Monthly Archive for September, 2023

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Quimby’s 32nd Anniversary T-shirt, designed by Vichcraft $34.99

Set of 5 Vichcraft Quimby’s Bookplates! $10


2 Crap Hounds, $20 each!!:
Additions 2023
The Collected Extras & Black Cat Mini Issue

Bookshelf Voyeur #5 Mini Zines and Me by L J Williams $10

Monsterama #4 Nostalgia Driven Horror Art, Your Retro Horror Zine by Allan Graves $20

Postcards from Irving #5 by Tyler $3

Urges #1 by Erick Freitas and Derick Jones $10

I Used To Be The Sun: A Zine by Sula Found $6

UOWOUGH by Kelly Wang $10

Qwerty Quarterly #2 The Official Publication of Qwertyfest MKE: Chaos at the Clackathon by Molly Snyder and Tea Krulos $5

With or Without You by DeVontez $11

Angels by Veronica Timble $15

Zines by Kaden West: Beelzebub and His Many Appearances, Envy & many more.

Zines by Nick DiLollo: Cats, God’s Voicemail, Pale Ales and Power Rangers and more.


Gutter Hunter #3 The Adults Only Guide to History’s Wildest Independent Comics by Robin Bougie $14

Ride at Your Own Risk: A Collection of Memoir Comics by S. Maloney $10

I’m Not Really Here #1 by Derick Jones $10

Swan The Vulture #7 by Anna Vo $5

Venomyths #6 & #7 by Joshua Ray Stephens, $20 each

When We Were Trekkies #6 & #7 by Joe Sikoryak, $4 each

Graphic Novels

Monica by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics) $30

Time Under Tension by M.S. Harkness (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Blackward by Lawrence Lindell (D+Q) $22.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Culture Strike: Art and Museums In an Age of Protest by Laura Raicovich $19.95


Creep: Accusations and Confessions by Myriam Gurba $27


Tape Op #157 $5.99


Coyote’s Song: Collected Poems & Selected Art of Carlos Cortez Koyokuikatl, edited by Carlos Cumpian and David Ranney $20

Witchy Shit

The Beginner Witch’s Handbook: Essential Spells, Folk Traditions, and Lore for Crafting Your Magickal Practice by Leah Middleton $21.99

For the Young at Heart

Paddle Rat by Rex Flodstrom $20


Social Justice Kittens 2024 by Liartown USA $20

Shovelin’ USA: The Estrus Records Book Tour Stops at Quimby’s, Oct 21st

Oct ’23
1:00 pm

Korero Press is happy to announce that a hefty slab of punk rock history is coffee-table-ready: Shovelin’ The Sh!t Since ’87 is a 250+ page book of influential artwork, photographs, interviews and text detailing the history of the legendary garage rock label, Estrus Records. For nearly two decades, Dave Crider’s Bellingham, Washington-based operation churned out hundreds of releases from mainstays in garage, trash, surf, and punk — among them, The Mummies, Man or Astroman?, The Makers, Teengenerate, and Crider’s own Mono Men. And because the imagery associated with Estrus’ releases matched the ferocity of the music, this beast is filled with vivid concert posters, iconic album covers and bizzare oddities created by a handful of elite graphic artists — including visionary Art Chantry, who was behind much of the label’s artwork.

Author Chris Alpert Coyle and designer Scott Sugiuchi are taking copies of the new book with them on the Shovelin’ USA Tour. Join them here at Quimby’s Bookstore in Wicker Park on Saturday, October 21st beginning at 1pm. The Q&A session with Chet “The Cheetah” Weise (Quadrajets, Immortal Lee Co. Killers), Alex Wald & Marty Perez will be an opportunity for folks to ask questions about the iconic label’s history — and Coyle and Sugiuchi can give insight on what the multiyear project was like.

The book does not go on sale to the general public until late November, so Quimby’s will be one of the few places people can buy it ahead of time at the event on October 21st!



Chris Alpert Coyle is a nomadic music journalist (and serious journalist) whose material has been featured on CBS News, WGN, CBS Radio and The Inlander. As a musician, he has toured much of the United States with two different punk rock combos. As an outside linebacker for the ’79 Pittsburgh Steelers, wait…Different guy, actually. Never mind. Yeah, this guy (above) just writes stuff.

Scott Sugiuchi has been designing for more than 30 years. Highlights include work for Artisan Films (The Blair Witch Project), the American Film Institute and countless bands, record labels and venues. He is the founder of Hidden Volume Records, a boutique record label with more than 50 releases and is currently the Art Director for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Chet Weise’s poetry and fiction have appeared or been anthologized in publications such as Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, Birmingham Poetry Review, Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford, Copper Nickel, Peach Mag, and the Rough Trade 40th Anniversary Journal. A musician, too, Weise toured and recorded with groups The Quadrajets and ?the Immortal Lee County Killers?. He was banned from Canada during 2008. Weise currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is the editor at Third Man Books and plays guitar in Kings of the Fucking Sea.

Alex Wald: Painter; illustrator for Estrus Records, Wired, Playboy, Hustler, many more; comic artist and colorist, art director, First Comics; kaiju scholar and collector, Astromonster Co., Ltd. designer and proprietor; blues harp player, ex-Dirty Wurds, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Young and others; still making coffee.

Marty Perez is a Chicago-based photographer who has been documenting the parallels between the worlds of underground rock as well as some of the biggest stars of pop music, from 1976 to the present.

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Quimbys Disappointing You Bumper Sticker $6 – Flaunt your disappointment far and wide with this sticker printed by our friends at Bumpin’ Uglies on the occasion of our 32nd anniversary!


Amulet by Echo the Human $5

“Why Don’t You Get Busy and Answer My Letter?”: Passive Aggressive and Snarky Antique Postcards 1906-1913 by Robert T. Glen $6

Battle of Antarctica: Enduring Change In Dead Systems by Will Dee $13

Issues Homocats by J. Morrison, $15 each: Fuck it All, Fight the Machine

Dream Space – A Make Believe TTRPG by Larry Dembski $17

Queer Space Communism: An Illustrated Manifesto by Milo $5

Femme Shark Communique #1 All Our Holes Are Hungry Hungry for Justice and Fucking by Zuleikha Mahmood and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha $5

Zines from Iffy Books, $5 each: Lora and Meshtastic – Encrypted Messaging From Your Phone Without the Internet by Mike Dank, Share a File With BitTorrent a Do It Yourself Guide

Act Up Ephemera: Pins, Pamphlets and Posters From AIDS Organizing in the US $6

Shame on Pride For Selling Out Queers by Abuzar $5

Cripple Punk Mag: Accessibility in Local Music: #2 Accessibility Tips for Bands and Venues $5 & #3 The Community Issue $6.50


Cartoon Dialectics #4 The Coming of the Terraformer (Uncivilized) $6

Micro Comics by Jam Doughty, $2 each: Letters From the Memory Forest, Fall Instar Sep 2023, Blind Contour Garden

West #3 by John Grund (Uncivilized) $6.99

Comics by Morgan Vogel: Valle $6, Nightcore Energy $9

Plot Against the Giant by Caroline Bren $6

Vincent by Sarah Foley $3

Zines by Andrew Coltrin/Partly Robot: Don’t Be Terrible $3, A Is for Autistic: A Personal Glossary $5

Fugu Comix #3 by Cameron Hatheway $5

Maple Terrace #1 & #2 by Noah Van Sciver $6 each

Etiquette for Assclowns #1: The Subway by Elliot Fu $15

Fighting Shape by Tom Orr $6

Art & Design Books

Acky Bright B/W by Acky Bright (PIE International) $29.99

Summer of Hamn by Chuck D (Enemy Books) $34.95

From Angels to Werewolves: Human-Animal Hybrids in Art and Myth by Philip F. Palmedo $35

The Secret Life vol 1 1904-1924 by Salvador Dali (Deicide) $19.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by Premilla Nadasen (Haymarket) $19.95

Proudhon’s Sociology by Pierre Ansart, edited by Cayce Jamil (AK Press) $22

Going for Broke: Living on the Edge in the World’s Richest Country edited by Alissa Quart & David Wallis (Haymarket) $19.95

DIY Books

Hand Lettering and Beyond: A Beginners Workbook for the Creative Art of Drawing Letters by Sofie Bjorkgren Nase $13.95

Music Books

Just a Minor Threat by Glen E. Friedman (Akashic) $35

Faith, Hope and Carnage by Nick Cave & Seán O’Hagan $20

Good Pop Bad Pop: An Inventory by Jarvis Cocker $19.99

Strange Celestial Road: My Time in the Sun Ra Arkestra by Ahmed Abdullah with Louis Reyes Rivera (Blank Forms Editions) $29.95

This Is What It Sounds Like: A Legendary Producer Turned Neuroscientist on Finding Yourself Through Music by Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas $17.95

Do You Believe In the Power of Rock & Roll? by John Robb (Unbound) $22.95

Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop by Joe Conzo $55


Love and Industry: A Midwestern Workbook by Sonya Huber $19.95

Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview and Other Conversations $19.99


Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat – An American History by Christina Ward (Process) $32.95


Mr Crabby You Have Died by Jeremy Kitchen (First to Knock) $16

Atoms Never Touch by micha cardenas (AK Press) $16

2 Raymond Queneau books, $16.95 each: Pierrot Mon Ami by Raymond Queneau, Sally Mara’s Intimate Journal

Starter Villain by John Scalzi $28.99

More titles from the British Library’s Tales of the Weird Series, $16.99 each: Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights, Polar Horrors: Chilling Tales from the Ends of the Earth

Poetry & Chap Books

Sex Augury Poems by C Bain $17.95

Chap Books by Nate Hoil (Secret Restaurant Press): A Message From the Gallery of Excavated Heads $14, Breakfast $10


Penetration of the Skin by Pris Genet $8


The Anarchist Review of Books #6 $6

Border Crossings #162 $15

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Slingshot Planners for 2024!
Pocket sized Perfectbound $9
Pocket sized SpiralBound $12
Spiral Bound Large $16


Pulaski At Night #1 Up Late in Chicago by Cynthia E. Hanifin $6

Behind the Zines #16 A Zine About Zines $4

This Zine Won’t Fly: Some Bird Shit by Kristen Jacobson $10

New stuff & restocks from Christina Tran: Beyond Don’t Work for Free: Tips on How to Protect Yourself as an Artist and Honor Your Creative Gifts, Beyond Don’t Quit Your Day Job: The Benefits and Perils of Turning Art Into Your Job

Data for Arms Dealers $8

Thoughts on the Record Boygenius Sep 2023 by Isabelle $10

KerBloom #163 by Artnoose $2

DIYIZM #1 $10

Mis 25 Anos by Joanna Uruchima $10

New zines by Ed Blair, $2 each: Let’s Talk Game: A Mini Zine About Organizing Your Workplace With Lessons Learned From MTV’s The Challenge, Incredible Stories: The Zonai Mystery – The Most Sensational Story Ever Told, AVTB-1 A Cyberpunk Film Fanzine

Dopamine Decorating $10

The Art of Happy Mail $10

How Are You? Or I Had Cancer For a Little While and It Was Hard by Moe Bowstern $5

New zines by April Malig: Rotten Roses #3 $10, Eating Zine #3: Thailand, etc – Oct 22 by April Malig and Corinne Cox $12 & more.

Salmon Brain by Chris Pernula $2

Weird Grrrl Zine #8 $3

various issues of Lennon McCrea Zine…

…and more!


Chicago, Comics and Life 1999-2012 #1 by Anders Nilsen $7

Freaky #9 by Andrew Goldfarb & friends $5

School Night Comics #1 Ghost Stories for Bedtime by Sebastian Mata $3.50

City Slang: The Sonics Rendezvous Band Story Incoming by Chairman Ralph and Lisa D. Quinlan $10

Pretzel Girl by Sue Cargill $4

Preventative Measures Comic Anthology #1 by Kiki and Bouba $24.99

Graphic Novels

My Picture Diary by Fujiwara Maki (D&Q) $29.95

Roaming by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki (D&Q) $34.95

Totem by Laura Perez $24.99

Sad Girl Space Lizard by Iggy Craig (Silver Sprocket) $19.99

Matchmaker by Cam Marshall (Silver Sprocket) $22.99

Art & Design Books

SOLEIL: Fashion lookbook by Tanaka (PIE International) $29.99

Music & Film

High Bias: The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape by Marc Masters $20

2 Trans 2 Furious: An Extremely Serious Journal of Transgender Street Racing Studies edited by Tuck Woodstock and Niko Stratis $18

Silence Is No Reaction: Forty Years of Subhumans by Ian Glasper (PM Press) $25

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann $35

Aesthetic Deviations: A Critical View of American Shot-on-Video Horror, 1984-1994 by Vincent A. Albarano (Headpress) $27.95

B-Side: A Flipsided History of Pop by Andy Cowan (Headpress) $25.95

Verse, Chorus, Monster by Graham Coxon $15.95

Bowie Odyssey 73 by Simon Goddard $24.99

Politics & Revolution

Black History London Map by Jody Burton and Avril Nanton (Blue Crow Media) $12

Mr. Block: The Subversive Comics and Writings of Ernest Riebe edited by The Graphic History Collective (PM Press) $22.95


Last Night at the Casino vol 2 by Billy McCall $14

Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World by Naomi Klein $30

How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling by Danny Caine (Microcosm) $15.95

Outer Limits & Witchy Shit

The Demon in the Ekur: Angels, Demons, Plasmas, Patristics, and Pyramids by Joseph P. Farrell $16.95

New Moon Magic: 13 Anti-Capitalist Tools for Resistance and Re-Enchantment Risa Dickens & Amy Torok $19.95

(The Extraordinary and Most Ancient Mystery of) The Diagram: Harmonic Geometry by Adam Tetlow $8.95

(The Ultimate Travellers Pocket Guide to) Altered States: Minds, Drugs and Culture by Ben Sessa $8.95

Culpeper’s Complete Astrology: The Lost Art of Astrological Medicine by Nicholas Culpeper (Microcosm) $15.95


Monster Lovin’: Queer Smutty, Spooky Stories (Queering Consent Series) by S. Park (Microcosm) $9.95

Butt Magazine Fall 2023 #33 $17

RFD #195 Fall 2023 $11.95

Museum Bums: A Cheeky Look at Butts In Art by Mark Small and Jack Shoulder $19.95


The Free People’s Village by Sim Kern $26.99

Witches by Brenda Lozano $16.95

Something Dead In Everything Stories by Lannie Stabile $20

The Damned Thing, Deluxe Edition: Weird and Ghostly Tales by Ambrose Bierce $19.95

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Field Guide #1 $24.99

Rock Stars by Matt Mason $18

Inconvenience of Grief by Lannie Stabile $20

Active Shooter #39 by Connie Boje $8

For the Young at Heart

Suppose You Met a Witch by Ian Serraillier and Ed Emberley $19.99

Does God have a recipe? Find out in Holy Food! Oct 13th

Oct ’23
7:00 pm

Join Christina Ward to celebrate Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat:
An American History on Friday, October 13th, 7pm, here at Quimby’s!

Holy Food doesn’t just trace the influence that preachers, gurus, and cult leaders have had on American cuisine. It offers a unique look at the ways spirituality—whether in the form of fringe cults or major religions—has shaped our culture. Christina Ward has gone spelunking into some very odd corners of American history to unearth this fascinating collection of stories and recipes.” — Jonathan Kauffmann, author of Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat

Religious beliefs have been the source of food “rules” since Pythagoras told his followers not to eat beans (they contain souls), Kosher and Halal rules forbade the shrimp cocktail (shellfish are scavengers, or maybe G-d just said “no”). A long-ago Pope forbade Catholics to eat meat on Fridays (fasting to atone for committed sins). Rules about eating are present in nearly every American belief, from high-control groups that ban everything except “air” to the infamous strawberry shortcake that sated visitors to the Oneida Community in the late 1800s. In America, where the freedom to worship the god of your choice and sometimes of your own making, embraced old traditions and invented new ones.

Holy Food looks explores the explosion of religious movements since the Great Awakenings birthed a cottage industry of food fads and at the obscure sects and communities of the 20th Century who dabbled in vague spirituality and used food to both entice and control followers. Ward skillfully navigates between academic studies, interviews, cookbooks, and religious texts to make sharp observations and new insights into American history in this highly readable journey through the American kitchen.

Holy Food features over 75 recipes from religious and communal groups tested and updated for modern cooks. (Dough Gods! Funeral Potatoes! Yogi Tea! Mother F*cker Beans! The Source Family’s infamous Aware Inn Salad!) Also includes over 100 historic black and white images.

Christina Ward is an independent food historian, a Master Food Preserver (Wisconsin), and writer who works in the publishing industry.

For more info see: info(at)processmediainc(dot)

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Free Event at Quimby’s Bookstore.