July 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.
We are particularly excited about the highly anticipated release of Berlin-based Flaneur Magazine’s third installment because it is devoted entirely to Bernard street in Montreal, which just happens to be the very locale our bookstore calls home! Profiled inside are many well-established neighbourhood fixtures and the wonderful characters who inhabit them, including author David Homel (who launched The Fledglings here recently), beloved florist Tammy Lau, visual artist Michel de Broin, and dancer/choreographer Frédérick Gravel, just to name a few!
The always well-curated Paris Review brings us a glorious cast of contributors for the latest issue. Raymond Pettibon’s illustration of a dog graces the front cover, and there are plenty more where that came inside, courtesy of his portfolio of dog drawings. With new fiction from Zadie Smith, J. D. Daniels, Ottessa Moshfegh, Garth Greenwell, and Shelly Oria, an essay by Andrea Barrett, plus new poetry from Jane Hirshfield, Les Murray, Ange Mlinko, Charles Simic, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Adam Kirsch, Nick Laird, and Henri Cole, this issue makes a delightful summer read.
by Marisha Pessl
Pessl’s suspenseful literary thriller is out in paperback just in time to satisfy your summer murder mystery jones! An investigative journalist follows the trail of evidence through New York City’s seedy underworld, while unraveling the mystery behind the death of Ashley Cordova, the daughter of a reclusive cult-horror film director. Cinephiles in particular will enjoy this one.
Claire of the Sea Light
by Edwidge Dantica
Set in a small Haitian seaside town, Danticat’s story of seven year old Claire’s disappearance is a spellbinding read that delves into the intertwined lives of everyone in the community, exploring the bonds they share. The haunting story combined with the author’s spare, beautiful prose gives rise to an almost fable-like feeling throughout the book.
As you’d expect from an issue devoted to colour, Issue #22 of Calgary-based craft, fashion, illustration, and design journal Uppercase is bursting with vibrant hues! Literally every page is lushly packed with gorgeous palettes and inspiring pieces from fantastic contributors. Bonus: it’s organized ROYGBIV-style, making it extra fun to flip through.
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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)