Monthly Archive for November, 2019

New Stuff This Week

Dame Darcy Meat Cake Calendar 2020 $16


One Week in Wan Chai $20

Milo by Alexander Pyles $10

Comics & Minis

Empress by Maria Sofia Ramirez $5

Peach Boy by Toyoya $8

Fried Bananas: A Travelogue by Natalie Dupille $12

Wrath of the Giver by Jorge Garza $5

Mama Snake #6 & #7 by Chris Campbell $4 each

Closet by Woshibai $8

Outer Limits

Traditions Of Death And Burial by Helen Frisby $14

Music Books

Inflamed Invisible: Collected Writings on Art and Sound, 1976–2018 (Goldsmiths Press / Sonics Series (2)) by David Toop $30

Art Books

Queer and Trans Artists of Color vol 3 by Nia King $22


Nietzsche and the Burbs by Lars Iyer $16.99

The Revisionaries by A. R. Moxon $29.99


Bitch #85 winter $7.95

Jacobin #35 fall $12.95

Lit Journals & Chap Books

The Paris Review #231 winter $20

Songs of Songs: An Awakening Translation by Noraa Kaplan $7

Other Stuff

Gag Me 2020 Cartoon Calendar by Natalie Dupille $10

Holiday Hours

Why yes! We do have 2019 holiday hours!

Wed 11/27 noon-5
Thurs 11/28 CLOSED
Tues 12/24 noon-7pm
Wed 12/25 CLOSED
Tues 12/31 noon-5pm
Wed 1/1 CLOSED

Thanks to Corinne Halbert for drawing up the sign!

P.S. Live in the U.S. and you’re ordering something from and need it by 12/25? Order by 12/15!

New Stuff This Week

Shameless Feminists by Isabella Bannerman & friends (AK Press) $15 – aka as World War 3 Illustrated #50, the venerable comics anthology. Snippet from Monica Johnson’s “Riding For Two.”


Misery of Spirit #1-#6 by Stephen Reilly $5 each

Zines by Noelle Richard: Two by Four by Noelle Richard $10, Your Nifty Guide to Sort of Understanding Gender $4, White Guys Named Nick $4

Lost Stories From the Junk Drawer by Eric Bartholomew & friends from Zine Club Chicago $3

zines by Joseph Wilcox: Teaching Artist $10, Surprise Well Sort Of $3, Thirteen Dolphin Mailboxes $12

Sequence Of Spaces by Cristopher Kardambikis $20

Enclosed Expanse by Errol F. Richardson $12

Comics & Minis

Simon and the Melody of the Mask by Griffin Price and JJ McLuckie $10

Homespun Holler Nov 19 by Grant $2

In Flight Safety #3 by Jarad Solomon $20

Toadally the Best by Rachel Bard $5

Checkout Counter by Athena Naylor $15

I Dont Like You #2 by Kevin Scalzo $8

Volcanoes Reach Fumarole Imbroglio #14 by Rodger Binyone $15

Chowdy and Elvis Eel by Daniel Mata $2

Casual Zines A Sleep Deprived Art Studemt $5

Aga and the Wyrm by AnneMarie Rogers $10

Shoot the Odd One Out by Dena Springer $10

Graphic Novels

Nothing to See Here by Howard Chackowicz (Conundrum) $18

The Lonesome Era by Jon Allen (Iron Circus) $30

QJay Comix Book by Georgil Elaev $20

Two Dead by Van Jensen and Nate Powell $19.99

Devil’s Dictionary (The Fantagraphics Underground Series) by Ambrose Bierce, illustrated by Keith Bendis $20

Now #7: The New Comics Anthology edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) $9.99

After the Spring: A Story of Tunisian Youth by Helene Aldeguer $21.99

Photo Books

Polar Bears by Jochen Raib $24.95

Politics & Revolution

Despite It All We Never Learn by Kenny Karpov $20

Food Books

Mixtape Potluck Cookbook by Questlove $29.99

Music Books

Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea $30

Outer Limits

O Relentless Death: Celebrity, Loss and Mourning: A Collection of Images and Essays by Andrew and Lee Fearnside $20


Serotonin: A Novel by Michel Houellebecq $27


Tape Op #134 dec jan $5.99

Bust #119 winter $6.99

Adbusters #147 $14.95

Raw Vision #103 fall $16

Lit Journals & Poetry

The Rialto Books Review vol #005 $6

Saturday Night Sage by Noah C. Lekas (Blind Owl Records) $15

Coffee Book by Roy Arad $5

Other Stuff

Blindsight 2020 Calendar by Leif Goldberg $25

Zine Club Chicago: Paper Elephant Exchange + Snack Potluck Edition!

Dec ’19
6:30 pm

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park


It’s almost time to flip the calendar to a brand-new decade. 2019 has been a great year for Zine Club Chicago, so let’s get together to celebrate with a snack potluck and Paper Elephant zine exchange. Feel free to bring one of your favorite snacks to share (and we’ll also provide treats to go around, as always).  We’ll be playing a fun, zinecentric twist on the classic White Elephant gift swapping game, so please bring a wrapped zine if you’d like to participate. (Bonus points for amazing, unusual, or astounding zines!)

We’re starting the party a bit earlier than usual – 6:30 p.m. – to make sure we have enough time for all our festivities. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome to join us at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin and hosted by Quimby’s Bookstore.

Facebook event link:

New Stuff This Week


Meanwhile #9 Minimum Wage by Megan Kirby & friends $5

Lost Houses of Lyndale Fragments of Chicago Street History #3 by Matt Bergstrom $3

zines by Mattieleighx: Winter Preparedness Guide $1.50, Who Is Eleanor Calder $2.50

I’m Not Ready: Examining the Care, Complications, and Contradictions of Having an Abortion by Elie Katzenson (Microcosm) $2.95

Quit Your Job and Eat Pizza Anthology #1-4 $8

Please Notice Me Street Art $2.50

zines by Amy Burek, $6 each: Japan 2009, Very Basic Guide to Low Tech Risograph, 4th ed.

Proud to be Retarded #4 Autistic People Interacting with Authority by Joe Biel (Microcosm) $4.95

KY by C. Klockner $18

Reckless Chants #24.5 A Foggy Night in Lakeview $1

Heart Shaped Box by Jessie Lynn McMains $1

Rumpy Pumpy #7 by Milo $3

Chidrink and Cadrawgo Present zines, $3 each: Hallozeen 2019 #2 I Was a Teenage Zeenwolf & I Like Portals

Shit I’ve Cried About by Sarah Meyer (Meekling Press) $15

Wonder of It All #1 $3

KerBloom #140 september october by Artnoose $2

How to Restring Your Guitar by Jason McInnes $2

Mystery and Adventure Series Review #54 Win 19 by Fred Woodworth $3

Make It Count by Tim Nagle $20

Escapist Artist by Jolie Ruin #57 $1.50 & #58 $2

Pound the Pavement #22 Free Leonard Peltier $8

Songs From My Divorce by Sarah Morean $7

Comics & Minis

You Don’t Get There From Here #51 by Carrie McNinch $4

The Collapsing Woman by Heather Benjamin $10

L Word Fancomic by Caroline Cash $5

comics by Nicole Del Rio, $10 each: Bottom Feeder, Go Outside

Serpent Quest by Maria Sofia Ramirez $5

IT Girls 2020 by Flannery Cashill $12

comics by Dane Georges: X Ray #1 Webcomics $5 & Doom Skull #1 & #2 $4

Crackle vol 1.5 by Phillip Maira $3.50

Graphic Novels

Mimi And The Wolves vol 1 by Alabaster Pizzo (Avery Hill) $19.95

The Cursed Hermit (Hobtown Mystery Stories) by Kris Bertin & Alexander Forbes (Conundrum Press) $20

La Casa (Spanish Edition) by Paco Roca (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Multo by Andrew Lorenzi (Retrofit) $14

Art & Design Books

Heather Benjamin Zines 2009-2019 $30

The Other World: Illustrations from Asian Myth and Folklore, edited by Sandu Publications (Gingko Press) $39.95

Hell Ladies: Junko Mizuno’s Early Works 1998-2001 $29.99

Till Death Glue Us Art Visual Art Collage by Robert Pomerhn $15

Politics & Revolution

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri K. Greenidge $35

The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World by Eloisa Aquino (Microcosm) $19.95

Living in a World that Can’t Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today by Curtis White $24.99


Scry For Help: A Novella of Grief by by Aaron Eischeid $10

Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycling, Feminism, & Dragons by Elly Blue (Microcosm) $11.95

Essays (kind of, sort of)

Soviet Stamps by Dmitry Samarov $20

Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader by Steve Abbott, edited by Jamie Townsend (Nightboat) $20

Rough Road to the North: A Vagabond on the Great Northern Highway (Tramp Lit Series) by Jim Christy (Feral House) $17.95

Essays One by Lydia Davis $30

Humor (sort of, kind of)

Is This The Right Color To Prove I Dont Have A Shitty Life by Jon-Michael Frank (Floating World) $15

The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing by Danielle Aubert $29.99

Picture Cycle by Masha Tupitsyn (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents) $17.95

Mayhem, Outer Limits, Cosmic

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine by Thomas Morris $17

Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships by Colin Bedell $18.95

Food & Drink

Taco Tales: Recipe Stories from Mexico by Ivette Perez de Wenkel and Anne Wenkel (Gingko Press) $29.95

On Drinking by Charles Bukowski $16.99

The Dreamers: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker $17


Unfuck Your Boundaries: Build Better Relationships Through Consent, Communication, and Expressing Your Needs (5-minute Therapy) by Faith G. Harper (Microcosm), book version: $14.95, workbook version: $9.95

Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships (Good Life) by Gina Handley Schmitt MA LMHC (Microcosm) $14.95

If You’re Freaking Out, Read This: A Coping Workbook for Building Good Habits, Behaviors, and Hope for the Future (Good Life) by Simone DeAngelis and Faith G. Harper (Microcosm) $12.95

Music Books

Forever Words: The Unknown Poems by Johnny Cash $18

Sympathy for the Drummer by Mike Edison $22

An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels by Josh MacPhee (Common Notions) $24.95


Elska #26 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania $20


Wire #429 november $12.50

The Baffler #48 november december $14

Monocle #128 november $14

Skeptical Inquirer vol 43 #6 november december $5.99

The Believer #128 december january $12

The Internationalist #57 september october $1

Another Man #28 spring summer $14.99

Vive Le Rock #67 The Damned $12.75

Chap Books, Lit Journals & Poetry

chap books by Jessie Lynn McMains $8 each: Girl With the Most Cake: Poems About Courtney Love, Forget the Fuck Away From Me: Poems

Lyrics as Poetry #3 Journal of Songwriting and Prose $15

Tape Worm Salad With Olive Oil For Extra Flavor by Vittorio Carli $6.66

This Movement Speaks by Brad Seidman $6.66

For the Kiddies

Plantimals by Robert Henry Stevenson $20

Illustoria #10 Color For Creative Kids and Their Grownups $16

Little Blue Kite by Mark Z. Danielewski $25.95