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.
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Following the publication of her slim account of travelling along the US/Mexican border with her family in 2014, Tell Me How it Ends, comes this fictionalized account of the journey. It’s a road trip with the family compiling traces, fragments, and news clippings of children gone missing crossing the border. We are so excited for this book that we will host the upcoming New Reads Book Club on this book March 27 2019.
The Problem of Susan & Other Stories by Neil Gaiman
These four short comics each develop fantastic worlds, revisiting fairy tales, children’s literature, and legends. The illustrations, with a different style for each story, add detail and mystery to Gaiman’s writing. There is a darkness to this book, at first hidden but ultimately enhanced by the bold, expansive graphics.
My Solo Exchange Diary 2 by Kabi Nagata
Nagata is back with more diaries to share! This book, a sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary continues to be full of honest and intimate confessions. Nagata takes readers through the complexities of fame and family, continued isolation, compulsive drinking, and hospitalization. What comes through most in this book, however, is an appreciation of the strength of familial love.
The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison
A collection of essays and speeches that spans forty years, the pieces in this collection feel timely and urgent. Arranged into three sections: “The Foreigner’s Home,” “Black Matter(s),” and “God’s Language,” the book is composed of an impressive variety of pieces addressing political, social, and literary matters. This book will delight long-time Morrison fans, as well as those looking for an introduction to her thinking and writing.
The I Wonder Bookstore by Shinsuke Yoshitake
A sweet, fantastical, and clever book of short comics about an imagined meta bookstore that only sells books about books. If you think of it, they’ve got it. Included are: the manual How to Grow a Tree that Writes Books, a training guide Boot Camp for Bookstore Employees, an anthology of Unique Book Festivals, an account of the Village of Raining Books, and a look into The Underwater Library. For the book obsessed, like us.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
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
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)