Posted by Julien at 1:39 PM
Gorgeous new books in:
* A beautiful retrospective on Finnish textile designer Marimekko, whose contribution to the canon of design transcends the realm of fashion, etc. Filled with color plates and a really definitive text.
* Also, a visual dictionary of Western textile patterns complexly arranged based on era, movement, content, and social history. Like The Grammar of Ornament, this is a veritable feast for the eyes!!
Posted by elif at 9:47 AM
I was really impressed with Fanta's completely decadent and over-gratuitous packaging. First, the books are wrapped in small bundles with craft paper, as carefully taped and folded as a Christmas package. After they've passed through the tender hands of she/he who wrapped, they are lovingly suspended by trillions of styrofoam peanuts in a carefully taped box. Every edge of the box is sealed up, presumably so that the already remote possibility of damage from the elements is completely extinguished.
Not like Baker and Taylor...they just throw the goods in a box. Whenever I open their shipments, I actually imagine dudes in a warehouse playing basketball with books and boxes.
Fantagraphics, you can give me a job at your warehouse, I really love wrapping presents.
Posted by elif at 1:28 PM
Hard to believe or easy to believe? Yes, D+Q is 20 years old this year. To celebrate, D+Q is teaming up with other two other indy Montreal organizations, Blue Skies Turn Black and Suoni Per Il Popolo, to present a not-to-be-missed concert here in Montreal, TV on the Radio and the Dirty Projectors! Mark your calendars, it's June 3rd at the Metropolis. How does this get any better? Well, Adrian Tomine kindly provided the beautiful poster, which will be on sale and plastered around the city of Montreal soon.
Posted by Tom Devlin at 3:25 PM
1 - No One Belongs Here More Than You. Stories by Miranda July
2 - What is the What by Dave Eggers
3 - Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill (Local!)
4 - The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret
5 - Butcher's Block by Deanna Fong (Local!)
6 - The White Tiger : A Novel by Aravind Adiga
7 - The Fruit Hunters : A Story by Adam Gollner (Local!) (non-fiction! what is it doing here!)
8 - When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
9 - We Will Be Fish by JP King (Local!)
10 - The Art of Trespassing by Anna Leventhal (Local!)
Gosh, it doesn't seem like Miranda July's series of compelling short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, is going anywhere else but at the very top of our list of best selling fiction titles. Luckily, we carry the book at all times, in its hardcover, paperback and even audio CD (!) editions.
Posted by Julien at 1:24 PM
Brand new Mcsweeney's (issue no. 30) Featuring short stories by Author and others such as: Michael Cera, Wells Tower, Etgar Keret and Catherine Bussinger. It was printed in Iceland, and in a round about way if you purchase this book you too are supporting Iceland. Isn't that a nice thought?
I saw this movie earlier this Winter and enjoyed it. I'm not sure that I like the concept of a book made with animation stills directly from a film, but the content is really moving.
Posted by Rory at 5:00 PM
And here's a shot of some of the fine-looking people that stopped by the store that evening:
Posted by Julien at 3:03 PM
#1. OJINGOGO by Matthew Forsythe
#2. LOUIS RIEL by Chester Brown
#3. WATCHMEN by Alan Moore
#4. BEBE by Nadia Moss
#5. MILK TEETH by Julie Morstad
#6. NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU. Stories by Miranda July
#7. ACME NOVELTY NO.19 By Chris Ware
#8. Various posters by Montrealer Jack Dylan
#9. WHAT IT IS by Lynda Barry
#10. MOOMIN BOOK 3! By Tove Jansson
Posted by Rory at 8:49 PM
We have a great new batch of magazines for the spring! Here is a sample of what is arriving:
Art on Paper,
The Believer 2009 Film issue (I really enjoyed last year's which featured an abstract recount of Hitchcock's BIRDS)
The Walrus and The New Yorker
I love that the Walrus' cover poses a question about Obama's leadership while the New Yorker comments on Michelle O.'s style!
Posted by Rory at 8:06 PM
I remember having heard a few years ago about Eric's work from a friend, and was really impressed with his teeshirts - completely hand drawn from start to finish. William Morris would be so proud.
And we're really excited to be housing Caitlin's work. She's a personal friend of many on staff and I know I can speak on everyone's behalf in saying that it's been a real privileged to watch her process over the years and see her current work take form.
The elaborate drawings of these two radical artists have met in the middle here in Montreal and will be shown from March 16th to April 14th. Come take a gander during store hours and leave with your brain swamped in brilliant line and color.
Posted by elif at 2:34 PM
This next title is a really great survey on figure painting, ranging from the stodgy to the contemporary. Matt first showed it to me and I agree that it's a pretty definitive compilation on the subject, divided into 5 parts: The Figure Unravelled, The Urban Condition, Other Worlds, Folk Tales, and the Past Deconstructed.
Filled with great color plates, synopses on each painter's practice, and artist bios...more than just another coffee table book, and reasonably priced too! ($37.95)
Also, can I please remind you how sweet this book is?
Posted by elif at 2:06 PM
Posted by Julien at 1:00 PM
^ This one, a manifesto and how-to guide on urban guerrilla gardening, is very suitable for the coming season. One thing a lot of people love about Montreal as a landscape and as a metropolis is that it's crumbling and thereby totally suitable for botanical reclamation. Oh yeah, except for that whole "winter" thing. Doesn't exactly promote life. Can you tell that I'm sick of winter?
This next title has really nothing to do with gardening, but is a favorite of mine. Amos Tutuola is a Nigerian writer who was greatly influenced by Yoruba folk traditions, particularly those told by his grandfather, a master of the Yoruban oral storytelling genre. His stories, more like novellas, were written and published in English, and his unique use of the English language coupled with his totally bizarre and amazing narratives are sure to please. Read it on your balcony, amongst your freshly planted geranium bulbs.
Posted by elif at 1:54 PM
Shadow Theater And Puppet Making (ages 12 and up)
Tuesday Nights: March 31, April 7, April 14 And April 21 6:15-8:15
Fee: $100 for whole session. The fee covers supplies.
Course Description: This 4-week course will go over the different forms of building , creating and performing with shadow theaters and Marionettes.Participants will go home with a completed shadow theatre.
Instructor: Salim Hammad has been puppet making and teaching shadow theater since 1992. Salim has attended L'Ecole de Mime de Montreal , has traveled the world performing with theater companies and has made a name for himself as a solo performer.
To reserve a spot for the course, stop by the store during opening hours to
drop off your registration deposit ($65). If you have any questions, email
us at email@example.com or call 514-279-2224
Posted by Rory at 5:39 PM
UPDATE!!: This is the second attempt at using a fake $50 at the store (the first attempt worked, they bought Fear of Loathing, I should have known!) The most recent fake bill duo were in their early thirties, Caucasian and of average height. In both cases they said the money was given to them by their parents or grandparents. She tried to buy this book:
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