Weekly Top 10 and Banned Book Week Info

1. Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat (Melville House)$25.95 – Jean-Christophe Valtat Read From Aurorarama on 9/22/10 here. Aurorarama is set in the glittering Arctic city of “New Venice,” Jean-Christoph Valtat’s Aurorarama imagines an intricate steampunk society populated with anarchists, hypnotists, rock stars, drug-addled bohemians, dapper secret police, and a secret society of subterranean garbage collectors. Sounds like our customers. Here’s a picture of him looking quite dapper himself.

2. Brilliant Mistake #1 by Carrie $1.00 – What a gem of a debut zine! Beautifully quilted together from bits of a questioning heart, Brilliant Mistake #1 pares down the aches of the social games we play. -EF
3. Is It the Future Yet? by Corinne Mucha $3.00 – What does the future hold for you? Well, I predict you will fall madly in love with Corinne’s amazing new mini-comic, Is It the Future Yet?, which she made ‘specially for Quimby’s! I see you laughing out loud at the fresh psychic hijinx and time-travel schemes that grace every delightful page. I can see your love for this comic growing rich, deep, and strong and you will find it brings you much good luck and happiness as years go by…Yes, my friend, the future looks very bright indeed!
4. Bitch #48 $5.95
5. Baffler vol 2 #1 $12.00 – Featuring essays by Michael Lind on the emerging American oligarchy; Yves Smith on the mountainous self-regard of the American finance industry; Chris Lehmann on libertarianism’s willful failure to understand the economic crisis; Naomi Klein’s reflections on “branding” in American politics 10 years after her magnum opus, No Logo; Matt Taibbi on the howler of a memoir just published by a certain doltish Midwestern governor; plus ruminations on the ruination of Detroit, a very funny fantasy about rumbling with the personnages of the Western literary canon, and a clever story by Paul Maliszewski.
6. Juxtapoz #117 Oct 10 $5.99
7. Walking Dead TPB vol 12 Life Among Them by Robert Kirkman (Image) $14.99

8. Letters I Will Never Send To You #4 by Morgan Inez $3.00 – Snippets and snappets jam packed in Morgan Inez’s castaway island of treasures. Found photos, ephemeras, rants and stories. A hearty garbage salad zine! Where did the Seaweed find a job? Ha. You’ll have to pick this zine up to get the punchline! -EF

9. Proof I Exist #11 by Billy $1.00 – Get your fix now! He’s a-movin’ to Santa Fe! Serious!

10. V Magazine #67 Fall 10 $7.50

Also! Join us in honoring Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. The challenges have occurred in every state and in hundreds of communities. Click here to see a map of book bans and challenges in the US from 2007 to 2009.  This annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Banned Books Week is endorsed by The Library of Congress Center for the Book and sponsored by various associations including the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association(ALA) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Stay tuned this week as we feature our first guest blogger, Julie Halpern, the writer behind the books Get Well Soon (which was originally a zine sold here at Quimby’s) and Into The Wild Nerd Yonder.