Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest Instagram

« older | Main Largehearted Boy Page | newer »

May 16, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - May 16, 2014

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.

Petty Theft

Petty Theft
by Pascal Girard

Pascal Girard’s newest title with Drawn & Quarterly is Petty Theft, the English translation of La Collectionneuse, a hilarious and self-deprecating account of life post break-up, and all the hardships that can entail. With no home to go to (and becoming a bigger and bigger blight on his friends), a bad back, and never-ending shipments of books from his ex, the fictionalized Pascal takes up a job in construction and attempts to woo a young woman he suspects of being a local book thief (at a fictionalized version of the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, no less!). Hijinks ensue, of course.

Everywhere Antennas

Everywhere Antennas
by Julie Delporte

Everywhere Antennas is Julie’s second book, and her first published through Drawn & Quarterly. It’s a dreamy and thoughtful tale of a woman struggling to balance the demands of technology and human interaction. The anonymous narrator suffers from a severe sensitivity to antennas and electromagnetic fields, and goes on both an emotional and physical exploration to attempt to curb the affliction that’s affecting her life. It’s a beautiful and introspective story, and Julie's bold crayons and rough figures add to the otherworldly feeling.

Photobooth: A Biography

Photobooth: A Biography
by Meags Fitzgerald

Obsession is a powerful force. Meags Fitzgerald is certainly obsessed with photobooths, and they have taken her down a delightful rabbit hole of history and autobiography. Her book explores her own personal attachment to film photobooths, as well as why they are still important, and her own fear of the end of their imminent demise (which is coming remarkably soon, for the record). It’s her obsessive love for the subject that makes Photobooth: A Biography, so wonderful, and what makes it such an interesting read.



Oh, Shaqzine, how do I even begin? Certainly one of our highlight TCAF purchases, Shaqzine is, well, it’s a fanzine about Shaquille O’Neal, and it’s the greatest. With contributors ranging Neil Hershberger to Chloe Silver, Shaqzine has something for all your Shaq needs. Rorshaq test? You got it. Shaq Paper Doll? But of course. And as witnessed by, the fine folks behind Shaqzine are just getting started.

Safari Honeymoon

Safari Honeymoon
by Jesse Jacobs

A pair of honeymooners are plummeted into a mysterious forest, where they confront strange creatures and surreal environments. Jacobs’ dreamlike, cartoonish characters and landscapes are gorgeously rendered in two colour printing, and create a stark contrast with what they find within themselves: something dark and terrible, and far worse than any external forces that they may come up against.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly's blog
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Facebook page
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Tumblr
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Twitter

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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
musician/author interviews
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)

submit to reddit