Here's your monthly list of Quimby's Announcements & Notable New Stuff. Awesome events this month! A sleepover! Librarians! Karaoke! And some pleasing new readables. Enjoy!
Damen Blue Line Stop is Now Open!
That's right! The Damen CTA Blue Line (O'Hare-Forest Park Line) train stop IS NOW OPEN! We’re only a few minutes walk from there! Click here for directions. Click here for directions.
Quimby's Bookstore Events
See quimbys.com/blog for more info about events at Quimby's
Zine & Comics Events: Making Magic Happen, Librarians & Zinesters
Fri, Jan 30th, 7pm
Join librarians and zine enthusiasts at Quimby's Bookstore to discuss running a successful zine or comics event – whether it's a one-hour DIY workshop for teens or a festival with thousands of attendees. Librarians, zinesters, and comics makers will share stories and tips about developing community through events, and then open the floor to your questions. This workshop to learn about promoting comics and zines from successful planners from the Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Public Library and more.
Featured speakers include: Johnny from Chicago Zine Fest, Julie Koslowsky (Outreach Coordinator for YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library and CZF) & Joshua for Mid-Michigan Zine Fest.
Coordinated with the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, this is your chance to meet and talk about zines with some of the 12,000 librarians who will be in Chicago. After the event (and time for browsing), head around the corner to Dimo's for vegan-friendly pizza (1615 North Damen Avenue).
This event is free and open to the public – anyone interested in zines or libraries is encouraged to attend!
More info: quimbys.com
Quimby’s 2015 Zlumber Party 1/31 and 2/1!
Sat, Jan 31st 9:30pm – Sun Feb 1st, 8am
Hey zinesters and comics artists! Come to our Zine Slumber Party (Zlumber Party, geddit? Gosh we’re clever.) This is the fourth year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, because we’ve had so much fun doing it in the past. The store closes at 10pm on Sat the 31st and then you’re invited to spend the night here (and yes, you can leave whenever you want). So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag if you wanna take a break to catch a few zzzz, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on. Interested in attending? Give us a holler so we have a head count, at either: info(at)quimbys(dot)com or call us at 773-342-0910. PLUS: Snacks! Coffee! More info at quimbys.com
Chicago Zine Fest Karaoke Night Fundraiser
Fri, Jan 23rd at Beauty Bar
Check one, check two. Get set to sing the night away Friday, January 23rd, 9pm, at Chicago Zine Fest’s annual karaoke fundraiser at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.
The entertainment will be provided by Shameless Karaoke. Their diverse songbook covers all genres with selections from artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Erasure, Michael Jackson, the Kinks, Madonna, Motley Crue, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Rolling Stones, Sir Mixalot, Britney Spears and a variety of punk and new wave classics as well.
There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 9pm and is 21+. Hosted by Shameless Karaoke KJ, Caboose zinester and Quimby's manager Liz Mason.
Beauty Bar will offer drink specials all night long including a signature martini and a manicure.
Take the stage and own it. Bring friends and sing a duet. Or enjoy from the crowd. Come out and have a good time and support self-publishing in Chicago.
About CZF: The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops. Quimby's Bookstore is proud to be a sponsor of CZF. For more information visit chicagozinefest.org.
Please note this event is NOT at Quimby's, it is at at Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.
More info (and songlist!) at Quimbys.com.
New stuff posted (almost) weekly at quimbys.com/blog
To see a curated blend of some of that new stuff available from our website, see quimbys.com/store
Zines & Zine-Related Books
zines from Jula Eff, $1.50 each: Let’s Wreck Their Precious Perfect Little Town, World is Big Enough Without You
Temporary Services zines various prices: Past Lives Found, Risograph Ephemera by George Weitor, WC Gallery A Brief History of A Very Small Place by Stephen Perkins, Red Summer Self Guided Walking Tour Chicago by Melinda Fries, Propositions Manifestos and Experiments by Cultural Producers, Temporary Services & Christa Donner
Public Collectors Book by Marc Fischer $28.00
A Is For Zebra by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press) $20.00 – An all-ages alphabet and activity book by the creator of Crap Hound and LiarTownUSA. Oversized pages, perfect for hanging as prints!
Gratuitous Type #4 $18.00 – the pamphlet of typographic smut!
Zines by Ashley Ronning $2.50 each: Learn Some Milky Way Facts, Drake Equation
Drop Target #5 by Alec Longstreth and Jon Chad $4.00
Porn for Ladies $6.00
Post Teenage Wasteland by Vinny Martin $6.00
Eat Zine #6 by Jazz Robinson $7.00
issues of You Go Girl zine
Blasphemous Quote a Coloring and Activity Book by Betty Heredia $5.00
Adita #24 A day in the air by Bradley Adita $1.50
Be Hair Now: An Oral Hair Her Story by Rachael Zalutsky & Liz Mason $1.00
Dwelling Portably 2009-2015 by Burt & Holly Davis $9.95 – DIY homesteading continues.
Comics & Minis
Hobbit by Max Bare and Melissa Sue Stanley $2.00 – Silly! Taken from the Tumblr web comic of the same name. My New Fighting Technique meets a Hugo Weaving meta-pop-culture fest, J.R.R. Tolkien style. I give this four out of four Agent Smiths. -LM
Coin Op Saltz and Pepz Go Electric by Maria Hoey $6.00
Garbage Pail Kids Puketacular #1 by Peter Bagge and friends $3.99
Recidivist #4 by Zak Sally (Lamano 21) $20.00
Fuff #9 by Jeffrey Lewis $3.00
Adventure Time Zombie Zine by Mikey Anderson $4.00
Smoke Signal #20 Fall Win 2014 $5.00 – Blue and red spot colors, with work by Charles Burns,Michael DeForge, Gary Panter and more. Alex Spiro of Nobrow co-edits with Gabe from Desert Island.
Good Ship Funnybone by John Broadley (Desert Island) $10.00
Friction #1 by JTW $5.00
Frontier #5 by Sam Alden (Youth In Decline) $8.00
Frontier #6 by Emily Carroll (Youth In Decline) $8.00 -
Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
RAV 1ST COLLECTION by Mickey Zachilli (Youth in Decline) $20.00 – Issues #1-#5 of Mickey Zacchilli’s story of Juice, Sally, The Snake Prince, a mystery cat, and other bizarre friends navigating an esoteric whirlwind of dorks, punks, passive-aggression, kisses, weird basements, and bad breakfast spots.
Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And Comics Of Basil Wolverton vol 1 1940-1941 (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Saga vol 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples $14.99
Black Light the World of LB Cole by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics) $39.99
Foolbert Funnies Histories and Other Fictions by Frank Stack aka Foolbert Sturgeon (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Treasury of Mini Comics vol 2, ed. by Michael Dowers (Fantagraphics) $29.99 – For everyone interested in the history of underground and alternative comics, Treasury of Mini Comics Volume Two gathers prime examples—more than 800 pages’ worth—from a quintessential self-publishing format in this compact but hefty hardcover. Includes material from: Johnny Ryan, Trina Robbins, R.K. Sloane, Jeffrey Brown, Jim Rugg, Tom Neely, Ellen Forney, Esther Pearl Watson, Renée French, Lisa Hanawalt, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Souther Salazar, Theo Ellsworth, Nick Bertozzi, Dan Zettwoch, Marc Bell, and many others.
Ditko’s Shorts! The One, Two, and Three Pagers (Fantagraphics) $24.99
Snackies by Nick Sumida (Youth In Decline) $12.00 – God Tweets, yoga tutorial, the subway, and internet dating as a gay man in New York and more! Hilarious.
Art & Design
This Is Not a Photo Opportunity: The Street Art of Banksy (PM Press) $20.00
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami $18.00 – A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library. A short, early Murakami illustrated novella, Chip Kidd art design.
Mayhem & Outer Limits
Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem and Mourning Photography from the Thanatos Archive (Last Gasp) $25.00
Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity by R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell (Disinfo) $19.95 – A multilayered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, space exploration, synthetic biology, robotics, and virtual worlds that are making transhumanism (the use of science and technology to overcome the “natural” limitations experienced by humanity) a reality.
Alien Arrival: Salvation or Destruction by Michael Fitzgerald (Schiffer) $16.99
UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe? by Robert Davis PhD (Schiffer) $16.99 – Why yes, you should.
Film/TV & Music Books
Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks by Brad Dukes $15.00 – Cast, crew, writers, producers, Brad Dukes interviewed a whole lotta folks involved in the legendary TV series. Featuring first-hand accounts from series cocreator Mark Frost and cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Sherilyn Fenn, Piper Laurie, Michael Ontkean, Ray Wise, Billy Zane, and many more. Written by a fan, for the fans, and just in time for that gum you like that is going to come back in style.
Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction by David J. Haskins $19.95 – Bauhaus and Love & Rockets behind the scenes by a founding member of both bands.
NYHC New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman (Bazillion Points) $29.99
Perpetual Conversion: Thirty Years and Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker by Dave Hofer $22.00 – Follows the career of bassist Dan Lilker, founder of Anthrax, member of SOD, Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth and Hemlock. Quimby’s friend and former Punk Planeteer Dave “King of Metal” Hofer (who works around the corner from Quimby’s at Reckless) conducted hours of interviews with Lilker, as well as Lilker’s friends and family for this in-depth look at this influential musician’s career. Supplemented with images, set lists, press releases and more!
Politics, Revolution & Essay Books
This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein $30.00
Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj by Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tololonnikova $9.95 – Letters between the well-known Slovenian philosopher and one of the founding members of Pussy Riot.
Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Zizek $29.95
A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption and American Culture by Alexander Cockburn $19.95
Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism: A Brian Morris Reader (PM Press) $24.95
Majestic Disorder #3 $17.00
Glamour Girl vol 1 #1 $15.00
Girls Like Us vol 2 #6 $12.00
Neural #49 $7.99
True Crime Dec 14 Dectective Monthly $8.99
Puss Puss #1 $16.00
Shindig #44 $12.99
Under the Radar #52 Dec 14 $5.99
Big Up #18 Bass Music Contemporary Art $6.99
Delayed Gratification #16 $20.00
ASR #63 Anarcho Syndicalist Review $5.00
Laphams Quarterly vol 8 #1 Win 15: Foreigners $17.00
Skeptic vol 19 #4 14 $6.95
High Times Feb 15 $5.95
Wire #370 Dec 14 $9.99
Bitch #65 Win 15 $5.95
Harpers Magazine Jan 15 $6.99
RFD #160 Win 15 Differently Abled Folk $9.95
Cherry Bombe #4 $20.00
Ancestry Quarterly #3 $19.85
Frankie #62 $14.95
True Crime Special Winter 14 20 All True Murder Cases $11.99
Lit Journals & Chap Books
N+1 #21 Win 14 $14.95
The First Line vol 16 #4 $3.00
Six By Six #31 Open door… $6.00
Brick #94 Win15 A Literary Journal $15.00
Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #31 Dec 14 $5.00
Junk Drawer Calendar 2015 by Eric Bartholomew $2.00
Look Book 2015 Secret Lives of Writers Nudie Ladies Calendar by Flannery Cashill $3.00
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CHIPRC's Open Studio Session Sundays 12-5pm
Check out the Chicago Publishers Resource Center (858 N. Ashland Ave) to take workshops, see readings and more! Don't miss CHIPRC Open Studio sessions every Sunday from 12-5pm (excluding holidays). Day rates are $5 for non-members, or free with membership. Drop by to use the workspace and equipment for your projects!
Be seeing you!