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Publishing is the main cultural industry in France, and also one of the most international ones. With over 50 professionals responsible for books within the cultural network abroad, France has a unique tool at its disposal.

Meet the Albertine Prize 2019 Nominated Authors

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There’s still time to cast your vote for this year’s Albertine Prize, our reader’s choice award for French fiction in English translation
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Watch Albertine Events on Livestream

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Couldn’t make it to all of Albertine’s events this winter?
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Please note that Albertine will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, January 22 at 11AM.
Happy reading,
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed for Inventory on January 8 and 9

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Please note that Albertine will be closed on Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 for routine inventory maintenance.
We will reopen on Thursday, January 10 at 11am for business as usual.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine’s Holiday Hours 2018

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Please note that Albertine will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019).
Albertine will close at 5:00PM on the following days:
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Holiday Gifts for Every Book Lover

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All book lovers are unique, but over our bookselling years, some archetypes have begun to stand out. We hope these gift packages will help you find the perfect gift for the lovable book worms in your life!

Source: Albertine Books in French and English

2018 Albertine Prix Jeunesse

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Dear friends,
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine Book Club Winter 2018/Spring 2019

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The most fruitful and natural exercise of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.
—Michel de Montaigne
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

French Illustrators at Albertine: Olivier Tallec

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In September 2018, illustrator Olivier Tallec visited the Albertine bookstore in New York City.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

6 Reasons to Attend Festival Albertine: Reimagining Democracy

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In these six videos, curator Masha Gessen explains the mission of Festival Albertine 2018––to bring together thinkers, authors, and artists from both sides of the Atlantic to reimagine the futur
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Watch Festival Albertine 2018: Reimagining Democracy on Livestream

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Curated by renowned Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen, Festival Albertine 2018: Reimagining Democracy brought together thinkers, authors, and artists from both sides o
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Intern with Us!

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Do you love books? French culture? Helping people? Are you organized? Available 5 days a week starting December 1st, 2018? Do you feel as comfortable working in French as you do in English?
Albertine, New York’s only French bookstore, is looking for an intern. It might be you!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Black Friday Weekend at Albertine!

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This year, start off the holiday season on the right foot, or “du bon pied” as the French would say! Come indulge in our large selection of graphic novels, art books and cookbooks, discounted up to 50% for the whole weekend!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed for Thanksgiving

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Please note that Albertine will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) and will reopen at 11am on Friday, November 23 with a special Black Friday sale.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Meet the Albertine Prize 2019 Nominated Authors

World wide
There’s still time to cast your vote for this year’s Albertine Prize, our reader’s choice award for French fiction in English translation
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Watch Albertine Events on Livestream

World wide
Couldn’t make it to all of Albertine’s events this winter?
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

World wide
Please note that Albertine will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, January 22 at 11AM.
Happy reading,
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed for Inventory on January 8 and 9

World wide
Please note that Albertine will be closed on Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 for routine inventory maintenance.
We will reopen on Thursday, January 10 at 11am for business as usual.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine’s Holiday Hours 2018

World wide
Please note that Albertine will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019).
Albertine will close at 5:00PM on the following days:
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Holiday Gifts for Every Book Lover

World wide
All book lovers are unique, but over our bookselling years, some archetypes have begun to stand out. We hope these gift packages will help you find the perfect gift for the lovable book worms in your life!

Source: Albertine Books in French and English

2018 Albertine Prix Jeunesse

World wide
Dear friends,
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine Book Club Winter 2018/Spring 2019

World wide
The most fruitful and natural exercise of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.
—Michel de Montaigne
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

French Illustrators at Albertine: Olivier Tallec

World wide
In September 2018, illustrator Olivier Tallec visited the Albertine bookstore in New York City.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

6 Reasons to Attend Festival Albertine: Reimagining Democracy

World wide
In these six videos, curator Masha Gessen explains the mission of Festival Albertine 2018––to bring together thinkers, authors, and artists from both sides of the Atlantic to reimagine the futur
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Watch Festival Albertine 2018: Reimagining Democracy on Livestream

World wide
Curated by renowned Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen, Festival Albertine 2018: Reimagining Democracy brought together thinkers, authors, and artists from both sides o
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Intern with Us!

World wide
Do you love books? French culture? Helping people? Are you organized? Available 5 days a week starting December 1st, 2018? Do you feel as comfortable working in French as you do in English?
Albertine, New York’s only French bookstore, is looking for an intern. It might be you!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Black Friday Weekend at Albertine!

World wide
This year, start off the holiday season on the right foot, or “du bon pied” as the French would say! Come indulge in our large selection of graphic novels, art books and cookbooks, discounted up to 50% for the whole weekend!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed for Thanksgiving

World wide
Please note that Albertine will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) and will reopen at 11am on Friday, November 23 with a special Black Friday sale.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine Books and House of SpeakEasy in Brooklyn this Saturday!

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Brooklyn, get ready! This Saturday, Albertine Books and House of SpeakEasy are coming to you!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English
IF Livre

IF livre, French Authors Abroad

Institut français
Publishing is the main cultural industry in France, and also one of the most international ones. With over 50 professionals responsible for books within the cultural network abroad, France has a unique tool at its disposal.

Shoot the Book! Shanghai 2018

Institut français
As part of the 21st edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), the second edition of Shoot the Book! Shanghai will be held on June 18 and June 19, 2018.

Shoot the book ! Shanghai : A first Chinese edition at Shanghai International Film Festival

Institut français
After Toronto and Los Angeles, Shoot the book! carries on its extension abroad and will take place for the first time in China, in Shanghai, on June 19th, 2017. The event is part of the film market of Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

Shoot the book! Los Angeles at the American Film Market

Institut français
The second edition of Shoot the book! Los Angeles will take place during the 2016 American Film Market.

Fellowship Program in Paris

Institut français
Le Bureau international de l’édition française, in partnership with CNL and SOFIA, invites 14 publishers from abroad to spend a professional week in Paris in order to broaden their knowledge of the French book market.

South Ken Kids Festival 2016

Institut français
The South Ken Kids Festival is back for its 19th edition from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November, with work-shops, talks, live drawing, storytelling, films, music, théatre and book signings, in the presence of 24 newly published and freshly translated writers and illustrators from France, the UK, an

Shoot the book! Cannes 2016

Institut français
The Institut français and the Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française (SCELF – professional association of French-language publishers) have joined forces for the second year running to develop the Shoot the Book!

Meet the Beijing book department

Institut français
The Institut français in Beijing is one of the most important branches of the French cultural network. It is located in the Chaoyang district, in the eastern part of the Chinese capital.

Meet the Warsaw book department

Institut français
Frédéric Constant, the médiathèques (multimedia libraries) Director and Books Officer at the Institut Français of Poland gave me a warm welcome during the Warsaw Book Fair in May 2015.

Quais du polar Festival 2016

Institut français
The Quais du polar Festival, a major event in the French crime fiction calendar, will take place in Lyon from 1 to 3 April 2016.

Livre Paris 2016 (Paris Book Fair)

Institut français
Newly rechristened “Livre Paris”, this year’s Paris Book Fair will be held from 17 to 20 March 2016, at the Porte de Versailles.

Nuit des idées in Paris

Institut français
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs will open its doors for a Night of Ideas with great French and foreign actors of contemporary thought. On France Culture radio station the day will be devoted to international exchanges of ideas.

Marie-Aude Murail in Budapest

Institut français
The Institut français of Hungary will be welcoming, starting on December 10, 2015, and up until February 10, 2016, an exhibit entitled ‘‘Our Favorite Heroes’’, evoking the literary heroes of the L’Ecole des loisirs publishing house, focusing on four themes: tenderness, fairy tales and nur

L'École des loisirs in New york

Institut français
Following Canada, India, Israel and Algeria in November 2015, it will be New York’s turn to celebrate the 50th anniversary of L’École des loisirs, with exhibits and encounters with the authors of this publishing house devoted to children’s literature, in December 2015.

Meet the New York book department

Institut français
Laurence Marie is France’s cultural attaché in New York, and the Director of the New York Book Department. She brings great enthusiasm to coordinating and facilitating numerous activities aimed at promoting French books in the United States.