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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 25 July 2018
Dave P
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 14 April 2016
Montgomery, Texas
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25 Jul 2018
“Marlene's Musings”
2 May 2017
“Cultural Hub”
Founded in 1920, this library features frequent readings by visiting authors.
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10 rue du General Camou | 7th, 75007 Paris, France
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
+33 1 53 59 12 60
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Reviewed 25 July 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

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 May 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

2  Thank lesandchip
Reviewed 14 March 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

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 12 February 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.

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Reviewed 14 April 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

Thank SPK1951
Reviewed 9 February 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

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Reviewed 23 July 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

3  Thank StephSans
Reviewed 20 June 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

1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 23 February 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

1  Thank PollyVousFrancais
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