March 6, 2014
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.
by Brecht Vandenbroucke
D+Q's latest offering, White Cube, is wordlessly clever and lushly painted in beautiful bright colours; an art book that pokes fun at the art world. The book follows a pair of pink-faced twins as they visit galleries and attempt to understand the confusing, somewhat smug world of contemporary art. Their misadventures have them encountering works by artists ranging from Picasso to Marina Abramović, and wreaking havoc both online and outdoors. Their reactions to celebrated pieces of art are often funny, and reflect the things one thinks but doesn't say in a museum setting.
by Sina Queyras
The titular MxT of Sina Queyras' latest book of poems comes from the formula she postulates to quantify grief: Feeling = Memory x Time. Accordingly, in MxT, Queyras delves into themes of grief, memory and mourning. You might recognize Queyras as the editor of online literary journal, Lemonhound. And if you're in Montreal on March 26 at 7:00 pm, you can catch her launching MxT right here at Librairie D+Q!
You Are The Friction
by various authors
You Are The Friction is an anthology of fiction and illustration with 12 stories inspired by illustrations and 12 illustrations inspired by stories, including work by cartoonists Tom Gauld and Rob Hunter, among others. Interesting premise, and beautifully executed to boot!
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
In this collaboration between husband and wife powerhouse duo Snicket and Brown, two children and a dog attempt to garner information about the enigmatic Swinster Pharmacy in a neighouring town. They scope out the place and observe behaviour which they suspect of being underlyingly sinister, but without any conclusive evidence, all they can do is continue to keep an eye on it, and share their findings this investigative book!
by William Grill
Brand new from our friends at Flying Eye Books, Shackleton's Journey is a historical account of Ernest Shackleton's antarctic expedition of 1914-17 for young readers. William Grill brings the story to life with exploded details cataloguing individual crew members and provisions taken on the voyage, alternated with vivid, full-page illustrations that evoke the isolation of a ship lost amongst ice floes or tossed on freezing waves.
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