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September 15, 2016

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 15, 2016

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 Tom Gauld

From the author of You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack and Goliath comes a brand-new tale of lunar law-enforcement. Mooncop is Gauld’s vision of moonlife: droll isolation. We follow our hero, the mooncop, as he makes his daily rounds of the near deserted lunar colony. Equal parts funny and melancholy, Gauld invites you into the seclusion, the inertia, the stark beauty, of life on the moon. As per one exchange with the mooncop: “Don’t you have any real crime to deal with?” “Not really.”


by Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is currently on top of the graphic novel world. She is a New York Times Bestseller, a multiple Eisner Award-Winner with Smile and Sister, and with Ghosts has returned with another stellar effort. In Ghosts, Catrina and her family move to the coast of Northern California for her sister, Maya, who is quite sick. As the girls settle in, they learn that there is something a little spooky about their new town… crumbling infrastructure! Err, scratch that, wrong demographic... Ghosts! This book is full of heart and quirk, with a healthy dose of Telgemeier’s trademark insight on the psyche of youth.

Welcome to Night Vale Volumes #1 and #2

Welcome to Night Vale Volumes #1 and #2

Welcome to Night Vale Volumes #1 and #2
by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Who would have guessed that the world of literature and that of podcasts would have crossover appeal? The literary podcast market now has two superstars: Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the sci-fi podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Surreal and hilarious, Welcome to Night Vale kinks the charm of small-town day-to-day with a bizarre tilt. These two volumes (Mostly Void, Partially Stars and The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe) cover the first two seasons of the show, and offer fantastic supplementary material, including interviews with collaborators, behind-the-scenes commentary, and beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth.

Spanish Fever: Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists

Spanish Fever: Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists
edited by Santiago Garcia

Contained in this Fantagraphics edition is an anthology of Spanish cartoonists at the height of their craft. Edited by Santiago García and translated by poet Erica Mena, the cartoons in this book range from the gritty to the zany, and at times fuse the two. From renowned comics creators such as Max, Paco Roca, Miguel Gallardo, and David Rubín, to relatively new faces, this collection is sure to keep any comics fan up-to-date on one of the most compelling cartooning traditions in Europe.

Little Nothing

Little Nothing
by Marisa Silver

Hotly anticipated from the author of Mary Coin, this novel rumbles with prose that could register on the Richter Scale. Set at the beginning of the last century, Little Nothing weaves its genuine human complexities in with the dissolvement of ancient superstition and the rise of industry. Marisa Silver recounts the life of Pavla, born a dwarf and beautiful in face, who is persecuted and outcast from her community due to her physical state. As she ages, she turns from a shunned girl to a hunted woman, and relies on the most startling of transfigurations to survive.

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other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel 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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