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Holiday Hours Update for NYE

Holiday Hours again!!!!!

Sunday Dec 30th: noon till 6pm (normal)

Monday Dec 31st: noon till 5pm (short)

Tuesday Jan 1st: CLOSED (hangover)

Wednesday Jan 2nd: noon till 10PM (back to normal)

Holiday Hours!!!!! Posted HERE!!!!


Hey Folks,

Quick holiday hours update! Since you keep calling me!
Sunday Dec 23rd: noon till 6pm (normal)

Monday Dec 24th: noon till 5pm (short)

Tuesday Dec 25th: CLOSED (Holler!!!!)

Wednesday Dec 26th: noon till 10PM (back to normal)

Things will be normal till New Years Eve, but I’ll post that as we get closer!

Back to the register!

A Public Service Annoucement: New Vice Here

NEW VICETo all the lovely people who ask us “YO VICE? WHERE IT AT?” and other, less intelligible questions, your beloved ADMIN of this here QUIMBLOG is here to inform you that we have the new issue of Vice Magazine available in our venerable “free shit” area, fresh off the dump truck. It looks like this is the short story issue, featuring folks like William T. Vollman, Mary Gaitskill, Tao Lin, Nick Tosches and others, so Terry Richardson wannabes may want to give this new issue a pass. With photos and illustrations by former(?) Chicagoan Vincent Dermody and Brian’s favorite assnozzle, Johnny Ryan, plus more usual Vice shit from “the ususal gang of idiots”.

Quimby’s Top Ten Best Sellers for the Week of Dec 9th – Dec 15th, 2007

Grand Prize Winner

1. Slingshot 2008 Planner Small Size (Slingshot Collective) $6.00
2. Acme Novelty Date Book Vol 2 by Chris Ware (Drawn+Quarterly) $39.95
3. Works Anatomy Of A City by Kate Ascher (Penguin) $20.00
4. What Is the What by Dave Eggers (Vintage) $15.95
5. Slingshot 2008 Planner Large Size (Slingshot Collective) $12.00
6. Bitch #38 $5.95
7. Venus Zine #34 Win 07 $4.50
8. Stop Smiling #33 $5.95
9. Chicagos Nelson Algren by Art Shay and David Mamet (Seven Stories) $19.95
10. Whats Your Poo Telling You by Josh Richman and Anish Sheth (Chronicle) $9.95

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.