Monthly Archive for December, 2020

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Roctober #52 Nothing Special 25th(ish) Anniversary Issue $7

Dan Gleason Is In Business by Dan Gleason $3

Not Like You: Love Letters to Grosso $8

5×7.5 by Rolando Rodriguez, issues #3 and #4 $7.50

Comics & Minis

What Now? by Johnny Sampson (Slow Leak Press) $10 – Plus some new stickers from Johnny!

Art Books

Soviet Visuals by Varia Bortsova $15

Film & Music

I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics by Lou Reed $32

Vinyl Age: A Guide to Record Collecting Now by Max Brzezinski (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers) $30

They Just Seem a Little Weird: How KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, and Starz Remade Rock and Roll by Doug Brod $28

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West $27


Beyond Manifestation: A Monthly Journal and Workbook for Presence by Kelly Cree and Jessica Mullen (School of Life Design) $21

Killer Plants: Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora by Molly Williams (Running Press) $18


Everything You Ever Wanted Know About Marijuana (But Were Too Stoned To Ask) by Tim Pilcher (Ilex) $8.99


Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand $16.99


Devil’s Ballast by Meg Caddy $11.95

Lit Journals

Taddle Creek #46 $6.95


Soft Magazine #5 Traveling Artist $18

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Reminder! We will be open everyday Sun 12/20 through 12/24 noon to 6pm & closed on 12/25. Special hours this week only!

Anima Animals by Mark Ryden (Cernunnos) $40


Mystery Objects – Junk Drawer #11 by Eric Bartholomew $4

I Can’t Sing by Matt Albertini $5

Times I Lose My Name vol 1 by Tyler Esque $5

Horizontal: Adel Souto In Landscape Mode $4

Vertical: Adel Souto In Portrait Mode $4

Comics & Minis

Bad Boy Billy Corgi various issues $1 each

Graphic Novels

The Blood Anthology by Beata Sosnowska & Zavka (Centrala Central Europe Comics Art) $20

Politics & Revolution

Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance by Noam Chomsky & Marv Waterstone (Haymarket) $19.95

Music Books

When Can I Fly? The Sleepers, Tuxedomoon & Beyond by Michael Belfer with Will York (Hozac Books) $22.99

I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound: A Memoir by Mike Doughty $17.99


Corpsepaint by David Peak (Word Horde) $15.99

Brief Lives of Idiots by Ermanno Cavazzoni (Wakefield Press) $14.95


Wire #442 December $12.50

Mother Jones February 2021 $8.99

The Monthly Review vol 72 #7 December $6

Taproot #42 $12

Lit Journal

Roc #1 Ripple of Change $12

Other Stuff

Krampus Puzzle 1000 Pieces by Monte Beauchamp (Last Gasp) $39.95

Zine Club Chicago Online: Show Us Your Stacks Edition, Jan 19th

Jan ’21
7:30 pm

7:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, January 19 on Zoom


Some people meticulously catalogue their zines, while others toss them in random piles; for many of us, the ways we keep our zines fall someplace in between. This month, we’ll be discussing how we live with the zines we choose to bring home with us. Some of our favorite collectors will be showing us their stacks, and you’re invited to show off — or just talk about — your personal zine organizing system, too.

Get your collection in order (or leave it messy), BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Show Us Your Stacks Edition! 

** 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 publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email to RSVP by 5:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 19. We’ll email you the Zoom link 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 made our Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines we’ve discussed at our events:

More info at and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event:

(Photo taken at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Ore., 2018 by C.E. Hanifin)


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Reminder! If you’re in the U.S. and placing a mail order and want it by Dec 25th, Dec 14th is the cut off date. Please note that we can’t 100% guarantee the post office will get it to you by the date, so best to place your orders earlier than later.


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Why yes, we have gift certificates. They’re here.


More back issues of Popular Pandemics! $10 each

I Love Chicago In the Winter by Heather Anacker $5.55

Faces #1 by Misha Ardichvili $5 small size or $10 bigger size

Charlie Kaufman by KJ Kuhns $3

Comics & Minis

OK I’m Bored Lets Leave by Levi Freidman $8.50

Transmissions From Dreamtown #1-#3 by Isaac Roller $5-$7 each

Graphic Novels

Remina by Junji Ito $22.99

Okay, Universe: Chronicles of a Woman in Politics by Delphie Côté-Lacroix and Valérie Plante (D+Q) $21.95

Time Traveling With Your Octopus by Brian Kesinger (Baby Tattoo) $29.95

Politics & Revolution

Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly by Guerrilla Girls $30


Horrorscopes by Amy Brereton / Psi Tallstar $20

My Little Occult Book Club: A Creepy Collection by Steven Rhodes $14.95


Metal Mappa Mundi: A World Tour of Heavy Metal, from Birmingham to Botswana Map by Jon Kutt and Ian Winwood (Herb Lester) $14


Signature Shoes by Ryan Trembath $20


In These Times Dec 2020 $4.95

The Progressive Dec 2020 Jan 2021 $5.95

Chap Books & Lit Journals

There is Still Singing in the Afterlife by JinJin Xu (Radix) $12

N+1 #38 Fall 2020 Death Wish $14.95

The Bennington Review #8 Fall 2020 $13

Cumulus #2 Fall 2020 A New Epoch $10

Other Stuff

Selected 2021 Moleskines, various prices

Quimby’s Holiday Hours For Geniuses + Dec 14th Online Deadline

OK, we know this is confusing. Get out your planners!

Quimby’s will continue to be open to the public noon to 6pm Thursday through Monday (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

However! Lucky you!

The week before December 25th (and only that week) we will also be open Tues, Dec 22nd and Wed, Dec 23rd, noon to 6pm, both of those days.

Quimby’s will be closed on Friday, December 25th and Fri, January 1st.

Once the holidays are over, we’ll be back to our schedule of noon to 6pm Thursday through Monday.

But of course, you can always shop at our website anytime you want. Ready for the quiz? Did you write this all down in your Slingshot Planner?

Domestic Holiday Online Shopping Deadline: December 14th

In the U.S. and need your gifts by December 25th? Order by Dec 14th. We do ask, however, that our customers keep in mind that USPS delays have been A THING, for obvious reasons. Once we put your stuff in the mail please be patient with our friends at the post office and beware that delays may continue through the holiday season. Overseas? We’re happy to ship to you but cannot confirm that your merch would arrive by December 25th.