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New Book Releases

Discover the latest releases From the Francophone world

Books to be released in October:

Encre Sympathique de Patrick Modiano.

A thriller, a quest, a reflection about the past.

Ma Première Mort de Jean Claude Lamy:

When Jean-Claude Lamy learns of his death, he realized he had a namesake. This mischievous narrative, interspersed with dialogues, scenes of impostures inspired by their same name, is rich in reflections and anecdotes on the past and present, on literature, cinema, friendship

Le Baiser de L'orgre d'Elsa Roch:

Thriller. A cop discovers in the lobby of a building his youngest teammate, Lise Brugguer, lying between life and death. Near her, a corpse of man with an exploded head, but no weapon. He will have unearth the secrets of the past of his teammate to break the truth. And defeat the Ogre ...

Le Bon Docteur Cogan d'Hervé Jaouen

The story of a large family from Brittany in the 20th. Finistère, 1935. At thirteen, Yvonne Trédudon starts working for the family Cogan. With her simple and true words, she tells the story, the secrets.

L'allée des Manguiers de Lucie Delvert:

The heroine Lucie is a woman of her time, who already feel that aging is not a good option.

Married to a French diplomat, she lives in a closed worldthat follows specific codes. This funny and endearing novel will take you around the world and reveal a woman building herself and using humor as a refuge. 

Astérix et Obélix: La fille de Vercingétorix de René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The new and  latest adventure of Astérix and Obélix.

Books released in September:

Books released in August:

Soif de Nathalie Nothomb (Albin Michel).

The author presents her book with one quote:

"To feel thirst, one needs to be alive"

Nous étions nés pour être heureux de Lionel Duroy The story centers on a family reunion and a long awaited reconciliation. The story is a vibrant account of childhood relationships, resilience and the necessity to find peace.

Rien n'est noir de Claire Berest (Stock)

A novel that reccounts the passionate and tumultuous love of Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera

Rouge impératrice de Léonara Miano ( Broché)

The story takes place in the 22nd century in an united and prosperous Africa. But this balance will be threatened by an impossible love story. A book that mixes romance, history, politics and questions identity.

Mes années hétéro de Hugues Barthe

A graphic novel centered around Rémi, who at 14 has his 1st love affair with a boy. The story takes place in the 60's, a time when Rémi can't assume his homosexuality. He marries and starts a family. It's only years later that he will manage to come out.

Books released in July:

Le voisin parfait est un enfoiré de Camilla Simon.

A sexy comedy for the summer.

6 ans à t'attendre de Delphine Giraud

A beautiful romance with a dose of suspens. A good summer read.

Celle qui ne pleurait jamais de Christophe Vasse.

A polar that keep the suspens up to the last page.

Books released in June:

Plaisir et nécessité de Françoise Nyssen.

Françoise Nyssen, the Culture minister tells us about her experience in the political world. A beautiful auto-portrait of a committed woman.

L'Enfant qui de Jeanne Benameur

Only nature will be able to soothe the pain of a child mourning for his mother. A novel carried by an elegant and poetic text

Rouge l'histoire d'une couleur de Michel Pastoureau

Michel Pastoureau is a professor of medieval history and an expert in Western symbology. This book is the fourth in a series devoted to the social and cultural history of colors in Europe.


Books released in May:

Comment j'ai appris à lire d'Agnès Desarthe.

How do you learn to read? How can our desire for reading be hindered? How can writing make a better reader? Walking through her memories, Agnès Desarthe leads an exciting investigation, drawing from the heart of a secret: that of not having loved to read for a long time.

Books released in April:

La Jeune Fille et la Nuit de Guillaume Musso.(Calmann-Lévy)

The lastest book of the French best selling author. A thriller set in a campus in the South of France.

Transparence de Marc Dugain

This novel unveils the world of tomorrow to better reveal the world of today and highlight the greatest technological revolution in our history.

Books released in March:

Une femme regarde les hommes regarder les femmes » de Siri Hustvedt (Actes Sud),Essai

The reader is invited to look into how we think about art, the change it creates in us and the importance it has on our psyche.


J'ai Dû Rêver Trop Fort de Michel Bussi (Presses de la cité)

Another novel by the 2nd authormost read in France. Part love story, part thriller, full of suspens, emotions. Real page turner

La cerise sur le gateau d'Aurélie Valognes (Mazarine)

Beautiful novel about the passing of time, the meaning of life and its simple pleasures. Charming and funny

Mes bien chères sœurs de Chloé Delaume

In this short incisive text, Chloé Delaume addresses the question of the renewal of feminism, the ongoing extinction of patriarchy, what is happening, and can happen, since the movement. #metoo.

Books released in February:

Books released in January:

Seratonin de Michel Houellebecq

Houellebecq's narrator is a disillusioned middle age man, whose declining health parallels the state of the French society. The works shows the difficulty of sustaining meaningful relationships, and the impossibility of finding happiness, let alone spiritual satisfaction, in a consumer society.

Le Diable Emporte le Fils Rebelle de Gilles Leroy. ( Mercvre de France)

Lorraine, her husband and their four sons live on a former wasteland of a Wisconsin town. The young mother works hard and only has God and drugs to help. She must also face Adam, her 15 years old son, a rebel. The teenager barely gets out of detention that she learns about his homosexuality. Lorraine has only one obsession: to save the rest of her family. A powerful novel.

Que faire des cons de Maxime Rovere

Mixing serious reflexions and humour, the philosopher Maxime Rovere offers a flawless manual to manage "toxic personalities".

A cross between Spinoza and Michel Audiard.


Albertine: Probably the biggest and prettiest French bookstore in the city. The shop is on two floors, has seating areas and now also houses the donated Venetian Salon. UES, near Central Park,the French Consulate and the Guggenheim

La Librairie des Enfants: A very charming bookstore with a great selection of French and English books on the UES. They have activities in French for children every weekday called "Les petites histoires".

Assouline: The publishing house, has a bookstore located inside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The place is luxurious and The books are beautiful and  the collection is perfectly curated


Rizzoli: Beautiful bookstore with a nice selection of foreign books and European Magazines.

Book Culture: Bookstore with 4 locations throughout  Manhattan and Brooklyn. Good selection of foreign books.

Magazine Café: Relaxed store specializing in magazines from around the world, with a focus on fashion periodicals.

Ink: Great selection of international magazines, lots of art and fashion magazines but also titles like " Paris Match". 66 Ave A- East Village

Mulberry Iconic Magazines: Specialized in hard to find magazines. Great selection of fashion/art/design magazines. French titles include: Marie-Claire, L’officiel, Numero, Charlie Hebdo.

Online Bookstores:

French books online: Huge selection of books for adults and children. The books are warehoused in the USA and available for immediate shipment.

Schoenhof's Foreign Books: oldest and largest foreign language-only bookstore in the United States. After After 161 years in business, the bookstore now operates only online but has the same great selection.

Newsletters, Newspapers, Articles


French District: A Newsletter in French. Find info and advices on places to go, events, work, travel, real estate and more.

10 editions covering different cities.

French Morning: Info, events, podcast, articles. This Newsletter in French has different versions: Nationa, LA, NY, Miami, Washington, Texas

Frenchly: A newsletter in English. Frenchly talks about the News, the culture, food, fashion.


Le Monde: French daily widely read inside and outiside France. It is newspaper that gives the most detailed coverage of world events and of politics.

Le Monde Diplomatique: monthly newspaper offering in depth analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs.

Le Figaro: A conservative French daily founded in 1826. It isthe oldest national daily in France and is one of the three French newspapers of record, along with Le Monde and Libération.

Libération: popularly known as Libé, is a daily newspaper in France, founded in Paris by Jean-Paul Sartre and Serge July in 1973 in the wake of the protest movements of May 1968. Centre-left newspaper

Les Echos: France's equivalent of the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal, a major national financial and economics daily,

Courrier International: Paris-based French weekly newspaper which translates and publishes excerpts of articles from over 900 international newspapers.


Weeekly News:

L’Obs, previously known as Le Nouvel Observateur, is a weekly French news magazine. Based in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, it is the most prominent French general information magazine in terms of audience and circulation.

L'Express: The weekly stands at the political centre in the French media landscape, and has a lifestyle supplement, L'Express Styles, and a job supplement, Réussir.

Paris Match: French-language weekly news magazine. It covers major national and international news along with celebrity lifestyle features.


The French Do Buy Books,Real Books: An interesting article from the American journalist and author of “Bringing Up Bébé" about the differences  between the French and American book industry.

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