Bill & Rosa’s Happy-Go-Lucky Book Club

Bill & Rosa's Happy-Go-Lucky Book Club 1 kilo of surprise books mailed to your door every other month. Find out more. We’ll send you one kilo of hand-picked books from Bill & Rosa’s Book Room every second month for 6 or 12 months. Each package of books is a unique surprise and hopefully serendipitous. You won’t have any idea what it’s going to be until it arrives. All books will be in English, second-hand in good shape. Each pack of 2 or 3 books, depending on their size, will include at least one fiction book and one or 2 books from one of these genres: thrillers, non-fiction, memoir, humor, language, Paris/France, travel, art, science, history, biography - all sorts of things you just might find interesting when they fall into your hands. You'll discover titles and authors you never even knew existed and bring the thrill of a great book right to your doorstep. Not more standing in the stacks hesitating. Leave the choice up to us! If you love books and feel lik…
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Les Livres français au English Book Room

Comme notre English Book Room est en France nous mettons en avance parfois des livres qui nous plaisent en français. Voici une sélection dont les histoires se passent en Angleterre. Il y a toutes le époques: la famille Shakespeare et la peste, les renards dans Londres actuel, une enquête pendant la première guerre, et des meurtres à la campagne du 19ème siècle. LES RENARDS DE LONDRES Chassés des forêts où ils vivaient depuis des siècles, les renards se sont réfugiés à Londres, dans les parcs de la famille royale. Ils ont beau mener une existence modeste et discrète, ils sont traités en criminels et traqués sans répit. Quand le prince consort décide d'organiser une chasse à courre, les renards entrent en résistance. Déterminés à prouver aux humains qu'ils valent mieux qu'eux, ils décident de faire la Révolution. 8 à 11 ans. Author: Eugène Green, Publisher: Ecole des Loisirs  HAMNET Un jour d'été 1596, dans la campagne anglaise, une petite fille tombe gravement malade.…
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Click and Collect at Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

Follow the links below to view pdf files of the current inventory of Bill and Rosa's Book Room. More than 5000 titles!

Available for Click and Collect pick up or delivery, just email fusac.office@gmail.com with your selection, we'll send you a link for payment via CB (or take check or cash when you get the books) and arrange for pick up or delivery. For delivery the minimum is 6 books. Depending on where you are we may be able to deliver directly to you (please tell us your postal code). We also have a pick-up point at the Hotel Marignan 75005.

Are you in the Yvelines?: Villepreux, Les Clayes-sous-Bois, Plaisir, Feucherolles, St Nom-la-Bretèche, Rennemoulin, Fontenay-la-Fleury, Noisy-le-Grand, Bailly. Minimum order 25€ for free delivery

Anyone who orders 5+ books will receive a free copy of Elaine Sciolino's La Séduction (A book about France and the French and how seductions of all types, not just sexual, make them tick.)

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

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

This week's new books are recommended by Bill & Rosa's cat Neptune - obviously they are all about cats.

Neptune also wants you to know that while he himself is in the book room about once a week there's a section dedicated to cats that you can browse any day you like.

LE MONDE SELON NALA C'est l'histoire d'un tour de monde à vélo d'un Ecossais avec un chat extraordinaire (trouvé en Bosnie)! (Neptune's dreaming of this!) Une petite boule de fourrure maigre et aux miaulements plaintifs... Lorsque Dean aperçoit ce chaton en piteux état sur le bord d’une route, il n’hésite pas une seconde et l’adopte. Pourtant, ce n’est vraiment pas simple, car cela fait trois mois que le jeune homme a commencé un magnifique tour du monde sur son vélo. Pendant des semaines, alors qu’il poursuit son périple et que les pays défilent, il va soigner cette petite chatte qu…

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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.

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 English Bill and Rosa's Library of the American West includes novels, non-fiction and art books in bo…
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Brighten your day. Books are the perfect antidote for the gray and gloomy.

At Bill & Rosa’s Book Room, we have the perfect antidote for the gray and gloomy winter weather: books, a lot of them, to suit all tastes and demands! Iasmina has selected a few to help pass the time and brighten your day. All our books are pre-loved so you'll love the prices too!

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (4€), The Full Cupboard of Life (3€) The Kalahari Typing School for Men (4€) by Alexander McCall Smith

There’s nothing better to take your mind off the cold and the rain than a plunge into the world of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, a series of detective novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Travel far away from rainy days with this novel set in Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe, the founder of the first and only female-run detective agency in the country. With unique characters, a good dose of kindness and vivid descriptions of Botswanan life, these are detective novels like no other. These thre…

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Anglo authors in Paris

Paris is inspiring! Did you notice? This fair city has recently inspired quite a few writers in the English-speaking Paris community and they have set their ideas into novels and stories. Since community is more important than ever, we are presenting recent fiction by Anglo authors in Paris, some quite well-known and some first books. The books below are not all set in Paris, but they are certainly inspired by the community here. Books are pretty much the easiest thing to choose and send for gifts! Keep an eye on Bill & Rosa's Book Room for 2021 events by these Anglo authors in Paris.

THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles, a now Parisian who grew up in Montana down the street from a French war bride.

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, incl…

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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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International Bookstores in Paris

The most recently opened of the bookstores in Paris, our own Bill & Rosa's Book Room, is composed mainly of used English books (about 4500). We also have a certain number of French language books (about 500). And when we also received books in other languages Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Polish we were reminded as to what a cosmopolitan city Paris is. In fact we read recently on the city of Paris' website in carefully inclusive French that the population of the city is composed of 22% Paris-born, someplace else we saw 26% foreign-born and the rest of Parisians are non Parisian French. The international community stems from 176 nationalities. And 3/4 of Parisians think the ideal city is multicultural. This got us to thinking that there must be bookshops that deal in other languages beyond English and French so we set out to see what we could find and composed this list. After the foreign language shops there's a list of English bookstores in Paris and a fe…

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France Expat memoirs

Thinking of moving to France or just want a laugh? France 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 France Expat memoirs have been around for a long time 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 …
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