Francophile Gift Guide for The Book Lover

By now, you know I have a thing with books. I used to visit the bookstore with my Dad on Sundays as a kid, if we were good my sister and I could choose a book. I used to read a lot when I first got out of college but instead of keeping the book, I would pass it on to a friend so she could enjoy it too. There was no need to have a bookshelf full of books that weren’t enjoyed. The only condition I had was that they then passed on the book to someone else who would enjoy it. 

Last year, I only read one book but it gave me the idea to start the book club. I wanted to encourage others to put down their technology and pick up a book instead. We are almost at the end of the year and so far I have read 13 books and counting. For those of you who love books or know someone that does, this Gift Guide is for you.

francophile gift guide for the book lover

Book Club Favorites:

Bonjour Kale by Kristen Beddard

Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro has been the most loved book of the year by readers.

francophile gift guide for the book lover every day parisian

Coffee Table Books:

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson

French Style Classic and Beautiful Images. 


Paris Guide Books:  

The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta  For those of you who are going to Paris for the first time or who are returning this is a great book for understanding The New Movement in Paris towards food, fashion, and design. This is a must for your Paris book collection! 

Don’t be A Tourist in Paris by Vanessa Grall Explore Paris like a local with hidden gems hand picked by Vanessa. If Amazon is sold out you can order directly through the Messy Nessy Site which is a great resource too! 

The Authentic Bistros of Paris on the opposite spectrum if you are looking for classic Paris this is your guide to some of the oldest hidden spots in Paris. 

Cook Books:

A Kitchen in France I received this as a gift and not only is it a lovely cookbook but it is beautiful to flip through. 

Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells my Aunt has used this while we have cooked French dinners and I really enjoyed the recipes I bought a copy for myself. 

Paris Cocktails A great hostess gift. 100 Recipes inspired by Paris 

The Little Paris Kitchen. I just adore Rachel Khoo and her Youtube Channel 

The Paris Pastry Book I love this one and have used it for brioche and madeleine recipes. 

L’Appart by David Lebovitz “The delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home” Other books by David Lebovitz I have enjoyed include My Paris Kitchen (great recipes) and “The Sweet Life in Paris”

francophile book lover guide

For the Little Ones 

This Is Paris

Madeline my niece has this and loves it! 

Come with Me to Paris


This post does include affiliate links which put a little croissant and coffee money in my pocket. Merci! 

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