Librairie anglophone - café

Bienvenue chez Le Bookshop !

Située en plein centre historique de Montpellier, nous vous accueillons dans notre librairie  anglophone le lundi de 14h à 19h et du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h.

Nous vous invitons à découvrir notre large collection de livres anglais et à déguster nos pâtisseries et boissons sur notre terrasse ombragée.

 

Nous organisons des échanges de conversations anglais-français les lundis et vendredis soirs  de 17h à 19h (entrée gratuite, consommation exigée)

Young adult bookclub:

July 21st 2pm

 

"On a Scale from One to Ten" 

by Ceylan Scott

 

Tamar is admitted to Lime Grove, a psychiatric ward for teenagers, where the psychologists ask her endless questions. How did the self-harming start? Will you tell us what happened? How do you feel, on a scale of one to ten? But there’s one question Tamar can’t – won’t – answer: What happened to her friend Iris?

A uniquely powerful, devastating novel of friendship, fragility and forgiveness.

 

Contains scenes of suicide and self-harm that some readers may find upsetting.

Bookclub:

Saturday July the 28th  2pm

 

"Portnoy's Complaint"

by Philip Roth

 

Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933-)]:  A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are plentiful; as a consequence of the patient's "morality," however, neither fantasy nor act issues in genuine sexual gratification, but rather in overriding feelings of shame and the dread of retribution, particularly in the form of castration.' (Spielvogel, O. 'The Puzzled Penis', Internationale Zeitschrift fur Psychoanalyse, Vol. XXIV, p. 909.) it is believed by Spielvogel that many of the symptoms can be traced to the bonds obtaining in the mother-child relationship.

 

The famous confession of Alexander Portnoy, who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood. Hilariously funny, boldly intimate, startlingly candid, Portnoy’s Complaint was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1969, and is perhaps Roth’s best-known book

Le livre du mois:

 

 

"Gather The Daughters"

by Jennie Melamed 

 

A Guardian Best Book of the Year 

A Booklist Best Book of the Year

A New York Magazine best book of the month

A Real Simple best book of the month

People Magazine’s Book of the Week

 

Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers–chosen male descendants of the original ten–are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires.

 

The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly–they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers’ hands and their mothers’ despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others.