Groundbreaking for New York City’s only French Bookshop!

September 27, 2013 | By French Culture

Reflecting the French government’s commitment to French-American intellectual exchange, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius today presented author Philip Roth with the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor at a ceremony that culminated with the groundbreaking for New York City’s only French bookshop.

François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, said that this space will be the only bookshop in New York City solely devoted to works in French and in translation, offering more than 14,000 titles in genres ranging from literature, non-fiction, and children’s books to art books and comic books. Aiming to spark lively conversations and debate, the space will also host author conversations, panel discussions, and exhibits.

The mansion, which is also home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, was designed by iconic Beaux- Arts architect Stanford White at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Humanite
Is there any news on the status of the bookstore? Now that Rizzoli is gone what bookshops would have the best selection in NY?

Thanks!
August 15, 2014 US
Jonathan Hampton
Jonathan Hampton
Bonjour à tous ! I visited the French Embassy on June 20, 2014, and was told by a man walking in the front door that the bookstore wouldn't be open for another six months. I never went inside, so I didn't learn any more information than that. Is there any update you can provide as to the progress on the bookstore and when it will be open? Merci beaucoup !
July 31, 2014
Diana Paz
Diana Paz
Hello! Sorry, but when does it opens??? I'm going next week and since I don't have the chance of going in France this year I would love to buy my summer books there because mostly I read in French and since where I live the post service is really bad, I would love to buy some books.
June 26, 2014 Mexico
French Culture
French Culture
The bookshop is slated to open in the summer 2014 and will be housed at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Opportunties to get involved may spring up as we draw closer to the opening!
October 16, 2013
bcarpenter
Does this bookshop have a street address? I hope you aren't expecting many visitors if you're going to be so secretive about its location.
October 12, 2013 Outer Space
MAGDALENA
I would like to get involved with the new French Bookshop in New York City.

How can I do that?
September 30, 2013 New York City
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