March 5, 2015
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.
Love and Rockets: New Stories No. 7
by The Hernandez Brothers
The newest annual installment of Love and Rockets features much-loved characters from the series up to their old tricks. Maggie and Hopey take a road trip as a break from domestic boredom, Luba's mother has a dark past, and there are magic lamps, and WWII sci-fi thrills. It's all par for the course for Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez' important and long-standing alternative comic series.
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
To say that Ishiguro's first novel in over a decade is highly-anticipated would be an unforgivable understatement. Indeed, The Buried Giant--combining history (it's set in sixth century Britain, right after the reign of King Arthur) and fantasy (pixies, dragons, and ogres are not in short supply)--has been charming everyone, The Wall Street Journal calls is a "finely told pastiche ... as comfortable as a bedtime story."
by Hanna Godfrey
Published by Canadian indie press Intercopy, Thought Factory combines the whimsical micro-narratives of artist hannah_g with delicate, heartbreaking drawings by Leslie Supnet. The result is a surrealist look at creativity, postindustrial art, and the ineffability of ideas.
Sometimes We Think You Are a Monkey
by Johanna Skibsrud and Sarah Blacker
Julie Morstad lends her beautiful illustrations to a book that shows that even if they remind us in turns of monkeys, birds, puppies, and a whole host of other animals, human babies are incredibly special in their own right.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School
by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School, Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud
Cali and Chaud have teamed up once again to bring us the next version of their much-loved I Didn't Do My Homework Because... This time, strange goings on have conspired against a young boy, causing him to be late for school. Ninjas, gorillas, and the Pied Piper all keep him from his studies in this action-packed picture book guaranteed to make you laugh.
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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)