Monthly Archive for October, 2020

New Stuff This Week


Workprint #1 by Derek Abbott $4

Now the Water’s Boiling Presents: The Covid Cookbook: 19 Pandemic-Inspired Dishes $3

Ephemera #9 The Autumn Issue by Quinn Collard $4

Comics & Minis

Quimby’s Metallic Bong Mice Sticker by Caroline Cash $3

Eight Days on the Skagit by Lauren Norby (Bunkam Studios) $9

Vacuum Decay #2 Oct 2020 by Harry Nordlinger $10

Mineshaft #39 $10

House of the Eyeball by Nate McDonough and Tyler McAndrew $2

Cartoon Dialectics vol 2 Apocalypse Extinction Death Eschatology by Tom Kaczynski (Uncivilized) $5

Night Movies Act 1 Houseshow by Jacob Butcher $5

Wilderness by Lillie J. Harris $5

Waxfellow #1 by Tori A. Rielly $8

Sardine and Grethany – Do or Dye by Pip Caplan $6

Duties by Omer Hoffmann $6

Cry Wolf by Axe Marnie $6

2 Cristina Benavides titles: Vampire’s Nursery Rhyme, Sir Bumble Begonia

Dupristalus $5

Ancient Satellite #1 Illustrated Fiction $5

Like The Tide by Isabella Rotman $10

Graphic Novels

Please Don’t Step on My JNCO Jeans by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Copycat by Sam Nakahira $8

Sunshine State by John Carvajal $20

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh $30

Isle of Elsi vol 1 The Dragon’s Librarian by Alec Longstreth (Phase 7 Comics) $19.95

Desperate Pleasures by MS Harkness (Uncivilized) $16.95

Music & Film & TV Stuff

Patti Smith on Patti Smith: Interviews and Encounters edited by Aidan Levy (Chicago Review Press) $30

Laura’s Ghost: Women Speak About Twin Peaks edited by Courtenay Stallings with a foreward by Sheryl Lee (Fayetteville Mafia Press) $29.99

If It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Seeking Subversion, Transcendence, and Solace in America’s Music by Richard Manning (PM Press) $26.95

Where’s Prince?: Search for Prince in 1999, Purple Rain, Paisley Park and More by Aisling Coughlan & illustrated by Kev Gahan $14.95

Various Artists’ I’m Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (33 1/3 vol 147) by Ray Padgett $14.95

Suicide’s Suicide (33 1/3 vol 149) by Andi Coulter $14.95

Behind the Album: Design for Popular Music (Gingko Press) $49.95

American Utopia by David Byrne and Maira Kalman $24

Politics & Revolution

Fifty Feminist Mantras : A Yearlong Practice for Cultivating Feminist Consciousness by Amelia Hruby $16.99

Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work by Akilah S. Richards (PM Press) $17

Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry edited by Siobhán McGuirk & Adrienne Pine (PM Press) $27.95

We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by adrienne maree brown (AK Press) $10

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons From Marine Mammals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs (AK) $15

We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility by Marc Lamont Hill (Haymarket) $12.95


Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality by Jaron Lanier $20

You’re the Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion edited by Dr. Meera Shah (Chicago Review Press) $28.99

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation Into the Science and History of Books Bound In Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom $26

Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911 by Dr. Drew Gray $35

Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy by Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press) $20

The Power of Hex: Spells, Incantations, and Rituals by Shawn Engel (Chicago Review Press) $19.99

This Might Hurt Tarot Deck by Isabella Rotman $45


I Hate Gray by Christian Cook $14.99


Dogteeth by Levi Cain $10


Holy Man by Ion Birch $12

Milo Manara – The Definitive Collection (Humanoids Publishing) $24.99

Zine Club Chicago ONLINE: All Together Now, 11/17

Nov ’20
7:30 pm


Mineshaft, BUBBLES, Skurt Cobain — sometimes a zine has multiple people contributing, submitting work or writing and making art. Sometimes, it’s even multiple people publishing as a collective (Trubble Club, anyone? Or how about Krazines in Racine?). November’s theme ALL TOGETHER NOW is all about those types of zines. We look forward to being TOGETHER with you on Zoom on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:30pm CT.

** Zoom 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 5:30pm CT Tuesday, Nov 17th. You’ll receive an e-mail from Zine Club Chicago with the Zoom link and password one hour before the event begins.

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 sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers, created our logo, and also made this awesome Zine Club Shoutout database of zines people talk about at Zine Club!

More info: @zineclubchicago

Facebook Event Info.

Did you miss October’s meeting? Check out this great doodle ZCC member Megan Kirby made of our FEAR edition of Zine Club Chicago!



New Stuff This Week


The Escapist Artist #62 october 2020 by Jolie Ruin $2

Skurt Cobain #2 Oct 20 A Zine About the 1990s $2

Enduring Change In Dead Systems #2 Quarantine Town of Cincinnati by Will Dee $4

Zisk issues #30 & #31 $3 each

Petula Clark’s “Downtown” Changed My Life $1

Cat Logic 26 Quirky Things About Cats $1

I Fucking Love This Album by Chops $2

Cheap Toys #24 summer 2020 $5

Comics & Minis

Ruth by Mosher $6

Comics by David Hankins: Dog, Guitar, There Once Was $1.65 each

Anxious Baker by Gina Parham $7

Comics by Jillian Sander: Mother, Minor Miscommunication, Big Sap

Graphic Novels

Hallowzine #3 Season of the Witch by The Northside Comic Artists $9.95

Monkey vs Robot: The Complete Epic by James Kochalka (Top Shelf) $29.99

Frankie Comics Collected by Rachel Dukes $17.99

What Cartooning Really Is: The Major Interviews with Charles M. Schulz by Laurie Colwin, Gary Groth and Leonard Maltin (Fantagraphics) $24.95

Movie & Music Books

Cinema Sewer Volume 7: The Adults Only Guide to History’s Sickest and Sexiest Movies! by Robin Bougie (FAB Press) $19.95

Easy Listening Acid Trip: An Elevator Ride through Sixties Psychedelic Pop by Joseph Lanza (Feral House) $24.95

Suburban Grindhouse: From Staten Island to Times Square and All the Sleaze Between by Nick Cato (Headpress) $21.95

Noise Receptor Journal: Archive Volume 1: Sound with Impact – Analysing the Abstract by Richard Stevenson (Headpress) $29.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Understanding the War Industry by Christian Sorensen (Clarity Press) $29.95

Ft Nonsense, NJ by Greg McMurray $13

Pagan Anarchism by Christopher Scott Thompson (Gods&Radicals) $12.50

All That Is Sacred Is Profaned: A Pagan Guide to Marxism by Rhyd Wildermuth (Gods&Radicals) $12.50

True to the Earth: A Pagan Political Theology by Kadmus (Gods&Radicals) $16

Photo Books

Skater Girls by Jenny Sampson $45


Rave by Rainald Goetz (Fitzcarraldo Editions) $17.95

Black Gangster by Donald Goines $15.95

Outer Limits & Mayhem Books

International Legend Tripping: Adventure Outside the Box by Robert C. Robinson (Adventures Unlimited) $18.95

Operation White Rabbit: LSD DEA, & the Fate of the Acid King by Dennis McDougal (Skyhorse Publishing) $24.99

Secret Societies by Jon Black (Same Old Books) $25

This Cryptid World: A Global Survey of Undiscovered Beasts by Brian Rau and Karl Shuker (Herb Lester) $14

Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933 by John Corbett (Soberscove Press) $38

Help & DIY

Quick & Easy Guide to Consent by Isabella Rotman $7.99

Circling the Star by Anthony Rella (Gods&Radicals) $16


Little White Lies #86 september october $12.99

Harpers Magazine november $7.99

Monocle #137 october $14

Wire #440 october $12.50

In These Times november $4.95

New Stuff This Week

Not Books But Still Pretty Awesome

Trump They Live Vote Lawn Sign Print by Mitch O’Connell $20

Social Justice Kittens 2021 Calendar (LiartownUSA) $18

SUPERtheticals: 50 New HYPERthetical Questions for More Strange Conversations by Chuck Klosterman $15.99

“Zines Inside” Zine Mercado Tote Bag $20

Cape Horn Chicago Building Prints – a variety of styles prices start at $26

Verso Radical Diary 2021 Weekly Planner $24.95


Strange Tapes #8 Halloween Party by Scott R. Miller $5

Zine Mercado 2020 $13

Barbacoa by Indra Fonseca $15

Industrial Worker #1790 $5

new photo zines by Mary Miller $5

No Scene Zine #4 $4

Five by Seven and a Half #1 I Can’t Breathe & #2 Quote Unquote Nature by Rolando Rodriguez $7.50 each


Comics by Sonia Viento $8-$10

It’s OK To Be Sad by Kevin Budnik, various issues $4 each

Cadaver Diaries by Kriota Willberg $10

The Impeachable Trump Mini Special Edition by R. Sikoryak $3

Mrs. Met by K. Sakumoto $10

Graphic Novels

Be Gay Do Comics: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from the Nib $24.99

Lon Chaney Speaks by Pat Dorian $25

Life In the Stupidverse by Tom Tomorrow $19.99

Illustrated History of UFOs by Adam Allsuch Boardman (Nobrow) $19.95

Copy Kitty by Kyung Me (2d Cloud) $19.95

Politics & Revolution

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto by Legacy Russell (Verso) $14.95

Verso Book of Feminism: Revolutionary Words from Four Millennia of Rebellion by Jessie Kindig (Verso) $19.95

Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet by Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin and C.J. Polychroniou (Verso) $18.95


Stuff from Gods&Radicals:
Five Principles of Green Witchcraft by Asa West $6
Solidarity Networks and Emergency Survival: A Practical Guide For Surviving the Collapse of Empire With Others $6
Of Monsters and Miso: Illustrations and Recipes by Alley Valkyrie (Gods & Radicals) $12.50

Music Books

I Don’t Fit In: My Wild Ride Through the Punk & Power Pop Trenches with The Nerves and The Beat by Paul Collins (Hozac Records) $24.99

Kim Gordon: No Icon by Kim Gordon (Rizzoli) $45

Hawkwind: Days Of The Underground: Radical Escapism in the Age Of Paranoia by Joe Banks (Strange Attractor Press) $30

Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics by Dylan Jones $25.95

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith $16

How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy $23

2 different Steve Wide’s Field Guides: Punk, and Post-Punk/New Wave, $14.95 each


Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction by Chuck Klosterman $18

Utopia Avenue: A Novel by David Mitchell $30

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa $16

Roy’s World: Stories: 1973-2020 by Barry Gifford (Seven Stories Press) $24.95

A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel by Shaun Hamill $16

Mayhem & Outer Limits

History of Magic Witchcraft and the Occult by Suzannah Lipscomb $35

Far Out Man: Tales of Life in the Counterculture by Eric Utne $28

Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World’s Most Infamous Items by J.W. Ocker (Quirk) $19.99

Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained by Colin Dickey $27

Behind the Horror: True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies by Dr. Lee Mellor $14.99

After Death by Francois J. Bonnet $15.95

Art & Photo Books

Shredders: Girls Who Skate by Sierra Prescott $24.99

Liberty Realm by Cathy Ward (Strange Attractor Press) $31.95

Golem Girl: A Memoir by Riva Lehrer $30

Poetry & Chap Books

Text Messages or How I Found Myself Time Traveling by Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman (Haymarket) $19.95

Blueberry Pie Caper by Damon Charles Bishop (Hambone Industries Press) $7.95


Cinema Scope #84 fall 2020 $5.95

Cinema Retro vol 16 #48 $11.99

Shots #149 $10

The Progressive oct nov $5.95

Mother Jones dec $8.99

Afterall #49 $15

Jim Terry Reads From COME HOME, INDIO with Anne Elliott, a Quimby’s YouTube VIRTUAL EVENT, 11/13

Nov ’20
7:30 pm

In Jim Terry’s book Come Home Indio (Street Noise Press), a graphic memoir, he talks about growing up between two cultures. Born Irish and Native American, he juxtaposes growing up in the mostly white suburban world with the tug of his Native roots in Wisconsin. Along the bumpy road he fumbles with loneliness, cultural confusion and a healthy dose of alcoholism until he ends up at the Standing Rock Conflict in North Dakota, where he begins to see things anew.

Join Tim Terry in conversation with Anne Elliott on the Quimby’s YouTube channel on Friday, November 13th, 7:30pm Central Time as they talk about this dynamic new graphic novel.

To celebrate the release of this book, buy the book from Quimby’s now and get a drawn and signed bookplate by the author (while supplies last). Buy it in the brick-and-mortar store or at here.

“Both uplifting and gut-wrenching, beautiful and terrifying. Terry’s account of losing himself between worlds, and finding home in the balance between them, deserves a place among the all-time great graphic memoirs.” -EZRA CLAYTON DANIELS, author of Upgrade Soul and BTTM FDRS

“Illuminated by bursts of both joy and sorrow. With humbling sensitivity and candor, Jim shares with us his personal journey down emotionally complex paths towards home.” -TIMOTHY TRUMAN, author of Scout

“As raw, honest and human. The kind of work that can only be done in the form of comics, intimately revealing the black and white lines of a worldview shaped by a life.” -TIM SEELEY, author of Hack/Slash and Revival

The work of Jim Terry has been featured in such places as: Sundowners, Vampirella, Heavy Metal, Alice Cooper Vs Chaos, Creepshow and more. This is his first work as writer and illustrator.

For more info, see

Jim will be in conversation with Anne Elliott, the co-owner of Chicago’s own Sideshow Gallery. She is an artist, teacher, tarot reader and lover of all things strange and exotic. For more info, see as well as on IG @sideshowgallerychicago & Twitter @sideshowgallery.

Here’s the Facebook Event invite for this event.

Watch Jim tell a quick synopsis of the book in advance!