Monthly Archive for April, 2021

Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Bingo II Edition, May 25th

May ’21
7:30 pm

A red-and-blue infographic flyer with the cartoon image of people playing bingo and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Zine Bingo II Edition; Online! Free!; Zoom info on; 7:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, May 25”

Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Bingo II Edition

7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 25 on Zoom


We had such a good time playing Zine Bingo last month that we’ve decided to keep the game rolling into our May event! We’ll be covering the squares on our zinecentric bingo board that we didn’t get to during the first round, so plan to bring zines that fit the categories that aren’t already checked off.

Our twist on the classic game gives everyone an opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt through your own zine collections. Check out our updated bingo card, grab your zines, BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Zine Bingo II Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 25!

Here’s how our version of Zine Bingo works: We’ve created a zinecentric bingo card that you can find in this post and at (We’ll all be using the same card for the game; feel free to print it out or download it). Each square on the card represents a category of zines that you might have in your collection; for example, a how-to zine or a zine that makes you laugh.

Before we meet, search your collection and find zines that correspond to the categories in the unchecked squares on the card. (If a square has a check mark on it, that means we’ve already discussed that category during our April event.) The card’s rows are marked with the letters Z-I-N-E-S. Each square also has a number in the corner. Y’all are welcome to bring zines that correspond to as many of the unchecked squares as you like, or to not bring zines at all and join us just to hang out.

During our event, we’ll randomly pull bingo balls marked with the letter and number of each unchecked square on the bingo card. Folks with a zine that fits the category in the square we’ve called will then tell us about the zine they brought. We’ll keep going until we get a collective full-card bingo! (Everyone is a winner at Zine Club Chicago).

** Zoom info ** We want to make sure that our online 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 9 p.m. CDT Monday, May 24 (the day before our event). Zine Club will email you the Zoom link by 11 p.m. CDT on 5/24.

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 on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook: @zineclubchicago

Facebook event here.

A handmade Zine Bingo board with a description of a different category of zine in each square; some squares are checked off.

New Stuff This Week


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore)


Haptic Fededbag by Tom Orr $10

Alternative Incite #3 $4

Blood of Gods, multiple issues $5 each

You’re Wrong – Trans Polemics by C. Bain (Microcosm) $4.95

Stereotypes Make Disabled Lives Harder by Annie Carl (Microcosm) $4.95

Hell of a Mistress, the Beautiful Idea: Anarchist Oral History, An Interview with Aragorn! by CrimethInc. (Microcosm) $4.95


A bunch o’ comics from Uncivlized!:
My Dog Jojo by Gabrielle Bell $6
Tradition by Duachaka Her $4
Doomin by Derek Von Gieson $3
Silver Wire by Jordan Shively $5
For Real #1 by James Romberger $6
I Don’t Want to Be Famous by AZ Terry $7
Nightmarism: Bunuel’s Final Cut by James Romberger $5

Spiny Orb Weaver #2 by Drew Lerman, Chris Lopez, Robert Clough, Neil Brideau (Radiator Comics) $10

Zirp #6 Disc Station by Till Thomas $16

Forever and Everything #6 and #7 by Kyle Bravo $5 each

Mondo Karaoke #1 by Lily Hudson & Sabine M. Rear + #2 by Lily Hudson and Liz Yerby, $15 each

Seeds of Spring #2 A Mi’kMaq Teen Discovers Kropotkin, Punk, and Her Place In the World by Christopher Coquard + Sacha Ravenda (Microcosm) $4.95

Stuff from Kus!
S Baltic Comics Magazine, $14 each: #40 The Very End, #41 Dogs
Mini Kus, $6 each: #95 Before the Pandemic There Was Touch Football by David Collier, #96 Bridge by Matt Madden, #97 Blink by Martin Lopez Lam, #98 World Ceramic Fair by Jooyoung Kim

Graphic Novels

Girl In the World (2nd edition) by Caroline Cash (Silver Sprocket) $13.99

Clyde Fans: A Picture Novel by Seth (D+Q) $34.95

Monsters by Barry Windsor Smith (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Beatnik Buenos Aires by Diego Arandojo $19.99

Trots and Bonnie by Shary Flenniken $39.95

Suspension of Disbelief by Julia Wald $23

Rock and Roll Terrorist: The Graphic Life of Shock Rocker GG Allin (Microcosm) $14.95

Art Books

Sex and Horror vol 4 (Korero Books) $36.95

Old Style by Dmitry Samarov $20

Politics, Revolution & Essay

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century by Erik Olin Wright $19.95

Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment by Zach Norris $16

Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right About Why You Hate Your Job by Gavin Mueller $19.95

Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse? by McKenzie Wark $19.95

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman $25.95

New Handbook for a Post-Roe America: The Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support by Robin Marty $17.95

Thinking Without a Banister: Essays in Understanding, 1953-1975 by Hannah Arendt, edited by Jerome Kohn $22

Taking A Long Look: Essays on Culture, Literature and Feminism in Our Time by Vivian Gornick $26.95

The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems: An Intersectional Political Economy by Nancy Folbre $29.95

Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence by Nimmi Gowrinathan $24.95

Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life by Natasha Lennard $14.95

Sex and the Failed Absolute by Slavoj Zizek $17.95

Hauntology: Ghosts of Futures Past by Merlin Coverley $24.95

Capital Hates Everyone – Fascism or Revolution by Maurizio Lazzarato $15.95

Hate Speech by Caitlin Ring Carlson (MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series) $15.95

How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future! by Danny Caine (Microcosm) $12.95

Outer Limits

Missing Witches: Recovering True Histories of Feminist Magic by Amy Torok and Risa Dickens $17.95

The Bad Trip: Dark Omens, New Worlds and the End of the Sixties by James Riley $17.95

White Magic by Elissa Washuta $26.95

Doomed and Famous: Selected Obituaries by Adrian Dannatt, Illustrated by Hugo Guinness (Semiotexte) $29.95

Art Books

Street Art in the Time of Corona by Tapies Xavier $18.95


First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami $28

Terminal Boredom: Stories by Izumi Suzuki $19.95

Bubblegum: A Novel Adam Levin $18

Visions of Vampire: Two Centuries of Immortal Tales edited by Sorcha Ni Fhlainn and Xavier Aldana Reyes (British Library) $24.95

Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic edited by Daisy Butcher $15.95

Science Fiction by Sherryl Vint (MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series) $15.95

Little Joy, Selected Stories by Cecilia Pavon (Semiotexte) $17.95

Cheerful Scapegoat: Fables by Wayne Koestenbaum (Semiotexte) $16.95

Music Books

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest by Ian Zack $19

There and Black Again by Don Letts with Mal Peachy $28.99

Food & Drugs

How to Drink Tea: An Illustrated Guide by Stephen Wildish $19.95

Ketamine by Bita Moghaddam (MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series) $15.95


Quit Your Day Job by Eleanor C. Whitney (Microcosm) $13.95, also a supplemental workbook version $16.95


Mother Jones june $8.99
Progressive apr may $5.95
Monthly Review apr $6
Monocle apr $14
Taproot #44 $12
Shindig mar $13.99
Shots #151 spr $10

Lit Journals

Quotidian vol 1 Layers $16

Other Stuff

Punk Rock Saved My Life Patch $3

Read Zines Change the World Patch $3

New Stuff This Week


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore)


Happy Tapir #7 In Bandanarama by Johnny Masiulewicz $3

A stash of Ayun Halliday zines! Dimly Recalled Doggies of My Hoosier Youth $1, Intimacy and Art: A Creatively Erotic Panel Discussion $3, Libraries I Have Known $1 and more!

Matadors #1 Churchdoor Lounger $10

Mother by Gabby Raymond & friends $3

Fritkot #3 by Antek $2

Crying In Public and Other Stories by Madi Giovina $15

Graphic Novels

Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (Viz) $22.99

I Feel Love by Krent Able, Anya Davidson, Julian Hanshaw, Benjamin Marra, Cat Sims and Kelsey Wroten (Self Made Hero) $22.99

Young Shadow: A Double Adventurer by Ben Sears (Fantagraphics) $16.99

When I Came Out by Anne Mette Kærulf Lorentzen (Self Made Hero) $22.99

A Fire Story by Brian Fies $18.99

Guantanamo Voices: An Anthology: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison by Sarah Mirk $24.99

Politics, Revolution and Essay

Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse by Shane Burley (AK Press) $19

Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions by Astra Taylor (Haymarket Books) $14.95

Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 by Rachel Kushner $26

Float Me Away, Flood Waters by Adam Gnade $10

Music & Film

Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1977-1989 by Michael Grecco $40

The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall, In Conversation with David Chase $19.99

Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer by Bob Gruen $32.50

Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop by Clover Hope $24.99

One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, and Music by Mike Ayers and Studio Muti $24.99

Music: A Subversive History by Ted Gioia $18.99

Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98 by Mick Houghton $14.95


XX: A Novel by Rian Hughes $35

This Is the End of Something But It’s Not the End of You by Adam Gnade $16

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

n+1 #39 winter $14.95

The First Line vol 23 #1 $6

This I Can Tell You by Brandi Spering $18

Invasive Species by Lucia $2

Magazines & Newspapers

Adbusters #154 may june $14.95

In These Times april $4.95

Internationalist #62 $1


Elska #32 Dublin, Ireland $20


How to Build a Bike (In a Weekend) by Alan Anderson $19.99

Other Stuff

A whole mess of blank Decomposition Books! Various prices!

New Stuff This Week


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore)

Smutty comics from Comix Co!


Bizarre Fact File #5 Murderous Neighbors by Gordon Meyer $2

HORSECORN issues #1-#4 $15 each

5×7.5 issues #5 and #6 by Rolando Rodriguez $7.50-$10

Comics & Minis

Future #6 The Temple of Madness by Tommi Musturi (Boing Being) $6

Graphic Novels

Slow Death Zero: The Comix Anthology of Ecological Horror by Jon B. Cooke and Ronald E. Turner (Last Gasp) $24.95

American Cult: A Graphic History of Religious Cults in America from the Colonial Era to Today by Robyn Chapman (Silver Sprocket) $24.99

Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest by Nate Powell $24.99

Art & Design

House Industries Lettering Manual by Ken Barber $24.99

Politics & Revolution

Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene by Bram Buscher and Robert Fletcher (Verso) $24.95

Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments That Demonstrate the Power of the People by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl $19.99

Reactionary Democracy: How Racism and the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream by Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter $26.95


Small Town Skateparks by Clint Carrick (Headpress) $19.95

Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History by Malcolm Harris $18.99

If This Isnt Nice What Is, 3rd edition, Much Expanded by Kurt Vonnegut $17.95

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Madman’s Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History by Edward Brooke-Hitching $29.95

Sex Magicians: The Lives and Spiritual Practices of Paschal Beverly Randolph, Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, Marjorie Cameron, Anton LaVey, and Others by Michael William West $19.99


Press Gang: Writings on Cinema from New York Press, 1991-2011 edited by Jim Colvill (Seven Stories Press) $30

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever by Nick De Semlyen $17


Machines in the Head: Selected Stories by Victoria Walker, edited by Anna Kavan $15.95

Bubble Gum: A Novel by Adam Levin $29.95


How to Shit In the Woods (Fourth Edition): An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art by Kathleen Meyer $12.99


420 Meditations: Enhance Your Spiritual Practice With Cannabis by Kerri Connor (Llewellyn) $15.99


Uppercase #49 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18

Dazed and Confused vol 5 #271 spring $13.20

Other Stuff

Doom Brand Dog Poop Bags $5.99


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore)

April Quimby’s Newsletter Out Now!

Our monthly announcements and all that jazz. Have you subscribed so you get it in your inbox every month yet? Check it out here.