Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

February 11, 2015 | By French Culture
Image credit: John Bartelstone

A new reading room and bookshop, Albertine Books in French and English, opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York with 14,000 titles from 30 French-speaking countries. An accompanying online shop (albertine.com) has just launched and offers the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.

Curated “French Corners” sections in independent bookstores across the United States also offer a taste of French literature throughout the country. With titles hand-picked by Albertine staff and the French Embassy Book Department, the inaugural selection encompasses a wide variety of fiction titles, ranging from classic authors like Honoré de Balzac and Simone de Beauvoir to modern writers such as novelist Michel Houellebecq and playwright Yasmina Reza. Each participating store has created a special "French Corners" section on their shelves, featuring one of two options: a collection of 75 books in French, or a collection of 60 books in English translation plus 15 books in French.

Bookstores currently fully confirmed as partners include Politics and Prose (Washington DC), Brookline Booksmith (Boston), Books and Books (Miami), Nunu Arts and Culture (Arnaudville, Louisiana), Brazos Bookstore (Houston), Powell’s Books (Portland) and The Book Cellar (Chicago).
 


New York Times:
A Bookstore Corner That Is Forever France

Livres Hebdo:
Des corners de livres français dans les librairies américaines

French Morning:
La librairie française Albertine se met à la vente en ligne

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