As part of his tour with Map of My Heart, he'll be coming by the Librairie Drawn and Quarterly on Tuesday October 6th at 7 pm. John will be presenting a slide show, fielding questions, and (of course) signing books and comics.
Come by, get your books signed, and meet a legend of the minicomics world. And don't forget to check out Map of My Heart, the collected King-Cat Comics from 1996-2002! It's fresh off the printing presses and in a place of honour on the front tables at the bookstore. PLUS it's 25% off right now, as are his other collections of minicomics, King Cat Classix, and Perfect Example. Hurray for fall blowout sale synergy!
Posted by Julia Pohl-Miranda at 1:18 PM
The store is going crazy for fall, starting today with a blowout sale that will last until the end of the month of October!
ALL the Drawn & Quarterly titles are 25% off!
On top of this, we have 2 tables OVERFLOWING with discounts - ranging from 15 %to 50%, on a selection of awesome graphic novels, art books and french titles.
Posted by Julien at 3:11 PM
Make sure to mark your calendars for September 29th 7pm. We will be hosting a Conundrum Press triple launch: Sherwin Tjia is launching his book Hipless Boy; a collection of strips from the McGill Daily, alongside Lesley Johnson's The Story Of Banana Agony and a new edition of Lance Blomgren's Walkups.
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What keeps us coming back again and again to The Believer Magazine is our faith in the sharp intellect and discerning taste of its editors. Their latest publication, READ HARD, is a perfectly sized anthology of The Believer's best essays and creative non-fiction that more than lives up to our expectations.
READ HARD's editor, novelist Heidi Julavits (renown known for her essay interrogating the current nature of book reviewing) collects diverse pieces that vary from grim (William T. Vollmann's essay discusses WWII air strikes from a German point of view) to funny (Tom Bissell reviews the import and validity of 'How To' books for writers) to in depth discussions of Paul Anka or book tours with Michel Houellebecq. One thing they all have in common is a captivating style that pushes their unusual subject matter to the forefront of our minds.
Come in to check out Read Hard and the rest of our McSweeney's collection!
Posted by yaniya lee at 10:31 AM
Have you been wondering what Ron Rege Jr. has been up to? Well, we just received this nice looking novel from McSweeney's Publishing and Ron did the book design! Fever Chart is Bill Cotter's first novel. A quote from McSweeney's website on Cotter:
"Bill Cotter's debut novel is, we think, funnier and more exciting and just generally better written than any other book or movie or theatrical production you'll see this year"
Added to my list of things to read this year!
Posted by Rory at 3:04 PM
We've been waiting to see this monster of a book ever since we heard about it. This is THE children's comic anthology for the ages. All the classics are in here: Little Lulu, Sugar and Spike, Clifford, Little Archie, Dennis the Menace, Bark's Donald Duck, lots of Walt Kelly, and even our beloved Melvin Monster. Art and Françoise have done a stellar job with their group of editors. I cannot wait to read this book again and again to Gigi and Woody. NOW INSTORE!
Posted by Tom Devlin at 10:05 AM
A Wrinkle in Time is the first of five books about the Murry Family. In it, Charles Wallace and Meg Murry (the eldest and youngest in the family) encounter Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which, aged representatives of the forces of light who are fighting for the future of humankind. I still remember the first time I read the book, and what a thrill it was to learn about tesseracts and fourth dimensions.
Each book deals with the trials and tribulations of the family from the perspective of a different sibling. We have the whole series, which has been reissued with beautiful glossy covers by Taeeun Yoo.
Posted by Julia Pohl-Miranda at 6:06 PM
I've been reading Herzog's memoirs from the making of Fitzcarraldo. The film is about a underdog arts patron who wishes to bring opera to the jungles of Peru. To do so he buys a massive ship and sets out into the jungle to harvest rubber. In short they wind up hauling the ship over a mountain to circumvent rapids and harvest deep in the jungle. The book recounts Herzog's dealings and efforts in the Jungle; the bugs, the politics, the crew, the actors: All of which seem to work against him. I haven't gotten to any of the famous Klaus Kinski moments, but I'm sure they will be amazing. We now stock Fitzcarraldo on DVD as well as Conquest Of the Useless (the book). The latter has been quite popular at the store since its release in July!
Posted by Rory at 5:29 PM
I like this show. I like it because in the spirit of all good kids shows it makes no sense. It gives adults the feeling the maybe the world is crumbling, or like maybe they just ate too much Fruit Loops; but are not able to handle the sugar high. The thing is: Kids can thrive on this stuff. Kids are made for this stuff.
Of course I write this while eating a Dad's Cookie left over from the Coloring Book Launch. Don't judge. Just get the new Yo Gabba Gabba: New Friends DVD, Now available in the Librairie.
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As you know, we deal mostly in drawings and pictures. Recently, however, we discovered an alphabet theme snaking its way through some of our inventory. Here are a couple of those titles:from Border Crossings website)The results are fantastic:
Remember wishing there were more pictures in the dictionary when you were a kid? Well, apparently John Carrera did too. He has carefully selected and compiled all the images in Pictoral Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities. It contains a large and absorbing selection of the very best engravings used over the years in the Merriam Webster dictionary.
McSweeneys never ceases to come up with new and weird ideas. This time they have published a hardback, alphabetical inventory of over 50 000 metal bands. AKMB is awesome not only because of it's simple detail and design, but also for the sheer mass of information it contains. Band name after band name listed in silver ink on (of course) black pages.
Come in and check out our alphabets and inventories...and tell if we missed any!
Posted by yaniya lee at 3:46 PM
This week, the Globe and Mail wrote two laudatory articles on two titles we're very proud to carry. Exciting!
Now get reading, and then come to the store to see what the buzz is all about!
Posted by Julien at 6:48 PM
Murray Lightburn of The Dears will be playing an acoustic set at 2:30 so be sure not to miss it, Remember that royalties from the book go towards charities such as Housing Works.
We will also be selling Yellow Bird Project's T-shirts with 100% of sales going to charity!
Posted by Rory at 3:48 PM
Well, we've got good news for all you geeky lit fans and pop culture fiends! You can rest easy, because R. Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics is now available in store!
Come explore the Crypt of Bronte...
Share the trials and tribulations of Hester's Little Pearl...
Find out whether Raskol will triumph over the forces of darkness...
And get lost in the metafictional world that is R. Sikoryak's brain.
Each chapter covers a different classic literary text using a different classic comic. Iggy as the protagonist in Voltaire's Candide? Beavis and Butthead as Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot? Pure comic genius. Where else can you get parody and profundity in one package?
Posted by Julia Pohl-Miranda at 5:44 PM
Saturday is sneaking up fast, I'd like to remind people that we are hosting an event for kids and adults of all ages. We will be supplying juice, cookies and coloring supplies. AND we have a special guest from the book who will be performing!! We'll give you hints on who it could be Via our twitter starting tomorrow.
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