and it’s so much fun for Chicago book lovers to zip around town, collecting stamps on their passports and getting cool book-ish swag. It’s such a great day!”—Lynn Mooney, co-owner, Women & Children First, Andersonville
Third Annual Indie Bookstore Crawl,
called the #ChiLoveBooks Challenge,
on Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Map of store locations here.
The 28 participating stores are:
Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago 60622 / 773.342.0910 / quimbys.com
57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., Chicago 60637 / 773.684.1300 / semcoop.com
Anderson’s Bookshops / andersonsbookshop.com : Downers Grove / 5112 Main St., Downers Grove 60515 / 630.963.2665, La Grange / 26 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange 60525 / 708.582.6353, Naperville / 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville 60540 / 630.355.2665
The Book Bin, 151 Church St., Northbrook 60062 / 847.498.4999 / bookbinnorthbrook.com
The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 60625 / 773.293.2665 / bookcellarinc.com
The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka 60093 / 847.446.8880 / thebookstall.com
The Book Table, 1045 Lake St., Oak Park 60301 / 708.386.9800 / booktable.net
Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1, Evanston 60201 / 224.999.7722 / bookendsandbeginnings.com
Bookie’s / bookiesbookstores.com : Beverly, Chicago / 10324 S. Western Ave., Chicago 60643 / 773.239.1110, Homewood / 2015 Ridge Road, Homewood 60430 / 708.377.0789
Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park 60130 / 708.771.7243 / centuriesandsleuths.com
City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago / 773.235.2523 / citylitbooks.com
The Dial Bookshop, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 210, Chicago 60605 / dialbookshop.com
Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest 60045 / 847-234-4420 / lakeforestbookstore.com
Open Books / West Loop / 651 W. Lake St., Chicago 60661 / 312.475.1355, x100, Pilsen / 905 W. 19th St., Chicago 60608 / 312.243.9776 / open-books.org/shop/open-books-pilsen
Pilsen Community Books, 1102 W. 18th St, Chicago 60608 / pilsencommunitybooks.org
Powell’s Books Chicago, 1501 E. 57th St., Chicago 60637 / 773.955.7780 / powellschicago.com
Read It & Eat, 2142 N. Halsted St., Chicago 60614 / 773.661.6158 / readitandeatstore.com
RoscoeBooks, 2142 W. Roscoe St., Chicago 60618 / 773.857.2676 / roscoebooks.com
The Rosenberg Bookshop at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago 60610 / 312.255.3520 / newberry.org/bookshop
Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, 714 S. Dearborn St., Chicago 60605 / 312.922.2104 / sandmeyersbookstore.com
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago 60637 / 773.752.4381 / semcoop.com
Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60622 / 773.697.8066 / volumesbooks.com
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. and 826CHI, 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60622 / 773.772.8108 / secretagentsupply.com
Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago 60640 / 773.769.9299 / womenandchildrenfirst.com