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See below some special events we have planned for March in honor of the international Francophonie Celebration and our local DC Francophonie Festival!


@Alliance Française of Washington DC  

Table ronde: la littérature contemporaine de la Caraïbe

Saturday 25th March 2023 — 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Purchase the book(s)!

Special French Storytime with Communikids! THIS EVENT IS FULL

Join Bonjour Books and CommuniKids as we celebrate Francophonie Cultural Festival which focuses on sharing and appreciating the diversity and richness of the French language and Francophone communities around the world. It's celebrated every year in March to recognize the are over 300 million French speakers living across five continents.
Recommended for children up to 8 years

of age. Storytime, music and activities for children.
DATE: Sunday March 26, 2023
Raindate: Sunday April 2. 2023


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Ongoing in March:

Pick a country, pick an author!

Normally we bland all our French literature together regardless of author's nationality. For the Francophonie festival we have pulled from our stacks to create a special selection organized by country and are adding more all the time. Come discover a new author, a new country, a new perspective!  

We also pulled together a new selection of translations of some of our favorite Francophone authors translated into English -- available to browse and shop on our Bookshop page. We hope you take a chance to discover a new voice, a new country, and new perspective! Vive la Francophonie! 


Local Student Showcase:  Celebrating La Francophonie! 

Come to Bonjour Books DC in Kensington this month to see creations by local students inspired by the French Language and La Francophonie displayed in our window and around the store! 

We will be showcasing work by students at Rochambeau, the French International School from March 4-15) Montgomery County Public Schools' Sligo Creek Elementary School from March 16-31. 

This is the first year that we are coordinating showcase and plan to expand to many more of our local schools whose students are learning French in the future. Please contact if yo are interested in working with us to highlight the work of your French students.

Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD

Club de Lecture: Notre Dame du Nil

Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD


Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD
Author & Journalist Alexis Buisson Presents Kamala Harris L'Héritière

Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD

Special Storytime & Crêpe to Celebrate La Chandeleur!

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30 AM
Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD
Starts at $5.00
Special Storytime  & Crêpe to Celebrate La Chandeleur!


Paul Eprile: translating Colette's Chéri & The End of Chéri (IN-PERSON)

Polar Evening at the French Embassy


A Conversation with Marc Levy


Marc Levy Presents and Signs Le Petit Voleur d'Ombres


French Conversation & Café - ticket includes $5 gift card


Parlons Bouquins! (Book Chat in French) - IN PERSON


Storytime in French for Children (Ages 3-6)


Biden at Midterm: Discussion with French Journalist and Author Sonia Dridi


 French Series: A conversation with celebrated author Leila Slimani


Rencontre et Dédicace avec Auteur Olivier Piton


Rencontre avec l'Auteur Frank Gröninger


In Person! Book Talk & Signing with Paulina Mouhanna Karroum


Live via Zoom @ Bonjour Books DC: Janet Hulstrand: Demystifying the French


Live via Zoom @ Bonjour Books DC: Author and Artist Lilianne Milgrom

Book Signing with Author Sandrine Mehrez Kukurudz


"Indésirables 1938: la Conférence d'Evian et les Réfugiés Juifs"