New Arrivals at Bill & Rosa’s Book Room – English Books Paris

Each week in the Book Room online, we recommend newly published English books we love. We also present some in French or bilingual, for kids or adults, fiction or non. Many are books about France of course, but there are many different subjects. To discover all our titles come visit Bill & Rosa's Book Room.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdoODVrfv4c This week's theme in the Book Room: Halloween

HALLOWEEN COLORING BOOK. This book comes with a brush and needs only water to make the magic paint appear. 16 Halloween-esque scenes are full of bright color and rich detail once simply wet with the brush. There's a haunted house, trick or treat, witches and more. On the practical side the cover folds over to prevent splashy painters from getting the whole book soaked at once! The same publisher has many other subjects in this same format and series: Christmas, nature,…

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BBI Boulogne-Billancourt Information talks about Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

BBI Boulogne-Billancourt Information - it's a pretty dull title for a magazine, but a really nice municipal publication just like Boulogne-billancourt is a really nice town. We read it every month to see what is going on in sports, culture, politics, business and best of all the history pages of our city. Julie Fagard, the journalist who interviewed us, clearly enjoys her job. She was lovely, interested and asked some great questions. She very much liked the concept we have put forth. The Book Room is rather unique in Boulogne as there are no English book shops and no used book shops in this town of nearly 110,000. The article has already brought in a dozen customers on the first day we were open after publication! I looks like we've hit a chord. We're happy to give back to Boulogne-Billancourt, the second largest city in Ile de France after Paris (and 30th largest in France), as it is a great place where people are friendly and smiling. There's great shopping on the vibra…

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Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

What is Bill & Rosa's Book Room ?

First of all, for us, a Book Room is a comfortable place to spend some time. Think of it as the reading lounge on the ocean liners of yore. Our maître-mots are

Read, Write, Relax. Buy, Borrow, Donate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdoODVrfv4c

Bill & Rosa's Book Room has several aspects. It is a USED BOOK SHOP and a LENDING LIBRARY. There are many novels of all genres for sale plus non-fiction, biographies, history, some poetry, cookbooks, cats, books on Paris or France, memoirs and children's books. Most books are in English, but also in French and even a few bilingual. Prices start at just 2€.

The lending library has four sections :

The Sylvie and Henry Noullet Library: novels mostly in EnglishBill and Rosa's Library of the American West includes novels, non-fiction and art books…
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Book Corner 2019

Every Thursday in the Book Corner, we recommend 3 books we love in French or English or bilingual, for kids or adults, fiction or non. Many are books about France of course, but there are many different subjects.

New this week:

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely is a spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world's first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the shadows. Thrown into prison for his atheism in 1749, Diderot decided to reserve his best books for posterity--for us, in fact. In the astonishing cache of unpublished writings left behind after his death, Diderot challenged virtually all of his century's accepted truths, from the sanctity of monarchy, to the racial justification of the slave trade, to the norms of human sexuality. One of Didero…

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Book Corner 2018

Every Thursday in the Book Corner, we recommend 3 books we love in French or English or bilingual, for kids or adults, fiction or non. Many are books about France of course, but there are many different subjects. Here is the selection for the week of December 20th : 

N’avez-vous jamais rêvé d’échapper à un quotidien étriqué ? Lorgné avec envie le salon si accueillant de votre voisine ? Voulu croire un instant encore à l’illusion de liberté de votre prime jeunesse ? Et si… Et si vous redescendiez sur terre ! Stella Gibbons, reine du coup de griffe dans la morale corsetée, prend un malin plaisir à confronter ses pairs à leur reflet bien souvent mensonger. Avec un humour so british, qu’elle man…

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Expat memoirs

Thinking of moving to France or just want a laugh? Expat memoirs are good for both. Learn from those who have gone before you and have lived through the trials and jubilations of expat life in France. You can learn from their mistakes and enjoy their anecdotes "right from the horse's mouth". Or just commiserate! There are a lot of  English-speaking expats living in France, and many have written memoirs. Doing this is easier than ever now with self-publishing options. The currently trending expat memoir has been around for a long time though beginning it's upward climb as a genre with the still wonderful A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle published in 1989. French License by Joe Start Another book about adapting to life in France, but this time from the perspective of the Paris suburbs and through the trial of getting a driver's license. In fact the whole book is one long road trip. We are so relieved when after 262 pages, 10 years or mille bornes Joe finally gets his French li…
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Book corner

Every Thursday in the Book Corner, we recommend 3 books we love in French or English, for kids or adults, fiction or non. Many are about France of course, but there are many different subjects.   Here is the selection for the week of December 28th:   Lors d'une de ses visites guidées, Cécile aperçoit dans les allées du musée du Louvre un petit chaton blanc qui semble écouter ses commentaires. Quand elle en parle à son collègue, celui-ci ne la croit pas. Monsieur Marcel est gardien de nuit depuis des années. Sa famille travaille au Louvre depuis des générations. Ce soir, il forme Patrick, une jeune recrue. Très vite, il s'éloigne du circuit habituel pour emprunter le chemin des combles. Là haut, Patrick découvre des chats. Marcel vient les nourrir et explique à son jeune collègue que ces chats ont toujours habité au Louvre. Ils étaient là déjà à l'époque où le Louvre n'était qu'un château. Une fois les gardiens partis, les chats se mettent à parler. Il y a Barbe-…
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