Mélissa Serrano ‘Bibliophile in Paris’: interview at Librairie L’impromptu, Paris & reviews 3 French books

Here at MyFrenchLife.org we have the pleasure of re-introducing you to member and Contributor Mélissa Serrano.

And as a reminder… Méli is Québécoise and Spaniard, who grew up in Montreal and now calls Paris home.
She says: “From writing to teaching and from studying in Paris to attending grad school in Brussels, French is at the heart of my life. I love acting, traveling, reading, chocolate, the sea, Serge Gainsbourg, Leonard Cohen, Marguerite Duras and thunderstorms.”

You’ll remember Méli from her wonderful ‘Unmissable Arrondissement Guides’ to her favourite arrondissements in Paris

Unmissable Arrondissement Guides to Paris

75003 – 
Not to be missed – lively, energetic historic – 3rd arrondissement, Paris
75009 – 
GUIDE to the Cool, Trendy & Exciting 9th arrondissement, Paris
75017 – 
Not to be missed Guide to the 17th arrondissement Paris and Parc Monceau
75018 – 
the unmissable GUIDE to the 18th arrondissement of Paris
75019 – 
a fabulous GUIDE to the enthralling laid-back19th arrondissement of Paris
75020 – 
the not to be missed GUIDE to the authentic artsy 20th arrondissement of Paris

Introducing ‘Bibliophile in Paris’ Interviews and book reviews:

Announcing new initiatives from Méli which will be known under the brands ‘Bibliophile in Paris‘ and ‘Méli in Paris
1. Book Reviews by video—introducing books, authors, and publishing houses
2. Interviews of Bookstore owners—meeting these Parisians, hearing about their motivation, their store, and their reading recommendations
3. And more… watch this space.

Bibliophile in Paris: Interview

Introducing Jeremy and Librairie L’Impromptu
48 rue Sedaine
75011 Paris, France
01 47 00 29 96

With this first ‘Bibliophile in Paris‘ video interview, Méli takes us to the 11ème arrondissement, in Paris, to meet the bookstore owner Jeremy Derny-Bousquet.

Librairie L'Impromptu - 11eme Paris - meet Jeremy, the bookshop owner

Note that there are many interesting events you can attend at Librairie L’impromptu – check them out here.

Now… over to Méli and Jeremy:

Bibliophile in Paris: Book Reviews

From the café space at Librairie L’Impromptu in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris, Méli presents three French-language book recommendations for the readers at My French Life:

Do you have questions for Mélissa or Jeremy? Please leave them in the comments below… they’d be delighted to answer you.AND put Librairie L’Impromptu on your list to visit when you’re next in Paris! Go and say hi to Jeremy.

And in the interim, you can find Jeremy on his facebook page – see you there.

Image credit:
Illustration—Elsa Escobedo

About the Contributor

Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife.org MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon - MyFrenchLife.org

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  1. Judy MacMahon Oct 27, 2021 at 9:22 AM - Reply

    Bonjour Mélissa – Thank you so much for these videos! You present with such warmth and authenticity 🙂 It was a pleasure to ‘meet’ Jeremy and see Librairie L’impromptu. Also, it’s great to know that our members can visit and attend events at the store. So much choice is offered by Jeremy and his team.
    Further, reviewing books on video is great! I look forward to more… More interviews and more book reviews!
    Merci mille fois !

    • Mélissa Serrano Oct 27, 2021 at 10:49 PM - Reply

      Thank you Judy for your kind comment and for your generous spirit, sharing your love of the French language through your great ideas and your platform, a passion shared by the community of readers you built.

  2. Sallie DAVIES Oct 28, 2021 at 10:16 AM - Reply

    Such a lovely video. Jeremy was so nice and his book shop is so lovely. i love books, but am not a fast reader and it takes me an age to read a book.

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