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).  We also organize a book club for children on Wednesdays (free but reservation is required).


See you soon!

New school/university year

 

Now that the summer is officially over again, we at Le Bookshop are very happy to help you get started for the new school or university year. We have the books of several studies in stock and for most other books we can order them for you within the week.


Even though we haven't stopped during the summer, this is an excellent time to start working on your French and/or English skills by participating in the conversation exchange. They take place on Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 7 pm and they're open to all levels of English/French.

 

Book of the month

"The Pigeon Tunnel"

by John le Carré.

John le Carré, or David Cornwall, begins his autobiography by stating: "These are true stories told from memory – to which you are entitled to ask, what is truth and what is memory? … But please be assured: Nowhere have I consciously falsified an event or a story. Disguised where necessary, yes. Falsified, emphatically not. And where my memory is shaky, I have taken care to say so." Some say it's a retelling of most of his official biography that was released barely one year earlier, but a biography only gets more interesting with a little controversy added on.

Next Book Club

September 23rd at 2 pm "A Meal in Winter"by Hubert Mingarelli.

Three German soldiers have won the right to go out into the Polish countryside on a bitterly cold day to hunt for Jews. This is preferable to the task that awaits those who remain in camp: shooting the Jews captured the day before. Frozen to the bone, they dream, like babies, of warm milk. When they find a young Jewish man hiding in the forest, the tiniest detail risks transforming him from hated bogeyman to a mother's son. This slim novel has been translated by our very own Sam Taylor (invitee of last year's Comédie du Livre) Join us and let us know what you think.

Activity of the month

 

C'est le moment de reprendre votre perfectionnement de l'anglais ! Vous êtes bienvenue aux échanges de conversation lundi et vendredi de 17h à 19h.

 

Now is the time to continue improving your french skills! You're welcome to join the conversation exchanges Monday and Friday from 5pm to 7pm.