French Books

French Corner Bookstore

Welcome to the Twin Cities’ very own French Corner Bookstore!

We are delighted to offer titles in both French and English from French and francophone authors that have visited us and many more.

Do you want to reserve or order a book that we do not currently have in stock? Pas de problème! Simply contact us by email at or by phone at 612 332 0436.

Where the French Corner Bookstore is located?

At the Joly Family Center for International Understanding, located at 227 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

For those traveling to our location from the suburbs, click HERE to get general directions.


Monday-Thursday: 9 am-8 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9 am-4:30 pm
Sunday: FERMÉ – CLOSED (except special events)

Please note that the hours may differ when classes are not in session. Click HERE to have updated informations.

Venez nous rendre visite!

Literary Events

The Alliance hold fun and interesting literacy events through the year. Click HERE for programming line-up!  

From our Bookstore

They were here…
Book Club Selections
Children’s Books
Finalistes Prix Goncourt
Littérature contemporaine
Non-book Items


Come and immerse yourself in the French language with our extensive collection of books!

We boast an extensive library of both classic and contemporary French literature which is ever-expanding thanks to generous donations from our members and the community.

The library is open to the general public, with borrowing privileges reserved for members of the Alliance Française. 

In our office, French magazines available include France Amérique, L’Express, Lire, France Football, and more! You can choose from the largest selection of French publications in the Twin Cities.

Read more about our Library.

Book Clubs

AFMSP provides two friendly book clubs for reading enthusiasts who wish to read French and participate in discussions of French literature.

Read more about our two book clubs.

Contact Us!

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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