CAKE FRIDAY EDITION of Drink n’ Draw at Quimby’s

7:00 pm
Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor CAKE — The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (June 1st & 2nd at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted), a weekend fest featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more. The night before the fest join comics artists for a special edition of Drink n’ Draw where comics artists and educators, Aaron Renier (author of Spiral-Bound, Walker Bean, and Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon) and Alex Nall (author of Teaching Comics, Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours, Lawns) will lead a series of drawing games and activities! Come out for a fun time featuring refreshments, socializing and secret prizes!
More info:
Drink n’ Draw at Quimby’s CAKE FRIDAY EDITION
Fri, May 31st, 7pm

Off-site: CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition!

4:30 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition!

Sat, May 18th, 4:30-5:30pm

Chicago Zine Fest Exhibition Day at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. in the West Loop


We’re bringing Chicago’s only book club-style event for people who read zines to CZF2019! This month, we’ll be talking about our early steps into the world of zines. Bring one of the first zines you made or read and join us at Chicago Zine Fest’s Exhibition Day for a fun discussion and snacks!

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts are welcome. First 25 attendees will receive a special-edition Chicago Zine Fest notebook!

This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. Sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore, which is proud to be sponsor of CZF.

FB link event link here.

Tarot Readings by Sarah Luczko at Quimby’s May 12th

1:00 pm

Quimby’s is proud to welcome back  readings by  Sarah is a poet, dancer, performance artist, bookstore owner, and Tarot reader. Her readings are down to earth, while still keeping one foot in the other world. Sarah works with querents to produce a reading through collaboration with the cards. She embraces the traveling tradition of party readings. She prefers to read in loud bars, outdoors, in a garden, at art openings, or anywhere away from more traditional settings. Follow Space Oddities bookstore & gallery on Instagram: @5paceoddities

Facebook invite for this event is here.

Sunday, May 12th, 1pm-6pm

New Stuff This Week


Women In Print #2 $8

KerBloom #137 March/April 2019 by Artnoose $2

Just Make Pictures Zine #10 Poetic Behavior $7

Funny Looking Dog Quarterly Spring 2019 $10

Weirdo Du Jour #2 $5

Nerve – The Illustrated Manifesto Neo-Environmental Radicalism for Visionary Enforcers by by Glenn Cannon $4

We’re Doomed Robot Book by the Blockwatch $6

Comics & Minis

Bad Day for Melvin by Aaron Zvi Feder $8

I Think Our Friend Dan Might Be a Dolphin by James The Stanton (Silver Sprocket) $5

Graphic Novels

Alienation by Inés Estrada (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Death Threat by Vivek Shraya & Ness Lee (Arsenal Pulp) $14.95

Memoirs of a Book Thief by A. Tota and P. Van Hove $24.99

The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself edited by Tahneer Oksman & Seamus O’Malley $30

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (U of Miss) $30


Female Serial Killers: Up Close and Personal; Inside the Minds of Revenge Killers, Sexual Predators, Black Widows and Angels of Death by Christopher Berry-Dee $15.95

Art & Design

Peep Hole People by Spencer $15


Samalio Pardulus by Otto Julius Bierbaum, illustrated by Alfred Kubin $12.95

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor $16.95

The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager (Dzanc) $16.95

A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig $14.99

Middle School Dance 2000 by Jonathan Blake Fostar $9.99

Music & TV Books

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock $18

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein $16.99


Hot Stuff – A Queer Erotic Music Zine $5


Maximumrocknroll #432 May $4.99

Bust May/June $6.99

In These Times May $4.95

Shots #143 $10

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Beast Grrl #12 Renaissance $5

The Chicago Review vol 62 #1-#3 $20

BGMPDG #3 $6

Young Professional Poems by Nick Rossi $10

For the Kiddies

The White Snake by Ben Nadler (Toon) $9.99

CHIPRC’s Zine Club Special Event: Zinemaking Hangout, at Quimby’s!

7:00 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Club Special Event: Zinemaking Hangout, at Quimby’s!

Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm

Here at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park

Free Event

Chicago Zine Fest is just around the corner, so let’s get together to finish our zines (or make a brand-new one) before the fest! Join us at Quimby’s for a special zinemaking event. Bring your work in progress, create a mini-zine on the spot (we’ll have supplies on hand), or learn a new zine-binding technique from Zine Club member Heather Anacker.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to hang out, make zines, and enjoy snacks!

This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Facebook link here.