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August 31, 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - August 31, 2017

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

Goliath was the first book that Tom Gauld—one of the most well respected cartoonists working today—published with D+Q back in 2011. Now this classic melancholic and quietly funny take on the biblical tale is available in a handsome new paperback.


by Patti Smith

Yale University Press’s Why I Write series, based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, presents its second volume by Patti Smith, the inimitable musician and writer. Devotion is a profound movement through the creative process by one of America’s foremost artists.

Six Degrees of Freedom

Six Degrees of Freedom
by Nicolas Dickner

Winner of the Governor General Fiction Award in its original French edition, Six Degrees of Freedom is a fast-paced novel of obsession set in Montreal. A group of friends yearn for something to disrupt their habitual existences, and get exactly that with the news of a mysterious shipping container.

So Many Olympic Exertions

So Many Olympic Exertions
by Anelise Chen

A young woman learns of the suicide of her brilliant friend from college, forcing her to examine how we measure success. So Many Olympic Exertions is Anelise Chen’s debut novel, and is out from small publisher Kaya Press.

The Panic Room

The Panic Room
by Rebecca Păpucaru

The latest book from Nightwood Editions is a collection of poems by Rebecca Păpucaru. Hailed as “a supreme debut” by George Elliott Clarke, The Panic Room draws on Păpucaru’s Jewish heritage in poems that are both piercing and funny.

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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)