November 21, 2014
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.
by Mark Mothersbaugh
Most will likely know Mark Mothersbaugh for his role in founding New Wave band DEVO, but the artistic polymath has, in the last four decades, dabbled in every medium from postcards to sculpture. Myopia acts as a retrospective of his strange and wonderful creations, and places Mothersbaugh as a "pivotal figure in the history of contemporary art and indie culture," according to editor (and director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver) Adam Lerner.
by Meghan Daum
Meghan Daum's much-anticipated return to the personal essay features ten new works that look unflinchingly at such topics as dying parents and the decision to have children. In her signature comic style, Daum tackles everything we find "unspeakable," the taboos and illusions we've created, and takes us along for the ride.
Just in time for early bird stocking stuffer shoppers everywhere, Lucky Peach has come out with their holiday issue. Filled with the usual art, recipes, and stories, the issue takes us as far away as Rome, only to have us back again in time for a big Christmas feast.
With a cover model like musical great Bryan Ferry, you know the new issue of the Travel Almanac is going to be special. Donkey rides in Turkey, towering termite mounds in Namibia, and lonely, empty spaces in Iceland are all equally featured in this sophisticated publication, while reviews of chichi hotels and interviews with the brutally hip round out the travel journal.
Put A Egg On It is a self-proclaimed "irreverent digest-sized art and literary magazine printed on green paper out of New York City," but that on its own won't tell you the half of it. The zine showcases the joy of sharing food with friends and family and, full of recipes and personal essays, beatifully represents the importance we attach to the meals we eat.
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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)