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October 17, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - October 17, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.

Best American Infographics 2013

Best American Infographics 2013
by Gareth Cook (ed.)

There's a very distinct pleasure that comes with a good infographic. Sometimes a picture can give you, in one "A-ha!" moment, what it would pages of poring over text to understand. For this year's Best American Infographics, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gareth Cook has collected every kind of chart, map, and diagram -- not just the clear-and-organized kind that appears in The New York Times, National Geographic and in science magazines, but a lot of more whimsical and creative approaches, too. Infotainment at its best!

Fantastic Plotte! 1987-1991

Fantastic Plotte! 1987-1991
by Julie Doucet

Fantastic Plotte collects all of the original bilingual issues of Julie Doucet's self-published fanzine Dirty Plotte, before she was published in R. Crumb's Weirdo magazine or picked up by Drawn & Quarterly for the later comics series that she also called Dirty Plotte. These ribald, feminist-punk tales of drinking, dating, and menstruating have been out of print for a few years, so this new collection from L’Oie de Cravan (which also includes translations of all the included comics) should be warmly welcomed by fans of Julie's inimitable style.

When Did You See Her Last?

"When Did You See Her Last?"
by Lemony Snicket

"When Did You See Her Last?" is the second book in Lemony Snicket's All the Wrong Questions series, which is a prequel of sorts to his beloved A Series of Unfortunate Events. This series, though it doesn't involve the Baudelaire children, unfolds in a landscape that will be familiar to Snicket devotees as four older children try to solve a mysterious kidnapping. With illustrations by D&Q's own Seth!

Wild Berries

Wild Berries
by Julie Flett

Julie Flett is a Cree-Metis Canadian writer and illustrator who's already received the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night. This beautifully-illustrated book -- another award-contender for sure -- narrates a simple story of the traditional wild blueberry harvest in English with Cree translations. Also includes a recipe for blueberry jam!

Mon Ami Bao

Mon Ami Bao
by Stéphane Lafleur and Katty Maurey (in French)

Mon Ami Bao is a collaboration between Katty Mourey, a Montreal-based illustrator and designer, and Stéphane Lafleur, who is the director of over thirty short films and the singer of Quebecois country-folk group Avec Pas d'Casque. This is his first book. In it, we encounter Bao Xishun, a man born in Outer Mongolia in 1951, who is remarkable for having attained a height of seven feet and nine inches by his twenty-first birthday. We also meet Gisele, who is much shorter and doesn't like much of anything. With a style that's both minimalist and slightly surreal (it sometimes recalls Maira Kalman), Lafleur and Maurey find a sensitive and strange way to tell a story about pain, depression, and being different.

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