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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.

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

An Interview with Frank Wynne, Albertine Prize-Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Frank Wynne, translator of Vernon Subutex 1 (FSG / Librairie Générale Française) by Virginie Despentes and Animalia (Grove Press) / Règne animal (Gallimard) by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo,  nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American rea
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

An Interview with Matt Reeck, Albertine Prize-Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Matt Reeck, translator of “Muslim”: A Novel (Deep Vellum) / « Musulman »: Roman ( Sabine Despiser) by Zahia Rahmani, nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone f
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

2021 Albertine Book Club 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

Closing at 1PM on Friday, November 13

World wide
Please note that Albertine will close exceptionally at 1PM tomorrow, Friday, November 13.
We’ll reopen for business as usual Saturday, November 14 at 10AM.
We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. Stay well and keep reading!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Somebody Told Me - An Audio Theatre Experience

World wide
 
Source: Institut français Afrique du Sud

Veterans Day Closure

World wide
In observance of Veterans Day, Albertine will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 all day. 
We will reopen for business as usual on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10AM.
Happy reading!
(Image: Chen Jiang Hong for Albertine Books)
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Don’t Delay Your Holiday Orders!

World wide
With the holiday season just around the corner, we encourage you to place your orders with us as soon as possible so that they may arrive in time to gift. Please keep in mind that it takes about 3 weeks to receive special orders.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Labor Day Weekend Closure

World wide
Dear Friends,
In observance of Labor Day, Albertine will be closed from Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2020. 
We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, September 8, 2019 at 10AM.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

French Story Time on Facebook Live

World wide
We’re thrilled to announce that every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET, Albertine’s beloved booksellers, Miriam Bridenne and Adam Hocker, will read from children’s books in French and English on Facebook Live!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

The Albertine Book Club Calendar

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

Open for Browsing with Safety Measures

World wide
Dear friends,
We are delighted to inform you that Albertine has reopened. It has been far too long since we’ve seen you and we simply cannot wait to welcome you all back chez nous.
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

An Interview with Frank Wynne, Albertine Prize-Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Frank Wynne, translator of Vernon Subutex 1 (FSG / Librairie Générale Française) by Virginie Despentes and Animalia (Grove Press) / Règne animal (Gallimard) by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo,  nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American rea
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

An Interview with Matt Reeck, Albertine Prize-Nominated Translator

World wide
An interview with Matt Reeck, translator of “Muslim”: A Novel (Deep Vellum) / « Musulman »: Roman ( Sabine Despiser) by Zahia Rahmani, nominated for the Albertine Prize, an annual reader’s choice award that recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone f
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

2021 Albertine Book Club 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

Closing at 1PM on Friday, November 13

World wide
Please note that Albertine will close exceptionally at 1PM tomorrow, Friday, November 13.
We’ll reopen for business as usual Saturday, November 14 at 10AM.
We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. Stay well and keep reading!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Somebody Told Me - An Audio Theatre Experience

World wide
 
Source: Institut français Afrique du Sud

Veterans Day Closure

World wide
In observance of Veterans Day, Albertine will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 all day. 
We will reopen for business as usual on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10AM.
Happy reading!
(Image: Chen Jiang Hong for Albertine Books)
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Don’t Delay Your Holiday Orders!

World wide
With the holiday season just around the corner, we encourage you to place your orders with us as soon as possible so that they may arrive in time to gift. Please keep in mind that it takes about 3 weeks to receive special orders.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Labor Day Weekend Closure

World wide
Dear Friends,
In observance of Labor Day, Albertine will be closed from Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2020. 
We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, September 8, 2019 at 10AM.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

French Story Time on Facebook Live

World wide
We’re thrilled to announce that every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET, Albertine’s beloved booksellers, Miriam Bridenne and Adam Hocker, will read from children’s books in French and English on Facebook Live!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

The Albertine Book Club Calendar

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

Open for Browsing with Safety Measures

World wide
Dear friends,
We are delighted to inform you that Albertine has reopened. It has been far too long since we’ve seen you and we simply cannot wait to welcome you all back chez nous.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Holiday Shopping with Albertine

World wide
Dear friends,
Our online bookshop offers a vast selection of books in French and some in English for you to purchase for loved ones this holiday season.
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.