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Albertine Now Offers 28,000 Ebooks

Albertine, the French Embassy’s reading room and bookshop in New York, is now offering a selection of nearly 28,000 high quality French language ebooks via its website, Albertine.com. The vast majority of these ebooks are available in the U.S. for the first time and the selection reflects Albertine’s high literary standards. 

Eighty-eight French publishers, including some of France’s most respected publishing houses such as Gallimard, Flammarion, Minuit and ActesSud, are represented among the ebook collection. The selection covers all genres, from literature—with indispensable titles like L’Etranger by Albert Camus, Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier by Patrick Modiano, and Boussole by Mathias Enard (winner of the 2015 Prix Goncourt)—to poetry (Charles Baudelaire), graphic novels (Hugo Pratt) and children’s books.  

“When we decided to add ebooks to Albertine’s offerings, we wanted a selection of quality titles that would reflect the diversity and richness of French and Francophone literature. As of today, this selection—which will continue to grow and evolve—is available across the U.S., thanks to our ebook platform and online bookshop,” explains Albertine Director François-Xavier Schmit.

The integration of ebooks as part of Albertine’s online bookstore cements its position as the largest ecommerce site for French books in the U.S. while furthering its mission to make French literature available across the country. 


Albertine is a reading room and bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, the space offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world in French and in translation. Visit www.albertine.com. Follow Albertine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @albertinebooks.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the U.S. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, intellectuals and innovators to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts. www.frenchculture.org