Monthly Archive for May, 2020

Big Announcement & New Stuff This Week

Copy one bravo! We’ll be open to the public starting Wednesday, June 3rd. Noon to 6pm every day. Can’t wait to see you (from behind a mask). Until then, we’re still providing curbside pickup and shipping mail orders.

New Stuff This Week:

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Epic Names: A Short History of Famous Flames by Billy McCall $3

Sex Work Spell Work by Madison Murray $5.50

Transvestia #9 Queering the Media $10

Highgate Eye #4 by Dean Squishman $3

On Alchemy and the Symbolics of Color by Brian Cotnoir $15

Comics & Minis

Tears of the Leather Bound Saints by Casanova Frankenstein (Fantagraphics Underground) $10

Rimeski Comics #6 May 20 by Lucius Wisniewski & friends $3

Minor Leagues #10 by Simon Moreton $6

Fifty Flip Experiment #25 $5

PYXIS #11 & #12 by Jonas Campe $8 each

Stuff from Plot Twist Publishing:
Pushover by Jean Marie Pilario Jean Munson $5
Tome of Terror #1 by Greg Boucher $5
Queens #1 Rulers of Feminist Comedy by Jean Munson $10
Heavens Bastards #1 by Pierce Elliott & friends $5

Graphic Novels

Art Young’s Inferno (Original Art Edition) (Fantagraphics) $29.99


Juxtapoz #214 summer $9.99

Bust #121 summer $7.99

Lit Journals

Submerging #4 summer $4

New Stuff This Week

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Wanna skip this list and go straight to ordering this stuff? Click here!


Vivian Girls Forever #1 An Ode to Henry Darger by Lindsey J. Bryan $7

I’ve Been Crying the Last Few Days and Drawing Strange Men by Tavi Veraldi $10

Rozine #1 $3

Chicago Gets 4 Stars History Zine #1 by Joe Mason $3

Wiseblood #67 $3

Plaid Skirts and Converse #3 the Mental Hospital #8 $4

Fucktoy #1 $4

I Think I’ll Make a Snappy New Day #1 $4

Comics & Minis

Stripburger #74 $10

You Don’t Get There From Here #53 by Carrie McNinch $4

Kaki by Dan Kittaka $3

Comics from Shawn Granton: Ten Foot Rule Inktober 2019 $3, New Old Stock #S5 The Illustrated Journal of a Civilized Cyclist $4

Invasion on Aisle Two #1 by Erik Jasek $8

Graphic Novels

Unknown by Anna Sommer (Conundrum) $17

Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics by Yan Cong, Jason Li and R. Orion Martin (Paradise Systems) $21.95

Music & Film Books

Cheap Shots: A Photographic Look at Underground Bands Through the 80s and Beyond by Chris Barrows (Rare Bird Books) $35

Super 8: An Illustrated History by Danny Plotnick (Rare Bird Books) $40


Bitch #87 summer $9.95

The Believer #131 june / july $12

Tape Op #137 june / july $5.99

In These Times june $4.95

Jacobin #37 spring $12.95

Harpers Magazine june $7.99

Yes! #94 summer $6.50

Chap Books

Misery Can Be Bad by Harmon Butcher and Lale Westvind $7

New Stuff This Week

Did you miss the Quimby’s tour during #CZF2020 online? No worries! Watch it here on Youtube!

Mirror Mirror 3 by Plum Press/2d Cloud $19.95

Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin $22.95

Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde by Kristian Williams (AK Press) $18

Between Everything and Nothing: The Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the Quest for Asylum by Joe Meno (Counterpoint) $26

The Monthly Review vol 72 #1 May 20 COVID-19 Crisis in Perspective $6

Handmade Face Mask, sewn by Mary Miller $15

I, John Kennedy Toole: A Novel by Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll $25.95

More stuff from Porkbelly Press!

Topp: Promoter Gary Topp Brought Us the World by David Collier and Gary Topp (Conundrum Press) $20

P.S. Thanks to Marc Fischer of Public Collectors & Half Letter Press for featuring Quimby’s in QUARAZINE #61, which features some of the funnier order notes from our Qustomized Quimby’s Quarantine Zine Packages (which you can still order here.) Download your free copy of QUARANZINE #61 below!

Quimby’s Bookstore May Newsletter Now Available

The May Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available now!

2020 Chicago Zine Fest ONLINE, 5/15 & 5/16

May ’20
6:00 pm

Chicago Zine Fest 2020 will take place online on May 15th and 16th, 2020. Here’s how you can participate in #CZF2020:

More info at

#CZF2020 Poster by Caroline Cash



Quimby’s is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with an annual festival of workshops, events, and the big expo day where 250+ zinesters sell and trade their zines. All the events are free and open to the public. The 11th annual Chicago Zine Fest will take place May 15-16, 2020 at Plumbers Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd).

Poster by Andrea Bell.

Applications for half table spots will be open 1/13/2020 – 1/20/2020 and table spots will be chosen through a lottery. Application here.

More info about Chicago Zine Fest at