Novels

Whether you are looking for a literary classic, a best-seller, an out-of-print short story collection or the most recent work by your favorite Québec author, a rich collection of French-language and English-language novels is available to you.

Classified according to publication language, the novels are shelved in two large sections: the general collection and the collection by genres. You can browse and select books in the following categories:

  • detective novels, including spy novels, thrillers, and novels based on legal intrigues;
  • science fiction and fantasy novels, including horror novels, gothic novels, the marvelous and the bizarre;
  • sentimental novels, including popular love stories and other romantic and passionate tales;
  • historical novels, including sword and dagger novels, adventure novels and romantic biographies.

The Grande Bibliothèque houses the most diverse collection of French-language novels in North America. There's something for everyone!

A wonderful collection of pocket books and large print books is available in the News and new releases section.

 

Romans@lire

Need some reading suggestions? Consult the Romans@lire database [French only], the ideal place to explore new paths, unearth novels that satisfy your needs and discover new authors or works that BAnQ users have appreciated. A unique resource, Romans@lire [French only] lists close to 35,000 novels, including all Québec novels published to date as well as all novels published in France since the year 2000 that are included in BAnQ's collections.

 

E-books

Complementing the collections of printed books and audio books on CD, thousands of novels in e-book format are available at no charge through several databases that are available online, on-site and remotely. Consult the section dedicated to e-books [French only] and discover a rich collection of French- and English-language novels, including Québec novels from more than 40 publishers.E-books can be read on a computer or on a compatible mobile device. They are loaned for 21 days; following that it is no longer possible to read them, which eliminates late fees.

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