November 16, 2019


As the decade draws to a close, it's time for us to hop aboard the reminiscence-caboose and chalk up our most popular books of the 2010s! From the historical slapstick of Kate Beaton to the howling beauty of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, from the first notch in Elena Ferrante's sprawling Neapolitan Quartet to Michel Hellman's Mile-End shenanigans, from Zadie Smith's balletic masterpiece to Chester Brown's seminal biography of Louis Riel; these are Librairie Drawn & Quarterly's 30 bestsellers of the past 10 years.

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Louis Riel

Chester Brown

"It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel." -TimeChester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to...

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Killing And Dying

Adrian Tomine

After enjoying over six months on the New York Times Bestseller list and receiving a rave review from the same institution, acclaimed cartoonist...

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Mile End

Michel Hellmann

Sur un ton fantaisiste et humoristique, Michel Hellman met en scène des anecdotes et tranches de vie inspirées par ce quartier montréalais haut en...

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Hark! A Vagrant

Kate Beaton

FEATURED ON MORE THAN TWENTY BEST-OF LISTS, INCLUDING TIME, AMAZON, E! AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY!Hark! A Vagrantis an uproarious romp through history and literature seen...

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No One Belongs Here More Than You

Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so...

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Just Kids

Patti Smith

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her...

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Fun Home

Alison Bechdel

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great...

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We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama). In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted...

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Black Hole

Charles Burns

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz AwardsThe setting: suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended...

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My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

Now an HBO series.Book one in theNew York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense,...

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Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay

From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston...

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Poems and Songs

Leonard Cohen

A magnificent selection of song lyrics and poems from across the storied career of one of the most daring and affecting poet-songwriters in the...

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You are a Cat!

Sherwin Tjia

Inspired by the gamebook fad of the late 80s -- You Are a Cat! is both a parody and homage, focusing on a dysfunctional...

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The Inconvenient Indian

Thomas King

Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what...

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All About Love

bell hooks

THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION"“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . ....

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You're All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack

Tom Gauld

"Precise and wryly hilarious...Gauld's both a literature nerd and a science-fiction nerd whose deadpan mashups belong on the same shelf as R. Sikoryak, Michael...

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Nick Drnaso

Video games, conspiracy theories, breakdown, murder: Everything's gonna be all right - until it isn't How many hours of sleep did you get last...

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Ghost World s/c

Daniel Clowes

Inspiration for the feature film and one of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever, following the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky,...

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Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel

From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her...

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Love Poems

Pablo Neruda

Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda’s love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952. In later editions, these verses became the...

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Guy Delisle

The perennial graphic novel about a "hermit country," with a new cover and an introduction by Gore Verbinski Guy Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey in...

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I Love Dick

Chris Kraus

A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of...

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Maggie Nelson

Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . .A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit...

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Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Simpson

In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous...

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Les coquins

Marion Fayolle

Recueil de dessins à la fois érotiques, humoristiques et surréalistes dans lesquels les sexes de l'homme et de la femme se métamorphosent en animaux...

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Paying For It

Chester Brown

The critically lauded memoir about being a john, available in paperback for the first time!Paying for It was easily the most talked-about and controversial...

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Swing Time

Zadie Smith

A New York Times bestseller Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionFinalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for FictionAn ambitious, exuberant novel moving...

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On Booze

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and...

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Split Tooth

Tanya Tagaq

Longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller PrizeShortlisted for the 2019 Amazon First Novel AwardShortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer PrizeWinner of the 2019 Indigenous...

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Here's to another decade of independent book-selling!