LitCrawl comes to Angers!



After events organised in San Francisco, New York and London, LitCrawl comes to Angers on Thursday, February 6th from 4-7:30 pm!!!

Put on your walking shoes, dress according to the weather AND IN GREEN IF POSSIBLE and join the LitCrawl: an afternoon of readings by of texts from Irish writers and Irish music…all of this in unusual places. This is a follow-the-leader event, you will be guided through Angers…ending up for a special concert of Irish music and prizes for the winning team for quiz questions. Here’s the deal: first of all, sign up (this is mandatory!) by clicking here, meet at the library on February 6th at 4 sharp. We divide you into 5 groups of 15. Free and open to library members and students!

We would like to thank our partners:

James Joyce Pub,

le Cube Café,

le Museum des Sciences Naturelles,

Exit Music For A Drink and 

Escape Yourself

for their willingness to lend us space!

And, ready for the cherry on the cake? At the end of the LitCrawl the library has organised a mini-concert of Irish music at the James Joyce Pub! All free!

Lit Crawl Angers is a project of the English-language Library in Angers and the Litquake Foundation. The Litquake foundation fosters interest in literature, perpetuates a sense of lierary community and hosts a vibrant forum for writing.

Books at Heart!

When you come into the library, you may be faced with the question, “What should I read next?” The library has a huge collection (about 30,000 books!)… but which books will promise you hours of good reading?

“Books at Heart” will help you with your question.  It’s a new initiative for book lovers, to promote sharing and feedback about books. Now you can tell everyone about the books you love!

Firstly, you’ll find a new noticeboard in the library, called “Our Books of the Year”. There’s already a small selection of truly excellent recommendations. It’s open to everyone… feel free to add YOUR book of the year. Spread the news!

Secondly, we invite people to “curate” their favorite books. A curator will promote a selection of books. It could be a genre (crime, historical, classics…), it could be linked to a country (Sweden, Canada, China…), or a non-fiction range (politics, history, cooking, etc.).

And, we need volunteers! As a curator, you will put an information card on the shelves every month or so, to promote a book or an author. And you will organize a front-of-library display once a year. If you want to become a curator contact Peter Bolos, library staff member, at

The Library Celebrates 25 Years

Curious about what makes the library so unique? Enjoy this mini-film which commemorates the library’s 25th anniversary and the wonderful community who made it all possible!

A big thank you to our members and volunteers. Happy Anniversary to the library!