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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.

Albertine will Close at 5pm on Thursday, September 23

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will close exceptionally at 5pm on Thursday, September 23. We’ll reopen for business as usual on Friday, September 24 at 10am.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine Closed August 30-September 6

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will be closed Monday, August 30 through Monday, September 6 for floor renovations and a full shelf restock to prepare for the wonders of the rentrée littéraire.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

90th Anniversary of La Pléiade

World wide
France’s most prestigious editorial collection, “La Bibliothèque de la Pléiade,” is turning 90 years old this year!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Seeking a Bookseller

World wide
Albertine is a bookstore located within the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Its goal is to promote French literature and as well as inter-cultural dialogue between the United States and France.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Intern with Us!

World wide
Vous aimez les livres ? La culture française ? Vous êtes organisé.e ? Vous aimez rendre service ? Vous êtes disponible 5 jours par semaine, à partir du 1er septembre pour une durée de six mois ? Albertine, la librairie française de New York,  cherche un.e stagiaire, c’est peut-être vous !
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

The Albertine Book Club Fall 2021 Calendar

World wide
“The most fruitful and natural play of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.” Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine’s Summer Hours

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that Albertine’s summer hours, effective Monday, June 21, are as follows:
Monday: 2PM-6PM
Tuesday: 10AM-6PM
Wednesday: 10AM-6PM
Thursday: 10AM-6PM
Friday: 10AM-6PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

At Night All Blood is Black Wins the 2021 International Booker Prize!

World wide
On June 3, French-Senegalese writer David Diop became the first francophone writer to be awarded the International Booker Prize, winning for his novel At Night All Blood is Black (ed. FSG, trans. by Anna Moschovakis).
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed on Monday, May 31, 2021

World wide
In observance of Memorial Day, Albertine will be closed all day Monday. May 31, 2021. We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 10am.
Happy reading!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Remembering Philippe Jaccottet

World wide
The poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic Philippe Jaccottet died on February 24 at 95 years old.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti

World wide
Like everyone in the culturally inclined world, we here at Albertine have been marked by the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti with both sadness for the loss of a truly exceptional figure and gratitude for his astonishing long life and body of work.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine is closed this Tuesday, February 2, 2021

World wide
Due to inclement weather conditions, Albertine will be closed all day on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and warm.
Happy readings!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Open Every Day in December

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that in order to facilitate your holiday shopping, we will be open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm from December 1 through December 24.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

An Interview with Teresa Fagan, Albertine Prize-Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Teresa Fagan, translator of Hold Fast Your Crown (Other Press) / Tiens ferme ta couronne (Gallimard) by Yannick Haenel, nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction that has
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine will Close at 5pm on Thursday, September 23

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will close exceptionally at 5pm on Thursday, September 23. We’ll reopen for business as usual on Friday, September 24 at 10am.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine Closed August 30-September 6

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will be closed Monday, August 30 through Monday, September 6 for floor renovations and a full shelf restock to prepare for the wonders of the rentrée littéraire.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

90th Anniversary of La Pléiade

World wide
France’s most prestigious editorial collection, “La Bibliothèque de la Pléiade,” is turning 90 years old this year!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Seeking a Bookseller

World wide
Albertine is a bookstore located within the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Its goal is to promote French literature and as well as inter-cultural dialogue between the United States and France.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Intern with Us!

World wide
Vous aimez les livres ? La culture française ? Vous êtes organisé.e ? Vous aimez rendre service ? Vous êtes disponible 5 jours par semaine, à partir du 1er septembre pour une durée de six mois ? Albertine, la librairie française de New York,  cherche un.e stagiaire, c’est peut-être vous !
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

The Albertine Book Club Fall 2021 Calendar

World wide
“The most fruitful and natural play of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.” Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine’s Summer Hours

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that Albertine’s summer hours, effective Monday, June 21, are as follows:
Monday: 2PM-6PM
Tuesday: 10AM-6PM
Wednesday: 10AM-6PM
Thursday: 10AM-6PM
Friday: 10AM-6PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

At Night All Blood is Black Wins the 2021 International Booker Prize!

World wide
On June 3, French-Senegalese writer David Diop became the first francophone writer to be awarded the International Booker Prize, winning for his novel At Night All Blood is Black (ed. FSG, trans. by Anna Moschovakis).
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Closed on Monday, May 31, 2021

World wide
In observance of Memorial Day, Albertine will be closed all day Monday. May 31, 2021. We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 10am.
Happy reading!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Remembering Philippe Jaccottet

World wide
The poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic Philippe Jaccottet died on February 24 at 95 years old.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti

World wide
Like everyone in the culturally inclined world, we here at Albertine have been marked by the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti with both sadness for the loss of a truly exceptional figure and gratitude for his astonishing long life and body of work.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Albertine is closed this Tuesday, February 2, 2021

World wide
Due to inclement weather conditions, Albertine will be closed all day on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and warm.
Happy readings!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Open Every Day in December

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that in order to facilitate your holiday shopping, we will be open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm from December 1 through December 24.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

An Interview with Teresa Fagan, Albertine Prize-Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Teresa Fagan, translator of Hold Fast Your Crown (Other Press) / Tiens ferme ta couronne (Gallimard) by Yannick Haenel, nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction that has
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

An Interview with Gretchen Schmid, Albertine-Prize Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Gretchen Schmid, translator of Kannjawou (Schaffner Press / Actes Sud) by Lyonnel Trouillot, nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction that has been translated into Engli
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.