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.
The Customer is Always Wrong
by Mimi Pond
Oakland in the late 70’s is full of gregarious drunks, thieves, and sleazes, a crowd which frequents the restaurant at which our protagonist—naïve artist Madge—waitresses. Mimi Pond’s exceptional storytelling has only improved since her previous memoir Over Easy (2014), and is on full display in The Customer is Always Wrong.
The inimitable Seth’s newest installment of his iconic comics digest is the culmination of over 20 years of serialization, in which he offers closure while simultaneously giving us a fresh whiff of what’s to come.
All the Odes
by Pablo Neruda, ed. Ilan Stavans
The legendary Chilean poet was in his late forties when he committed himself to writing an ode a week, producing 225 in total, all of which are collected in this comprehensive, bilingual edition.
by Laurie Penny
Subtitled “Essays for Dissenting Adults”, this razor-sharp and uncompromising collection of essays from Laurie Penny stares down the ugly mug of the issues plaguing our times.
by Kopano Matlwa
Period Pain is the latest novel from Kopano Matlwa, a book which encompasses the hurt shared by many South Africans, while offering a chance for all readers to dip into their humanity.
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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)