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April 5, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - April 5, 2018

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.

Out of Nothing

Out of Nothing
by Daniel Locke and David Blandy

A sprawling millennia-spanning visual overview on the creation of our world - nbd. It's about energy and how energy creates change and how change slowly creates life and how life creates our ancestors, and how our ancestors created civilisations, etc. A beautiful poetic and scientific exploration of human and geological history.


by Samantha Irby

Irby's collection of essays We Are Never Meeting in Real Life was one of the best things I read the year it came out, which makes me thrilled to read this re-release of an older collection. Reading Irby's raw and refreshingly honest essays is like walking out of a good therapy session - you realize no problem is too silly or too dumb, and that it is ever so cathartic to express the relatable minutiae of such problems.

Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger
by Johanna Skibsrud

Giller Prize winner Skibsrud's new collection of stories are not too be missed. The title essay is about a scientist learning to grow extinct tigers. In it, her imaginative and tender voice slowly brings us readers towards a knowing, that we know very little indeed.

Little Fish

Little Fish
by Casey Plett

A debut novel from one of Canada's leading LGBTQ+ literary figures. It's the story of a trans woman who realizes that her grandfather may have been transgender himself. Described as "warm-hearted and dark-spirited," this novel is about what does and does not get passed down generationally.


by Adam Dickinson

I love the quote on the back of this collection of poetry: "We talk a lot about what we're doing to our environment, but what is our environment doing to us?" Dickinson has written a chemical/microbial autobiography detailing the molecular matter of his body - he wants to understand his bodily home far down to the cellular level.

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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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