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Albertine Books | Fly Away with Books

Part of Fly Away with Books

This event will feature an Albertine Books pop-up shop offering a selection of children’s in French and English books for purchase.


Geometry of Animals with Lucie Brunellière

Arts and crafts | From age 4 and above

Inspired by the book Deep in the Ocean (La grande plongée). Drawing animals requires documentation and observation, and with Lucie Brunellière you will learn to observe an image, identify geometric shapes, copy them onto paper or use cut out shapes, consider graphic design and textures, and put the finishes touches on an image.

Colorama Memory with Cruschiform

Card game | Suitable for children aged 4-7 years

Inspired by the book Colorama. In this workshop, a collection of illustrated colored cards in various shades are placed face down. Each card has an identical pair. Each player takes it in turns to turn over 2 cards, trying to find the pairs. Every time a player wins a card, they get a general knowledge question on the color or image illustrated on the card. Be careful; there may be traps! The person who wins the most cards wins the game.

Pop-up Art with Louis Rigaud or Anouck Boisrobert

Arts and crafts | From age 6 and above

Create a garden-themed pop-up card. After a short presentation of books by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, the two pop-up book authors will show easy techniques to try out so that everyone can create 3D vegetables and an animated 3D scene, leaving the creations completely open to the imagination.

Albertine Bookstore
Tucked inside the historic Payne Whitney Mansion, Albertine is the only bookshop in New York devoted solely to books in French and English, boasting more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from 30 French-speaking countries. As an integral part of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Albertine bookstore brings life to the French government’s commitment to facilitating French-American intellectual exchange. The space reflects its belief in the power of literature and the humanities to increase understanding and friendship across borders, and in the power of books as a common good for a better world. In partnership with the Cultural Services, Albertine frequently hosts lively debates and discussions exploring popular and classical culture through a modern global lens. French books at Albertine comply with the French law stating that book prices cannot be reduced more than 5 percent. Such fixed book prices protect a rich network of publishers and booksellers in France, nourishing its “biblio-diversity”.