Monthly Archive for January, 2021

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Our Bogeys, Our Shelves, The Magician’s Library as Mentor, Companion and Oracle by Clint Marsh and Jeff Hoke $6

zines by Evan Fusco: Intermission $14, Catachresis Reader $20, Poetics of the Underneath $16, Army of the Sick $16

MNRL CVLT Field Report #1 by NXOEED (Fluke Publishing) $4

2 Brett Bloom goodies:
Break Down Breakdown Workbook #1 2nd Edition Sonic Meditations Immersive Ecological Entanglement $4
Two Ponds: Stories From Petroleum Space Time Continuum $6

Fritkot #2 by Antek $2

zines about mental health by by J.F. Gamber:
ADHD Ain’t a Joke $3.50
OCD Ain’t a Word $2.50
Pencil Revolution #13 Big Penicillin the Wide Pencil Issue $5


Boutique Mag #4 by Marc Bell (Neoglyphic Media) $5

Pitiful Life of James Robinson #1 & #2 by Chris Mattei $8 both

Music Books

We’re Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America by Kevin Mattson $27.95

Wendy Carlos: A Biography by Amanda Sewell $34.95

Year with Swollen Appendices, Brian Eno’s Diary by Brian Eno $26.95

Essay (Kind of)

Public Collectors Police Scanner by Marc Fischer (Half Letter Press) $20

Politics & Revolution Books

We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival by Natalie West and Tina Horn (Feminist Press) $24.95

Stuff From GenderFail Press:
Queer Accomplices: This Is Not Another Photo of the Gay Male Body by Be Oakley 2021 $12
Stonewall Was A Riot Oct 2020 $16
GenderFail Reader #3 $16

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Neutron Gun Reloaded: A Gerry Reith Reader $14

There Is Only One Road and It Goes Everywhere: Journeys to the Land of Hearts Desires by Kathleen Phelan (Feral House) $17.95

Poetry Books

Oyster Mountain Poems by Jalal El Kadali (Nine Banded Books) $10

Doppelgangbanger by Cortney Lamar Charleston (Haymarket) $16


The Believer #134 February / March $12

Cinema Retro vol 17 #49 $11.99

The Monthly Review vol 72 #8 January $6

Harpers Magazine February $7.99

Welcome to Chili’s vol 1 #1 Journal of Art, Design, Short Narratives and Questions $15

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Sick Of It vol 1 #1 A Disability Inside/Outside Project by Matilda Sabal $3

Moon Zine by Heather Anacker $6.66

Sequoia by Tristan Martinez $20

Comics & Minis

Things by Madeleine Aguilar $10: Lute Boy in Time, Cute Boy How About the Weather, Portraits of Archer, etc.

Faceless Nameless by Ben Cherry $5

Rimeski Comics #13 January 2021 edited by Lucius Wisniewski $3

Book of Rhymes by Blu Voelker $3

Rebel Rabble 1 by Flo Pizzarello $3

Graphic Novels

Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media – Updated Edition by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld $16.95

Art Books

Field Guide to Animal Adaptations by Oscar Hey Fearnside & friends $19.99


Agency by William Gibson $17

Outer Limits

Ancient Egyptian Magic for Modern Witches: Rituals, Meditations, and Magical Tools by Ellen Cannon Reed $18.95

Chap Books

Small Talk by KJ Kuhns $4

Multiple “Drunks” chap book mini-comics by David Hankins $.75


Gentlewoman #22 Fall / Winter 2021 $17.99

Tape Op #141 February March 2021 $5.99

Uppercase #48 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18

Wire #443 January 2021 $12.50

Shots #150 Winter 2021 $10

Only a Few Days Left To Bid on Original Chris Ware Art as Fundraiser!


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Only a few days left to bid original Chris Ware art, the proceeds of which go towards supporting both the Quimby’s Chicago and New York stores but also the Book Table in Oak Park! Auction ends Thursday. Bid on it here!

Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Crushes Edition, Feb 23rd

Feb ’21
7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Crushes Edition

7:30 p.m. CT Tues, February 23rd on Zoom


In this month dedicated to passion in its many-splendored incarnations, we’re celebrating our zine crushes! If your heart beats faster for the work of a particular zinemaker, publisher, or collaborative, we want to hear about it. That swell of platonic admiration when you spot a new publication from your forever fave is one of the greatest thrills of belonging to the zine community.

Grab the zines that make you swoon, BYOC(onversation)H(earts), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Crushes 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. CT Tuesday, Feb. 23. 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 Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event:


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KerBloom #147 Nov Dec 2020 $2

Caboose #13 The Connection Issue by Liz Mason $5

New Wave Chicken #8 $4

The Making of Kurtis Blow’s Christmas Rappin’ by Noah Uman & friends $12

Comics & Minis

King-Cat #80 by John Porcellino $3

An Impatient Grave #1 by Michelle Spadafore $3

Comics by David Hankins, $1.65 each: There Once Was #1, Guitar issues #2 & #3

Papa Bazvko vol 7 $25

Tiny quantities, don’t sleep on these!: La Madre Monte by Enrique Lozano $18, La Llorona by Maria Rueda $18, Mohan Al Mito by El Mito $18, Brvjv La Imaginaria $7

Titles by Li An Dezmelyk: Dissonance $7.50, Winter Woods $4

Comics by Sam Hoffman: Catching Zs and Why It’s Important $7 & Friends Who Die Together $4

Comics by Turner Hilliker: Component $5 & Calibrate $4

Knuckleheads #1 by Everett Gee $4

Comics by Grambo: Selfies $2 + My Hero $1

Dot-Bot’s Thought by Finn Walker $10

Graphic Novels

Ginseng Roots, Collected Comics by Craig Thompson (Uncivilized) $34

Miradas en Espejos de Agua by Sylvia Gomez $25

Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance by S. W. Searle, A Smut Peddler Book (Iron Circus) $20

Chicago In The Fall 2016 by Cathy Hannah $10


Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff $15.95


Edge of Sundown by Jennifer Worrell $13


Dovetail Magazine #2 winter spring 2020-2021 $18

Lit Journals

Sinister Wisdom #119 Lesbian Literary and Art Journal $14

From Blue Cubicle Press: The First Line vol 22 #4 winter 2020 $6 + The Last Line #6 winter 2020 $3