English Bookstore - Café

 

WELCOME TO LE BOOKSHOP!

Located in the historic center of Montpellier, we welcome you to visit our English-specialized bookshop to see our wide collection of English and German books, as well as taste our delicious pastries and drinks on our terrace.

 

We are open Mondays 2- 7 p.m; and Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

We organize French-English conversation exchanges on Monday and Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. (No entrance fee, but we ask that you order something to drink).

See you soon!

Get ready for school with us!

Think about ordering your books before going back to school!

We have the lists of several schools in Montpellier and around, and what we don't have in stock, we can order for you!

young adult bookclub

August 31s - 2pm

 

"The Love and Lies of Ruskhana Ali" 

by Sabina Khan

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.

But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition. Only through reading her grandmother’s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective. 

Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?

Bookclub

September 7th-2pm

  

 

"Atonement "

by Ian McEwan

 

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone. 

Book of the Month

 

"The Water Cure"

 by Sophie Mackintosh

 

 King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. He has lain the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; he has marked out a clear message: Do not enter. Or viewed from another angle: Not safe to leave. Here women are protected from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. The cult-like rituals and therapies they endure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading world.

But when their father, the only man they’ve ever seen, disappears, they retreat further inward until the day three strange men wash ashore. Over the span of one blistering hot week, a psychological cat-and-mouse game plays out. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. Can they survive the men?

A haunting, riveting debut about the capacity for violence and the potency of female desire, The Water Cure both devastates and astonishes as it reflects our own world back at us..