Chicago Zine Fest, May 15th-16th

6:00 pm


Quimby’s is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Chicago Zine Fest, a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with an annual festival of workshops, events, and the big expo day where 250+ zinesters sell and trade their zines. All the events are free and open to the public. The 11th annual Chicago Zine Fest will take place May 15-16, 2020 at Plumbers Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd).

Poster by Andrea Bell.

Applications for half table spots will be open 1/13/2020 – 1/20/2020 and table spots will be chosen through a lottery. Application here.

More info about Chicago Zine Fest at


Derf Backderf presents Kent State at Quimby’s, April 17th

7:00 pm

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 wounded. It was the day America turned guns on its own children. Using the journalism skills he employed on his celebrated graphic novels My Friend Dahmer and Trashed, Backderf has conducted extensive interviews and research to explore how mistakes, political rancor, and paranoia built to a deadly crescendo on an American campus. Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (Abrams ComicArts), to be published by the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, is a moving and troubling story about the bitter price of dissent — as relevant today as it was in 1970.

“Backderf delivers a provocative, heartbreaking account of the days leading up to the infamous tragedy of May 1970… His expertly crafted chronicle of this defining moment in U.S. history serves as a deeply moving elegy for the victims.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

Derf Backderf is the bestselling, award-winning author of My Friend Dahmer and Trashed, and recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for political cartooning. His weekly comic strip, The City, appeared in more than 100 newspapers for almost twenty-five years. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

For more info on book, go to

Friday, April 17th  7pm – Free Event

Facebook event invite here.

For publicity inquiries please contact Maya Bradford (mbradford(at)abramsbooks(dot)com)/212-229-7188

New Stuff This Week


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Steven Svmbersky of Quimby’s Bookstore NYC sent a nice box of stuff: Codex Extinct Animalia by Dr Spencer Black ($8), Dance of Death by Hans Holbein ($12), Artist of Death by Dr Frederick Ruysch ($8), Liber Al the Book of the Law zine by Aleister Crowley ($4), issues of Says Who ($2 each): Annie Sprinkle, Vivienne Westwood, Zora Neale Hurston, Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Paul Krassner, Snoop Dogg & more!


Punks Around #9 Drugs Use…In Russia $3

Lions Teeth by Kit Sylvester $3

Sunburned in the Punky Meadow by Matthew Green $6

Meanwhile #10 Fashion Show $5

Nothing Act 1 A Voice Off $5

Mirror Images Part 1 by Jordyn Fairbanks $5

Comics & Minis

Teenage Condition Lizard Daddies by Abby Jame (Silver Sprocket) $3

Pop Up Girls by Himali Patil and Tasha Dsilva $8


Create Magazine #18 $20

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

Taddle Creek #44 $6.95

Rialto Books Review vol #006 $6

Lovely Little Nutmegs #4 $3.50

Bennington Review #7 fall winter $13

Catharsis by Angela Verish $20.99

New Stuff This Week

Thanks for a rockin’ good time, Zine Club!


500000 Airports 2019 by Al Burian $2

Midwest Perzine Fest Presents Personally Yours…Life on Zines by Jonas & friends $3

This Goth Bitch #7 $6

Mantid Mania #8 Revelations by M. Smith $5

Crystal Magick for Health and Divinity by Rebecca Schoenecker $15

Horror Vacui by TM Schurr $10

I Am Only Sad When Flying by Zachary Green $8.50

Americans Love Mexicans by Diego Cruz $3.50

In My Head by SK $5

Everywhere You Go by Edie Roberts $6

Princess Diana by Chelsea Tadeyeske $6

Impact of Air Pollution $3

Comics & Minis

Comics from Colorama! Code 3;5 by Lale Westvind $14, I Can’t Find My Shoes by Anna Haifisch $17, Seminar by Marie Weber $17, Jazz Night by Max Baitinger $12, Sunday Part 2 by Olivier Schrauwen $17

Big Punk by Janelle Hessig (Silver Sprocket) $5

Oska Wald Dean Street Parts #4 & #5 by Al Burian $4 each

Pass the Baton by Hana Chatani (Shortbox) $10

Boggun by Jeff Pusateri $7

At the Edge of the Stream at Dusk by Jen Lee (Shortbox) $11

Spiky Girlfriends Hedge and Pine by Grace Kraft $10

Dreams I Don’t Remember by Robert Zant $7

Two of Us by Jessi Zabarsky (Shortbox) $10

Wine Ghost, various issues $4 each

Homespun Holler Dec 19 by Grant $2

Graphic Novels

Sweaty Palms vol 2 An Anthology About Anxiety $25

Sleep Gas by Chris Cajero Cilla (Fantagraphics Underground) $19.99

310,310 by Mushbuh (Peow) $17

DUI by Tara Booth (Colorama) $22

GLEEM by Freddy Carrasco (Peow) $21

Art & Design Books

Tender an Artbook by Choo (Shortbox) $22


I Love Myself When I am Laughing by Zora Neale Hurston $19.95

Outer Limits & Mayhem

Depraved Indifference by Gary Indiana $15.95

City of Hermes: Articles and Essays on Occultism by John Michael Greer (Aeon Books) $24.95


Facility Magazine About Bathrooms #1 $15

Soiled #8 Once Upon A Scrapers $20

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Bushwick Review #8 $12

Two and Two and Two Is by Cleo Meyer $7

Chasing Old Haunts by Jessie Knoles $

New Stuff This Week

Check out our window, created by the inimitable Rachel McPadden!

Slow Leak #3 by Johnny Sampson $12 – Also we have a new sticker from Johnny, the sorcerer that was the CAKE t-shirts a couple years ago.


Do What Now? Prank Calling Publication $2

Phone Loser Monthly #16 $2

Death of Nature by Matthew Siemianowski $2

Middle West by Nathan Pearce $2

Triangles Found In Nature by Michelle Zellers $4

Bad Egg #4 Horror $7.50

Urban Guerrilla Zine #22 $7.50

Comics & Minis

The Constitution Illustrated Sampler by R. Sikoryak $3

Tongues Chapter 3 by Anders Nilsen $15

Infinity Wretch #0 + #1 $7 each


Couple by Daniel Welch $6

Minotaur’s Daughter by Ian Holman $5

Grace Jerry Jessica and Me #3 by Derek Marks $6

Graphic Novels

No Longer Human by Junji Ito $34.99

The Drifting Classroom Book 1: The Perfect Edit by Kazuo Umezz $34.99

In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way: A Graphic Novel Paperback by Marcel Proust, illustrated by Stephanie Heut $19.95

Art & Design Books

Vintage Graphic Design: Type, Typography, Monograms & Decorative Design from the Late 19th & Early 20th Centuries by Steven Heller & Louise Fili $19.99

Music Books

Foreground Music: A Life In Fifteen Gigs by Graham Diff (Strange Attractor Press) $19.95

One Smashed Window by Aaron Hammes and Marten Katze $15

Outer Limits

Books by Ronald H. Blumer: Wiped: The Curious History of Toilet Paper $15, The Shocking History of Pee $15, The Secret Life of Sweat $12, A Navel History of the World $12

The Devils by New Juche (Amphetamine Sulphate) $23


Juxtapoz #212 winter $9.99

Wire #430 december $12.50

Fortean Times #386 december $12.40

Apartamento #24 $24

Chap Books & Poetry

The Day Before the Revolution by Ursula K Le Guin $16 – Illustrated by Alec Dunn.

Dysphoric Geography by Christy Davids $5

Home Like by Nabil Kashyap $5

Modest Technologies by Connie Yu $5

Total Mood Killer by Merritt K. and Niina Pollari $13

Beasts by Kate O Brian Wooddell $5