July 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.
What Pet Should I Get?
by Dr. Seuss
More than two decades after the passing of the famous author, another soon-to-be classic is added to his bibliography. Found in a box by his widow and former secretary, What Pet Should I Get? is the story of siblings who cannot make up their minds when offered a pet. Would a dog who shakes hands suffice? A cat you can pat? A monkey, a fish, a bunny? There's too much choice, which makes sense given the end notes of the book, that detail Dr. Seuss's legendary love of animals.
by Charles Bukowski
People who won't concede that Bukowski has some serious writing chops are few and far between, and that's what makes this text, full of ruminations, analysis, and insights on the process and craft of writing, so powerful. Between the letters to editors, cartoons, doodles, and correspondence with friends and other writers, the "laureate of American lowlife" (at least according to Time) explores the complexity and artistry of writing with signature pathos and poignant wit.
Here in Montreal we're gearing up for an excruciatingly hot week, and it's times like these when magazines like Sweet Paul become invaluable. Jam-packed with crafts, design, and all the summer-themed recipes you could want, there'll be no lack of smoothies, ice cream, and fruity salads to cool down with.
The Economics of Inequality
by Thomas Piketty
Fresh from last year's Capital, Piketty is back with a new volume set to bring economic inequality even more to the forefront. The book, used as classroom reading material in France, has been translated into English for the first time, and is a succinct, authoritative look at concepts as varied as income, ownership of capital, economic policy, taxation, and the impact of technological change.
Design and lifestyle magazine Anthology is back with a beautiful summer issue, focused this time on prints and patterns. Whether you like plaids, polka dots, or leopard print, you'll find inspiration between these pages, as well as design advice, profiles of beautiful homes, and seasonal recipes.
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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)