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Gabrielle Bell reading from Everything is Flammable

Join us Saturday, July 1st at 4:00pm to see Gabrielle Bell read from her new graphic memoir Everything is Flammable.

Gabrielle Bell will read and discuss her new graphic memoir "Everything is Flammable" (out JUNE 6th, 2017 from Uncivilized Books) on Sat. July 1st at 4 pm at Moon Palace Books. Book signing to follow!

"Few cartoonist can match Bell's eye for evocative detail. . . . [Everything is Flammable is] a provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles." —Kirkus Reviews, * STARRED review

"Once I read it I couldn’t not write about it—it’s that good. Bell writes and draws stories with deep humanity, and, impressively, that humanity—painful, awkward, and uncertain—is her own. . . . [Bell] is also always funny, and her distinct blocky hatching style gives warmth to every panel. The ineffable quality is that she makes all this look easy." —Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review

"She makes her drama feel intimate, as though she's speaking directly to you. . . . [In Everything is Flammable] Bell demonstrates her inimitable skill as a nonfiction storyteller and her talents as a cartoonist, proving how rightly earned her sterling reputation is." —Shea Hennum, A.V. Club

"Sad, funny, and full of true-feeling characters—not least the artist herself. [Everything is Flammable] is perfect for those who love confessional, companionable, female-first comics.” —Annie Bostrom, ALA Booklist

"Everything is Flammable is sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, sometimes incredibly sad, and always deeply engrossing."
—Roz Chast, author of "Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant"

"No one but Gabrielle Bell can so quietly traverse a single raw nerve for 160 pages. Just brilliant." —Tom Hart, author of "Rosalie Lightening: A Graphic Memoir"


Gabrielle Bell’s work has been selected several times for Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and has been featured in McSweeney’s, The Believer, Bookforum and Vice magazines. Her story, “Cecil and Jordan In New York,” was turned into a film by Michel Gondry. "The Voyeurs" was named one of the best Graphic Novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. Gabrielle Bell currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Find her at

Everything Is Flammable Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941250181
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Uncivilized Books - May 30th, 2017

"Bell's pen becomes a kind of laser, first illuminating the surface distractions of the world, then scorching them away to reveal a deeper reality that is almost too painful and too beautiful to bear."-- Alison Bechdel, Fun Home, Are You My Mother

Reading with Cole W. Williams

Join us Sunday, June 25th at 2:00pm for a reading with Cole W. Williams!

Hear the River Dammed leads us to the edges of the Mississippi River, inviting us to tap in, to fly with the eagles, and to listen to what the waters are telling us.Like so many conservation efforts, Hear the River Dammed draws attention to the beauty of the Mississippi River in an attempt to save it. Cole W. Williams arms readers not only with an ode, but a resource section that transforms this collection into a call and response, into poetry with a purpose.
"Our connection to the natural world is critical, now more than ever. The words of Cole W. Williams will inspire us all to notice, connect, care, and protect precious water resources."    -Judy Onufer, Program Coordinator, H2O for Life
"A magnificent collection--part social commentary, part elegy, and part lyrical love song."  -Lynn Gray, author of In the Dreaming and Longing for the Wild



Cole W. Williams loves to write. She began writing stories and poetry as a young child and continues to explore the world through observation and verse from her home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Williams is a multi-award winning author, including a 2016 Nautilus award in children's literature. For more tales about the river, science, and life on the Mississippi, visit



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