New Stuff This Week

Slingshot 2020 Organizers: Pocket Size $8, Large Spiral $16 – Various colors!

LiartownUSA’s Social Justice Kittens 2020 Calendar by Sean Tejaratchi $18

The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book by Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie (Primary Information) $30 – At once practical and creative, this book was feminism’s Whole Earth Catalog.



Lullaby for the Drowned by Jonas $1

Cook Zine by Beau Campolo $8

Radix Media zines, $10 each: What You Call a Science Fiction Series by Germ Lynn, Hard Mother – Spider Mother – Soft Mother by Hal Y. Zhang & more.

Attential Cane – Twenty Six Dogs Found on Street View by Laurel Hauge $12

Antonia by JB $3

Lobster Quest by Daphne $5

Queer Sailors #5 Marine Biology $8

Comfort Zone by Annie Leue $4

Comics & Minis

Coin Op by Maria & Peter Hoey: #8 Infatuation $19.95, #11 Karl Marx Bolan (Spaceball Ricochet Alt Take) $8

Kids With Guns by Alex Nall $8

Bubbles #4 An Independent Fanzine About Comics and Manga $6

Ghosts Who Know People I Know #3 & #4 by Kaitlin Martin $17 each

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #4 by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons $4.99

Daikaiju Team Alpha by JB Roe $10

Stripburger #73 $10

Rude Panda by Dave Cramske $5

In Jest by Quinn Koeneman $19.99

Graphic Novels

The Envious Siblings: and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair $20 – Don’t miss Landis here net week with Eddie Campbell on Tues, October 8th!

The Best American Comics 2019 edited by Jillian Tamaki & Bill Kartalopoulos $25

Qualification by David Heatley $26.95

Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams $24.99

Revenger and the Fog by Charles Forsman (Bergan Street Comics) $18.95

Check Please Book 1 Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu $22.50

Flaming Carrot Comics Omnibus by Bob Burden $24.99

Grease Bats by Archie Bongiovanni $19.99

Girl Town by Casey Nowak $19.99

Return to Romance: The Strange Love Stories of Ogden Whitney edited by Dan Nadel & Frank Santoro (New York Review Comics) $19.95

Beasts of Burden Volume 2: Neighborhood Watch by Evan Dorkin & friends $29.99

Politics & Revolution

Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America by Antonio Senta (AK Press) $18

The Little Book of Queer Icons: The inspiring true stories behind groundbreaking LGBTQ+ icons by Samuel Alexander $9.99

So You Want to Talk About Race SC by Ijeoma Oluo $16.99

Art & Design Books

Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda edited by by Roland Elliott Brown, Damon Murray & Stephen Sorrell (Fuel) $34.95

Tree of Life by Tim Biskup $35

Daniel Champion Drawings by Shelf Shelf $15

Music / Film / Media

Face It: A Memoir by Debbie Harry $32.50

Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly by Jake Brennan $28

The Song of the Machine: From Disco to DJs to Techno, a Graphic Novel of Electronic Music by David Blot & Mathias Cousin (Black Dog & Leventhal) $24.99

Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997 by Alvin Orloff $16

Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock n roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture by Kembrew McLeod $17 – Now in soft cover.

Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano & illustrated by Arturo Torres $25

Hardcore Fanzine – Good and Plenty 1989-1992 (Draw Down Books) $25

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More by Iggy Pop $35

Outer Limits

The Ghost: A Cultural History by Susan Owens $19.99


Hex Life: Wicked New Tales Of Witchery edited by Christopher Golding $24.95

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky $30

Killing Commendatore: A Novel by Haruki Murakami $17 – Now in soft cover.


Adbusters #146 $14.95

Uppercase #43 $18

Tape Op #133 oct nov $5.99

Lit Journals & Poetry

N+1 #35 Fall 19 $14.95

Water the Plants While I’m Away by Emma Debono $16

Coffee People Zine #6 $15


Phile, The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity #4 Predicaments $23

Flashland vol 1 #5 Abortion – A Mini Guide $8

Quimby’s Bookstore October Newsletter Now Available

The October Quimby’s Bookstore Newsletter available here now!

Zine Club Chicago: Back From the Dead + Zinemaking Hangout!

7:00 pm

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park


This month, we’re celebrating the spookiest time of the year with an action-packed special event! Zine Club member Eric Bartholomew (Junk Drawer) will kick off our Zinemaking Hangout with a mini workshop on making zines inspired by found photographs. We’ll have all the supplies you need to create a new zine on the spot or make headway on a work-in-progress. We’ll also be discussing zines we wish we could call Back from the Dead, so please bring your favorite out-of-print titles to share. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to join us at Quimby’s!

Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines, is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Facebook event link:

New Stuff This Week

Now in stock: Rusty Brown by Chris Ware $35


Mantid Mania #7 Submission by M Smith $5

Transpire Transgender Cancer Patient Anthology $15

Old New York: Portraits of Older Adults 2016 by Sam Logan $7

Found Puppies by Mattie Ganson $3

Super Super by Yoko $8

Burn It Down And Walk Away by Heather Anacker $6

Habit Tracking – A How To Zine by Anna Jo Beck $1

Happy Tapir #5 by Johnny Masiulewicz $3

Eat #10 by Dan Varenka $5

Intermediate Channeling and Transmutation $5


Cinema Sewer #32 $5

I See You Keanu by Betsy Ochoa $8

Qutie Crew by Mikey Anderson $6

Cab Gets Inked #1 Inktober 2016 & Cab Gets Inked Again #2 Inktober 2017 by Charles Brubaker $2 each

Sleepwalking by Lauren Monger (Silver Sprocket) $5

On Display: In a Gallery That No Longer Exists by Walker Mettling $7.50

Splork – A Providence Comics Consortium $8

Wipeout #4 $6

Short Romance #1 by Himali Patil $6

3D Meshes by Sofia Diaz $20

Fall Diary by Lily Reeves $5

Samurai Corpse #2 by Rainier Flores $2

Graphic Novels

Hard Tommorow by Eleanor Davis (D+Q) $24.95

Pure Trance by Junko Mizuno (Last Gasp) $24.95

Keeping Score by Jesse Reklaw (Fantagraphics Underground) $20

Things To Do Instead Of Killing Yourself by Tara Booth & Jon-Michael Frank (Floating World) $15

Rooftop Stew by Max Clotfelter (Birdcage Bottom) $12

Paper Girls vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and friends $14.99

Blood and Drugs by Lance Ward (Birdcage Bottom) $15

Handbook to Lazy Parenting by Guy Delisle (D+Q) $12.95

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Compendium by Gilbert Shelton (Knockabout) $13.99

Snowpiercer The Prequel: Part 1 Extinction by Matz & illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette $19.99

Tank Girl Full Colour Classics Book Two (1991-1993) by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett $24.99

Art & Design Books

ABC of Typography by David Rault $24.99

Glamour Girl #6 Brooke Candy $28

Inside the Matrix: The Radical Designs of Ken Isaacs by Susan Snodgrass (Half Letter Press) $15

Politics, Revolution & History

Teaching Resistance: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Subversives in the Classroom by John Mink (PM Press) $24.95

These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore $19.95

X: Straight Edge and Radical Sobriety by Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press) $22.95


Zapped By The God Of Absurdity: The Best Of Paul Krassner by Paul Krassner (Fantagraphics) $26.99

Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011–2019 by Natasha Stagg (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) $16.95

Books By Musicians

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith $24.95


Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror by W. Scott Poole $16.95


Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children (Black Balloon Publishing) $17.95

Japanese Ghost Stories by Lafcadio Hearn $16

Sex Guides & Culture

In Case You’re Curious: Questions about Sex from Young People with Answers from the Experts by Planned Parenthood, edited by Alison Macklin, illustrations by Meghan Hilton $16.95


Leste Magazine #7 $15

Food Books

The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft by Mike Slater $24.95


Cockney Rhyming Slang Dictionary by Geoff Tibballs $7.99


Fortean Times sep $12.40

Skeptic fall $6.95

Anorak #50 $13

Gentlewoman fall win 2019 $17.99

Mojo sep $13.99

Poetry & Lit Journals

Our Death by Sean Bonney $18

Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry by Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme $19.95

No Tokens #8 $15

New Stuff This Week

Ulrich Haarbürste’s Novel of Roy Orbison in Clingfilm: Plus additional stories by Ulrich Haarbürste $12.95 – Hey remember back in the day we had this book? Dude got a publisher. It’s Dover! They do all those clip art books and public domain reprints. What a weird choice! Well, we approve of putting it back in print and now here’s your chance to get it if you missed it the first time around.


Mystery Guitarists by Marc Fischer (Public Collectors) $6

Hey Ghoul Friend vols 2 & 3 by MV Garcia $6 each

Stellar Rejects #2 Abomination by Matthew Austin $3

Mugs by Katie Haegle $4

Displaced Snail Publications DSP Collection of Retired Zines by Joe Carlough $5

Living History by Katie Haegle $4

Worst Lecture I’ve Ever Attended by Joseph Carlough $1

Beautifully Brown That Is Me #2 Declare Yourself by Kuwa Jasiri $8.33

Ley Lines TranceNDance by Diana H. Chu $6

Tip Up by Ben Grzenia $10

Graphic Novels

Fake Lake by Adrian Norvid (D+Q) $19.95

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden $17.99

Menacing Earthworks by John Gehron $5

The Life of a Coat by Kadya Molodowsky & illustrated by Batia Kolton (Fantagraphics) $12.99

Pittsburgh by Frank Santoro $29.95

Head Lopper Volume 3: Head Lopper & The Knights of Venora by Andrew MacLean $16.99

A Tale of Two Cats by Ayin Hillel & illustrated by Shimrit Elkanati (Fantagraphics) $12.99

All the Presidents by Drew Friendman (Fantagraphics) $24.99

The Comics Journal #304 sum fall $14.99

Guts by Raina Telgemeier $12.99

Art Books

Soviet Metro Stations by Owen Hatherly and friends (Fuel) $34.95

Queer Icons From Gay to Z: Activists, Artists & Trailblazers by Patrick Boyle & illustrated by Antoine Corbineau $14.95

Where’s Bowie?: Search for David Bowie in Berlin, New York, Outer Space and more…by Hannah Koelmeyer & illustrated by Kev Gahan $14.95

Politics & Revolution

Abolish ICE: A Passionate Plea For A More Humane Immigration System by Natascha Elena Uhlmann (OR Books) $16.95

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century by Erik Olin Wright $24.95


Provocations: Collected Essays on Art, Feminism, Politics, Sex, and Education by Camille Paglia $18


So Here It Is: The Autobiography – How The Boy From Wolverhampton Rocked The World With Slade by Dave Hill $16.95

Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl by Leslie Zemeckis $16.95

Outer Limits

Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients by Jim Willis $19.95

Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future by Iwan Rhys Morus $22.95


Wonderland: An Anthology of Works Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, edited by by Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane $14.95

A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel by Shaun Hamill $26.95

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson $19.99

Doppelganger by Dasa Drndic $15.95


The Believer #127 Music Issue oct nov $12

Harpers Magazine oct $7.99

In These Times oct $4.95

Fader #118 fall $6.99

Film Comment oct nov $6.95

Chap Books & Poetry

Overtime Hour #53 Machine Shop A Love Story by Glynda Francis $2

Everything Must Go: The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood (BreakBeat Poets) by Kevin Coval and Langston Allston $15.99


Elska #25 Manila $20