Some Books We Are Excited About in 2017!

Graphic Novels and Comics


So pretty / Very Rotten, Comics and essays on lolita fashion and cute culture, jane mai + an nguyen (May 2017)

We are primed for this collection of essays and short stories by two cartoonists who go beyond the clothes.

Fire!! Zora Neale Hurston Story, Peter Bagge (February 2017)

Following his stellar biography of Margaret Sanger, cartoonist Peter Bagge chronicles the life of another twentieth century trailblazer, the acclaimed writer Zora Neale Hurston.

Sticks Angelica Folk Hero, Michael Deforge (March 2017)

The prolific and incredible Michael Deforge is back with tales of Angelica Sticks, our new heroine!

Pretending is Lying, Dominique Goblet Trans. Sophie Yanow (February 2017)

Translated from the French by store favourite Sophie Yanow, Belgian artist Dominique Goblet's memoir is an unnervingly funny account of dysfunction and an unflinching portrayal of trauma.

Boundless, Jillian Tamaki (June 2017)

Looking forward to the inimitable Jillian Tamaki's next feat - a collection of short stories revolving around a parallel world "mirror facebook" and possible transendence on the internet.


A Sand Book, Ariana Reines (January 2017)

One of our favorite poets, Ariana Reines is giving us A Sand Book this year - a series of lyrical essays and poems situated in the American southwest!

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Morgan Parker (February 2017)

So excited to read this collection of poetry about feminism, race and pop culture!

"Please wait to record Love Jones at 8:48 Saturday on BET
Until your life is no longer defined by Beyoncé
Ants crawling over fallen leaves and little pieces of dog shit
Empty chicken boxes glowing with the remembrance of grease


This Accident of Being Lost, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (April 2017)

From the author of Islands of Decolonial Love, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, This Accident of Being Lost is a knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs!

Homesick for Another World, Ottessa Moshfegh (January 2017)

After devouring Mcglue and Eileen we can't wait to read more of Moshfegh's wicked prose!

Sour Heart, Jenny Zhang (August 2017)

So thrilled to see Brooklyn based poet Jenny Zhang publish her debut collection of stories which promises to plunge into adolescent hearts.

4 3 2 1, Paul Auster (January 2017)

We're not only excited by Paul Auster's forthcoming novel, we are also thrilled to have him at Rialto Hall, on Tuesday February 28th.Tickets are $10 (receive a $10 discount on 4 3 2 1 with the ticket).

Essays and Non-Fiction


On Intersectionality: Essential Writings, Kimberle Crenshaw (August 2017)

"In this incisive introduction to Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work, readers will find the key essays and articles that have defined the concept of intersectionality collected together for the first time."

South and West: from a notebook, Joan Didion (March 2017)

New Joan Didion! Do we have to say more?

Hunger: A memoir of (My) body, Roxane Gay (June 2017)

From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Bad Feminist! A memoir about food, weight and self-image.
“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”

Too Much and Not in the Mood, Durga Chew-Bose (May 2017)

Sigh - we're eagerly awaiting this lyrical collection of essays on writing and female subjectivity that takes it title from Virginia Woolf's A Writer's Diary.

Kid's Books

Colette's Lost Pet, Isabelle Arsenault (May 2017)

Oh my! Our beloved Isabelle Arsenault is giving us a marvelous children story set in the Mile End.

If found, please return to, Elise Gravel (June 2017). trans. Shira Adriance

Can't wait to take a peak in local bestselling author Elise Gravel's sketchbook, full of mushrooms and colorful creatures!

Happy to be Nappy, bell hooks (January 2017)

Feminist and social critic bell hook's children book is back in print! Yahoo!

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