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Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

Paris in Mind

FRN412
Jennifer Lee (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
288
1400031028
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
With selections spanning 300 years, this wonderful anthology reflects America's long connection to Paris and the French. The 30 American writers tapped include Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemingway and David Sedaris.
$16.00

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441247
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

Paris Map

FRN400
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866092040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:12,000 and all of Paris at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Paris Destination Map

FRA37
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
1
159775028X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided, waterproof city map and guide (1:11,500) includes point of interest.
$7.95

Chronicles of Old Paris

FRA72
John Baxter
Aa Balkema
2007
288
0984633421
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This sleek, modern guide chronologically organizes places of interest, providing accessible histories of each site. Also features eight walking tours, 29 maps and dozens of large full-page photographs.
$19.95

Culture Shock! Paris

FRA348
Frances Gedlin
Marshall Cavendish
2017
352
9814721794
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Ideal for those living in, working in or simply soaking up Paris, this overview of culture and etiquette features history, traditions, beliefs, etiquette, cuisine and leisure activities as well as hints for language-learners and business people.
$15.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Paris

FRA48
Mike Gerrard
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445544
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

Five Nights in Paris, After Dark in the City of Light

FRA191
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2015
336
0062296256
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Expat writer John Baxter guides readers through Paris’s five most iconic districts -- and all after sundown. Far from being merely picturesque, the strolls wind past famous haunts, crime scenes and architectural gems.
$14.99

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.
$13.99

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Monocle Paris Guide

FRA291
Monocle
Prestel
2016
148
3899556585
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Paris features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine’s network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters.
$15.00

Old-Fashioned Corners of Paris

FRA109
Christophe Destournelles
Little Bookroom
2014
194
1936941104
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This insightful catalog gives travelers access to "Old Paris" haunts that have somehow survived the ages.
$18.95

Parisian Chic, A Style Guide

FRN984
Ines de la Fressange
Rizzoli
2011
239
2080200739
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Icon of chic and quintessential Parisienne, Ines de la Fressange includes her favorite offbeat museums, shops, salons and spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels in this charming guide, jammed with photographs, drawings and hand-written lists.
$29.95

Secret Paris

FRA135
Jacques Garance
National Book Network
2015
384
236195074X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Highlighting the most strange, fascinating and esoteric sights of any destination, Secret guides are compiled by locals and organized by neighborhood.
$21.95

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, A Pedestrian in Paris

FRN979
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2011
298
0061998540
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Australian critic and writer Baxter draws on his second career as a literary tour guide in his adopted city for this witty memoir, laced with terrific tales.
$14.99

A Taste of Paris, A History of the Parisian Love Affair With Food

FRA376
David Downie
Macmillan
2017
304
1250082935
HARD COVER
Food
9/26/2017
0
0
0
0
Continuing his reputation as the ultimate Francophile, David Downie leads readers on a gourmet walking tour of Paris eateries. Eating his way through Roman butcher shops, classic "Belle Epoque" bistros, Marie Antoinette's garden and more, he shows how Paris became (and still is) the ultimate arbiter of food in the world.
$26.99

Hungry For Paris

FRN985
Alexander Lobrano
Random House
2014
512
081298594X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American in Paris since 1986, European correspondent for Gourmet and editor of Zagat's Paris, Lobrano brings a journalist's savvy and a food lover's insight to this enchanting guide of over 100 places to eat, enlivened by color photographs and charming essays on French food and dining.
$18.00

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris

FRA256
Emily Buchanan, Gianluca Tamorri (Photographer), Patricia Wells
Workman Publishing Company
2014
454
0761173382
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Newly updated, this guide highlights the best restaurants, cafes, wine bars and bistros in Paris and reveals where to find the best pastries, macarons and cheese. Also includes 40 recipes and practical information like addresses, hours and nearest metro stop.
$16.95

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

The Gourmands' Way, Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy

FRA375
Justin Spring
Macmillan
2017
448
0374103151
HARD COVER
Food
10/10/2017
0
0
0
0
Plumbing the depths of France’s culinary genius, this group biography introduces a culinary renaissance that continues to this day. Spring explores the conversations of six key American expats, including Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher, and shows how they’re still affecting the way Americans think about food.
$30.00

A Traveller's History of Paris

FRN426
Robert Coles
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566564859
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fast-moving, short survey of French history with a focus on Paris from its founding, through the heady days of revolution and up to modern times.
$14.95

France Is a Feast, Paul and Julia Child's Photographic Journey

FRA297
Paul Child (Photographer), Katherine Pratt
Thames & Hudson
2017
160
0500519072
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
11/14/2017
0
0
0
0
Taken while Paul Child was a cultural attache for the US Information Service (1948-1953), this intimate photograph collection shows a more personal side of the great Julia Child and celebrates French life and French cooking.
$40.00

Hemingway's Paris, A Writer's City in Words and Images

FRA243
Robert Wheeler
Skyhorse
2016
208
1631581139
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lovely, illustrated companion to A Moveable Feast and Hemingway's "Paris years" presents biographical notes alongside Robert Wheeler's contemporary black-and-white photography.
$19.99

How Paris Became Paris, The Invention of the Modern City

FRA108
Joan Dejean
Bloomsbury USA
2015
320
162040768X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vibrant chronicle of how Parisian rulers transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis.
$18.00

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

FRA189
Sue Roe
Penguin Putnam
2016
384
0143108123
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Beginning with the teenaged Pablo Picasso’s arrival in Montmartre in 1900, this multi-faceted biography takes on the extraordinary men and women, including Henri Matisse and Gertrude Stein, who transformed the European art world.
$18.00

Paris at the End of the World, The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918

FRA122
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2014
416
006222140X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World) explores how the City of Light managed to shine even brighter during the four years when WWI threatened her destruction.
$15.99

Paris Metro Photo

FRA314
Actes Sud
Distributed Art Publishers
2017
348
2330065914
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With over 250 images from major figures like Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson and more, this coffee table history of the Paris Metro treats the great public work as a cultural symbol of France and an inspirational blend of technology and Art Nouveau. A luxurious tribute to the world's most iconic subway.
$55.00

Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

FRA01
Rosecrans Baldwin
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2013
286
1250033357
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A take on living in Paris by a young American novelist.
$16.00

Paris, Les Boulevards

FRA187
Charles Franck
Rizzoli International
2015
8
0847845044
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This reproduction of a Victorian-era book of lithographs in twelve gatefolds celebrates the Victorian-era romance of Paris, its wide streets filled with horse buggies, women in society hats and true French elegance.
$29.95

Paris, The Biography of a City

FRN502
Colin Jones
Viking
2006
566
0143036718
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones writes with obvious affection in this entertaining, ambitious history of Paris, its architecture, culture and politics, from the late Stone Age to Jacques Chirac.
$20.00

Parisians, An Adventure History of Paris

FRN888
Graham Robb
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
368
0393339734
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning at the dawn of the French Revolution and continuing, in its own charming, haphazard way to the present, Robb's paean to the City of Light (he's clearly in love) takes in the history of Paris through the stories of Marie Antoinette, Sartre and Simon de Beauvoir, Napoleon, Zola, Proust and others, renowned and heretofore unknown.
$18.95

Shakespeare and Company, Paris, A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

FRA307
Sylvia Beach (Contributor), Krista Halverson (Editor)
Distributed Art Publishers
2016
384
109610100I
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With essays, illustrations and poetry, this delightful miscellany celebrates the 65th anniversary of the famed bohemian bookstore essential to all the literary expats who found themselves roaming the streets of Paris.
$34.95

The Golden Moments of Paris, A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s

FRA153
John Baxter
Independent Publishers Group
2014
272
0984633472
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
John Baxter, expert on all things Parisian, acts as a guide through the decadent era of 1920s Paris. Visit the literary salon of Gertrude Stein, explore the surreal world of Salvador Dali and follow the antics of Ernest Hemingway and other colorful characters of the "lost generation."
$19.95

The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris

FRA64
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2012
558
1416571779
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McCullough's enthralling story of the American painters, writers, sculptors and doctors who journeyed to Paris between 1830 and 1900 and how they altered American history.
$20.00

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.
$17.95

When Paris Sizzled

FRA310
Mary McAuliffe
Rowman & Littlefield
2016
344
1442253320
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Breezy and well-researched, this history explores Paris's seismic cultural moment in the 1920s -- from the awful war that propelled it, to the personalities, drugs, jazz and wild spending that made it famous.
$29.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

A Passion for Paris

FRA190
David Downie
St. Martin's Press
2015
320
1250043158
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asking why the City of Light is also the city of love, Downie embarks on a secular pilgrimage to the most romantic sites in Paris -- alluring parks, atmospheric cafes and inspiring vistas -- drawing on literary lights Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire and other great Romantics to aid him in his quixotic quest.
$26.99

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Paris to the Past, Traveling Through French History by Train

FRN953
Ina Caro
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
400
0393343154
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The infectiously enthusiastic Ina Caro charts 25 day trips from Paris in this marvelously conceived history and guide. From the splendor of Chartres, wonders of Sainte-Chapelle and elegant Place de la Concorde, Caro enchants.
$17.95

Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

FRN522
David Downie
Broadway Books
2011
303
0976925109
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Downie's irreverent ode to his adopted home takes the form of 31 short sketches on the history, people and places of Paris.
$15.00

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

Mission to Paris

FRA18
Alan Furst
Random House
2013
255
0812981820
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Autumn 1939. In Paris, American motion picture producer Frederic Stahl is drawn into a clandestine world of foreign correspondents, exiled Spanish republicans, and spies of every sort in Alan Furst's accomplished -- and atmospheric -- 12th novel. His Spies of the Balkans (BLK152) and Spies of Warsaw (PLD80) are equally evocative of place.
$16.00

Murder in the Latin Quarter

FRN772
Cara Black
Soho Press
2009
336
1569476217
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The ninth installment in Black's series featuring "adorably punkish" detective Aimee Leduc, who gets around on a pink Vespa. This time, Aimee's investigations lead her through the old university district of Paris -- its colorful streets, schools, museums, cafes and bookstores providing a vivid backdrop to the suspense.
$15.95

Murder in the Marais

FRN561
Cara Black
Soho Press
2016
384
1616957301
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Literate and thrilling, with a strong sense of the geography and flavor of Paris, the first in a series of mysteries starring Aimee Ledoc shows off the French-American detective's wit and wile. The series continues with Murder in Belleville (FRN562), Murder in the Sentier (FRN563) and many more.
$9.99

Paris

FRA38
Edward Rutherfurd
Doubleday
2014
832
0345530764
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Edward Rutherford's sweeping tale traces Paris from Roman occupation to the building of Notre Dame, the machinations of Cardinal Richeleu, glittering court of Versailles, Revolution, the Belle Epoque, the Lost Generation, Nazi occupation and the Resistance all the way up to student revolt in the tumultuous 1960s.
$18.00

Paris Stories

FRN373
Mavis Gallant, Michael Ondaatje (Introduction)
NYRB
2002
350
1590170229
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All written in Paris (where Gallant has long lived), these magnificent stories take place from the Left Bank to the French Riviera, postwar Germany and Franco-era Spain. If you haven’t read her work (many of the stories originally appeared in the New Yorker), you are in for a treat. Gallant is one of the great 20th century short story writers.
$15.95

Paris Stories

FRA259
Shaun Whiteside (Editor)
Everyman's Library
2016
416
1101907568
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Flaubert meditates on humanity, Fitzgerald revels in "la vie belle" and many other great writers explore Paris in these classic stories. Part of the Everyman’s Pocket Classics series.
$16.00

For Kids

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece.
$11.99

The Family Under the Bridge

FRN313
Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1989
123
0064402509
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Medal winning book for children ages 9-12 is a charming, wonderfully human story recounting the Parisian adventures of the hobo Armand and the three homeless children who make him shed his grumpy ways.
$5.99

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

This is Paris

FRN466
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310635
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
First published in 1958, this is a facsimile edition of Sasek's classic portrait of Paris for children. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and other attractions are depicted with bright, stylized illustrations. Ages 4-8.
$17.95

Fodor's Around Paris With Kids, 68 Great Things to Do Together

FRN658
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2013
160
1400019192
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed with a fun and convenient flipbook format, this unique guide to entertaining sites, activities, and kid-friendly eateries around town is perfect for young travelers and a handy reference for adults. Written by a parent, the guide includes practical pointers and, in case of a rainy day, diverting games for kids.
$12.99

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

FRN731
Brian Selznick
Scholastic Inc.
2007
544
0439813786
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An intricate mystery told as a graphic novel for middle schoolers, Brain Selznick's captivating tale of an orphan boy on the streets of Paris in the 1930s seems a brilliant choice for Martin Scorsese's first 3-D venture, a family film starring Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie opens November 23.
$24.99

Revolution

FRN935
Jennifer Donnelly
2010
471
0385737645
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The action in this YA novel, set against the backdrop of Paris, brings together figures from the French Revolution, the classical roots of American rock-- and the very modern struggles of a 21st-century teenage girl coming of age.
$9.99

France

FRN980
Mary Colson
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952285
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris With Children

FRA56
Kim Levesque
Little Bookroom
2013
1892145987
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This charming small guide covers where to play, eat, shop and stay in Paris with kids.
$19.95

The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook, Danyel Couet's Guide to the City's Ethnic Cuisine

FRA80
Danyel Couet
Interlink Publishing Group
2013
264
1566569400
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Danyel Couet, chef and co-owner of Stockholm's F12 restaurant, introduces the culinary diversity of the City of Lights in this illustrated guide to local markets, cafés, and restaurants in eight multi-ethnic neighborhoods.
$25.00

A Walk in Paris

FRA87
Salvatore Rubbino
Candlewick Press
2014
40
0763669849
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An endearing introduction to Paris for young readers. On a walk with a young girl and her grandfather, we meet Paris’s landmark sites (of course, ending with the Eiffel Tower) and learn a little about French history, language and cuisine along the way.
$16.99

An Armadillo in Paris

FRA143
Julie Kraulis
Tundra Books
2014
32
1770495266
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this delightful new picture book from Julie Kraulis, an adventure seeking Armadillo from Brazil takes an adventure to Paris.
$17.99

Matisse's Garden

FRA170
Samantha Friedman
Harry N. Abrams
2014
48
0870709100
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The inspiring story of Henri Matisse and his cut-paper collages. One day, Matisse (who is drawn with large eyeglasses, a brown shirt and blank face) cuts the shape of a bird from a piece of paper. Before he knows it, he’s looking at a paper garden of brightly colored plants, animals and shapes that represents a radical new form of art. For ages 4-8.
$19.95

A Lion in Paris

FRA199
Beatrice Alemagna
University of Washington Press
2014
32
184976171X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A charming book for young readers, set in Paris. Bored by his rural life on the savanna, a curious lion travels to the City of Light seeking excitement and attention. But why do Parisians keep ignoring him?
$19.95

French Picture Word Book

FRA203
Hayward Cirker
Dover Publications
1994
32
0486277771
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to French for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$4.99

Paris, Modigliani and Me

FRA251
Jacqueline Kolosov
Independent Publishers Group
2015
300
1941311911
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this sparkling young adult novel, Julie, a listless 18-year-old, heads to Paris for a fun summer as a nanny. Her days are filled with fashion-forward friends and intriguing guys, but Paris really sizzles when Julie sets off on a quest to discover the true artist of a newly uncovered Modigliani painting.
$14.95

Come With Me to Paris

FRA255
Min Heo (Illustrator), Gloria Fowler
Aa Balkema
2014
56
1623260477
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for ages 3 to 6, this colorful, rhyming book introduces children to the culture of "Paree" from landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the Arc de Triomphe to some simple French phrases.
$16.95

The Way to the Orsay Museum, France

FRA275
Hyo-mi Park
Lerner Publishing Group
2016
32
1925247244
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
It's a busy day in Paris and down by the Seine, Marie and her mother are on their way to the Musee d'Orsay! What will they see? Written for children ages 5 to 8.
$7.99

Berlitz Language French Flash Cards

FRA281
Apa Publications Limited
Berlitz
2016
50
178004464X
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the French word on the reverse.
$8.99

Let's Visit Paris!

FRA299
Lisa Manzione
Ingram Publisher Services
2011
35
1937616010
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Bella and Harry, two very friendly Chihuahuas with plenty of "joie de vivre!" visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Montmartre and more while sampling French delicacies and the French language. A fun first look at "Par-ee," written for ages 6 to 9.
$16.95

Lonely Planet City Trails: Paris

FRA300
Lonely Planet Kids
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
104
1760342246
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With insider information on the history and culture of Paris, this fun, colorful book is packed with facts about landmarks and events that are only found in the City of Light. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$12.99

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Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist

FRN35
Anthony Roberts (Translator), Sylvie Patin
Thames & Hudson UK
1993
176
0500300305
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A colorful pocket-size reference to Monet's life, paintings and contemporaries, perfect for those visiting Giverny.
$15.95

A Tale of Two Cities

GBR100
Charles Dickens
Penguin
2003
371
0451526562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dickens' famous tale of love and intrigue, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
$8.00

Blue Guide Paris

FRN145
Delia Gray-Durant, Ian Robertson
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
500
1905131674
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Compact and authoritative, this eleventh edition of the art-focused guide includes plenty of color photographs and a section of practical information in addition to the usual maps and detailed floor plans.
$26.95

The Masterpiece

FRN227
Emile Zola
Oxford University Press
2008
428
0192839632
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Zola's novel tells of the downfall of a painter in 19th-century Paris, based on his childhood friend Cezanne. This classic is evocative of the artistic life in turn-of-the-century France. It was also the novel that would end their friendship.
$12.95

The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

FRN259
Edmund White
Bloomsbury USA
2008
144
1582341354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The gifted novelist reveals his favorite haunts in this glittering portrait of Paris and its pleasures, taking in neighborhoods, bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, eateries and, naturally, the history behind it all.
$15.00

Michelin Green Guide Northern France and the Paris Region

FRN273
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
564
2067220500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guidebook in the popular Michelin series, covering Paris and Northern France, noted for its detail and helpful maps.
$22.99

A Corner in the Marais, Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood

FRN351
Alex Karmel
David R. Godine
2002
149
1567921981
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A loving portrait, guide and history of Paris and, especially, of the old houses and byways of Marias. The book -- an excellent traveler's companion -- evokes the character and long history of the City of Light.
$16.95

Paris, The Collected Traveler

FRN397
Barrie Kerper
Vintage Books
2011
614
0307474895
PAPER
Guidebook
7/12/2011
0
0
0
0
Barrie Kerper's mad bibliophile's guide to the sites, history, food and culture of Paris collects an astonishing range of excerpts, essays and writing on the City of Light, each annotated and with accompanying practical information.
$19.00

Paris and Elsewhere

FRN444
Richard Cobb, Julian Barnes (Introduction)
NYRB
2004
292
1590170822
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The great historian of the French Revolution historian pays tribute to his beloved Paris with essays on memorable people and places. Roaming farther afield, he includes essays on down-at-the-heels Marseilles and Rouen.
$18.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Murder in Montmartre

FRN566
Cara Black
Soho Press
2007
368
1569474109
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Cara Black once again effortlessly interweaves a suspenseful plot with the history and culture of a Parisian neighborhood, this time seedy Montmartre.
$15.95

The Judgment of Paris, The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism

FRN575
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2006
464
0802715168
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
King's lovingly researched and lucid cultural history of French art and society in the 1860s places the Impressionists at the center of a revolution in philosophy and taste.
$20.00

The Authentic Bistros of Paris

FRN576
Francois Thomazeau, Sylvain Ageorges (Photographer), Anna Moschovakis (Translator)
Little Bookroom
2005
192
1892145340
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy guide to 50 traditional eateries, many tucked away on hidden streets. With photographs, history and practical notes.
$16.95

Frommer's Paris Day by Day

FRN603
Frommer's
Frommer's
2016
184
1628872403
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact yet remarkably thorough guide, ideal for a short visit, includes recommendations for everything from food to shopping. With a separate fold-out map of the city center and suggested itineraries for visits of one to three days.
$13.95

Talk to the Snail, Ten Commandments to Understanding the French

FRN643
Stephen Clarke
Bloomsbury USA
2006
258
1596913096
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Clarke's essays on France and the French, as witty as they are useful, combine a guide to cultural understanding with some perfectly rendered, entertaining and tongue-in-cheek notes on how to speak proper French.
$15.95

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

FRN755
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
2003
351
1402200455
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two Canadian journalists tackle the contradictions and complexities of the French character, paying particular attention to the question of why the French resist globalization.
$21.99

Paris from the Ground Up

FRN796
James H. S. McGregor
Harvard University Press
2010
338
0674057384
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully erudite, in-depth guide to the architecture, monuments and history of Paris. With 105 color and 30 black-and-white photographs and 10 maps.
$34.00

The Hare With Amber Eyes

FRN941
Edmund De Waal
Picador USA
2011
368
0312569378
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Edmund de Waal unfolds the story of his remarkable family, a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in early 20th-century Paris and Vienna.
$17.00

Eiffel's Tower

FRN987
Jill Jonnes
Penguin Putnam
2010
354
0143117297
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones captures the thrill of the modern in this sprightly tale of the tower, the 1889 World's Fair that inspired it -- and the cast of characters who gathered in Paris for the occasion, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the artists Gauguin, Van Gogh and Whistler.
$18.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Paris

FRA13
C. Le Nevez
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
224
1786572222
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the city of Paris that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

Foreign Bodies

EUR425
Cynthia Ozick
Mariner Books
2011
255
0547435576
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ozick’s brilliantly conceived reprise of Henry James’ black comedy The Ambassadors. In the 1903 original an unworldly middle-aged gentleman travels to Paris to retrieve his fiance’s supposedly wayward son. In Ozick’s reimagining the protagonist is Bea Nightingale, a divorcee schoolteacher with a brief marriage and lifetime of regret behind her, who makes the same journey in search of her errant nephew.
$15.99

The Unknown Masterpiece, And, Gambara

FRA15
Honore de Balzac
NYRB
2001
135
0940322749
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Balzac’s story of a painter who struggles to be understood by his contemporaries has inspired artists of the stature of Cézanne, Picasso and Henry James. Published here alongside Gambara, a novella which elucidates a musician's descent into madness.
$14.95

The Private Lives of the Impressionists

FRA16
Sue Roe
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
356
0060545593
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Roe shows the Impressionists in the studios of Paris, rural lanes of Montmartre and rowdy riverside bars as Paris underwent Baron Haussmann's spectacular transformation.
$17.99

Parks and Gardens in Greater Paris

FRA47
Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
National Book Network
2011
192
3936681511
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Harvard alum Jacqueline Widmar Stewart guides readers on a fascinating tour of Parisian public green spaces. Through 200 illustrations, visitors interested in exploring Paris through the city’s trove of public parks and gardens will enjoy identifying telltale design hallmarks and learning about Paris’ many historic and modern-day public parks and gardens.
$78.00

The Good Thief's Guide to Paris

FRA57
Chris Ewan
St. Martins
2009
280
0312578059
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The flush of success of his Paris book reading soon fades when a dead body turns up in the living room of the globe-trotting mystery writer and debonair thief Charlie Howard in this second delightful book in the series.
$22.00

An Extraordinary Theory of Objects, A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris

FRA68
Stephanie Lacava
HarperCollins
2013
224
0061963925
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This unique collection of illustrated essays explores the loneliness of an American adolescent girl living in the Parisian suburb of Le Vesinet during the 1990s.
$14.99

Paris, Portrait of a City

FRA82
Jean Claude Gautrand
Taschen
2013
190
3836532174
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This dazzling collection of 150 images is a fitting tribute to Paris, the official birthplace of photography. Spanning the last century and a half, these photos from the famous, including Charles Marville and Eugene Atget, and the unknown present an illuminating look at the city’s vibrant residents, stunning architecture and inspiring atmosphere.
$9.99

The Sleepwalkers, How Europe Went to War in 1914

EUR455
Christopher Clark
HarperCollins
2014
736
0061146668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A new study, hailed as a major achievement. Christopher Clark uniquely captures the intrigue, politics and the centrality of the Balkans in this meticulously researched, gripping narrative of the events that ultimately led to the beginning of World War I.
$18.99

An Officer and a Spy

FRA90
Robert Harris
Alfred Knopf
2014
448
0385349580
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing thriller, Harris reanimates France’s 1895 Dreyfus Affair. Our protagonist, French army officer Georges Picquart, arouses controversy when he discovers evidence that would exonerate Dreyfus, already condemned to the prison at Devil’s Island.
$27.95

A Day at Versailles, An Intimate Portrait

FRA93
Francis Hammond (Photographer), Yves Carlier
Random House
2014
224
2080301438
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Today a tourist attraction, the Chateau de Versailles was originally the center of royal power, a lavish palace constructed by Louis XIV prior to the French Revolution. This illustrated book celebrates the hidden wonders of the palace and grounds, including Marie Antoinette’s dairy farm and the Petit Trianon.
$34.95

Inside a Pearl, My Years in Paris

FRA103
Edmund White
Bloomsbury USA
2014
272
1608195821
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Edmund White, draws on his renown as a pre-eminent gay American writer of the 20th century to discuss his Paris years. His shocking, incendiary memoir paints a fascinating portrait of 1980s and 1990s Paris with digressions on AIDS, rape, feminism and promiscuity.
$26.00

Strangled in Paris, A Victor Legris Mystery

FRA104
Claude Izner
St. Martins
2014
320
1250048109
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This sixth installment in the Victor Legris mystery series, Legris and his assistant, JoJo, struggle to solve a series of puzzling murders in Paris when all clues begin pointing to the Black Unicorn Society.
$15.99

City Secrets Paris, The Essential Insider's Guide

FRA105
Robert Kahn
Perseus
2014
275
0989861201
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This untraditional clothbound guide to the City of Lights features contributions from more than 150 artists, writers, historians and chefs who illuminate both familiar and unfamiliar sites. Includes detailed maps.
$19.95

City Walks Paris, 50 Adventures on Foot

FRA81
Christina Henry De Tessan
Chronicle Books
2011
50
0811874095
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Explore the city with these 50 colorful, convenient cards, each with a map and suggested walking tour.
$14.95

Moleskine City Notebook Paris

FRA119
Moleskine
Chronicle Books
2008
228
888370620X
HARD COVER
Journal
0
0
0
0
Ideal for those who travel for leisure or work, this pocket sized notebook from the makers at Moleskine is an excellent way to organize your trip and preserve your experience for your memory and records.
$19.95

Rick Steves' Pocket Paris

FRA134
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
220
1631215639
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Rick Steves' compact, easy-to-use guide designed for a brief stay in Paris. Featuring city walks, guides to Versailles and the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Musee d'Orsay, handy restaurant and hotel recommendations and a fold-out city map.
$13.99

Paris, 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

FRA139
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2014
132
9881222788
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

Midnight in Paris

FRA152
Woody Allen
Baker & Taylor Video
2013
6314520320
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Written and directed by Woody Allen, this romantic comedy follows a nostalgic young screenwriter (Owen Wilson) on a trip to Paris with his fiance's family. Each night at midnight he is mysteriously transported into the arts scene of 1920s Paris, where he encounters his literary idols of the past and reconciles himself with the present.
$14.99

Paris Crumpled City Map

FRA183
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2010
1
8890426462
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Make My Day Paris

FRA201
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
40
1743606982
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Paris designed for the traveler who wants to create exceptional, custom itineraries. With a spiral binding and flip cards, the book offers more than 2,000 possible itineraries for each day (morning, afternoon and evening).
$9.99

The Only Street in Paris, Life on the Rue Des Martyrs

FRA225
Elaine Sciolino
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
320
0393353400
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This journey down the historic Rue Des Martyrs is also an in-depth look into classic Parisian culture. Sciolino profiles the many eccentric, homegrown artisans and small business owners whose way of life is disappearing.
$16.95

The Little Paris Bookshop

FRA226
Nina George
Crown
2016
416
0553418793
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel follows a floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine River, whose owner calls himself a "literary apothecary." Monsieur Perdu prescribes books for all kinds of ailments while pursuing his own heartache on a river journey from Paris to Avignon.
$16.00

The Festival of Insignificance

FRA239
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
2015
128
0062356895
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in modern-day Paris, this whimsical and unserious tale by literary luminary Kundera centers around a few men whose frivolous conversations touch on the absurd, the romantic and the moral. The great author's return to novel writing after over a decade away.
$23.99

Paris StreetSmart Map

FRA244
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2010
1
1934395536
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
VanDam’s laminated, accordion-style map brings Paris into focus with a full map of central Paris (including a full index of streets and sites) plus insets of Champs-Elysees, Montmartre, Montparnasse, La Defense and Pere-Lachaise. Full-color with 3D renderings of landmarks. Scales vary.
$9.95

A Sentimental Education, The Story of a Young Man

FRA245
Gustave Flaubert
Oxford University Press
2008
489
0199540314
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Flaubert follows the story of a young man's romantic attachment to an older woman, ironically depicting the uneventful lives of individual citizens against a backdrop of political and social upheaval.
$7.95

The Paris Architect

FRA246
Charles Belfoure
Wheeler
2015
548
1410477991
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A gifted architect reluctantly agrees to devise ingenious hiding places for the Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris in this gripping historical novel.
$30.99

Paris at War, 1939-1944

FRA254
David Drake
Harvard University Press
2015
520
067450481X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Rich in eye-opening details, this lengthy history is a testament to Paris under Nazi and Vichy rule. David Drake paints an indelible portrait of ordinary French people, the upper class, collaborationists and the growing French Resistance.
$35.00

Michelin Guide 2016 Paris & Ses Environs

FRA273
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
512
2067214829
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Carefully selected and rated with Michelin's star system, this guide to 600 restaurants in and around Paris encompasses plenty of different cuisines. Updated annually, the guide is now in its 96th edition.
$19.99

Michelin Map & Guide Paris

FRA279
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
1
2067206729
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the spontaneous, unstructured traveler, this map-based guide picks Paris apart, neighborhood by neighborhood, pinpointing suggested spots for: shopping, taking a break, eating and enjoying the nightlife.
$9.95

Only In Paris

FRA283
Duncan J. D. Smith
Interlink Publishing Group
2016
240
3950366296
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring Paris's curious attractions and the stories behind them, this erudite guide in the Only In series is an entertaining read that will surprise travelers and locals alike. With plenty of full-color illustrations.
$22.95

Finding Fontainebleau, An American Boy in France

FRA286
Thad Carhart
Viking
2017
304
0143109286
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Carhart's fun, intriguing memoir tells how he wrestled with the French school system, the French language and French food while he grew up near Fontainebleau.
$27.00

France, A Modern History from the Revolution to the War With Terror

FRA287
Jonathan Fenby
St. Martin's Press
2016
554
1250096839
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Taking his cue from Napoleon's loss at Waterloo in 1815, bestselling historian Jonathan Fenby chronicles the last 200 years of French history, exploring how the nation took its contemporary shape. He narrates two political revolutions, three awful wars with Germany, the rise of Jihadism and a whole lot more.
$29.99

Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Paris's Rebel Quarter

FRA289
John Baxter
HarperCollins Publishers
2016
256
0062431900
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The first in a series on Parisian neighborhoods, this history of Saint-Germain-des-Pres was penned by Paris expert John Baxter. He combed the neighborhood from top to bottom, writing a chapter on each specific site worth visiting, including Sartre's favorite café and the best chocolate shop in all of Paris.
$15.99

The French Revolution, From Enlightenment to Tyranny

FRA296
Ian Davidson
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
336
1681772507
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This fresh look at the incredibly complicated events of the French Revolution presents the larger-than-life characters and dramatic events that affected all of France. Davidson shows how the revolution affected French notions of morality and justice that still exist today.
$28.95

And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

FRA338
Alan Riding
Vintage Books
2011
399
0307389057
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this cultural exploration of life in Nazi-occupied Paris, Riding parses the complex questions that surround the preservation of art and culture of an occupied nation.
$16.95

Mad Enchantment, Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

FRA340
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2016
416
1632860120
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bestselling author Ross King offers a scrupulously researched account of Monet's magnificent paintings of Giverny. The beauty of the water lily paintings, King writes, belie Monet's intense frustrations in creating them.
$30.00

The Streets of Paris

FRA353
Marion Ranoux (Illustrator), Susan Cahill
Macmillan
2017
240
1250074320
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Drawing from the biographies of 22 well-known figures, Cahill makes it easy for travelers to revisit the seductive streets old Paris. She takes memorable figures from Paris past and leads travelers to their favorite haunts and, if possible, right to their front doors.
$19.99

Worth Looking For

Knopf Mapguide Paris

FRN639
Knopf Guides
Alfred Knopf
2012
0307263886
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A handy set of full color, ingeniously folded maps, each indicating favorite sites, shops, restaurants and attractions.
$12.95