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Turtles All the Way Down
John Green
Hardcover | Oct 2017
on order $25.99
(releases Oct 10 2017)
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead
Rick Riordan
Hardcover | Oct 2017
on order $19.99
(releases Oct 3 2017)
Michael Chabon
Paperback | Sep 2017
on order $19.99
(releases Sep 19 2017)
Swing Time
Zadie Smith
Paperback | Sep 2017
on order $22.00
(releases Sep 5 2017)
Absolutely on Music
Haruki Murakami
Paperback | Oct 2017
on order $19.95
(releases Oct 3 2017)
Hector Garcia
Hardcover | Aug 2017
on order $20.50
(releases Aug 29 2017)
Edward St Aubyn
Paperback | Oct 2017
on order $22.95
(releases Oct 3 2017)
Robin Sloan
Paperback | Sep 2017
on order $24.99
(releases Sep 19 2017)
Death's End
Cixin Liu
Paperback | Sep 2017
on order $23.99
(releases Sep 5 2017)
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018
Richard N Bolles
Paperback | Aug 2017
on order $25.99
(releases Aug 15 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



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

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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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