NYLC Spring Event - Tour of the Albertine Bookstore

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NYLC Spring Event - Tour of the Albertine Bookstore

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Albertine 972 5th Ave New York, NY 10075

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A guided tour of the two-floor Albertine with an opportunity to browse the shop. The event will be followed by an informal gathering at a nearby café.

Albertine is part of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and is located inside the historic landmarked Payne Whitney mansion designed by Stanford White. As indicated on their website, it is "the only bookshop in New York devoted solely to books in French and English with more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from 30 French-speaking countries." The store regularly hosts authors, debates and discussions open to the public at no charge. Since 2017 the Cultural Services has awarded the Albertine Prize for American readers' favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction that has been translated into English.

We will be greeted by the Assistant Director who will explain the history, design and decor of the shop and answer any questions.