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The Thinking Persons Learning and Resource Center Needs Your Help

Underdog Press
This nice gentleman contacted us about a resource center in the Philippines, and he’s looking for donations of your zines and what not. His name is Alter Picar, and he’s from the from Davao City, Philippines D.I.Y. Community. His collective is establishing a public/zine library and social center called “The Thinking Persons Learning and Resource Center” which will open in March. They hope to attract students, activists and people from DIY community. Alter is accepting donations of any kinds of zines, old books and pamphlets or whatever materials that would be helpful in this endeavor. Since they are living in an economically destitute country, this project will not be possible without outside help. If you’re interested in helping, e-mail him at thethinkingpersons@yahoo.com to get his complete address. For more info: http://www.myspace.com/underdog_press .

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers for the Week of Dec 30th 2007 – Jan 6th, 2008

Top Doggies!

1. Slingshot 2008 Planner Large Size (Slingshot Collective) $12.00
2. Acme #18 by Chris Ware $17.95
3. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 edited by Dave Eggers (Houghton) $14.00
4. Slingshot 2008 Organizer small (Slingshot Collective) $6.00
5. Venus Zine #34 Win 07 $4.50
6. Butt #21 Fantastic Magazine for Homosexuals $9.90
7. Stop Smiling #33 $5.95
8. Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi  (Pantheon) $24.95
9. Giant Robot #51 $4.99
10. Juxtapoz #84 Jan 08 $4.99

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers for the Week of Dec 23rd – Dec 29th, 2007


1. Things to Make and Do 2008 Calendar by Nikki McClure $16.00
2. Slingshot 2008 Planner Small Size (Slingshot Collective) $6.00
3. Unmarketable: Brandalism Copyfighting Mocketing and the Erosion of Integrity by Anne Elizabeth Moore (New Press) $15.95
4. Venus Zine #34 Win 07 $4.50
5. Slingshot 2008 Planner Large Size (Slingshot Collective) $12.00
6. Acme #18 by Chris Ware $17.95
7. Bizarre #131 Christmas 07 $8.75
8. Cinema Sewer The Book by Robin Bougie (Fab Press) $19.95
9. Suicide Girls #2 Papercuts Aug 07 $15.00
10. Dishwasher: One Mans Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States by Pete Jordan (Harper Collins) $13.95

Eugene S. Robinson discusses FIGHT at Quimby’s Bookstore

Jan ’08
6:00 pm



Friday, January 11th at 6:00 PM


Join Eugene S. Robinson as he reads and discusses his new book Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking. Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn’t get any better than this.”
–Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius

That’s the sentiment that surges just below the surface of Eugene Robinson’s Fight – an engrossing, intimate look into the all–absorbing world of fighting. Robinson – a former body–builder, one–time bouncer, and lifelong fight connoisseur – takes readers on a no–holds–barred plunge into what fighting is all about, and what fighters live for. If George Plimpton had muscles and had been choked out one too many times––this is the book he could have written.

When Robinson and his fellow fighters mix it up, they live completely for the moment: absorbed in the feel of muscles slippery with sweat; the metallic tang of blood mingling with saliva in the mouth; the sweet, firm thud of taped knuckles impacting flesh. They fight because it feels good. They fight because they want to win. And even if they get their asses kicked, they fight because they love fighting.

Fight is part encyclopedia, part panegyric to fighting in all its forms and glory. Robinson’s narrative – told in his trademark tough–guy, stream–of–consciousness noir voice – punctuates this explanatory compendium of the fighting world. From wrestling, jiu–jitsu, boxing and muay thai to bar fighting, hand–to–hand combat, prison fighting and hockey fights, from the greatest movie fight scenes to how to throw the perfect left hook, Fight is a scene–by–scene tour of the bloody but beautiful underworld that is the art of fighting.

With his aficionado’s enthusiasm and fast–paced, addictive voice, Robinson’s Fight combines compelling text with beautiful photographs to create an illustrated book as edgy and interesting as it is gorgeous.
Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson has written for GQ, The Wire, Grappling Magazine, LA Weekly, Vice Magazine, Hustler, and Decibel, among many others. He has also been Editor-in-Chief of Code and EQ. He grew up in New York City, where he first understood the surreal joy of a bloody nose obtained through fighting. The 6′ 1?, 235-pound Robinson has worked in magazine publishing, film, and television. He has studied boxing, Kenpo karate, Muay Thai (mixed martial arts), wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Robinson is also the vocalist and front man for Oxbow, a rock group-cum-fight club whose most recent album, The Narcotic Story, will be released in 2007. He lives in the San Francisco area.

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers for the Week of Dec 2nd – Dec 8th, 2007

Miss Universe 06

1. Venus Zine #34 Win 07 $4.50
2. Unmarketable: Brandalism Copyfighting Mocketing and the Erosion of Integrity by Anne Elizabeth Moore (New Press) $15.95
3. Hiding Out by Jonathan Messinger (Featherproof Press) $13.95
4. Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon) $24.95
5. Slingshot 2008 Planner Large Size (Slingshot Collective) $12.00
6. Bitch #38 $5.95
7. Butt #21 Fantastic Magazine for Homosexuals $9.90
8. Hand Job: Catalog of Type by Michael Perry (Princeton Architectural Press) $35.00
9. Slingshot 2008 Planner Small Size (Slingshot Collective) $6.00
10. Big Questions #10 The Hand That Feeds by Anders Nilsen (Drawn+Quarterly) $6.00