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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!


Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD

Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD

Club de Lecture: Notre Dame du Nil


Bonjour Books DC • Kensington, MD
French Storytime!  L'heure du Conte!



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.

@Alliance Française of Washington DC  

Table ronde: la littérature contemporaine de la Caraïbe

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

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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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



Le Nord, Mon Amérique à moi : conversation avec Olga Russo

Thursday 21st October 2021 — 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Découvrez l’histoire d’Olga et de sa famille qui quittèrent leur Italie natale pour s’installer dans le Nord de la France. Le père d’Olga exerça le dur métier de mineur de fond, puis, devant les risques du métier, ils s’installèrent aux Etats-Unis.

Olga partagera ses souvenirs d’enfance dans le Nord auquel elle reste viscéralement attachée. Les participants auront l’occasion de poser leurs questions à l'auteure pendant la session Q&A.

Vous pouvez commander le livre chez Bonjours Books DC ici.

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Kylie The Crocodile in Paris: Story Time with Oliver & Lina Nordin Gee

Saturday 25th September 2021 — 11:00am to 12:00pm

3–9 year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to join us for a reading with author Oliver Gee and illustrator Lina Nordin Gee as they read their new picture book Kylie the Crocodile in Paris. Following the reading, Lina will show participants how to draw a crocodile and then the pair will answer questions about what inspired this “absolutely true story.”

This live, interactive virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. We will keep microphones muted during the reading part and art demonstration, after which participants will be encouraged to turn on their microphones and ask questions during the Q&A part of the event. Children will also be able to communicate with Oliver and Lina via chat throughout the event.

Purchase your own copy of Kylie the Crocodile in Paris here.

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Friday 23 April at 1pm ET!

An evening of Tango AND literature, how can you resist?
Friday, 23 April at 1pm ET, 7pm in Paris
Don't miss this Friday evening's virtual author event in partnership with
Un endroit où aller
"ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - LIBERTAD - L'ETONNANT VOYAGE D'UN HOMME LIBRE" by Sébastien Authemayou & Marielle Gars (Editions Parole, 2020)
In honor of the centenary of his birth, this first-ever French-language biography + CD celebrates the life and work of Astor Piazzola, the Argentinian-born New Yorker who revolutionized tango by infusing elements of jazz and classicial music. 🎵🎶
Initially shunned by traditionalists, he was eventually revered globally as a "genre-bending genius who had done for the tango something like what Picasso did for modern art." (L.A. Times)
The authors, Sébastien Authemayou & Marielle Gars, are internationally renowned tango musicians known as the group Duo Intermezzo. Their 528-page opus includes a biography that reads like a novel, rare and previously unpublished photographs and a 75-minute CD contains sound archives as well as Duo Intermezzo original tracks.
Available for a limited time for $49.99 thanks to generous support from the publisher (normally $65.99!).
Follow links below to participate in the event!

Friday 12th February 2021
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Alliance Française Washington DC (AFDC)

Online Conversation with Lilianne Milgrom

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With more than 50 million books sold, translated into 49 languages, Marc Levy is the most widely read French author in the world.

We can't wait to hear him present his new novel, C’est arrivé la Nuit, the first volume of his new "Neuf" trilogy. The story follows nine computer hackers who are on a mission to take down the powerful villains of modern society. Think fake news, right-wing extremists, attacks on democracy. Sound a little too close to home? Voilà, the mark of a writer completely in sync with readers during these troubling times. Don't miss out!

We are thrilled to be partnering with "Un Endroit ou Aller" for this event! In French.




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Jean Hegland et Tatiana de Rosnay:

Rencontre Un endroit où aller Spéciale Dystopie
Voici la superbe rencontre Un endroit où aller Spéciale Dystopie entre Jean Hegland et son roman Dans la forêt, publié aux Éditions Gallmeister et Tatiana de Rosnay et son roman Les fleurs de l'ombre, chez Éditions Robert-Laffont et @editionsheloisedormesson.   La rencontre est en version originale sous titrée français. Elles sont interrogées par Jennifer Fulton de la librairie 
Bonjour Books DC  Avec notre chevalier libraire Nathalie Couderc
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Dans La Foret by Jean Hegland
Les Fleurs de l'ombre by Tatiana de Rosnay