Monthly Archive for September, 2021

Anne Elizabeth Moore Talks Perzines and Memoirs with Quimby’s Online Nov 5th

Nov ’21
7:30 pm


Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Gentrifier: A Memoir (Catapult Books) is ostensibly about a free house the author was awarded in Detroit in 2016. But after she moves in, pets some cats, and gets to know her delightful neighbors, the murky history of her supposedly free house—more costly than expected—comes to light, illuminating the contemporary American housing crisis. Moore writes about gender, policy, and the downside of capitalism (all of it), plus she includes many jokes, so her books are pretty good. She has been self-publishing since she was 11 and will talk about using zines in a writing practice, and memoir in a self-publishing practice.

Don’t miss Anne on the Quimby’s Instagram, livestreaming on Fri, Nov 5th at 7:30pm CT at where she’ll talk with Quimby’s employees and fellow veteran zinesters Liz Mason and Cynthia E. Hanifin, in what promises to be a lively discussion. Because this is a livestreaming workshop event, viewers are encouraged to come prepared with questions to ask about the differences between perzines (as in personal zines) and memoir, moving from one to the other, and incorporating zines into a writing practice and/or memoir writing into a self-publishing practice. Part workshop, part craft talk, part book discussion, part interactive discussion with the audience, this event promises to be fully unpredictable and most definitely fun.

For a limited time! While supplies last, with the purchase of this book, you will get a signed bookplate by Anne Elizabeth Moore, in celebration of this November 5th event! Get Gentrifier at Quimby’s Bookstore here.

“I don’t know how Anne managed to write the funniest book I’ve read in years and the most honest one about the scramble of American life, but she did.” —Jace Clayton, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture

Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, SD, and currently lives in the Catskills with her ineffective feline personal assistant, Captain America. In 2019, her book Sweet Little Cunt won an Eisner Award. Body Horror was nominated for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award and a Chicago Review of Books Award, was listed as a 100 Best Books Of All Time on the Political Economy by BookAuthority and named Best Book by the Chicago Public Library. Threadbare made the 2016 Tits & Sass list “Best Investigative Reporting on Sex Work.” Cambodian Grrrl received a 2012 Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism. Unmarketable was Mother Jones’ Best Book of 2007.

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New Stuff This Week


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2022 Slingshot Planners! Small $8 + Large $16


No Scene Zine #5 Presents Lisa Frankenstein by BSide, July TimeSheets & Spacebar $6

Spew issues #1-#3 edited by Karina Remer Avery Parrott $7 each

Gig Life #1 History $8.50

Religion Politics Sex #3 The Pandemic Issue summer 2021 by Robert T. Glen $5

zines by Laura Rowley: Ties That Bind Projects For Soothing Tension $8.50, Endon Metra Osis by Laura Rowley $8.50

Half Frame Journal #1 Documenting a Bike Tour Down the Willamette Valley in 35mm Film and Drawings by Shawn Granton (Urban Adventure League) $6

The Papercuts Library #5 Let’s Make the Equal Rights Amendment Unanimous $5.99

Cured Heart, Anima Animus Art Series Zine #7 by Paul Leroy $7

King and I by Feli Fisher $10

From Brown and Proud Press: Ranflas by Luz Magdaleno Flores and Zoulee Fer $10, Hood Opulence by Luz Magdaleno Flores $5, & more.

From Fugitive Ink Studio: Bootleg Tarot: An Exploration of the Major Arcana $10, Bryn by Aaron Uglum $10, & more

Comics & Minis

Small Universes, Comix Poems by Tori Holder $5

Deri by Kevin Curley $5

Graphic Novels

Recidivist IV by Zak Sally (Secret Acres) $19.95

One Piece vol 1 Romance Dawn by Eiichiro Oda $9.99

Art Books

Stickerology: 928 Astrology Stikces From Aries to Pisces, illustrated by Elisa Wong $14

Politics & Revolution

The History of Democracy Has Yet to Be Written: How We All Have to Learn to Govern All Over Again by Thomas Geoghegan (Belt Publishing) $26


Creepy Cross-Stitch: 25 Spooky Projects to Haunt Your Halls by Lindsay Swearingen $18.99


The Beast in Aisle 34 by Darrin Doyle (Tortoise Books) $17.99

Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923 edited by Leslie S. Klinger & Lisa Morton $16.95

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination With Spirits and the Supernatural by Marc Hartzman $22.99

Strange Tales from Japan: 99 Chilling Stories of Yokai, Ghosts, Demons and the Supernatural by Keisuke Nishimoto $15.99

Spacecraft (Object Lessons) by Timothy Morton $14.95

The Witches Almanac #41 Spring 2022-2023 $15.95


Black Nerd Problems: Essays by William Evans and Omar Holmon $27


Shock Cinema #60 $5

The Baffler #59 $14

The Monthly Review vol 73 #4 september $6

Skeptic vol 26 #3 $6.95

Aperture #244 fall $24.95

Headmaster #9 $20

Lit Journals

Granta #156 summer $19.99


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Papercore #5 DIY International Punk Zine spring summer $4

Alternative Incite #4 spring $4

Hot Shop Music ft. Pearl Dick by Charlie Manion $15

Late to the Party Sum 21 by Erik Jacobson $3

Keanu Godmother by Issa Saldana $1

Dotty’s Vegan Munchies Adventures #1 $18

Maps by Chris Auman $6.50

Pencil Revolution #20 I Brought My Pencil Back to School Issue by Dr. Johnny Gamber II $5

Tuesday Zine Issues #1-8, #9-#16 by Frank Fehler $5

Craft Leftovers vol 5 #1 The Many Deaths of Backyard Chickens by Kristin M. Roach $7

Comics & Minis

Acid Nun #2 by Corinne Halbert $10 – Plus a restock of her stickers!

New stuff from Kus!
Mini-kuš #99 Flowers Intertwined by Ema Gaspar $6
Mini Kus #100 Long Live the Witches by Valentine Gallardo $6
Mini Kus #101 Survival Mode by Dileydi Florez $6
Mini Kus #102 10 Sim Lane by Essi Nieminen $6
S #42 Baltic Comics Magazine: Scientific Facts $14

Stripburger issues #75-77 $12 each

Haint Tales #1 by Anthony Aiuppy $10

Zero Point: A Short Sci-Fi Comics Collection by Quinn Thomson $7

New Yerby Spr 2021 by Liz Yerby $8

Positively Moomin Comics Anthology by Liz Yerby & friends $10

Beastly by Ben Cherry $4

Graphic Novels

Good Night, Hem by Jason (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Represented Immobilized by Rick Trembles (Conundrum) $12

I Am a Cat: The Manga Edition by Soseki Natsume $14.99

Politics & Revolution

Steal This Book 50th Anniversary Edition by Abbie Hoffman $19.99


2022 Witch’s Diary: Reclaiming the Magick of the Old Ways by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters $14.95

The Good Spell Book : Love Charms, Magical Cures, and Other Practical Sorcery (Revised) by Gillian Kemp $18

Hard To Be A Person by Brett Newski $20

Chap Books

Fifteen Limericks About Van Gogh by David Hankins $2.50


Kathy Acker In Seattle edited by Daniel Schulz (Misfit Lit) $14

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West $17.99


Savage Love A to Z: Advice on Sex and Relationships, Dating and Mating, Exes and Extras by Dan Savage and Joe Newton $19.95

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart (Public Affairs) $28

Symbols of the Occult: A Directory of Over 500 Signs, Symbols and Icons by Eric Chaline $24.95

If You Can’t Quit Cryin’, You Can’t Come Here No More: A Family’s Legacy of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness in Rural America by Betty Frizzell (Feral House) $17.95

The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch by Miles Harvey $18.99


The Every by Dave Eggers (McSweeneys hardcover edition) $28

Wrong End of the Telescope: A Novel by Rabih Alameddine $27

Dantes Indiana: A Novel by Randy Boyagoda (Biblioasis) $16.95

The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel by Ruth Ozeki $30

Awkward Black Man: Stories by Walter Mosley $17


Planted: Chicago’s Vegan Magazine summer $8

Wire #450 august $12.50

032c #39 summer $19.90

Monocle #146 september $14

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Fluke Publishing stuff: Poster Morgue by NXOEED, Fluke Fanzine #19 by MT $5 each

Metasnax by Milo $2.50

DIY Law by David Orozco $5

New zines by Brian Cotnoir: Monochord: A Philosophical Instrument $5, Alchemy and Music Sound Text and Vision $10

Plates of Meat #2 Teenage Rampage, Plates of Meat #3 The Style Issue, $15 each

Damaged Mentality #8 by Synthia Nicole $2.25

Hells Anglers: A Collection of Fish to Haunt Your Nightmares by Zak Biggard $5

Prom Cats by Julia C. $2

Anxious Don’t Panic by Xoxotoki $2

This is What My Panic Attack Looks Like by Julia Redmond $3

Mixed Up History of Royal Rulers and Their Doggies by Sarah Raymond $5

KerBloom #151 july august $2

Comics & Minis

Santos Sisters #1 by Greg and Fake $5

NOME by Jessi Zabarsky $15

Castle #1 by Imp $5

issues of OBL V OUS : A Hot Summers Night $2.50, I Want Your Soul $2

Graphic Novels

Day and Age Year One vol 1 by Andrew Oh $6.99

Politics & Revolution

Overtime: Why We Need A Shorter Working Week by Will Stronge and Kyle Lewis $14.95

Feminist City by Leslie Kern $19.95

Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine $20

Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures by Adam Zmith $14.95

How to Read Marx’s Capital: Commentary and Explanations on the Beginning Chapters by Michael Heinrich $28

Art Books

Sacred Beasts: The Animals that Inspired Europes First Artists by Zak Biggard $20


On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint by Maggie Nelson $27

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (fancy Modern Library edition) by Hunter S. Thompson $24

Nation of Women by Luisa Capetillo $15


Boys Enter the House: The Victims of John Wayne Gacy and the Lives They Left Behind by David B. Nelson $39.99

Music Books

Ever Fallen in Love: The Lost Buzzcocks Tapes by Pete Shelley and Louie Shelley $24.99

Babble on an’ ting: Alex Paterson’s Incredible Journey Beyond the Ultraworld with The Orb by Kris Needs with Alex Paterson $24.99

Growing Out of It: Machinations Before Madness by Lee “Kix” Thompson $24.99

2 new books from the 33 1/3 series: Janelle Monáe’s Archandroid by Alyssa Favreau, Sam Cooke’s Live At Harlem Square Club by Colin Fleming

Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece by Dave Mustaine $17.99


His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined $12.99

Adrianne Geffel: A Fiction by David Hajdu $15.95

Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body by Megan Milks (Feminist Press) $17.95

I Wished: A Novel by Dennis Cooper $25

The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk $16.99


Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach $26.95

Local Interest

Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City by Carl Smith $19


Grime by Marc Koprinarov $5

Lit Journals

Iowa Review vol 50 #3 $8.95

Lucky Jefferson titles all edited by Nabeela Washington: Instrospection, Cookout, Meliora, Labyrinth $10 each


Juxtapoz #219 fall $9.99

Horror Hound #90 august $6.99

For the Kiddies

Blancaflor, the Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America by Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez $9.99

Other Stuff

Spooky stickers White Stag Art!

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