If you’re looking for French reading to improve your French, educate yourself on the classics, or just for pleasure, here are some places to find French books in Miami and the surrounding area.
Celebrities, cars, sports, current affairs or even arts and crafts, Bob’s News & Books in Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone. You will find the latest French publications from Charlie Hebdo, to Le Point, L’Express, Géo, Vanity Fair and Glamour. Because it’s all imported, it’s not cheap — up to five dollars more per publication than you’d pay in France. Besides French magazines, you’ll find a wide choice of novels and educational books. – 1515 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale – (954) 524-4731
Known to all Francophones and Francophiles in Miami, Libreri Mapou, located in the heart of Little Haiti, has been supporting Haitian culture and the Creole language for nearly thirty years. Jan Mapou, the bookseller, offers many books in French for all ages. It’s basically certain that if you enter his shop, you’ll exit with at least a few good books to devour. – 5919 NE 2nd Ave, Miami – (305) 757-9922
Old Florida Book Shop, as its name suggests, offers a wide range of old works including many classics of French literature such as Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac and Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A real cave of wonders, the establishment also has several French magazines dating back to the early 20th century such as the fashion magazine Gazette du bon ton, the satirical magazine L’Assiette au beurre, and the humorous weekly Le Rire. – 3426 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale – (954) 319-1441
If you’re looking for a novel to devour or a comic book to leaf through, Pyramid Books at Boyton Beach should meet your expectations very well. The works of Guy de Maupassant, Jean d’Ormesson, and Amélie Nothomb, among others, line the shelves of the small shop. The bookstore also has books for children, bilingual English-French dictionaries and several English novels translated into French like the Harry Potter series. – 544 Gateway Blvd, Boynton Beach (561) 731-4422
With nearly 800 stores across the United States, Barnes & Noble is a supreme carrier of all things books. Even though the selection of French books might be limited, it’s still possible to find some books between their walls, notably the classics studied in school or novels with international notoriety. Again, these books are more expensive than their cover prices in l’Hexagone because of shipping prices. – Several addresses in Florida
Books & Books is another bookstore chain established in 1982 in southeast Florida. Focused on American literature, the store nevertheless offers a respectable selection of books in French. The latest and greatest publications will not necessarily be on the shelves, but the bookshop lets you order books at no extra cost. – Several addresses in southeast Florida