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.

Bill & Rosa's Book Room has several aspects. It is first 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 English Bill and Rosa's Library of the American West includes novels, non-fiction and art books…
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English Books Paris: What’s New at Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

Each week in the Book Room online, we recommend newly published books that we love. 

CELUI QUI VEILLE Dakota du Nord, 1953. Thomas Wazhashk, veilleur de nuit dans l’usine de pierres d’horlogerie proche de la réserve de Turtle Mountain, n’est pas près de fermer l’œil. Il est déterminé à lutter contre le projet du gouvernement fédéral censé « émanciper » les Indiens, car il sait bien que ce texte est en réalité une menace pour les siens. Contrairement aux autres jeunes employées chippewas de l’usine, Pixie, la nièce de Thomas, ne veut pour le moment ni mari ni enfants. Pressée de fuir un père alcoolique, insensible aux sentiments du seul professeur blanc de la réserve comme à ceux d’un jeune boxeur indien, elle brûle de partir à Minneapolis retrouver sa sœur aînée, dont elle est sans nouvelles. Pour « celui qui veille », n’ayant de cesse d’écrire aux sénateurs dans le but d’empêcher l’adoption de la loi, quitte à se rendre lui-même à Washington, comme po…

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Discount tickets at Theatre Champs-Elysées

Have you been to The Theatre des Champs-Elysées? Despite the name, it is not on Les Champs-Elysées but not far at all, Avenue Montaigne. I must say that I did not know much about the place (despite being a Parisian!) and I was so pleasantly surprised when I visited it. It is a hidden gem with a rich history and a fantastic program. It is one of the most beautiful theaters in Paris and now they are offering FUSAC readers a chance to hear two American lyrical singers at 30% off.

First up is Charles Castronovo, tenor, with Ludovic Tézier, baritone, performing Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini. This brilliant work written with passion and which allows us to delve into the most intimate and spiritual side of Puccini. Use this link for a 30% discount: Choix des places [Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | 12.05.2022 - 20:00 | Messa di Gloria - Puccini] - Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (theatrechampselysees.fr) The week after offers us A rare display of d…
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Interview with American writer Jake Lamar

American writer Jake Lamar visited Bill & Rosa's Book Room on March 12 to discuss his latest novel, Viper’s Dream. He is an American author who has lived in Paris for almost 30 years, he teaches creative writing at Sciences Po and is the author of a memoir, seven novels, numerous essays, reviews and short stories and a play. He is also the recipient of several prestigious prizes, among which the Lyndhurst Prize and France’s Grand Prize for best foreign thriller. This is the first part of our interview with him:

Q: You started out as a journalist for Time Magazine, so my question is, have you always wanted to be a writer and have you always known you wanted to write ficiton?

A: I’ve known since the age of 12 that I wanted to be a writer and that I wanted to write fiction. The job at Time Magazine was just a way to make a living as a writer. I went to Harvard and majored in American History and Literature, I wrote for the Harvard Crimson…

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