April 3, 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.
Everyone's favourite Toronto-based fashion journal is back with #18: The Underwear Issue. From hilariously anachronistic crotchless panties of the Victorian era to the art of pasties, underwear is ripe for discussion. Also, just a heads-up: Drawn & Quarterly is publishing The Worn Archive and it comes out April 21st!
Waiting for the Man
by Arjun Basu
In this first novel from Montreal-based writer and prolific tweeter Arjun Basu, a disillusioned 36-year-old copywriter begins to dream of a mysterious man. In search of greater meaning, he camps out on his front stoop to await the coming (and instructions) of his strange visitor, provoking a media flurry. Eventually, his quest takes him from New York to Montana, where he finds...well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. FYI, we'll be hosting a launch for the book Thursday, April 3rd at the store at 7 pm.
by Wallace Wood
This salacious spy serial was initially produced for Overseas Weekly, a newspaper distributed exclusively to U.S. Military bases around the world between 1970 and '73. Cannon is an exploitation-era answer to James Bond, and uncensored by commercial editorial restrictions, Wood was free to indulge in the most outrageous antics. Like a comic-book Russ Meyer film, Cannon's adventures rarely go a page without some voluptupus nudity, though the stream of curvy female foms is regularly punctuated by explosive gunplay, naked catfights, brainwashing by the Reds and the CIA alike, and killing in every shae and form. Sez Gilbert Hernandez: "Cannon is like a punch in the face with a cement-filled giant salami. Ugly description? Wait'll you see Cannon’s ugly mug!"
Hello, NY: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs
by Julia Rothman
Julia Rothman's illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, and she's a member of the award-winning design studio ALSO, who edited The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 artists illustrate the wondrous mysteries of science, which is a perennial bestseller in our store. For this book, Rothman goes solo, turning her talents to the various curiosities and curious mundanities of her lifelong home. From New York's best bagels to Coney Island, Rothman's favourite treasures at the Met, and interviews with plenty of colourful locals, Hello, NY has all the personality and character of the city it celebrates.
Chroniques du Centre-Sud
by Richard Suicide
Back in 2011, Pow Pow put out Michel Hellman's Mile End, a wry dissection of Montreal's hipsters-and-hasidim neighbourhood (and the home of our bookstore). Now, they've published a new ethnography (of sorts) of another Montreal borough. It's by Richard Suicide, an old-timer of the city's alternative comics scene, whose weekly strips in the now-defunct Montreal Mirror are no doubt missed by many. Reminiscent of Peter Bagge and Julie Doucet, Suicide's long-nosed punk lowlifes navigate an urban jungle of crazy neighbours, cheating pawnbrokers, and groceries of dubious freshness. It's a throwback to a grittier era, but also a testament to the resilience of bohemian culture in a city where gentrification has been slower than most.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)