Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures
by Liz Mason Editor, Steven Svymbersky Editor, Keith Helt Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Anne Elizabeth Moore Contributor, Daniel Makagon Contributor, Al Burian Contributor, Davida Breier Contributor, Nate Beaty Contributor, Ayun Halliday Contributor and Pete Jordan Contributor
Quimby's Bookstore opened in Chicago 25 years ago and has been going full tilt ever since, providing a hub, outlet, and inspiration for generations of zinester's, writers, independent publishers, comics artists, not to mention all the freaks, weirdos, lefties, and disaffected folks looking for education, entertainment, and a place to meet likeminded folks, in person or in the pages. Quimby's produced this thick zine that illustrates their history and the cultures, subcultures and movements that they grew from, inspired, and participated in. Featuring essays, comics, and an expansive oral history going back to the 1980s that includes plenty of voices from authors, publishers, sales people, and zinesters, many of whom will be familiar to Microcosm fans. It's a cool read and an essential piece of indie bookstore and independent publishing lore!
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