Livres en Français à Brooklyn

Beginning this Sunday, September 24, the Community Bookstore in Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y., will begin selling French-language books from the Albertine, the Manhattan bookstore that's a project of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and sells French- and English-language books. As the partners put it, the arrangement provides "Brooklynites with access to Albertine's French-language books without the long journey to the Upper East Side."

The Community Bookstore and the Albertine will celebrate with an opening party, 5-9 p.m., this Sunday, beginning with story time in French and English featuring Hervé Tullet, whose new book is called Oh! (Bayard Editions) in French and Say Zoop! (Chronicle Books) in English. Afterwards, from 6-9 p.m., appropriately enough, there will be apértifs.

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