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An Interview with Gretchen Schmid, Albertine-Prize Nominated Translator

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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Source: Institut français Afrique du Sud

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!

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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

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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

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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

The Albertine Book Club: Winter-Spring 2020

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The most fruitful and natural exercise of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.
—Michel de Montaigne
Start the new year with a journey through French literature!
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

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

The Albertine Book Club: Winter-Spring 2020

World wide
The most fruitful and natural exercise of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.
—Michel de Montaigne
Start the new year with a journey through French literature!
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

COVID-19 Update: Online Shop Open; Closed to Browsing

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Dear friends,
Source: Albertine Books in French and English

"Dialogues on Contemporary Issues" with the Institut français and Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe

Institut français
The Institut français and Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe are offering, for the 2015-2016 season, international encounters entitled « Les dialogues du contemporain » (Dialogues on Contemporary Issues).

London and Prague médiathèques (media libraries), two emblematic examples

Institut français
The Aid Plan for Media Libraries of the Institut français in Paris is offering the Cultural Network media libraries a personalized assistance, from expertise to project support.

France, guest of honor at the international book fair of Algiers

Institut français
For its 20th edition, the International Book Fair of Algiers (SILA) will be welcoming France and its authors as its guests from October 28 to November 7, 2015.

Shoot the book! : a first for french publishing at the Los Angeles american film market

Institut français
Following Canada, along with the Toronto International Film Festival, in September 2015, the Shoot the book! event was exported to Los Angeles in November, for the American Film Market.

France to be guest of honour at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

Institut français
On 17 June 2015, Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and Anne Tallineau, Deputy Executive Director and Interim Executive President of the Institut français, signed the agreement formalising France’s invitation to attend the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

« BARTHES / VISION » : Images for a centennial

Institut français
In 2015, Roland Barthes would have been one hundred years old. To explore the latest news on his thought, the Institut français is proposing to web browsers from all countries to take part in an original digital experience.

International Support for French Authors: the Institut français’ Stendhal Travel Grants

Institut français
Launched in 1989, this Stendhal programme has provided support to over 700 authors with writing projects requiring a stay abroad. Every year, the Institut français offers grants to a dozen authors.

The South Ken Kids Festival : Children’s literature in the UK (November 16th -22nd)

Institut français
Numerous authors and illustrators will participate in the South Ken Kids Festival in London, from November 16 to 22, with the support of the Institut français in Paris.

Discover the RESOURCES Section on IFlivre!

Institut français
Aimed exclusively at members of the French cultural network abroad who hold an IFprog account, the RESOURCES section allows you to download various documents relating to books and to the publishing world.

Shoot the Book!: French publishers premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

Institut français
Initiated at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and renewed for the 2015 edition, the Shoot the Book!

Night of Philosophy in Buenos Aires

Institut français
After New York, Athens and Tel Aviv in April and May of 2015, it is Buenos Aires’ turn to organize its own Night of Philosophy. This is a Franco-German cooperation project.

Albertine, a french bookshop in New York

Institut français
Albertine Books, a new bookshop devoted to French works, both in their original version and translated, opened its doors in New York.

Shoot the book! campaign at the Pavillon Les Cinémas du Monde

Institut français
The Pavillon Les Cinémas du Monde in Cannes will host professional meetings between publishers and movie professionals, to discuss screen adaptations, as part of the Shoot the Book! campaign.
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