The following list of resources has been complied by the Book Department of the French Embassy. It contains a number of useful links for both industry professionals and people with a general interest in books.

100 Essential Sites for Voracious Readers: Masters in English

An English language blog dedicated to reading and book lovers, which collects and promotes other literary and publishing blogs, online literary magazines, review sites, and more.


Literature and books from the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur.  (Website in French.)

Inrocks livres

The French music magazine Les Inrocks offers quality book reviews and new title listings. (Website in French)


A cultural magazine for literary news and cinema. (Website in French)  

Livres Hebdo

Livres-Hebdo is a professional French magazine published by le Cercle de la librairie aimed at books professionals. (Website in French.)


Ricochet Jeunes

Website of the Institut Suisse Jeunesse et Medias (ISJM), Ricochet is an independent website on Francophone children’s literature. Book reviews, interviews of creators, news bring life this resource database of interesting features and original highlights which includes directories of children’s literature institutions, authors and useful links. (Website in French.)

La Joie par les livres

The French National Center for Children’s Literature La Joie par les Livres is part of the National Public Library Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF). Its website features an exhaustive agenda, articles and critics on children’s literature. It is also the editor of the magazine La Revue des Livres pour Enfants and it offers previous issues online from up to two years ago (from 1965 to 2010). (Website in French.)

TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club “Imagine” of the Canadian Children’s Book Center entertains kids with jokes, puzzles, funny drawings, lessons and a silly stories lab.It also helps them choose books acccording to themes and age, and to share readings and games with other young members.

Paris Review

The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers. 


A sister publication of Artforum, Bookforum brings incisive reviews of the latest titles, author interviews, and commentary about current and coming trends. 

The New York Review of Books

The online version of the biweekly book review and journal of intellectual currents. 

Contemporary French and Francophone Studies

Contemporary French and Francophone Studies proposes to extend French Studies beyond traditional limits. Inviting all critical approaches on the latest debates in French Studies (cultural studies, francophone studies, autobiography, media studies, etc.), the journal provides a forum not only for academics, but for journalists, artists, filmmakers, and writers of fiction and poetry as well. Containing interviews, articles, fiction and poetry, each issue features contributors from across the disciplines.


Bookbird is a Journal of international children's literature published quarterly by IBBY. It includes several francophones authors in each issue. 

Le Monde des livres

News from the literary world. 

Yale French Studies

Yale French Studies is the oldest English-language journal in the United States devoted to French and Francophone literature and culture. 


Non-Fiction, a website edited by journalists and researchers, discusses current issues in non-fiction with reviews of recently released books. (Website in French.)

Public Books

Public Books is a curated monthly review devoted to spirited debate on books and the arts, created by and for a transnational community of writers, artists, and activists.

Guernica Magazine

Guernica is an award-winning online magazine of ideas, art, poetry, and fiction published twice monthly. Guernica Daily, the magazine’s blog, is updated every weekday. Guernica contributors come from dozens of countries and write in nearly as many languages. 

Words Without Borders

Words without Borders translates, publishes, and promotes contemporary international literature. Their publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages.

Three Percent

For readers, editors, and translators interested in modern and contemporary international literature. 


The Brooklyn Rail features unpublished translations of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic writing. Ideal for translators, authors, editors, and publishers seeking to collaborate.

Books and Ideas is an international magazine addressing current debates.