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Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino Opens Up About “The Only Street in Paris”

Elaine Sciolino’s latest bestseller about her French neighborhood street, la rue des Martyrs, is already rumored to become the favorite in this year’s list of best Paris books. Sciolino has lovingly, brilliantly and thoroughly written about la rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissment of Paris, which for the author is “The Only Street in Paris”.
summer books

INSPIRELLE’s Top Summer Books to Entertain and Transport You

From timeless love stories to twisty thrillers, INSPIRELLE's editors share their top picks of summer books to entertain, amuse and transport you.
Mandeep Rai

Dr. Mandeep Rai: Revealing Insights from 101 Countries Shine the Light on Values that Shape Our Lives

Looking for inspiration and direction during turbulent times? Drawing on lessons learned from 101 countries, Dr. Mandeep Rai says putting values first can provide the compass to navigate uncertainty in your life, family and work.
The Only Street in Paris

Exclusive Book Excerpt: “The Only Street in Paris”

Bestselling author Elaine Sciolino shares an excerpt from her latest book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, where she leads publisher Arianna Huffington on a secondhand clothing shopping expedition on her beloved rue des Martyrs.
Parisian charm

Unravel the Secrets of Seduction in Parisian Charm School

The author of a new book describes the art of Parisian charm that makes French women so alluring and explains how anyone can master it.
Paris Memoir

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Writing My Paris Memoir

An American photographer and podcaster recounts her journey from dreaming about writing to publishing her first Paris memoir.
American Library of Paris

The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.
bipolar disorder

Bipolarfly Effect: Confronting Mental Illness With Brutal Honesty

After coming to terms with her own mental health issues, fashion blogger Kirsti Alexandra Reid decided to publish a novella that recounts her journey of discovery, acceptance and treatment of her bipolar disorder.
Five Flights Up book cover

Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...
the Seine

A Stroll Along the Seine with Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino

Award-winning author Elaine Sciolino takes readers on a journey to discover the source of the Seine River, the heart of Paris and lifeblood of the French people.