Bookstore anyone? Mais oui, merci.

DIGITAL CAMERA I love books and I love bookstores. For as long as I can remember a trip to the bookstore has always been a real treat. I am also French and as a people I believe we cherish our special relationship with the printed word.

Recently, The New York Times published a very interesting article about the strong health of French bookstores as compared with their English and American counterparts.  (You may read the entire article, by clicking the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/books/french-bookstores-are-still-prospering.html?_r=0 ).  Yes, bookstores are thriving in France in part because of government subsidies and price controls. But at the core, bookstores flourish in France because people enjoy and value the service they provide.

This gave me the idea of trying to showcase bookstores from around France (and the world). So there we go, step 1 in our journey (and where it all started for me):

1. Librairie Ancienne Lacoste – Chinon, France

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Librairie Ancienne Lacoste Rare books library located in my hone town of Chinon – Indre et Loire – France
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Chinon, Indre et Loire – France My home town along the banks of the river Vienne.

Bonnes lectures et bon voyage!


LDF_logo    Lectures De France offers the most extensive selection of French books on line for children, teens and adults. 1,400+ titles in stock in the US, ready to ship to your home, school or business.


 

Bastille Day Sale: Storm our site until July 14th

bastille_day225 years ago, the people of Paris stormed the Bastille, until July 14th, storm our site and enjoy 15% OFF our entire site.

Did you know…

Bastille Day is the name given in English speaking countrie to the French National Day which is celebrated on the 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called “La Fete Nationale” and commonly “Le quatorze juillet”.

The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fete de la Federation on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held all over France. This year we are celebrating the 225th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille by angry Parisians.

“Paris, the City of Lights” A selection of our titles which take place or have Paris as a background…Enjoy!


LDF_logo    Lectures De France offers the most extensive selection of French books on line for children, teens and adults. 1,400+ titles in stock in the US, ready to ship to your home, school or business.


 

 

Welcome to my blog!

paris_bouquinist Hi there and welcome to my new blog! My goal here is to share a bit of the French culture with you (and yes also let you know about the books in French we offer on our site www.LecturesDeFrance.com).

We are not new at selling books in French on line (have done this for over 10 years now) but we are new at writing blogs. Please feel free to comment on our blog posts so we can deliver content that you are interested in.

By the way, I am a French expat, left the City of Lights 25 years ago and moved Continue reading Welcome to my blog!