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Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers for the Week of Oct 7th – Oct 13th, 2007

Idol Winner

1. Epic Battle Trading Cards $1.00

2. Through the Year with Gordon the Fox Mini Book and 2008 Calendar by John Porcellino $14.00 (Little Otsu)

3. Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow by Anders Nilsen $17.95 (Drawn and Quarterly)

4. Things to Make and Do 2008 Calendar by Nikki McClure $16.00

5. Make vol 11 $14.99

6. King Cat Classix by John Porcellino $29.95 (Drawn and Quarterly)

7. Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: A Month On the Road With 100 and a T-shirt $1.50 (Microcosm Publishing)

8. Maps Of the Imagination: Writer as Cartographer by Peter Turchi $22.95 (Trinity)

9. Cometbus #50 by Aaron Cometbus $2.00

10. Walking Dead TPB vol 7 The Calm Before by Robert Kirkman $12.99 (Image)

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Selling Winners During the Week of Sep 30th-Oct 6th 2007

Bellydance girl

1. Laika by Nick Abadzis (First Second) $17.95

2. FOUND Magazine #5 $5.00

3. Heeb #14 $5.99

4. Punk Planet #80 $4.95

5. Venus Zine #33 Fall 07 $4.50

6. Stop Smiling #32 $5.95

7. Bunnies and Bees 3 Portfolio of 14 Prints by Mark Ryden (Porterhouse) $50.00

8. Eye Mind: Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound by Paul Drummond (Process) $22.95

9. One Hundred And Forty Five Stories In A Small Box by Dave Eggers etc. (McSweeney’s) $25.00

10. Noise Music: A History by Paul Hegarty (Continuum) $22.95

At The Hideout: Unmarketable Book Release Party

Nov ’07
7:30 pm


Dear Target Demographic,

Sponsorships got you down? Lackluster branding no longer giving you the thrill it once did? Psyched to join the revolution . . . the shopping revolution? Did the murky stench of corporate advertising upset the partygoers at your last soiree? Confused about which big business best correlates with your lifestyle? Can’t get rid of those greasy stains since that last meeting with the major label A&R rep? Want to sell out, but not quite sure where to turn?

Well, the good people behind Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity can help: Just attend one of these focus groups now forming in your area, which just happens to be at The Hideout.
This event is not happening at Quimby’s but rather, Quimby’s will be selling Unmarketable at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) during this event.

Authoress Anne Elizabeth Moore will read from Unmarketable. Opening acts Betsy Crane, Richard Fox, Mairead Case and others have some disgusting but strangely appealing offers you do NOT want to miss out on.

ACTUAL INFORMATION FROM THE BACK COVER of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity:
“Cultural resistance” and “DIY” (do-it-yourself) now denote both a recognizable demographic to target and a strategic way for marketers to promote their products. As the endless pursuit of the youth market demands ever-edgier tactics, whole social networks, communal economies, and value systems are put in jeopardy. Unmarketable is both a powerful critique of corporate marketing’s appropriations of and alliances with the cultural underground and a highly entertaining depiction of the absurdity produced by our advertising-saturated, late-capitalist wonderland. A longtime member of the underground, Anne Elizabeth Moore traipses through this upset landscape, interviewing the perpetrators, the victims, and the not-so-innocent bystanders of phenomena both hilarious and troubling in order to examine the underground’s changing relationship to the commercialized world and its impact on activism and integrity.

For more info:

New Press, Unmarketable


Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers for the week of Sep 23rd-Sep 29th, 2007

 Winner Ribbons

1. Juxtapoz #81 Oct 07 $4.99

2. Dirty FOUND #3 $10.00

3. Natural Disaster by Al Burian (Stickfigure) $14.00

4. Best American Comics 2007 edited by Anne Elizabeth Moore and Chris Ware (Houghton Mifflin) $22.00

5. Cute Book: Cute and Easy To Make Felt Mascot by Aranzi Aronzo (Vertical) $12.95

6. Ladyfriend #10: The Friendship Issue by Christa Donner $4.00

7. Mass Appeal $47 $4.99

8. Bitch Magazine #37 $5.95

9. Adbusters #74 $8.95

10. Do It Yourself Screenprinting: How to Turn Your Home into a T-shirt Factory by John Isaacson (Microcosm Publishing) $10.00


7PM Don’t be Late!!!!