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December 19, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - December 5, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.

It's Nice That Annual 2013

It's Nice That Annual 2013

Each day, the folks at British art and design blog It's Nice That publish at least nine new articles detailing the best creative projects around. The finest of these make it into print form, in their quarterly magazine Printed Pages. Each year, they curate a collection of the cream of the crop, and the result is their annual yearbook, showcasing the creative endeavours which best represent the year past. Only available in a very limited run, so you'd be wise to get your hands on one quick!

The Embassy of Cambodia

The Embassy of Cambodia
by Zadie Smith

First published in The New Yorker earlier this year, now Smith's story of a domestic worker named Fatou living in the North London suburb of Willesden is available in a perfectly pocket-sized hardcover edition. Weighing in at a meagre 69 pages, Smith packs a lot of hefty themes into a relatively short story. In the small acts of Fatou's quotidien movements through the challenges of her particular life, Smith evokes many of life's most timeless and universal questions.

Put A Egg On It #8

Put A Egg On It #8

The latest issue of New York-based "art and literary magazine...about food, cooking and the communal joys of eating" is jam-packed with tasty recipes, photos and articles. Featuring kids' drawings of their favorite foods, Times Square street photography, a photo-spread of an afternoon of Lumpia-making in Brooklyn, plus articles about donuts, fasting (or, more accurately, the failure of one contributor to do so) and helpful kitchen tips!

š! #15 'Cats'

š! #15 'Cats'
by kuš! comiksi

As if kuš! comics' level of awesome wasn't already off the charts, now they've gone and made an entire issue devoted to CATS! Based out of Latvia but featuring an always impressive cast of international contributors, kuš! consistently wow us with their pocket-sized comics anthologies. The fact that this issue features work from perennial store staff favourite (and author of the forthcoming D+Q title Ant Colony) Toronto cartoonist Michael DeForge, is the icing on the cake.

Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore

Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore
by Lance Parkin

If you like comics, whether of the underground or superhero variety, chances are you already know Alan Moore. Even for those who don't like comics (gasp!) you're probably familiar with Moore's work in some capacity, since his reach into pop culture is arguably farther than any other working comics author today, despite his reluctance to participate in mainstream corporate media. Parkin's new biography is endorsed by Moore himself, a rarity for an unauthorized bio, and delves into the backstory of one of the comics medium's most fascinating and influential authors. Aesthetic note: the pages are edged in black, giving the tome an air of the occult which perfectly suits its subject!

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