On Friday night of #CZF2019, Chicago Zine Fest has two special events. The annual Exhibitor Reading will be here at Quimby’s Bookstore, Friday May 17th from 6-8pm. Zine creators share stories and comics from the pages of their publications. Hosted by Megan Kirby. Readers include David Alvarado, Julia Arredondo, Ed Blair, Eileen Chavez, Casey Goonan, Jonas, Jaclyn Miller, LizMarie Palomo, Leslie Perrine, Jami Sailor, and Alejandra Trigoso.
Afterwards head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater (1551 W. Homer St) for Zine Jeopardy at 9pm. Chicago Zine Fest organizer Johnny Misfit will host and contestants John Porcellino, Julia Eff and Billy the Bunny will go head-to-head as we test their knowledge of all things zine. More info about that here.
Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor CZF and congratulates the festival for celebrating 10 years! The Chicago Zine Fest is a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with an annual festival of workshops, events, and the big expo day where 250+ zinesters set up tables to sell and trade their zines. All the events are free and open to the public. CZF 2019 will be held May 16th, 17th, and 18th. More info at chicagozinefest.org.
Want the Facebook Event Invite for this special Friday double header? It’s here.
Art by Neil Brideau.
Come to Strange Beauty Show on Thursday, August 15th for this very special event co-sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore!
On The Wall: Zine Art Meets Gallery Art
at Strange Beauty Show
1118 N. Ashland Ave.
This very special event is the first collaboration between Quimby’s Bookstore and the salon/art space Strange Beauty Show. Curated by staff from both businesses, this group show features zine and comics artists, who will be showcasing pieces from their publications on the wall for display, and they will also have their periodicals avaiable for perusal and purchase.
Featuring work by Jami Sailor, Danielle Chenette, Lyra Hill and more!
Karaoke provided by Shameless Karaoke! (Click here for the song list.) Cocktails and nibbles!
Click here to find the event on Facebook.
*Please note this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at at Strange Beauty Show at 1118 N. Ashland Ave.
Strange Beauty Show is a place to experience artistic beauty in an upbeat yet laid-back environment. Come in and get a new creative haircut or color, view the work of local visual artists, and listen to a favorite song on vinyl; these elements all converge in one creative space at SBS. Also, see their Facebook page for updates of creative hair endeavors at SBS.
If librarians in roving vehicles makes you think of bookmobiles parked on corners of dusty country roads, think again. Come listen to librarians read from their various zine projects when they roll into town as part of a nine-city zine-reading tour kicked off at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans and wrapping up at the Zine Librarian (un)Conference in Milwaukee. The Fly Away Zine Mobile, a traveling library focused on zines and other forms of DIY publishing, will be present to help spread the zine love!
Tour participants are Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian and Barnard Zine Collection); Jami Sailor (Your Secretary and Archiving the Underground); John Stevens (Dilettantes and Heartless Manipulators and Blue Floral Gusset); Celia Perez (I Dreamed I Was Assertive and Atlas of Childhood); and Debbie Rasmussen, former publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Popular Culture, with her latest project the Fly Away Zine Mobile.
Wed, July 6th, 7pm
Click here for more info.
Love is in the air! Carrie Colpitts and Jami Sailor with Friends Celebrate the Valentine’s Day Split Zine Brilliant Mistake #4 + Your Secretary #8
And check out these fellow readers!:
Dave Roche of About My Disappearance and On Subbing. Dave vowed to finish his first novel by the time he turned 30 years old; at 36 he’s five pages in. L.B. of Truckface and So Midwest and Awkward Spaces. She enjoys playing drums, dancing to the Kinks, and teaching. Puppy Dave of Black Carrot, Fort Mortgage, and How I Learned to Love Myself and Ocassionally Other Men. Dave likes some things and dislikes others. He plays drums in Warboner….and fresh of the state fair circuit, Laura Palmer and the Kates!
For more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171109372934574
Friday, February 11th, 7pm