Books

Books
Alexandre Dumas' Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine

In 2002, for the bicentennial of Alexandre Dumas' birth, then French President Jacques Chirac arranged a ceremony honoring the renowned author by reinterring his coffin at the Panthéon in Paris. Four Republican guards dressed...
Paris pyramid

When writer Elizabeth Gilbert embarked on a yearlong journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia, the result was a spiritual transformation, an awakening, and a wealth of new adventures (among them, meeting her future Brazilian...
Author Stephen Clarke

The new book from best-selling author Stephen Clarke hits bookshelves on May 5!  What is your new book, Merde in Europe, about? It's a Brexit or not novel. The hero, Paul West, goes to Brussels to...
Paris skyline at sunset

Paris inspired prominent authors like Gertrude Stein, T.S. Elliot, and the Fitzgeralds, while more recent authors like David Sedaris and Adam Gopnik have continued this tradition. This city lends itself as a backdrop and...
Paris quay

Penelope Rowlands is the editor of, and a contributor to, Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light, a beautifully curated collection of essays about the transformative effect of living in...
Espresso Book Machine, Paris

Paris is wonderful for so many reasons, and one of them is that its inhabitants value books and the shops that sell them. While many bibliophiles around the world worry about the future of the book,...