July 16, 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 Jeremy Baum
Following a trio of mysteriously-connected women, this debut graphic novel is alive with magic, eroticism, and futuristic cityscapes. The rich illustrations are equally striking when detailing tech or magic, setting Baum up to be one of comics' powerhouses.
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
By examining racial tensions in the US, and weaving through a thread of personal narrative, Coates has crafted what is likely to become a seminal text on race. Skillfully rooting the problems of the present in the past, and looking toward a new way forward, the work is truly deserving of Toni Morrison's praise: "The language ... like Coates's journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive."
Art mag BOMB is back with another issue made for artists by artists. The summer edition is full of nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and visual art for all tastes, with work from notables like Chris Kraus, Eileen Myles, Caroline Woolard, and Anne Garreta.
by Monica McClure
New York-based writer and performer McClure digs deep in this collection of her poetry, drawing inspiration from fashion, petty cruelty, abortions, love, and cell phones in equal measure. The words are raw, powerful in their vulnerability, and hard to put down.
Bad Day issue 19
The biannual arts and culture magazine doesn't dissappoint with their new issue, putting the oft-feted Kim Gordon on their cover and running profiles of art world darlings like Tavi Gevinson and Walter Scott. Photo essays, interviews, and reviews round out the issue, done in Bad Day's signature style.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
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)