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History Tour: 1920s Edition

Fri March 15 @ 11 h 00 - 12 h 00


Take a dive into the Library's archives and discover our rich 104-year history during this expert-led presentation.

Did you know that Gertrude Stein had a penchant for pulpy mystery novels? Or that Hemingway attempted to secure a job at the Library for his drinking buddy?

The American Library in Paris invites you to register for a 1920s-focused History Tour. Come visit us in person at 10 rue du Général Camou and discover:

  • Our origin story, when our Library warehoused a collection of books donated to the Doughboys fighting alongside Allied troupes in WWI
  • The establishment of the American Library in Paris as a private library
  • The famous writers of the Lost Generation (Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, and more) who explored our stacks during their time in Paris
  • Our Paris Library School, which brought American innovations to French libraries in the 1920s

All tours are on Fridays at 11h00, last one hour, and take place in person at the American Library in Paris.

Tours are free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Please email us if you are reserving for 4 or more people. (Do not reserve through the site.)

Please email tours@americanlibraryinparis.org with any questions.

This initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Florence Gould Foundation and the American Center for Art and Culture.

Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used by the American Library in Paris for marketing, promotional, pedagogical, or other purposes.


Fri March 15
11 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min
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History Tour: 1920s Edition
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