Launch of the new French Books section at Oxford Bookstore, 4 October 2013 [fr]
H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, and Ms Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group launched the French Books Section at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, the first of its kind in Delhi.
- Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, and Ms Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group launched the French Books Section at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place
Oxford Bookstore, India’s leading bookstore chain, is delighted to introduce the new French Books Section at their recently launched store in the heart of the city, Connaught Place. Oxford Bookstore and the Book Office of the Embassy of France in India / Institut français en Inde have jointly conceived and realized the project to introduce the best of French literature to readers in New Delhi.
Starting out with around 400 French titles, the French Books collection includes carefully handpicked works sourced from Librairie La Boucherie, a typical Parisian bookstore. The endeavour brings together on the shelves of Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place classic and contemporary French literature (fiction, non-fiction and children’s books), titles from the latest rentrée littéraire (the period in France during which publishing houses release hundreds of much anticipated books) as well as the French translations of some of the most celebrated works of Indian literature.
The French Books Section in Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place aspires to provide French language enthusiasts, readers and bibliophiles - for the very first time in New Delhi - a space to discover and devour classic and contemporary French works. This dedicated initiative, which promises to captivate the interest of both adult readers and young minds, marks the inception of a long-term cooperation between the French Book Office and Oxford Bookstore.