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A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer. A recent French biography begins, Who doesn’t know Nadar? In France, that’s a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the […]

We’re wishing we were in the City of Lights and today we’re featuring books that can transport us there so it’s almost like you’re spending April in Paris. Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia deHavilland First published in 1962 and back in print for the first time in decades, the uninhibited bestseller featuring the delectable […]

Bonjour bibliothécaires! In honor of Bastille Day, we’re celebrating some of our favorite French-inspired titles. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book […]