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Forever Haunted by Cynthia E. Hanifin $2

Exclusive Thoughts issues #1-#8 by J Kern, $1 each

zines by Nune Gigirassy, $5 each: Zine Snail, What Do I Do With All These Dandelions, How to Grow Your Own Tinymato

Trash Fashion Show $12

Walt Loved Zines #5 and Projection Booth #2 by Lynne Monsoon and Jami Sailor $11

Butch Nor Femme #15 by Lynne Monsoon $4

Love Me Love Me Please Retweet – An Artpop Fanzine by Megan Kirby $5

3 2 1 2 3 by Michaela Chan $5


Futile #9 by Mike Centeno $10

Bar Bee by Dmitry Bondarenko $10

Woke With Extreme Distress: A Zine Collective $5

House Divided by H. Jones $2

Lab Rat #3 by Michaela Chan $5

Graphic Novel

Another Day In Paradise by Megan Kirby (Fruit Bat Press) $20

Impossible People: A Completely Average Recovery Story by Julia Wertz $30

Listen, Beautiful Márcia by Marcelo Quintanilha (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Out of My Head: The Imaginary Creatures of Josep Baqué edited by Brian Chidester $49.99

Art Books

Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive by Danzig Baldaev & friends (Fuel) $55

New Tattoo Artists: Illustrators and Designers Meet Tattoo edited by Mariona Cabassa (Hoaki) $29.95

Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex by Sophia Giovannitti (Verso) $24.95

Politics, Revolution & Essay Books

The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism by Kyla Schuller $18.99

Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies edited by Scott Branson, Raven Hudson & Bry Reed (PM Press) $22.95

Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller (Verso) $19.95

Beneath the Pavement: The Garden an Anarchist Coloring Book for All Ages by NO Bonzo (PM Press) $10

Decolonize Multiculturalism by Anthony C. Alessandrini $19.95

Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints and Queerness Through the Ages by Dan Jones $19.99

Music Books

The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth by John Robb (Manchester University Press) $36.95

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson $17.95

Funny Ha Ha

Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast: The Book by Scott Aukerman & friends $29.99


La Batarde by Violette LeDuc $18.95

Isolate by Apollo Camembert $12.95

Stories by Michaela Chan $7

Doin’ Stuff

Linocut: Learn In a Weekend by Nick Morley (Skittledog) $16.99

How to Be a Rule-Breaking Letterer: A Guide to Making Perfectly Imperfect Art by Huyen Dinh $19.95


Broken Pencil #99 $7.95

Chap Books

Words to Humanize Me #1-#3 by emmtropywrites $3.50 each

Better Than What by Michael Buckius $15

Chap Books by by Jordan Lee Tung: Dandelion Triptyph $2, Autobiographic Asphyxiation $5, Swat Team Gun Barrel Exorcism $5


Locals Only: 30 Posters: California Skateboarding 1975–1978 by Hugh Holland $29.95

Other Stuff

All Bets Are Off Playing Cards by Tuesday Bassen $14.95

New Stuff This Week


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Roamer #1 by Echo the Human $5

Slutcake #14 by Jolie Ruin $3.50

The Escapist Artist #70 The Year 2003 $2

Silent Command #3 The Photo Issue by Mike Appelstein $8

Mothman by Ash Wilfong $4

Library Excavations #14 Earth, Wings and Fire by Marc Fischer (Half Letter Press) $6

Healing Your Magical Body Energetic Perspectives by Jo Jo Sherrow (Microcosm Publishing) $5.95

Photo zines from Mary Miller, $12 each: DiscarDisco 2023, This is Love 02 04 22 & more.

Missed Connections by Sasha De Koninck $9

Best Kind of Man Is Someone You’ll Never Know by Chloe Hodnett $5

Faux Wood Paneling #1 $7

This Makes Me Mad $3

Reformation #5 by Harry Cook $10

Tomato Zine #1-#4 $12 each

New stuff from School of Life Design, $5 each: Beyond Gratitude & Beyond Consciousness


Brain School #1 & #2 Some Things I Learned by Jam $2 each

comics by by Alex Sensiba: Margins $10, Hounding $5 & more.

Demonized #1 Ladies of the Sea by KG $4

Agnes and Poopsie by Sue Cargill $3

Brainerd St. Cloud by Jon Inaki $7

Graphic Novels

Girl Juice by Benji Nate (D+Q) $24.95

My Stupid Life by Mitch Clem (Silver Sprocket) $24.99

Enlightened Transsexual Comics by Sam Szabo (Silver Sprocket) $24.99

Snake Pits Big Adventure Daily Diary Comics 2019 to 2021 by Ben Snakepit (Silver Sprocket) $24.99

Salome’s Last Dance by Daria Tessler (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Trigore Labyrinth by Matt Furie, Skinner & Will Sweeney (Fantagraphics) $39.99

Politics & Revolution Books

Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race by Sita Balani $24.95

Miss Major Speaks: Conversations With a Black Revolutionary by Toshio Meronek and Miss Major $19.95

Art Books

Scrapbook #1 by Sasha de Koninck $24.99

Mayhem & Outer Limits

Lunar Transformation Candles by Jason (Ecstatic Agendas) $10

Hellebore Presents Magical Card Battle of Britain $25

Poetry As Spellcasting by Tamiko Beyer and Destiny Hemphill and Lisbeth White $16.95

Film Books

I Know Kung Fu by Rex Koo (Victionary) $45

Memoirs & Essay

Latchkey Township: Assorted Stories of Resiliency Collected by Jacinta Bunnell $21

I Could Not Believe It The 1979 Teenage Diaries of Sean DeLear (Semiotexte) $16.95

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing: The Dark History of the Information Age In Five Extraordinary Hacks by Scott J. Shapiro $30

This Body I Wore: A Memoir by Diana Goetsch $20

Poetry & Chap Books

Hand In Hand With Love: An Anthology of Queer Classic Poetry edited by Simon Avery $14.99

Poems for Hella Fucking Sloshed In McDonalds by Dangerous K $5

Quietly Hostile: Essays by Samantha Irby $17


Unfuck Your Sex: Toys Make Your Own DIY Tools and Macgyver Your Sexy Times by Dr. Faith G. Harper, Illustrated by River Katz (Microcosm) $13.95

Mother Rubbers the Fun Dungeon #1 Saturday Morning Cartoons $13 and #2 $17

Magazines & Newspapers

Tape Op #155 $5.99

El Antimperialista #1 $.50


Gravy Boat stickers by Jude R. Bettridge $3

New Stuff This Week


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Doof #1 My First Zine by RW Mac $10

Faggot by Ronnie Pence $22

Drawing zines by Ruby Carter: Bogue #1 $7, Oozemart $16

Ass Imps In Shit Tuxedos and Other Monstrosities from Dan Gleason $3

Zines by Catdroool: Gated Community $7, Palmer Square Art Fair Presents Community Coloring Book #1 $15

Taurus $5

How to Make Friends As an Adult: A Guide to Finding Friends in a Performance Zine by Steven Fraser $4

ElectroMagnetic Fields and Your Health by Jojo Sherrow $5.95

Black Girl Magical #1 Exploring Black Women In the Fantasy Genre by Ashley N. Collins $7

Moss Piglet May 2023 $12

Last Night at the Casino #17 by Billy McCall $3

KerBloom #161 by Artnoose $2

ABQ Graffiti #3 $3

Behind Sharp #2 The Paris Journals by Katie Kiesewetter $5


Zines Saved My Life – A Comic about Zines by Steven Fraser $4

Faking It by Casey O’Connor $10

More Things in Heaven and Earth #4 by Kat Tuesday $4

Feral Star #0 by John Burkett $5

Two Snakes Wearing Boots Go for a Little Stroll by Jay Howley $10

Split Brain by Hue Nguyen $7

Comics by Sarah Maloney: Cosmic Fern $12, Duders and Friends (with Siu Lee) $6

Coming Out Autistic by Steven Fraser $4

Paid By the Line by Nate McDonough and Victor Cayro $4

Town and County Homespun Stories #3 by Alex Nall $8

Stripburger #80 $12

Graphic Novels & Comics Crit

20 km/h by Woshibai (D+Q) $29.95

Toddlerhood: A Beware of Toddlers Collection by George Gant $15

Portrait of the Most Dangerous Man In the Whole Wide World by Jay Howley $15

Daughters of Snow and Cinders by Nuria Tamarit (Fantagraphics) $29.99

Just a Little Boy by Nate McDonough $15

Blood of the Virgin by Sammy Harkham $30

Dirty Thirty: Stripburger 30th Anniversary Anthology $39

Man In the McIntosh Suit by Rina Ayuyang $24.95

I Saw It: A Survivor’s True Story of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa $9.99

Pet Peeves by Nicole Goux (Avery Hill) $16.95

I Can’t Forget the Bomb: Barefoot Gen and the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima – A Memoir by Keiji Nakazawa (Last Gasp) $9.99

Steady Rollin’: Preacher’s Kid, Black Punk, and Pedaling Papa by Fred Noland (Birdcage Bottom) $20

The Cola Pop Creemees: Opening Act by Desmond Reed (D+Q) $15

Art Books

A Is for Anarchist by Billy Woods and M. Musgrove $25

1000 Skateboards: A Guide to the World’s Greatest Boards from Sport to Street by Mackenzie Eisenhour and and J. Grant Brittain $29.95

Shirt Kings: Pioneers of Hip Hop Fashion by Edwin PHADE Sacasa & Alain KET Mariduena (Dokument Press) $29.95

Super Strike: Behind the Scenes of a Japanese Graffiti Writer, Photographs by Suiko One, edited by Ryo Sanada & Suridh Hassan (Soi Books) $10

Queer Animals and Plants Coloring Book by Kes Otter Lieffe and Anja Van Geert (Microcosm) $14.95

Politics & Revolution Books

Voices of a People’s History of the United States in the 21st Century: Documents of Hope and Resistance, edited by Anthony Arnove & Haley Pessin (Seven Stories Press) $24.95

After Black Lives Matter by Cedric G. Johnson $34.95

Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting (2nd ed) by Alexander Vasudevan $29.95

Struggle and Mutual Aid: The Age of Worker Solidarity by Nicolas Delalande & Anthony Roberts $29.99

50 Ways to Protect Bookstores by Danny Caine (Microcosm) $7.95

Film & Music Books

Pull Down the Shades Garage Fanzine 1984-86: Tales from the New Zealand Music Underground by Richard Langston (Hozac Books) $29.99

Everything Keeps Dissolving: Conversations with Coil by Nick Soulsby (Strange Attractor Press) $29.95

Into the Groove: The Story of Sound From Tin Foil to Vinyl by Jonathan Scott $28

Death Lines: Walking London’s Horror History by Lauren Jane Barnett (Strange Attractor Press) $22.95

Be My Baby: A Memoir by Ronnie Spector with Vince Waldron $19.99

Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures, edited by Kevin M. Strait and Kinshasha Holman Conwill $29.95

Beasts and Beauties: Cinema’s Golden Age of Gorilla Men, Killer Apes and Missing Links – An Illustrated Filmography 1908-1949 by GH Janus (Deicide) $26.95

Who Cares Anyway: Post-Punk San Francisco and the End of the Analog Age by Will York (Headpress) $31.95

Self Taught by Tim Kerr (Don Giovanni) $19.99

Crying In H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner $17


Petit Mort vol 7 Spring 2023 $24.99

Nall’s Well that Ends Well by Alex Nall and Hannah Larson $10

Tight Squeeze Smutty Trans and Queer Stories by Laura Q. (Microcosm) $9.95


Dykette: A Novel by Jenny Fran Davis $26.99

Do Everything In the Dark by Gary Indiana (Semiotexte) $16.95

Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance: A Novel by John Waters $18

Gone to the Wolves by John Wray $28

Your Driver Is Waiting: A Novel by Priya Guns $26

The Shards: A novel by Bret Easton Ellis $30

Twice Cursed: An Anthology, edited by Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane with Neil Gaiman & friends $16.95

Hit Parade of Tears: Stories by Izumi Suzuki $19.95

Chap Books & Lit Journals

All the Way on Planet Earth by Nina Smolarski and Ash Wilfong $5

Poems That Happened to Me by Nina Smolarski $4

After Hours #45 $12

Guillarme the Frank: A Literary Zine by Kevin P. Boyle $7

various newer issues of Mizna $12 each

Made of Mycelium $8

Magazines & Newspapers

Apartamento #31 $35

Antigravity May 2023 $10

More Microcosm Health & DIY Books, $12.95-$14.95:
Consensuality: How to Love Other People Without Losing Yourself by Helen Wildfell
From Dream to Reality: How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer by Jessie L. Kwak
Everyday Herbal Teamaking: A Pocket Guide for Health Fun and Self Care by Glenna A. McLean
Unfuck Your Business: Using Math and Brain Science to Run a Successful Business by Joe Biel and Dr Faith G. Harper
…and more

For the Young at Heart

All of You written by Marcia Jablonski & illustrated by Ingrid Kallick $15.95

Other Stuff

Deck of Mushrooms: An Illustrated Introduction to Fascinating Fungi by Dr. Sapphire McMullan Fisher, illustrated by Marta Zafra $24.95

Divine Deco Tarot Coloring Book by Gerta O. Egy (Microcosm) $14.95

Monthly Manifestation Manual: A Thirty One Day Guided Journal for Creating Your Best Life by Jessica Mullen and Kelly Cree of School of life Design (new Microcosm edition) $14.95

Quimby’s Presents Joshua James Amberson’s Staring Contest Book Release + Antiquated Future Showcase Online on YouTube, June 14th

7:30 pm

Staring Contest: Essays on Eyes (Perfect Day Publishing) is the debut full-length essay collection from zinester, arts-and-culture writer, and founder of the Antiquated Future zine distro and record label, Joshua James Amberson. Deftly weaving together such disparate subjects as Bette Davis’s career, the daily challenges of eye contact, and his own decade-long saga of periodic eye injections, Amberson digs deeply into the physical and existential consequences of living with such uncertainty. Staring Contest is wise, generous, and—given the subject matter—surprisingly funny.

This event will also be a showcase of Chicago-based writers carried by Antiquated Future, including Jonas Cannon (Fixer Eraser), Anna Jo Beck (Biff Boff Bam Sock), Jim Joyce (Let it Sink), and Liz Mason (Caboose). It will air on the Quimby’s YouTube channel so no RSVP is necessary.

“Staring Contest is a jewel box of an essay collection: It takes a quotidian facet of experience—the human gaze—and considers it at length, revealing an overlooked world of ideas and resonances.” Jordan Kisner, author of Thin Places: Essays from In Between

Joshua James Amberson is the author of the young-adult novel How to Forget Almost Everything, as well as a series of chapbooks on Two Plum Press, and the long-running Basic Paper Airplane zine series. His words have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, and Tin House, among others.

About the other readers:

Anna Jo Beck has been making zines for over a decade, writing and designing how-to zines on skills like personal finance, habit tracking, and health insurance, as well as a film recommendation series called Mini Movie Marathon. She also runs Zine-A-Month, a zine by mail subscription. More info on her and her various zine projects can be found at

Jonas has been making zines for decades. Some of their zines include Cheer the Eff Up, Fixer Eraser, and the comp zine Srviv. They live in Chicago with their spouse and two beautiful little Youtube Zombies. They’ve already corrupted their youngest son, who has already made several mini zines about sea creatures and Minecraft characters. Oh, they are also the founder and co-organizer of the Midwest Perzine Fest.

Jim Joyce writes perzines like Let It Sink and others. A gentleman, he likes keeping his hands as sof’ as a frog’s belly.

Liz Mason publishes Cul-de-sac, Caboose, and Awesome Things. Her work has been in places like Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, The Zine Yearbook and the back of her friend’s toilets. She’s worked at Quimby’s Bookstore since 2001 in a state of perpetual arrested development. Find her at + Etsy at LizMasonZines + @caboosezine at all the places.

For more info:

Buy Staring Contest at Quimby’s

Wednesday, June 14th, 7:30pm CT

Online at

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