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Off-site: CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition!

May ’19
4:30 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition!

Sat, May 18th, 4:30-5:30pm

Chicago Zine Fest Exhibition Day at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. in the West Loop


We’re bringing Chicago’s only book club-style event for people who read zines to CZF2019! This month, we’ll be talking about our early steps into the world of zines. Bring one of the first zines you made or read and join us at Chicago Zine Fest’s Exhibition Day for a fun discussion and snacks!

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts are welcome. First 25 attendees will receive a special-edition Chicago Zine Fest notebook!

This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. Sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore, which is proud to be sponsor of CZF.

FB link event link here.


Off-site: Zine Book Club? Zine ZINE Club! at the CHIPRC 7/24, 7pm

Jul ’14
7:00 pm

CHIPRC logoZine ZINE Club, Thursday, 24th, 7pm.
This is our first trial at a zine book club. For the inaugural event, we will be reading the titles Doris #31 by Cindy Crabb and You Don’t Get There From Here #29 by Carrie McNinch. Get both of these issues from Quimby’s Bookstore, read ’em, then come share your thoughts with other folks who  read them too. As a bonus, bring in a zine of your choosing to share with others. There will be a $3 donation asked at the door. This event is NOT at Quimby’s; it’s at CHIPRC.

The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC), at 858 N. Ashland Avenue, strives to build community and foster creativity by providing access to the space, education, and resources necessary to create and self-publish literary and visual work. And of course, if you make a zine there, you can always come consign it at Quimby’s! Join and support the center, and as a member you will receive discounts for using equipment, workshop registration and more. Or become a CHIPRC volunteer and give back even more. Their summer calendar features drawing activities, discussion, open studio and more! More info at chiprc.org.

July marks International Zine Month, so Quimby’s is teaming up with our friends The Chicago Independent Resource Center (CHIPRC) to bring you zine-y activity.  CHIPRC will be hosting zine events during the month!

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 5th Anniversary, March 14th-15th

Mar ’14
1:00 pm


Chicago Zine Fest, an annual celebration of self-publishing efforts, celebrates its 5th anniversary! It’s an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work with the aim to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills. Quimby’s is happy to be one of the sponsors!

Friday, March 14th

Zine Panel, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 1-3pm
In it for the Long Haul: A Discussion on Longevity in Zines with Cindy Crabb, Tomas Moniz, and Alex Wrekk, moderated by Quimby’s Bookstore manager Liz Mason.

Youth Zine Reading and an Exhibitor Zine Reading, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee), 6-9pm

Kickoff Celebration Dance Party, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee) 9-11:30pm
Music provided by CHIRP Radio.

Saturday, March 15th

Tabling Exhibition, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 11am-6pm
Over 200 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing. Saturday’s exhibition will be supported with programming throughout the day. There are workshops on various self-publishing topics, hands-on kid’s zine-making area, button making presented by Busy Beaver Buttons, photo booth by Glitter Guts, an exclusive Brain Frame comics reading, plus demonstrations presented by staff and students from Columbia’s Center for Book and Paper Arts. Come to the Quimby’s table and say hi!

“We are so excited that enthusiasm has grown for the fest in these first 5 years, and hope it continues to grow!” says Leslie Perrine, an original festival organizer. She adds, “I’m honored to be the only 5th year organizer still involved with the zine fest. I’ve seen it from our very first fundraiser to now an event people tell me they love…It’s really exciting to see the evolution of the fest. Remembering where we have come from has always been important to us as well.”

An organizing goal for the 2014 fest was to welcome new exhibitors. Over 1/3 of all registered tables are first time festival exhibitors. Registration for the fest sold out in a record two hours, trumping 2013 which took 15 hours to close. “The support that CZF has gotten from zine writers and comic artists throughout the country has been astounding,” said Jaclyn Miller, in her second year as organizer.

The Chicago Zine Fest is sponsored by the Book and Paper Center at Columbia College Chicago, Quimby’s Bookstore, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, the Hairpin Arts Center, CHIRP Radio and 826CHI. All 2014 artwork is by Chicago artist and illustrator Marnie Galloway.

For more info and specifics, see chicagozinefest.org.


Off-Site Book Release Event for Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey at the Hungry Brain 10/16

Oct ’13
6:00 pm


Join us at the Hungry Brain on Oct 16th for the release of Fred Minnick’s book Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey (and yes, the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Quimby’s). Special discussion panel guests will be Monique Huston, whisky specialist at Stoller Wine & Spirits, “Still Stoker” Karen Sisulak Binder of Southern Sisters Spirits, Meg Bell – brand ambassador for Death’s Door Spirits and one of Chicago premier female distillers Sonat Hart from Koval Distillery.

About the book:
Shortly after graduating from University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth “Bessie” Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky. After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over the prestigious company and became the American spokesperson for the entire Scotch whisky industry. Impressing clients and showing her passion as the Scotch Whisky Association’s trade ambassador, she soon gained fame within the industry, becoming known as the greatest female distiller. Whiskey Women tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia’s first beer brewers and distillers to America’s rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned significant shares in spirits companies. Williamson’s story is one of many among the influential women who changed the Scotch whisky industry as well as influenced the American bourbon whiskey and Irish whiskey markets. Until now their stories have remained untold.

Please note: This event it NOT at Quimby’s. It is at The Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave  Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 709-1401.

The Hungry Brain on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehungrybrain

The Facebook Post for this event.

Wednesday, Oct. 16th