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June 4, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - June 4, 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.


by Marc Bell

Stroppy is the first ever full-length work by veteran cartoonist Marc Bell (Shrimpy & Paul)! Densely packed with absurdity, anti-establishment rebellion, complex song contest shenanigans, and a great variety of schnauzers. Bell's fantastical line work and snappy linguistic innovations will wriggle their way into you, so that you may find yourself spilling Stroppy-isms in the days and weeks to come.

The Travel Almanac #9 (Spring/Summer 2015)

The Travel Almanac #9 (Spring/Summer 2015)

The Travel Almanac describes itself as “the first true post-tourist publication”, by which they mean that they focus on the increasing tendency of the creative classes to move around, and to set up multiple temporary living situations. The issue features conversations with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Scott King and Collier Schorr, as well as caves, hotels, and the gyms of LA.

Kinfolk Issue Sixteen: The Essentials

Kinfolk Issue Sixteen: The Essentials

Everybody's favourite slow living magazine focuses on the what remains when the unnecessary is cleared away. A photo essay on the many kinds of laughter, a day in the life of furniture designers Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, an excerpt from Peter Block's book Community: The Structure of Belonging and other truly essential pieces.

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
by Judy Blume

Judy Blume's first book for adults in 17 years promises more of the candid portrayals of human complexity that she's known for. In this new novel, Blume revisits the traumatic plane crashes that happened in her New Jersey town in the 1950s, and weaves new stories around the town's fictionalized inhabitants. Put it on your summer reading list!

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
by Vendela Vida

Vida's fifth novel is enjoying some serious buzz, including from the likes of Rachel Kushner, George Saunders and Sheila Heti. Boldly narrated in the second person, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty follows a woman who, upon arriving in Morocco, loses all her belongings and, along with them, her identity. A philosophical, existential page-turner.

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)

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