French Bookshop Opens In King Street

La Librairie selling new and used books


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A bookshop selling new and used French books has opened at King Street.

This is welcome news for the local large French speaking community in Chiswick, who now have a place where they can buy and/or sell books in French.

La librairie (Librairie française) is located at 377 King Street, Hammersmith.

Owner Marine Raynor says that they will stock a wide selection, in all kind of sectors: children’s, comics, graphic novels and manga for all ages, crime/thrillers, classic and contemporary fiction, non-fiction, cookery, collectibles and so on.

The whole idea started with the realisation that it wasn’t easy to find many books in French in London – unless ordering online – or to sell the unwanted ones, in spite of the large Francophone community. After a lot of thinking and many discussions with French speakers/learners, we decided to set up a shop to exclusively offer second hand books in French, for anyone who needs or wants to read in French.

"We believe books should have a long life, so are also happy to buy books customers no longer want, all you need to do is contact us or come over to the shop and have a chat with a member of staff."

They also sell sweets and confectionary from France.

April 23, 2018

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