Sad news from New York

In Manhattan, in the heart of the Rockefeller Center there is a French bookstore called the Librairie de France. It was founded 73 years ago by Isaac Molho at the request of David Rockefeller, the millionaire and “host” to French intellectuals fleeing the rise of Nazism in Europe.
The bookstore was hugely successful during the Second World War, became a publishing house and published authors such as André Maurois, Jules Romain and… Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A golden era for the bookstore, which in order to respond to demand had 2 tonnes of books delivered a week!
Later on the bookstore became THE place for all Francophiles to meet up. In 2009, with a massive increase in rental, from 360,000 to 1 million dollars, the bookstore has to close. So if you are a lover of old books or a friend of Saint-Exupéry and are visiting New York, why not pay a visit to its old location…