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The American Library in Paris

Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Address: 10 rue du General Camou | 7th, 75007 Paris, France
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+33 1 53 59 12 60
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Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

Founded in 1920, this library features frequent readings by visiting...

Founded in 1920, this library features frequent readings by visiting authors.

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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 wonderful way to spend an afternoon for book-people. Computers available for use... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
Montgomery, Texas
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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 worth it to see the largest collection of English books on the Continent. It is... More 

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Reviewed 13 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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Montgomery, Texas
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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. Very nice in all regards.

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Paris, France
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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 to meet not only the authors, but other Americans residing in and around Paris or... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 "members only" and when my teacher reminded him of the programs for students and academic... More 

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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 not need to be a member to attend) so my advice is to keep an... More 

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Reviewed 24 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 I'm in Paris to experience France?" you might ask. Because. You can get a day... More 

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