This Shelf Belongs to...Aminder Dhaliwal!

October 31, 2018

This Shelf Belongs to...Aminder Dhaliwal!

Each month, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invites a local author or artist to curate a shelf in the store. This November, we bring you recommendations from Aminder Dhaliwal!

Aminder Dhaliwal is a native of Brampton, Ontario and received a Bachelors of Animation from Sheridan College. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she is the Director at Disney TV Animation. Previously, she worked as a Storyboard Director at Cartoon Network and Storyboard Director on the Nickelodeon show Sanjay and Craig.  She has serialized Woman World biweekly on instagram since March 2017 and has garnered over 120,000 followers. Woman World was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic.

All of Aminder's picks will be 15% off for the month of November. Here’s  what you’ll find:

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Creative Quest


NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Esquire • PopSugar • The Huffington Post •  Buzzfeed • Publishers WeeklyA unique new guide to creativity from Questlove—inspirations, stories,...

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Creative Quest by Questlove

Monday, what's Monday all about? new beginnings, a time to start on a fresh project you've been secretly thinking about for a while - in comes "Creative Quest" by Questlove, this book was an avalanche through my artist block, just the thing you need to start a fresh week. 

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Trust No Aunty

Maria Qamar

Based on her popular Instagram @Hatecopy and her experience in a South Asian immigrant family, artist Maria Qamar has created a humorous, illustrated “survival...

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Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

Tuesday, You're all caught up on the weekend gossip by this point, Tuesday's a little sassier than Monday, so I recommend checking out "Trust No Aunty" by Maria Qamar, a Lichstenstein, style survival guide to  to 'indian-auntie' drama. You'll be sure to learn a lot about navigating these dramatic relationships and also how to throw some shade yourself. 

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The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and...

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The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Wednesday is hump day and I have just the thing you need to get through it.  "The Sun and Her Flowers" by Rupi Kaur is the perfect collection of poetry, this collection is best served in small portions and should be enjoyed at a digestible pace. It syncs up perfectly for a Wednesday read.

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The Power

Naomi Alderman

One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of 2017A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017One of the Washington Post's Ten Best...

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The Power by Naomi Alderman

Thursday, the weekend's close! To get ready for it I suggest "The Power" by Naomi Alderman, If the current political climate is making you feel weak and exhausted It's the perfect read to 'power' you back up. (excuse the word play, its a good read!)

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Sharky Malarkey

Megan Nicole Dong

Sharky Malarkey follows the adventures of Bruce, a washed-up shark actor, and a colorful assortment of dysfunctional people, animals, and inanimate objects. Bruce is equally outlandish...

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Sharky Malarkey by Megan Nicole Dong

Friday's are for getting silly, so I recommend "Sharky Malarkey" by Megan Dong. It's the right tone to get you ready for the weekend. 

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Shit Is Real

Aisha Franz

A broken-hearted woman drifts into depression as she occupies her traveling neighbor's apartment After an unexpected breakup, a young woman named Selma experiences...

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SuperMutant Magic Academy

Jillian Tamaki

Unrequited love, underage drinking, and teen angst rule at a high school for mutants and witchesThe New York Times andNew Yorker illustrator Jillian Tamaki...

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Shit is Real by Aisha Franz and SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

And now we're at the weekend (finally!) Saturdays and Sundays are for resetting and catching up on all the things you missed over the week. So why not catch up on some great Drawn and Quarterly graphic novels? maybe one old and one new? Check out, "Shit is Real" by Aisha Franz for a taste of low-key stalker-y feels  and melancholy breakup drama and "Super Mutant Magic Academy" by Jillian Tamaki for those on-point high school feels and a taste of realism wrapped in magic. 

Come meet Aminder in person, for the launch of her graphic novel, Woman World! 

Posted by

Kennedy Rooke

Children's Coordinator