April 30, 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.
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2015, Drawn and Quarterly has prepared a sweet little double feature that we'll be giving away Saturday, May 2nd, along with many other fun comics (and juice and cookies!). One one side you'll find excerpts from Jillian Tamaki's brand new SuperMutant Magic Academy, where even witches and mutants aren't exempt from the mundanity of proms and science classes. Flip it over and get comics from the always-clever Kate Beaton, all taken from her Fall 2015 book Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection.
by Melissa Bull
Montreal-based poet and translator Melissa Bull has just put out her debut book of poetry, Rue, to much acclaim. Lyric and poignant, with Montreal ever-present in the background, the collection deals with the love, romance, and family that tie our lives to cities, beautifully exploring both meanings of the word "rue": "to regret" in English, and "street" in French.
by Olivier Schrauwen
Let cartoonist Schrauwen take you on a fantastical, surreal journey, free from dialogue and with only the brightest colours populating his junglescapes. Man meets orangutan, kickstarting a fable that deals with humanity's place in the natural world, the search for kinship, and the passage of time.
by Marisol Limon Martinez
Nonfiction chapbook publisher GUILLOTINE has just made its newest offering, Honorary Men, available. A fascinating, incisive essay by Marisol Limon Martinez, the essay weaves together childhood musical escapes, gender politics, and travel in India for a thoughtful look at identity, and the way our environment gives shape to who we are and who we are perceived to be.
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway
by Asne Seierstad
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, Asne Seierstad
In the summer of 2011, Anders Breivik detonated a bomb outside the Norwegian prime minister's office, killing eight before moving on to a youth camp to kill sixty-nine more. The tragedy rocked the world, leading many to question how an affluent, intelligent young man could become a right-wing terrorist. Journalist Seierstad delves deep into Breivik's life, his childhood, his politics, and his eventual trial, giving a clear and lauded portrait of extremism and home-grown evil.
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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)