Monthly Archive for February, 2020

New Stuff This Week


Everything Is Fine vol 1 #6 Commuting or Trying To by Nyxia Grey $3

Puppy Milk by Aggy $5

Mini Movie Marathon Bong Jong Ho by Anna Jo Beck $1

Lost Broom Found by Nick Tobier $3

GenderFail Press titles: Things Found and Dealt With by Ethan Kastner $8, Blood Marrow Oolong Ivory by Rin Kim $18

SneakyArt Sneaky Art of CTA #1 by Nishant Jain $7

Flood and Flotsam: A Waterlogged Voyage Down Chicago’s Drain In a Homemade Boat by Matt Bergstrom $16.50

See What I See by Efren M. Villalobos $2

No One Will Dance by James Baroz $15

Homespun Holler February 2020 by Grant $2

Comics & Minis

Mineshaft #38 $10

Future #4 by Tommi Musturi $6

LAAB Magazine #4 Spr 20 This Was Your Life (Beehive Books) $19.99

Snakes Sssnakes #2 by Chris Auman $3

Feral Comics #2 A Comic Zine Anthology Filled With Underground Comics From Around the World $3

Torn Map Broken Compass by Sara Holt $5

Traitor Chapter 3 by Sean Dempsey $10

Jesus and Thor by Mark Peters and Shane Swinnea $4

Graphic Novels

Inappropriate by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized) $19.95

Stay Alive by Jim Harberson $17.99

Politics & Revolution

A Short History of Presidential Election Crises: (And How to Prevent the Next One) by Alan Hirsch (City Lights) $16.95

Music Books

Doomed to Fail: The Incredibly Loud History of Doom, Sludge, and Post-metal by J.J. Anselmi (Rare Bird) $26

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg $14

Mutations by Sam McPheeters (Rare Bird) $18

Outer Limits

A Desert Pilgrim’s Bestiary by Anthony Walent $20


The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories by Sam Pink (Soft Skull) $16.95

Whiteout Conditions by Tariq Shah (Two Dollar Radio) $14.99

Sea Monsters: A Novel by Chloe Aridjis (Catapult) $16.95 – Now in soft cover.

Samantha “Sam” Rose Johnson Licensed Private Detective: The Collected Stories Volume One by Edward J. Hendrich $19.95

Chap Books

Ferocious Appetite by Tanzen Lilly $7.50

Other Stuff

See Y’All In Hell Stickers $2.95

New Stuff This Week

Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits by Tom Bejgrowicz & Jeremy Dean $30

Are You at Risk for Empathy Myopia by Ezra Claytan Daniels $5



Surely They’ll Tear It Down by Jonas $2

Cometbus #59 Post-Mortem by Aaron Cometbus $5

Smooches #1 Kissing Adjacent Stories by Rachel Fernandez $7

Same Thoughts Twice by Jan Simonds $9

Our New Mattress by G Himsel $3

Lonely Impulse #1 Art Power Bluf by Jens Kohler $5

Fairy Tales for Cynical Girls vol 5 by K8 $2

Sucker Free by Chata $15

La Venta by Efren M. Villalobos $10

Everything Has Its Place by Grace Wong $8

Comics & Minis

Stuff from kuš – various issues of mini kuš! & š! Baltic Comics Magazine with work from Lilli Carré, Kevin Hooyman, Powerpaola, Li?na Mihailova & more.

Fizzle #3 by Whit Taylor (Radiator Comics) $8

stuff from Diskette Press including various Carta Monir titles, My Issue of Being Transgender by Sorren Matarneh, Emotional Support Animal by Ivy Atoms & more.

No Romance In Hell by Hyena Hell (Silver Sprocket) $5

new issues of Frontier: #21 Derek Yu, #22 by Tunde Adebimpe (Youth In Decline) $8 each

Radlands Pinups by Liz “El Sub” Suburbia (Silver Sprocket) $5

Dirt Palace an Interview by Coco Picard $5

One Million Tiny Fires by Ashley Robin Franklin $8

Wobbledy 3000 by Jamila Rowser $8

One Minute to Wonderland by Karl Christian Krumpholz $10

Yes I’m Flagging: Queer Flagging 101: How to Use The Hanky Code To Signal the Sex You Want To Have by Archie Bongiovanni (Silver Sprocket) $5

You Dont Get There From Here #52 by Carrie McNinch $4

In Defense of Vermin by Dany Ricci $1

Graphic Novels

Familiar Face: Michael DeForge (D+Q) $21.95

Paricutin by Goncalo Duarte $11

Go to Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons From the Fog of New Parenthood by Lucy Kinsley (First Second) $14.99

Four Years Collected vol 1 Collecting issues #1-#3 by Kevin Czap $16

Dementia 21 vol 2 by Shintaro Kago (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Drifting Classroom vol 2 by Kazuo Umezz $34.99

Bering Strait GN by Tom Manning $24.95

Becoming Horses by Disa Wallander (D+Q) $22.95

My Brother’s Husband, Volumes 1 & 2 by Gengoroh Tagame $29.95

Devils Milk by Brian Canini $14.99

Politics & Revolution

Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North by Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press) $17

Bullet Points and Punch Lines: The Most Important Commentary Ever Written on the Epic American Tragicomedy by Lee Camp (PM Press) $17

Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health edited by Adrian Shanker (PM Press) $20

Bullyocracy: How the Social Hierarchy Enables Bullies to Rule Schools, Work Places, and Society at Large by Donald Jeffries (Trine Day) $19.95


Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958-1963) (Journey Press) $17.98

TV Books

Conversations With Mark Frost by David Bushman (Fayetteville Mafia Press) $29.99

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Not Exactly the CIA: A Revised History of Modern American Disasters by Roger Phelps (Trine Day) $19.95

Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality by Alex Kazemi (Permuted Press) $16.99


Mojo #316 – The Eternal Life of Joy Division $11.99

Lit Journals

The Point #21 winter $14.99

Ninth Letter vol 16 #2 fall winter $14.95


Postponing March 16th Event Until a Undeclared later date: Isabelle Rizo Reads Tarot

Mar ’20
6:00 pm


*Until COVID-19 status has been changed, we are post-poning this event until an undeclared later date. Stay tuned to for info about the rescheduling.*




Last month’s tarot readings went so well with Isabelle Rizo that we’ve invited her back for another night!

In this evening of exploring Tarot with Transylvanian Mystic, Hypnotist, and Artist Isabelle Rizo learn what the tarot cards will tell you. Having used tarot since 2014 as a way to ground herself on her travels she found the collective unconscious easily mirrored through her own experience.You can bring a simple question and we have a conversation with the cards, or bring something that you need specific guidance on. Isabelle’s readings are inspired by her Romanian upbringing, using Eastern European folk stories, symbolism, and ethnographic influences to give nuanced readings and performances. 

“Isabelle witnesses and holds safe space wherever she goes.” –Emily Stroia, Author of Into the Light

Isabelle has been featured in such places as: Atlas Obscura, Prague College, The Whoroscope Witch Podcast, and was hired by GOOP as a resident tarot reader. Way Cool Magazine. She is the resident tarot teacher at Inner Sense Healing Arts where she teaches every Wednesday night in Chicago. Her work and workshops have also been featured at Occult of the Bazaar, She Spoke International Art Exhibition, and Sideshow Gallery. She runs her hypnosis practice with a group of amazing diverse and queer therapists at Art of Balance in Chicago as well Head Facilitator of The Coven which is an online and offline group of artists, healers, and liminal space dwellers with international and local members. 

Readings $5 – $25

For more info visit

Monday, March 16th, 6-9pm

Facebook event invite here.

Postponed: Nic Collins: Handmade Electronic Music, 3rd Edition Release Event

Nic Collins returns to Quimby’s for the release of the third edition of his book Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge) on Saturday, June 20th!

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making – as well as creatively cannibalizing – electronic circuits for artistic purposes. With a sense of adventure and no prior knowledge, the reader can subvert the intentions designed into devices such as radios and toys to discover a new sonic world. You will also learn how to make contact microphones, pickups for electromagnetic fields, oscillators, distortion boxes, mixers, and unusual signal processors cheaply and quickly. At a time when computers dominate music production, this book offers a rare glimpse into the core technology of early live electronic music, as well as more recent developments at the hands of emerging artists.

This revised and expanded third edition has been updated throughout to reflect recent developments in technology and DIY approaches. New to this edition are chapters contributed by a diverse group of practitioners, addressing the latest developments in technology and creative trends, as well as an extensive companion website that provides media examples, tutorials, and further reading. This edition features:

*Over 50 new hands-on projects.
*New chapters and features on topics including soft circuitry, video hacking, neural networks, radio transmitters, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, data hacking, printing your own circuit boards, and the international DIY community
*A new companion website at, containing video tutorials, video clips, audio tracks, resource files, and additional chapters with deeper dives into technical concepts and hardware hacking scenes around the world

With a hands-on, experimental spirit, Nicolas Collins demystifies the process of crafting your own instruments and enables musicians, composers, artists, and anyone interested in music technology to draw on the creative potential of hardware hacking.

More info about this book.

New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins spent most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. He has been a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1999, and a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent) since 2016. From 1997 – 2017 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Leonardo Music Journal. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of homemade electronic circuitry and conventional acoustic instruments. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide.

Quimby’s Bookstore February Newsletter Now Available

The February Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available now!