Grow Great Grub at Drawn & Quarterly

Last August, Davin and I took a short jaunt to Montreal to wind down following the final delivery of the Grow Great Grub layout. While there, we stopped at the Drawn & Quarterly book shop, called Librairie D + Q to pick up some new comics.

Drawn & Quarterly are an independent comic book publisher that have published some of my very favourite comic books and authors including: Lynda Barry, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet, and others. I really, really respect the kind of work they produce. So you can imagine my happy/proud surprise when I found they were selling my first book, You Grow Girl! Oddly enough, comic book stores have been excellent supporters of my books. Must be all that good karma I racked up buying hoards of independent comics through the nineties!

That day, we chatted with Rory the store manager who was nice enough to offer suggestions of good places to eat and printed out a map to boot! By-the-way, Le Pickup was awesome and they make a good cappuccino too. I suspect we will end up there at some point this weekend.

Many months later and I am thrilled to report that Librairie D + Q will be hosting an event for Grow Great Grub this coming Friday at their Bernard Street store. If you are in Montreal, please do come out. We will be replanting the store’s front garden spot followed by a presentation on growing edibles in small spaces. I hope to see you there.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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9 thoughts on “Grow Great Grub at Drawn & Quarterly

  1. I wish I wasn’t hundreds of miles away and could attend. Gardening and excellent independent comics; a match made in heaven.

  2. Hi Gayla ~ I talked to you a couple of years ago for ascent magazine. I live in Montreal and am hoping to make it to the D+Q event. Would be lovely to meet you. And I’m looking forward to seeing the new book!

  3. Hi Gayla,

    I will be there with bells on :) (albeit a tad late because I work down the street until 8:30pm).

  4. Amazing pics!
    i was just wondering what is your favorite spots in Toronto for expresso/coffee/cappuccino?

  5. Oh nooo!!!! I missed this! I read about at a while ago and for some reason thought it was on the 27th. Are you doing any other talks or meetups in Montreal this weekend? By the way, if you haven’t heard of Fuschia, you would love it! It’s an amazing little cafe/restaurant that uses flowers in everything they make. The food is incredible! It’s on Duluth at Coloniale.

  6. Marma: Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately our timing was terrible — we showed up only minutes after they closed. Next time.

    beet5: The Common, The Mercury, The Communal Mule, Blondies, a place on Harbord I forget the name of…

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