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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.

Opening Late for System Update

World wide
Due to an internal system update, Albertine will open at 2pm on Tuesday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 11.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you soon.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Labor Day Week-end

World wide
Dear Friends,
In observance of Labor Day, Albertine will be closed all day on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2.
We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11AM.
Happy reading!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

The Albertine Book Club | Fall 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

Closure on July 25, 2019

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will exceptionally be closed on Thursday, July 25, 2019. We will reopen for business as usual at 11:00AM on Friday, July 26, 2019.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

July 4th Closure

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that Albertine will be closed all day on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4, 2019).
We will reopen at 11AM for regular business hours on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Happy reading!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

French Illustrators at Albertine: Marc Boutavant

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In March 2019, world-renowned French author and illustrator Marc Boutavant—creator of Mouk, Edmond, and All Aboard, among many others—visited Albertine to celebrate the release of Dumpster Dog (Enchanted Lion Books), an English translation of the beloved Ch
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Summer Hours and Temporary Closure

World wide
Please note that Albertine will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, July 7 through Sunday, September 1.
Due to construction in the building, Albertine will also be closed from Saturday, July 27, through Sunday, August 18.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

We’re open!

World wide
We’ve reopened for our normal summer hours, Monday through Saturday, 11AM to 7PM.
After September 1, 2019, we’ll also be open on Sundays from 11AM to 6PM.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

In Memoriam: Susannah Hunnewell

World wide
With sadness, we acknowledge the passing of Susannah Hunnewell, publisher of The Paris Review and an incredibly dedicated Albertine Books Foundation board member.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Disoriental Wins Albertine Prize 2019

World wide
The 2019 Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best French fiction in English, has just been awarded to author Négar Djavadi and translator Tina Kover for Disoriental (Europa Editions)!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Our Online Book Catalog is Back!

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

Memorial Day Closure

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that Albertine will be closed all day on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27, 2019).
We will reopen at 11AM for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Happy reading!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Early Closure on Saturday, October 5

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will close at 4pm on Saturday, October 5th due to a private event.
We will reopen at 11am for normal business hours on Sunday, October 6th.
Thank you for your understanding!
Albertine Booksellers
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

Opening Late for System Update

World wide
Due to an internal system update, Albertine will open at 2pm on Tuesday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 11.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you soon.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Labor Day Week-end

World wide
Dear Friends,
In observance of Labor Day, Albertine will be closed all day on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2.
We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11AM.
Happy reading!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

The Albertine Book Club | Fall 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

Closure on July 25, 2019

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will exceptionally be closed on Thursday, July 25, 2019. We will reopen for business as usual at 11:00AM on Friday, July 26, 2019.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

July 4th Closure

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that Albertine will be closed all day on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4, 2019).
We will reopen at 11AM for regular business hours on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Happy reading!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

French Illustrators at Albertine: Marc Boutavant

World wide
In March 2019, world-renowned French author and illustrator Marc Boutavant—creator of Mouk, Edmond, and All Aboard, among many others—visited Albertine to celebrate the release of Dumpster Dog (Enchanted Lion Books), an English translation of the beloved Ch
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Summer Hours and Temporary Closure

World wide
Please note that Albertine will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, July 7 through Sunday, September 1.
Due to construction in the building, Albertine will also be closed from Saturday, July 27, through Sunday, August 18.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

We’re open!

World wide
We’ve reopened for our normal summer hours, Monday through Saturday, 11AM to 7PM.
After September 1, 2019, we’ll also be open on Sundays from 11AM to 6PM.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

In Memoriam: Susannah Hunnewell

World wide
With sadness, we acknowledge the passing of Susannah Hunnewell, publisher of The Paris Review and an incredibly dedicated Albertine Books Foundation board member.
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Disoriental Wins Albertine Prize 2019

World wide
The 2019 Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best French fiction in English, has just been awarded to author Négar Djavadi and translator Tina Kover for Disoriental (Europa Editions)!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Our Online Book Catalog is Back!

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

Memorial Day Closure

World wide
Dear Friends,
Please note that Albertine will be closed all day on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27, 2019).
We will reopen at 11AM for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Happy reading!
The Albertine Team
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

Early Closure on Saturday, October 5

World wide
Dear friends,
Please note that Albertine will close at 4pm on Saturday, October 5th due to a private event.
We will reopen at 11am for normal business hours on Sunday, October 6th.
Thank you for your understanding!
Albertine Booksellers
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
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.