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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Big News Dept: Announcing our 2015 Fall Events!

Montreal, QC: Cementing its place as the leading english bookstore in Quebec, Librairie D+Q is proud to present its line-up of Fall 2015 events. With authors and cartoonists from all over North America and in all genres, Fall 2015 promises to be the most exciting season yet for booklovers in Montreal. Librairie D+Q is honoured to host a slate of twenty events featuring such landmark authors and artists as Kate Beaton, Carrie Brownstein, Roxane Gay, and Gloria Steinem.



Kate Beaton launches Step Aside, Pops
Sunday September 27th
The Rialto Hall (5711 Parc Ave.)
Doors at 6 pm, event at 7 pm

The New York Times bestselling cartoonist ofHark! A Vagrant makes her triumphant return to the Librairie D+Q. Step Aside, Pops is Beaton's second D+Q collection of uproariously funny comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture, and literature.

Tickets are available now! Free with a pre-purchase of the book at the bookstore (211 Bernard Ouest) or $5 online.




(photo credit: Jay Grabiec)

Roxane Gay in conversation with Rachel Zellars 
Thursday October 22nd 
The Rialto Hall (5711 Parc Ave.)
 Doors at 6 pm, event at 7 pm 
Tickets TBA

 Roxane Gay is a professor, an editor, the acclaimed author of the two bestselling books An Untamed State (Grove Atlantic) and Bad Feminist, (Harper Perennial) and one of our foremost thinkers. Gay is beloved as a pop culture critic for her honest, funny and informed opinions on feminism, race, and gender. We are very excited to present Roxane Gay in conversation with attorney, McGill Education PhD candidate, and co-founder of the Third Eye Collective Rachel Zellars! 

(this event is being co-presented by Concordia's Writer's Read in association with IGSF, Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies and the James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology)



(photo credit: Autumn De Wilde)

Carrie Brownstein launches Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl
in conversation with Jessica Hopper
Monday November 16th
Ukrainian Federation (405 Ave Fairmount O.)
Doors at 5:30 pm, event at 7 pm
Tickets TBA

Carrie Brownstein is the guitarist in pioneering rock band Sleater-Kinney and the creator/co-star of the wildly popular television show Portlandia. Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl (Riverhead Books) is Brownstein's debut, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life—and finding yourself—in music. Brownstein will be in conversation with Jessica Hopper, senior editor at Pitchfork and author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic (Featherproof Books).


(photo credit: Annie Leibovitz)

Gloria Steinem launches My Life On the Road
Tuesday December 1st
The Rialto Theatre (5723 Parc Ave.)
Doors at 5:30 pm, event at 7 pm
Tickets TBA

We are unbelievably excited to be bringing the legendary American feminist, journalist, and political activist Gloria Steinem to Montreal to launch her new book. My Life on the Road (Random House) shares the fascinating and profound story of Steinem's touring life, and the way those tours help her continuously redefine her ethos and interests.


And that's not all!! Here is our full list of Fall events!
Events run 7 to 9 pm at 211 Bernard Ouest (unless otherwise noted). Remember: all bookstore events are free to attend! Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
September



SEPTEMBER
Wed/9th. Traces of Resistance – Flaneuring and Literary Perception, Workshops and Public Presentation with the editor-in-chief of Flaneur Magazine, Fabian Saul (in association with the Goethe Institute)

Sun/13th, à 10 h. Matinée pour les enfants: Lancement de Tom la Tondeuse par Brian A M Smith et Sophie Pa (La Pastèque)

Wed/16th. Graphic Novel Book Club: Phoebe Gloeckner's Diary of a Teenage Girl (North Atlantic Books) hosted by D+Q publisher Peggy Burns

Thurs/17th. Daniel Allen Cox launches Mouthquake (Arsenal Pulp Press) with Mark Ambrose Harris

Sat/19th à 12:30 h Kids Pop avec Elise Gravel auteur de la série Les petits dégoûtants (La Courte Échelle)

Wed/23rd. Hair and Kittens: Meags Fitzgerald and Sherwin Tjia launch Long Red Hair and You Are A Kitten! (Conundrum)

Fri/25th. Sam Alden launches New Construction (Uncivilized Books)

Sun/27th. Kate Beaton launches Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection (Drawn & Quarterly) at the Rialto Hall

Wed/30th Emmanuelle Walter launches Stolen Sisters (Harper Collins)



OCTOBER

Thurs/1st. Daniel Zomparelli launches Rom Com (Talonbooks)

Sat/10th. Sarah Riggs launches Pomme & Granite (1913 Press)

Wed/14th. D+Q Graphic Novel Club: Olivier Schrauwen's Arsene Schrauwen (Fantagraphics) hosted by D+Q production assistant Marcela Huerta

Sat/17th. Multi Publisher Launch Derek Webster launches Mockingbird (Véhicule Press), David Solway launches Installations (Signal), Josh Trotter launches Mission Creep (Coach House) and Mary Dalton launches Edge (Palimpsest)

Sun/18th at 10am, Kids Day launch for Isabelle Arsenault’s Alpha (Candlewick Press)

Thurs/22nd. Roxane Gay of Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial) and An Untamed State (Grove Atlantic) in conversation with Rachel Zellars at the Rialto Hall 


NOVEMBER

Fri/13th. Kliph Nesteroff launches The Comedians (Grove Atlantic) in conversation with David Heti

Mon/16th. Carrie Brownstein launches Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl (Riverhead Books) in conversation with Jessica Hopper of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic (Featherproof Books) at the Ukrainian Federation

Wed/18th. D+Q Graphic Novel Club: Julie Delporte's Journal (Drawn & Quarterly) hosted by Librairie D+Q's Daphne Cheyenne

Fri/20th George Grella launches 33 1/3 Series: Mile Davis' Bitches Brew (Bloomsbury Academic)


DECEMBER

Tues/1st. Gloria Steinem launches My Life On the Road (Random House) at the Rialto Theatre

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