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The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $23.99
(releases Jun 6 2017)
Hunger
Roxane Gay
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $22.99
(releases Jun 13 2017)
Today Will Be Different
Maria Semple
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $22.49
(releases Jun 27 2017)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition
J K Rowling
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $14.99
(releases Jun 1 2017)
The People We Hate at the Wedding
Grant Ginder
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $24.99
(releases Jun 6 2017)
And I Darken
Kiersten White
Paperback | May 2017
on order $14.99
(releases May 30 2017)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition
J K Rowling
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $14.99
(releases Jun 1 2017)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition
J K Rowling
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $14.99
(releases Jun 1 2017)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition
J K Rowling
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $14.99
(releases Jun 1 2017)
The Nakano Thrift Shop
Hiromi Kawakami
Paperback | Jun 2017
on order $16.50
(releases Jun 6 2017)

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You'll find our new and latest arrivals here.

We'll be starting 2016 with a new book of the month, a wintry read about madness, loss and the tenderest love, set in New York.

 

The Outward Room

$16.95

 

The Outward Room is a book about a young woman’s journey from madness to self-discovery. It created a sensation when it was first published in 1937, and has lost none of its immediacy or its power to move the reader. 

Having suffered a nervous breakdown after her brother’s death in a car accident, Harriet Demuth is committed to a mental hospital, but her doctor’s Freudian nostrums do little to make her well. Convinced that she and she alone can refashion her life, Harriet makes a daring escape from the hospital—hopping a train by night and riding the rails into the vastness of New York City in the light of the rising sun. It is the middle of the Great Depression, and at first Harriet is lost among the city’s anonymous multitudes. She pawns her jewelry and lives an increasingly hand-to-mouth existence until she meets John, a machine-shop worker. Slowly Harriet begins to recover her sense of self; slowly she and John begin to fall in love. The story of that emerging love, told with the lyricism of Virginia Woolf and the realism of Theodore Dreiser, is the heart of Millen Brand’s remarkable book.


About the Online Shop

Please note that if you wish to place an order online, you must pre-pay for your order by phone with Visa or Mastercard, or in person at our shop. Our Paypal account has not yet been activated, and we are working to solve this issue as soon as possible.

 

You can use this site to check out our newest arrivals, books that are coming soon, as well as search our database of titles in stock and available for ordering.

 

Please be sure to check if the listing of the book you are searching is "IN STORE" or gives you an estimate how long it will take to arrive. 

About Shipping Your Order

We normally reserve shipping books to customers that live outside Montreal, but there are always special cases. You can inquire about shipping by calling us (1-514-931-3442) or emailing us @ argobookshop [at] gmail [dot] com

About the Argo Bookshop

Argo Bookshop has been selling books in Montreal since 1966, and is the oldest anglophone retail bookstore in the city. We’re proud to bring new choice books to the city of Montreal, from Jeanette Winterson and Fernando Pessoa to James Joyce and Thomas Bernhard. Citizens tend to agree when they take the time to browse our shelves, noting that despite the store’s size, it is well-packed with quality. We specialize in literature, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, religion, environmentalism and a broad selection of historical topics.  See our history section for more regarding the story of the shop.

 

Currently, the store is owned by Meaghan Acosta & J.P. Karwacki, who took over on November 1, 2011. They bought the store for its quality and a love of books. The store now acts as a means to the end of continuing support and promotion of literary culture through bookselling and literary events.

 

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