Monthly Archive for January, 2020

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New Stuff This Week


Walt Loved Zines #3 by Lynne Monsoon $3.50

PaperCore #02 DIY Punk Zine $3

14 Days of Strike by Public Collectors & friends $5

Damn Ice Dam $8

Comics & Minis

Fanlee and Spatzle Make Something Perfect by Pseudonym Jones (Silver Sprocket) $12

Savage Reality of Chasing Dreams by Judiee $12

Garden Shrine by Tori Holder $4

Boys By the Lake and Not by the Lake by Jac Dellaria $4

Graphic Novels

The Underground Sketchbook by Tomi Ungerer (Fantagraphics) $19.99

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, and Moonage Daydreams by Michael Allred and Steve Horton and Laura Allred $39.99

In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home by Kurt Ankeny (Adhouse) $25

Sports Is Hell by Ben Passmore (Koyama Press) $15

The Strange Ones by Jeremy Jusay $19.99

Politics & Revolution

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcom X $16.99


Agency by William Gibson $28

The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson $17.95


Spellcrafting: Strengthen the Power of Your Craft by Creating and Casting Your Own Unique Spells by Arin Murphy-Hiscock $16.99


Tape Op #135 $5.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Mizna vol 20 #1 Twenty Years $12

Overtime Hour #54 In Zugzwang by S. Frederic Liss (Blue Cubicle Press) $2

Way Your Mom Cuts Oranges by Margaux Wilhite $4

Postponing Event Until a Undeclared later date: Let’s Keep Selling Nostalgia!(!!) Pop Culture Historian Mathew Klickstein at Quimby’s

Apr ’20
7:00 pm

Mathew Klickstein has spent the past two decades chronicling and (for good or ill?) helping to kick-start the 80s/90s Nostalgia Industry via his prolific spate of books, documentaries, articles, podcasts, and live events across the country. SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age (Penguin Random House) presented the first exhaustive history of the “First Kids Network,” has become the ultimate resource for those following in Klickstein’s footsteps, and was re-released as an updated “Fifth Anniversary Edition” for Nick’s recent 40th anniversary. Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons (w/ series writer Mike Reiss; Harper Collins) remains the only long-form “insider” story of the most beloved (and beforehand guarded) cartoon series of all time. Selling Nostalgia: A Neurotic Novel (Simon & Schuster) is an absurdist Fear & Loathing-esque coda to the now-waning “Nerd/Geek Culture” to which Klickstein has been a primary contributor. And the 80s sci-fi/horror inspired comic book series You Are Obsolete (AfterShock Comics) will be released in OGN/paperback edition April 21, exploring our current generational shift in a frightening, hopefully not too prescient way that left critics and fans alike glued to their pages and e-readers during the series’ initial five-issue Sept 2019-Jan 2020 run.

“Mathew Klickstein might be the geek guru of the 21st century.”

Mark Mothersbaugh

The work of Mathew Klickstein has appeared in such outlets as: Wired, NY Daily News, Vulture, The New Yorker and countless regional and online publications worldwide. His two decades-plus of multi-platform storytelling has also led to: an impressive glut of non-fiction and fiction books authored for both major and independent publishers, podcasting (including his own series running for the past five years), guest lectures at various universities and arts/culture centers, as well as television and film work in partnership with such high-profile entities as: Sony Pictures, Food Network, National Lampoon, and Alamo Drafthouse.

For more info:

Saturday, April 25th, 7pm – Free Event

Facebook link here.

New Stuff This Week

Wrappers Delight: Over Five Hundred Sweet Wrappers from the John Townsend Collection edited by Jonny Trunk & friends (Fuel) $32.95 – The sweetest memories of all: vintage candy-wrapper design.


Behind the Zines Jan 20 #9 A Zine About Zines by Billy Roberts & friends $3

Caboose #12 Jury Duty by Liz Mason $4

Coffee People Zine #7 $15

Strange Demise by F. Nelson Moores $12

Alone With You #1 $10

My Life With Bad Posture by Anney Bolgiano $5

Chicago Atlas vol 2 by Elizabeth Tieri & Alex Nall $6

Toys Toys Toys vol 2 $3

Weenie Mag #6 $2

Profesor Bram De Groot’s Life Enhancing Electromagical Devices and Solutions $2

zines by Jolie Ruin $2 each: Slutcake #7 & The Escapist Artist #59

How To Throw A Dinner Party Without Having A Nervous Breakdown by Tamara Reynolds and Zora O’Neill $6

Last Two Weeks by Sara Heymann $5

Drip #2 $15

Comics & Minis

South Korea Scrapbook 2008-2011 by April Malig $10

Philip K. Dick’s Tony and the Beetles: A Comic Adaptation by Jason Payne $5

Lil Book: A Comic About Some Relationships That I Have Been In by Katherine Manning $4

Politics & Revolution

The US Antifascism Reader edited by Bill Mullen and Christopher Vials (Verso) $29.95

No Fascist USA!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today’s Movements (City Lights) $16.95

Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement edited by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha & Ejeris Dixon (AK Press) $18

Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group by William Rosenau $28

Graphic Novels

This Makes Me Sad Anthology Edited by Melissa Sayen $5

Gender: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker $18.95


Broken Pencil #86 $7.95

Elska #27 Poland $20

Fortean Times #387 $12.40

Offscreen #22 $20

Lit Journals

Sinister Wisdom #115 $14

Essay Books

We Both Laughed In Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan by Lou Sullivan (Nightboat Books) $19.95

Quimby’s Bookstore January Newsletter Now Available

The January Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available now!

Postponed: CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) 2020

Quimby’s is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE], 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. CAKE features 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. More info at

CAKE 2020 will be held 6/13-6/14 11am-6pm at Broadway Armory (5917 N Broadway) in Edgewater.

More info TBA.

Follow CAKE:

IG: @CAKEChicago

Twitter: @CAKEChicago

Art by David Alvarado. @tuffasaurus