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1854 W North Ave (at N Wolcott Av)
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910

Foursquare Tips

  • Quimbys features one-of-a-kind publications such as small and independent press books, magazines, zines, and underground comics, like Chicago cartoonist Chris Ware's Quimby the Mouse.
  • Check out the sale rack in the back, it's the best in town. Cheap stuff they're trying to get rid of, often find a lot of great hardcover first editions. Also, great prop bucket for the photo booth!
  • This unique bookstore features unusual and underground material such as self-published, small and independent press books, magazines, zines, body art, and underground comics.
  • Check out the Photo Booth - it's old school - no color - no digital crap!
  • Check out the great selection of blank notebooks, perfect for a gift or for you to write in yourself!
  • Their zine collection is the best in Chicago. Great place to hang out and browse.
  • Awesome selection of books you can't find at your big box stores :)
  • This place is THE BEST. Up front, pick up Cinema Sewer and Sleazy Slice (if you're up for it). In the back zine section, grab Crass Sophisticate. The sales section is amazing too. Photo booth caps it.
  • Best zine store in the city!
  • Comics and Zines.
  • A most curious collection of books and mags...definitely worth checking out!
  • sex position postcards are the best position postcards. ;)
  • This shop has a huge variety of books and magazines but especially zines !
  • Quimby's is noteworthy for being a major center of zine culture in Chicago. You can find quite an array of independently-produced zines, comics, graphic novels and anything that blurs those lines.
  • They have a great selection of indie food mags.
  • Not your typical bookstore, Quimby's caters to the niche and lovers of the avant-garde.
  • Quimby's is the place to find indie magazines/comics. It's a very charming store that will hypnotize you with innumerous cool stuff
  • Zine selection is crazy good. Tons of magazines and books on music, too!
  • The graphic novel section is extensive
  • Shop here for people in your life who are into some off-the-wall literature shit.