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The American Library in Paris

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Marlene's Musings

The library's collection includes books belonging to the international film star Marlene Dietrich... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Dave P
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Portland, Oregon, United States
A wonderful respite in the city

We have been on their email list a long time, but just recently had the opportunity to visit. A... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2016
SPK1951
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Montgomery, Texas
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Founded in 1920, this library features frequent readings by visiting authors.
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10 rue du General Camou | 7th, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

The library's collection includes books belonging to the international film star Marlene Dietrich. She was a recluse during her final years in Paris, and one can imagine her spending many hours reading her favorite stories. Several of her books are about the great Dietrich. And...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

The American Library in Paris is the largest English-lending library on the European continent. It's a calm oasis in which to sit and read, and get some work done, if work you must! The library hosts several literary events each month, which are always interesting,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

I spend a lot of time at the Library, for me is it a great place to relax and spend some quality time with the thousands of books available. It is a private library, so you have to pay to use - but it is...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The library became one of my favourite places to visit sonce a while. The team works hard to organize a lot of literary events and keep up the customer service on a high level. The membership is expensive but it's definitely worth it.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

We have been on their email list a long time, but just recently had the opportunity to visit. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon for book-people. Computers available for use, Wi-Fi passwords if you need them, and very helpful assistance from the English-speaking staff....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

There are functions such as book reviews during the week (usually Tues and/or Wed at 19.30) and the book sales on the first weekend of the month that are open to the public. The book reviews (with a friendly donation box) are an excellent way...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

My professor took us on a trip to the library while we were in France for a class. We walked in and were met by an older gentleman who made us feel unwelcome from the start. He curtly told us this was a library for...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank StephSans
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I have never been a member of the American Library because their membership is prohibitively expensive (& I have free access to many libraries with no charge). However, they do offer some interesting conferences and activities for adults and children which are interesting (you do...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Visitors and residents alike who know the American Library in Paris just love the place, and with good reason. Located virtually under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, it is a little haven of all things American. "Why would I want to go there when...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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