Monthly Archive for January, 2023

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New Stuff This Week


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The Wonder of It All #11 $3.00

I Am at Metaphor – Actually I’m at Extended Metaphor by pollychernina $13.00

Kentucky AppalaChah a Violent Romance by Julien Godman $10

Never Blue Again $8.00

It Is What It Is Isn’t It $10.00

Deafblind People In History – It’s Not Just Helen Keller by Violet B. Fox $3.00

Adventures In Foreign Language Zooms #1 In German by David Villegas $2.00

Then March Lasted Five Years: An Activity Book – About Being a Nurse During the COVID Times by A. Hanna $5.00

Graphic Novels

Children of Palomar & Other Tales: A Love and Rockets Book by Gilbert & Mario Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers: In the 21st Century and Other Follies by Gilbert Shelton, Paul Mavrides and Dave Sheridan (Fantagraphics) $22.99

Winter of Our Pandemic by David Collier (Spare Parts Press) $20

Chartwell Manor by Glenn Head (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Chuckling Whatsit by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $29.99

The Reddest Rose: Romantic Love from the Ancient Greeks to Reality TV by Liv Stromquist (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Politics, Revolution & Essay Books

Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York by Jeremiah Moss $27.95

Bloodbath Nation by Paul Aster $24.00

So We Can Know: Writers on Pregnancy Loss Abortion and Birth edited by Aracelis Girmay (Haymarket Books) $21.95

Music, Film & Horror Books

Bodies: Life and Death In Music by Ian Winwood $21.95

James Warren, Empire of Monsters: The Man Behind Creepy, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Mayhem Books

The Curious World of Bacteria by Ludger Wess $29.95

Lit Journals

Sinister Wisdom #127 A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal $14.00

Other Stuff

New stickers, pins, drinking vessels (?!) from Winslow Dumaine

Zine Club Chicago Online: Show Us Your Stacks Edition, Feb. 21st!

Feb ’23
7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: Show Us Your Stacks Edition
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, February 21 on Zoom

Whenever we ask folks which subjects they’d like to discuss at our events, zine organization tops the list. So in February, we’re bringing back our popular Show Us Your Stacks theme for the third year in a row!

This month, we’ll be meeting on Zoom so y’all can show off how you organize the zines you choose to bring home with you. Whether you meticulously catalogue your zines, toss them in random piles, or something in between, we want to know about the ways you arrange, display, and categorize your personal collection.

Get your self-published stash in order (or leave it messy), BYOS(nacks), and join us on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Show Us Your Stacks Edition at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, February 21 on Zoom!

** RSVP required ** We want to make sure that our online Zine Club Chicago 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. CT Monday, February 20 (the evening before our event). We’ll email you the Zoom link by 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, February 21.

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

Image description: A red-and-blue infographic flyer, with the image of mini zines tucked into plastic sleeves inside a binder, and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Show Us Your Stacks Edition; Online! Free! Zoom info on; 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, February 21”

New Stuff This Week


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Brand Names written by Billy McCall & illustrated by Sully Kaiju $4

Fish-Ins & Black Native Solidarity In the 1960s by Mariame Kaba (Half Letter Press) $7

Multiple issues of Coffee People Zine

Baphometta and the Fortune Teller by Davidt Dunlop $8

Dungeons and Dragons Ability Checks and Their Meanings by Smol Cynic $4

Drawn to History vol 1 #1 Jan 2023 $4.50

Ripped Head vol 2 $15

Student Planner: A Reflection On My Four Years at Art School and Educational Institutions $15

Unresolved #5 by Eli Schmitt $5

Figure Drawing Companion: 100 Plus Poses to Sketch On the Go by Maria B Cosenza $21.99

Collector by Jessica Hoofnagle (Fluke Publishing) $5

zines by Karis: New Beat Generation $24.99, 2022 $15, Butterfly Shit $5

Comics & Minis

King-Cat #82 by John Porcellino $5

Shadow Banshee Head Full of Clouds by Nadia Stodder $2

New Comics by Mae Lyne: Boys $15, Alter Ego The Neon City $4

Comics by Douglas Cueva, $1 each: Tiny Comix #1 Call Me Asmael by Doug Cueva, Vomito #3 Im Not an NFT Comics Anthology

Comics by Michaela Chan: Flood #1 $5, Lab Rat #1 & #2 $4 each

Our Grand Station 2nd edition by Kelly Wang $23

comics by Daimon Drew This/Daimon Hampton: Gold $5.00, Stoopin’ A Bronzeville Twitter Project $13, Paper Wings $3, Punx: An X Men Art Book $10

comics by Juan Lara: Jalapeno Business Comics Inspired by Text Messages and Mexican Food $5, Space Foo #1 $5, Odd Goblins #1 by Juan Lara $6

comics by Kapka: Missing by Kapka $20, Doobie Diary $15

Falke by JD Riley and Kradeelav $16

Wiggle Bird Comix #51 Tales 4 Tomorrow by Mergo Petrichor (Wiggle Bird Mailing Club) $5

Bong Verse #1 and 2 by Ari Gomez $15

Comic Book Millionaires – Parody Issue by Eric Gordon and Jeremy Rosenstein $6.99

Hacks for Hacks by Jude Bettridge $4

Graphic Novels

The Day the Cat Got Shot by Ben Dudley $17

Esther’s Notebooks by Riad Sattouf $30

Post York by James Romberger $17.99

Theth: Tomorrow Forever by Josh Bayer $24.99

Music & Film Books

101 Films You Could See Before You Die: A Film Guide for the Disenchanted by Billups Allen (Goner Records) $18.99

Busking Blues: Recollections of a Chicago Street Musician and Squatter by Westley Heine $20


Geez #67 Win 23 Craft at the End of the World $15

Lit Journals

Moss Piglet Jan 2023 Seventh Anniversary Issue $12

The First Line vol 24 #4 $6

The Last Line #8 $3

Other Stuff

The Magickal Botanical Journal: Plants from the Witch’s Garden by Maxine Miller & Christopher Penczak (Llewellyn) $19.95

Vote Quimby’s Bookstore for Best Comics Shop of Chicago!

Thanks, Chicago friends! We were nominated for Best Comics Shop in the Buy Local category of the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2022 Readers Poll. Would you do us a solid and vote for us?

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