New French bookstore in New York

I was very excited about this new bookstore so I went there just a few
days after it opened. The building is magnificent but the store needs
a lot of work. The lighting is really horrible. Why is it so dark? I
couldn’t see my way up the stairs or read anything on the second
floor. The book selection is very disappointing for a store that
claims to carry 14,000 titles. Some areas are completely missing
(e.g., science books). The comic book (BD) and poetry selections are
very small. Many bestselling authors are represented by just 1-2
titles. I am not talking about Patrick Modiano (who who the Nobel
Prize a few days earlier) and who could understandably have sold
out. I mean Beigbeder, Simenon, Kundera, Makine, etc. They had
Pancol’s Muchachas vol 3 but no vol 1 or 2. I ended up leaving the
store with just two books and a BD. I hope that more choices will
become available in the future. If not, it will be back to
or a trip to Montreal for me.


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