Monthly Archive for May, 2020

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New Stuff This Week for Mail Order or Curbside Pickup


Banned Book Club by Ryan Estrada, Hyung-Ju Ko and Kim Hyun Sook (Iron Circus) $15



Bizarre Fact Files by Gordon Meyer, $2 each: #1 Bucktown, #2 Wicker Park, #3 Notable Neighbors, #4 Notorious Neighbors

Rain Barrel #1 $3

Butch Nor Femme Pack by Lynne Monsoon $20


Ultimate Guide to Mushrooms: How to Identify and Gather Over 200 Species Throughout North America and Europe by Guillaume Eyssartier (Skyhorse) $24.99

Art Books

Catlady: A Love Letter to Women and Their Cats by Leah Reena Goren by Leah Reena Goren (Prestel) $19.95


Pattern #17 May 2020 $15

…And yes, we’re still selling the Qustomized Quimby’s Quarantine Zine Package $25 – You want to buy this for your mom for a Mother’s Day gift that will totally come after Mother’s Day, right?

Zine Club Chicago ONLINE: Screens Edition! on Zoom 5/26

May ’20
7:00 pm

7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 Central Time.

Free! On Zoom!

Movies, television shows, YouTube videos, Instagram Live, and oh so many Zoom events … we all like to watch, and we’ve all been looking at screens a lot more than usual since the coronavirus crisis began. We miss seeing your faces and sharing the zines we love, so in May we’re taking Zine Club Chicago ONLINE!

This month, we’ll be discussing self-published works about the moving images that keep us riveted to big and small screens alike. Grab your favorite zines, BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for a fun conversation!

Email at about the Zoom link (which will be available soon).

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome 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.

* Zoom link info * We want to make sure that our online Zine Club events are a safe space, so we won’t be releasing the Zoom link and password publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email to RSVP by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. We’ll email you the Zoom link and password one hour before the event begins.

Thank you to Zine Club member Anna Jo Beck for designing our flyer this month!

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p.s. need a jpg because you’re posting this somewhere that only takes that format? Here ya go!

New Stuff This Week

We’re still closed to the public but we continue to enjoy the responses we’re getting for our Qustomized Quimby’s Quarantine Zine Package (tell us what you like, pay $25+ postage, we send you zines). The notes people leave tickle us so.

Help save Chicago, one t-shirt at a time. Barrel Maker made a truly great Quimby’s shirt and $10 of each sold shirt goes toward Chicago-based small businesses. You can only order it through 5/31, so don’t sleep on it!


QUARANZINE Assortment of 12 Issues by Marc Fischer and friends $20

Chicagoing Straight to Hell! The Unofficial Secret Insider Guide to Nonexistent Chicago Tours by Mr. Dan Kelly $2

Women In Print #4 by Jennifer Trontz $8

Ker-Bloom #143 by Artnoose $2

Dead Dads Club #1 edited by Katherine Leung $12

Reclaim Your Shit by Sarah Poppy Jackson and Kione Kochi $10

Comics & Minis

Rimeski Comics #5 edited by Lucius Wisniewski $3

Hypopompia: A 911 Story by Kelly Schoen and Jack Currin $20


New Bad News Stories by Ryan Ridge $16.95

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde $8.95


Broken Pencil #87 Rethinking Death $7.95

The Baffler #51 $14

The Monthly Review vol 71 #11 $6

New Quimby’s Bookstore T-shirt Fundraiser, Courtesy of Barrel Maker Printing

We’re proud to announce a team up with Barrel Maker Printing for a new Quimby’s t-shirt! $10 from each shirt goes toward small businesses. We’re proud to join the ranks of other amazing Chicago institutions like Thalia Hall, Sleeping Village, Chicago Diner and more. You have until 5/31 to order, so don’t miss your chance to order Chris Ware’s Quimby the Mouse, reading a zine (of course), perched above our name, on a wondrous coral-colored t-shirt. 100% airlume combed and ringspun cotton sure sounds comfy to us!

More info: