Presents for Any Budget

Whether your wallet is as light as a feather, or you’re looking for that special gift your loved ones will remember forever, our list below has you covered!

Small Presents To Win Them Over

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Albertine Workout
Carson’s views on the relationship between Albertine and the narrator of In Search of Lost Time: the only workout you want to hear about!
Albertine Workout by Anne Carson, New Directions, $10.95.

Astier de Villatte Pencil
When you write with an Astier de Villatte Pencil, even your weekly grocery list seems like an 18th century love letter.
Pencil by Astier de Villatte, $9, green, black, yellow and prune.

French Love Poems
Inspired by the great tradition of French love poetry, here is a beautiful, small gift edition that is dedicated to what makes the world go round.
French Love Poems, New Directions, $11,95

Gifts They Will Remember Forever

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Lea Habourdin
French artist Lea Habourdin observes the human condition by blending a scientific approach with a keen observation of the intimate. “I approach this world as if to understand it empirically,” comments the artist. Limited to 24 copies, this magnificent hand-bound collection of photographs shows the day-to-day life of a falcon in his nest. A rare treasure.

Facsimile Manuscrit Swann’s Way
An amazing facsimile of Proust’s Swann’s Way with all of the notes and changes that the author made while writing his masterpiece.
Facsimile Manuscrit Swann’s Way, by Marcel Proust, Gallimard, (FR)

La Femme rompue
La Femme rompue, by Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, Gallimard, 1967, (FR) In folio, folder, case, 165 p., (2) f., 16 original chisels by Hélène de Beauvoir. 1st edition, 1st print (only 143 copies).
Printed on Japon nacré paper, signed and inscribed HC from an edition at 143 copies. The La Femme rompue is the only collaborative work of Simone de Beauvoir and her sister Hélène. Excellent condition.

After almost two decades of working in publishing, and a few round trips between Paris and New York, Miriam has decided to settle down at Albertine to do what she enjoys most: recommending books she loves. Somehow this also includes taking bizarre pictures for Albertine's social media outlets.
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