New D&Q: Lisa Hanawalt's Coyote Doggirl

New from Bojack Horseman producer Lisa Hanawalt comes the story of Coyote Doggirl: dreamer, drama queen, brave adventurer, and self-assured hot mess. Half dog and half coyote, she rides where she wants, sews her own crop tops, and needs help from nobody.

Following Coyote as she hunts for her trusty steed Red and attempts to exact her revenge on the dirty dogs who wronged her, Coyote Doggirl is, as Priestdaddy author Patricia Lockwood says, a "story of flight and vengeance, sunsets and sagebrush, love and leather underwear. Hanawalt's blues could be set in the sky and belong there; her pinks are almost alive."

New D&Q: The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson!

The Moomins and the Great Flood, the very first Moomin book by beloved author/illustrator Tove Jansson (it was published in Finland in 1945), is out today in a new edition from Drawn & Quarterly!

Written during the 1939-40 Finnish-Soviet Union conflict, or The Winter War, Jansson uses the unusual setting of a natural catastrophe to provide the background of her first children’s book and the first appearance of her cherished Moomin characters. Though written as an escape from the horrors of war and its consequences, Jansson uses them as a basis for the many obstacles that the characters face, from separated families to forced displacement.

Separated from Moominpappa and wandering without a home, Moominmamma and Moomintroll need to find a place to settle down for the winter, someplace sunny and safe from the dangers of the unknown. But before they can rest, they must cross a dark and sinister forest and find their way through a flood of epic proportions -- though they make some friends along the way, like Sniff (here referred to only as "the little creature") and the fair Tulippa.

The grim setting and constant misfortune that befall the characters are an apt introduction to the unique sensibility that makes Jansoon's Moomin books so enduring charming: the mix of innocent wonder and tough-minded Scandinavian existentialism. The Moomins' journey seems daunting but they forge ahead, with Moominmamma’s kindness and patience giving Moomin the courage he needs to face the strange, unexplored path that lies ahead of them.

With its beautiful sepia-toned watercolours and curious, playful prose, The Moonins and the Great Flood will have you rooting for the Moomins and their quest to find Moominpappa and a place to call home. For die-hard Moomin fans or those new to the characters, this book is sure to delight.

Chantal: Summer Reads

Be Prepared byVera Brosgol

Meet Vera a Misfit after my own heart, who is sent to Russian Camp and quickly learns that camp is not just about roasting marshmallows and campfire songs. Mean girls, making friends and life lessons all wrapped up in this beautifully drawn depiction of those awkward pre-teen years.

What Does Consent Really Mean? By Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis

Follow a group of friends as they walk home from school mulling over what consent really means after they learn of a classmate who was assaulted. Sexual resources are provided at the end of the book. What a great way to start a hard to start a conversation with young adults both male and female.

Be Still Life by Ohara Hale

Playful and contemplative Be Still Life teaches children mindfulness and also keeps up with the silliness in life too. A book that is sure to delight anyone willing to listen to their fruit bowl. Shhhh... the apple has something to say.

How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere

I love Leonard the lion, I am positive we could be great friends, if only ...

Leonard is not the usual ferocious beast that lions are known to be, watch his friendship blossom with Marianne a duck who is as sensitive and poetic as Leonard. Follow these buddies as they take on a bullying group of lions and shut down stereotypes and peer pressure.

Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers

Beautiful, lovely and dreamy are the words that first come to mind when I closed this book. A story of a young boy who is set on a quest by his grandfather to find the place where the ocean meets the sky.

The Prince And The Dress Maker by Jen Wang

Prince Sebastian leads a double life and only his dressmaker and dear friend Francis know about it. Sebastian is really Lady Crystallia a top model that's taken Paris by storm. But the pressure of Sebastian's family honour and being true to himself are a constant struggle. Jen Wang's imagery and narration is charming, sensitive and sweet. Themes of friendship, love, family and loyalty are woven through the narrative with effortless exuberance.

Petra by Marianna Coppo

Petra is the most optimistic rock I have ever encountered because she is not just a rock. She is also a mountain and egg and for a short while a dogs companion. There are more adventures then that, but you will have to read the book to find out what Petra gets up to next.

Great Dog by Davide Cali

Great Dog is a wonderfully delightful book. The illustrations and colours are beautiful, capturing the whimsy of the narrative. Great Dog tells the story of a father and son who go through their family tree together looking at the greatness of their family members. Each page has a fold out and something to giggle at. The twist at the end makes it even better than expected.

Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost

It starts with a Microbe named Min who goes on the deep adventure to explain what a microbe is and brings the reader up close and personal with some very friendly microbes who surround us. A wonderful way to teach children about germs, microbes and why it's not a good idea to lick the park slide.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is hiring!

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is hiring! Bookseller

Job Description - Bookseller -

We are looking for a part-time Bookseller to help with the daily operations of our bilingual comics / contemporary literature / art / children’s literature bookstore, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, located at 211+176 Bernard Street West.
Ideal candidates should have retail experience as well as a strong understanding of the international comics and literary publishing industry, ranging from New York Review of Books, Alto, and New Directions to Pow Pow and Koyama Press with an emphasis on the Canadian independent landscape and our local authors and cartoonists. Candidates will be knowledgeable of books and cartoonists published by Drawn & Quarterly as well as D+Q’s place in both contemporary comics, literature and retailing. Booksellers must love to read both graphic novels and contemporary literature.
The ideal candidate has experience working in bookstores and is completely bilingual in French and English.

  • Reading! Every newly published Drawn & Quarterly graphic novel, classics and bestsellers. Must be an avid reader of both books and book culture.
  • Delighting customers, handselling, and building repeat business. Must feel comfortable discussing books in public and open to differences of opinion and civil discourse.
  • Contributing to a continuous and active Social Media profile for the store including facebook, instagram, twitter.
  • Being friendly and outgoing. People skills and customer service are a must. Need to be able to act as a host during book launches and speak in public on stage to introduce invited authors.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with other members of the sales team and working as part of a team.
  • Engaging with local cartoonists and members of the writing community.
  • Assisting customers when they have questions, concerns or complaints.
  • Being available to work in-store, off site events and industry events such as rep meetings and library conferences.
  • Using our POS system: run restock & sales reports, replenish floor stock, receive and shelve incoming books, return old stock, and flag any issues to management
  • Liaise with the D+Q publishing headquarters as needed.
  • Must love to read.
  • Have a belief in and understands the realities of independent retailing and publishing.
  • Proven experience at excellent customer service
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. Flexible and open to different opinions. Willingness to learn new things. Must be able to take direction as well as able to work independently.
  • Excellent organization and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings, as well as Dec 15-Jan 5, and during Salon du Livre (2018 = 14-19 November)
  • Knowledge of comics/book industry
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft word programs (excel) and Google Docs with ability to learn new programs with ease and efficiency.
  • Flair for creative merchandising and window displays.
  • Must be able to lift 70 lbs. And be able to lift boxes of books.
  • Bilingual: EN/FR Comfortable reading, writing and speaking in both languages.
  • Knowledge of Bookmanager
  • Asana, WhenIWork, Google Drive and apps
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Lives in close proximity to the store
  • First Aid
  • Other languages skills beyond French and English

This position would require you to work between 15 and 30 hours per week.
If you are interested in applying, please email
A CV, cover letter and a list of books you love in a PDF attachment. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 20th, 2018.
In the subject line of email include your name, DQ Bookseller Application. IE “Enid Coleslaw, DQ Bookseller Application”

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of colour, immigrants, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, women, and those with diverse life experiences.

La librairie Drawn & Quarterly embauche!
Description du poste - Libraire

Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes intéressées à devenir libraire à la Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, située au 211, Rue Bernard Ouest et à la Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, située au 176 Rue Bernard Ouest. Les postes à combler consistent à des emplois à temps partiel (environ 15 à 30 heures par semaine). Nos librairies proposent des livres en français et en anglais, et sont spécialisées dans la bande dessinée, la littérature contemporaine, les livres d’art et les livres pour enfant.

La personne idéale devrait avoir de l’expérience dans la vente au détail ainsi qu’une solide connaissance du secteur de l’édition littéraire et de la bande dessinée internationale, allant de la New York Review of Books, Alto et New Directions à Pow Pow et Koyama Press, en mettant l’accent sur le paysage indépendant du Canada et nos auteurs et dessinateurs locaux. Elle connaîtra les livres et les dessinateurs publiés par Drawn & Quarterly et la place que s’est taillée D+Q dans la bande dessinée et la littérature contemporaine ainsi que la vente au détail. Elle doit aimer lire à la fois les romans graphiques et la littérature contemporaine.

Le candidat idéal a de l’expérience de travail en librairie et possède une excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais.

Responsabilités :
  • Lire ! Tous les romans graphiques, classiques et best-sellers nouvellement publiés chez Drawn & Quarterly.
  • Le candidat doit présenter un intérêt marqué pour la lecture et le livre.
  • Faire le bonheur des clients, leur offrir un service personnalisé de façon à en faire des clients fidèles. Être à l’aise pour discuter de livres en public et être ouvert aux différences d’opinion et de discours civil.
  • Contribuer à la présence continue et active de la librairie sur les plateformes de réseaux sociaux, notamment Facebook, Instagram et Twitter.
  • Être amical et sociable. Les capacités relationnelles et l'excellence en service à la clientèle sont un impératif.
  • Être capable d’animer les lancements de livres et de parler en public pour présenter les auteurs invités.
  • Maintenir de bonnes relations avec d’autres membres de l’équipe de vente et travailler en équipe.
  • Travailler avec des dessinateurs locaux et des membres de la communauté littéraire.
  • Aider les clients lorsqu’ils ont des questions, des préoccupations ou des plaintes.
  • Être disponible pour travailler en magasin et hors site lors de la tenue d’évènements à l’extérieur ou dans l’industrie comme les réunions de représentants et les conférences de libraires.
  • Utiliser notre système de points de vente : exécuter des rapports de réacheminement et de vente, reconstituer le stock de plancher, recevoir les nouveautés et les mettre en place, faire les retours et signaler tout problème à la gestion.
  • Assurer la liaison avec le siège de D+Q au besoin.

  • Le candidat idéal aime lire.
  • Excellente compréhension des réalités de la vente au détail et de la publication indépendante.
  • Excellence démontrée en service à la clientèle.
  • Excellente capacité de communication et capacités interpersonnelles. Flexible et ouvert aux différentes opinions.
  • Volonté d’apprendre de nouvelles choses.
  • Autonomie, aptitude à travailler de façon autonome.
  • Excellente organisation et compétences de leadership.
  • Disponible la plupart des week-ends et quelques soirées, ainsi que du 15 décembre au 5 janvier et pendant le Salon du Livre (2018 = 14-19 novembre).
  • Excellentes connaissances de la bande dessinée et de l’industrie du livre.
  • Bonne connaissance des logiciels Word, Excel et Google Docs, capable d’apprendre à utiliser de nouveaux programmes avec facilité et efficacité.
  • Flair pour la mise en marché créative et les affichages de Windows.
  • Doit pouvoir soulever 70 lb. et des boîtes de livres.
  • Bilingue : excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit.

  • Connaissance de Bookmanager, Asana, WhenIWork, Google Drive et les applications
  • Permis de conduire
  • Habite à proximité du magasin
  • Formation aux premiers secours
  • Connaissance d’autres langues

Ce poste vous obligerait à travailler entre 15 et 30 heures par semaine.

Si vous souhaitez présenter votre candidature, veuillez envoyer un courriel à avec votre CV, votre lettre de motivation et une liste de livres que vous aimez ci joint en format PDF. Veuillez inclure « Ton Nom, DQ Poste de Libraire» dans la ligne d’objet. Par exemple: « Enid Coleslaw, DQ Poste de Librairie »
La date limite de postuler est lundi, le 20 août, 2018.

On encourage les peuples de diverses origines de postuler, y compris des personnes de couleur, des immigrant-e-s, membres de la communauté LGBTQ+, les personnes handicapées, les femmes, et ceux et celles avec diverses expériences de vie.  

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