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Zine Club Chicago Online: The Great Outdoors Edition, July 19th!

Jul ’22
7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: The Great Outdoors Edition
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 19 on Zoom

This month, Zine Club Chicago is celebrating summer with an expansive view of zines about the great outdoors! We want to hear all about your fave titles focused on the natural world, al fresco explorations, camping experiences, flâneur adventures, gardening and growing, and more.

Grab your favorite zines about life en plein air, BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: The Great Outdoors Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 19!

In July, Zine Club Chicago also will be teaming up with Zine Party to host an in-person outdoor meetup called Zine Camp! If you’d like to trade zines and eat s’mores with your fellow zine enthusiasts in Chicago on Sunday, July 17, check out all the details at

** RSVP required ** To help make sure that online Zine Club Chicago events are a safe space, the Zoom link won’t be released publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email to RSVP by 9 p.m. CT Monday, July 18 (the evening before our event). You’ll receive the Zoom link by 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, July 19.

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 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 the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago. Facebook event is here.

Image description: A red-and-blue infographic flyer, with the image of a tent that is lit from within, and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: The Great Outdoors Edition; Online! Free! Zoom info on; 7:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, July 19”

You’re invited to Zine Camp on July 17th!

Jul ’22
3:00 pm

Zine Camp
3-5 p.m. Central Time
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Humboldt Park, Chicago

++ PLEASE NOTE: This is an off-site event! ++

Pack up your long-arm stapler, grab your sunscreen, and meet up with your fellow zine enthusiasts at Zine Camp! If you love zines, you’re invited to this in-person, outdoor summer hangout.

Join the fun at 3-5 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 17 in Chicago’s Humboldt Park.* There will be s’mores, snacks, and some fun surprises … feel free to drop in anytime and stay for as long as you like.

Where to go in Humboldt Park:

Zine Camp will be held on the park side of North Avenue between Mozart Street and Francisco Avenue (just west of the intersection of California Avenue and North Avenue). **

Look for the Zine Camp flying proudly!

What to bring to camp (if you choose):

  • Zines to trade (your own or your faves by other zinemakers)
  • Snacks to share
  • A beverage (we recommend bug juice)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray if you need it
  • Something to sit on (blanket, camp chair, etc.)
  • A face mask if you want to wear one

Zine newbies and longtime fans alike are welcome at Zine Camp! This free event is brought to you by Zine Club Chicago + Zine Party.

More info at Facebook event here.

* Post-event gathering + BAD WEATHER LOCATION info:  After Zine Camp wraps up in the park at 5 p.m., a group of folks will head over to the outdoor patio at the Hi-Lo (1110 N. California Ave.) to continue the revelry! The Hi-Lo patio (which has tables covered with umbrellas) also will be the alternate Zine Camp gathering spot in case of rain — please keep an eye on the Zine Club Chicago social media accounts (@zineclubchicago) for updates if the weather is not conducive to a park gathering.

** Please note that the closest public restrooms that will be open during our event are just across North Avenue at Burger King (2840 W. North Ave.; purchase may be required to use facilities) and a few blocks down North Avenue at Cermak Produce (2701 W. North Ave.; purchase not required to use facilities). This isn’t ideal, of course, but the event organizers could not confirm that any public restrooms within the park will be open.

++ This event will NOT be held at Quimby’s ++

Image description: A light green, black, and white flyer with a collaged background of vintage camping advertisements and the following text: Zine Camp; Join us for an in-person summer hangout for folks who love zines! Sunday, July 17, 2022; 3-5 p.m. Central Time; Humboldt Park, Chicago; Free! For more info, go to; Hosted by Zine Club Chicago + Zine Party

New Stuff This Week


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KerBloom #156 by Artnoose $2

Bookshelf Voyeur #3 Rooms and Secret Spaces by Lucinda J. Williams $10

Materiel #4 $10

Border Crossings Human Nature #159 $13.95

Undictionary Institute For Conspiracy Theory Analysis $8

Do You Recognize Me? Self Portraiture vol 1 by Sunlight Oracle $11

I’ll Have an “E” Please, Bob (Gendercide Zine Presents) by Milo $5

Livin Outta Bins #1 by Rachel $3

Proof I Exist #39 A Dream Come True by Billy McCall $3

Zines by Catdrool: Things People Have Said To Me, Missed Connections, etc.

Zines by Materia Mundus: Mini Print Gallery #1 and #2 Esoteric Artes, Let Them Fall #2 etc.

My Dog Only Listens to the Mountain Goats by Erin J Watson $1


Zero Point Routine by Quinn Thomson $5

Shifting #0 by Irem Cataltepe $9

Graphic Novels

Freak Buck (Pig Rost Publishing) $35

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition $24.99

Art Books

Pennies In a Stream: Great Moments In Printed Advertising 1918-1984 by Michael P. Daley (First to Knock) $20

Witchy Shit

2023 Witch’s Diary – Northern Hemisphere by Flavia Kate Peters $14.95

Lunar and Seasonal Diary 2023 Northern Hemisphere by Stacey DeMarco $19.95

Essay Books

Adventures in Athletics On and Off the Bench by Markell R. West $12

Local Books

Chicago’s Maxwell Street by Lori Grove and Laura Kamedulski $19.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Popshot Quarterly #36 $12.99

Beyond Cardboard by Jonathan Cardew $10


Heavy Metal #317 $13.99

The Monthly Review June 2022 $6

Breathe #47 $15.99

Skeptic vol 27 #2 $6.95

Shindig #127 $14.25