THE MISSION

The French Library is a luxury children’s shop, catering to the idea that each child is special and extraordinary in their own way. We welcome them the time to learn and grow in our space. This business was built on the owner’s idea of her own children; and from our earliest roots, we are child-centric. We believe in being authentic and creating an air of magic in reading and learning for each child.

Our Story

The French Library is a magical space, at the heart of Uptown, New Orleans.

We are rooted in promoting French education and culture from around the World through play; and in providing an enchanting place where all children can grow and simply be.

With the largest collection of children's French books in the country, there is also a mindfully curated selection of children’s English books, as well as French toys, games and gifts.

Distinct from its inception, there is much to see and do at The French Library boutique. A café in the back, and cozy nooks throughout, families are invited to spend time while children relish in play at our craft tables and play room developed with the Montessori approach in mind.

Specializing in an enduring elegance, The French Library is a lifestyle that cultivates a sophistication in child’s play.

Come and play with us.

Our Community

At The French Library, we aim to pay it forward and support the community that holds us up.

Through August to December, we share a portion of our proceeds with a local French school or community organization on a dedicated Saturday.

Octobre 2018 | Les Enfants D’Abord 

Novembre 2018 | Big Class (826 New Orleans)

Décembre 2018 | Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans

The French Library is a luxury children’s shop, catering to the idea that each child is special and extraordinary in their own way. We welcome them the time to learn and grow in our space. This business was built on the owner’s idea of her own children; and from our earliest roots, we are child-centric. We believe in being authentic and creating an air of magic in reading and learning for each child.

Our Story

The French Library is a magical space, at the heart of Uptown, New Orleans.

We are rooted in promoting French education and culture from around the World through play; and in providing an enchanting place where all children can grow and simply be.

With the largest collection of children's French books in the country, there is also a mindfully curated selection of children’s English books, as well as French toys, games and gifts.

Distinct from its inception, there is much to see and do at The French Library boutique. A café in the back, and cozy nooks throughout, families are invited to spend time while children relish in play at our craft tables and play room developed with the Montessori approach in mind.

Specializing in an enduring elegance, The French Library is a lifestyle that cultivates a sophistication in child’s play.

Come and play with us.

Our Community

At The French Library, we aim to pay it forward and support the community that holds us up.

Through August to December, we share a portion of our proceeds with a local French school or community organization on a dedicated Saturday.

Août 2018 | Audubon Charter School

Septembre 2018 | Camp SoulGrow

Octobre 2018 | Les Enfants D’Abord 

Novembre 2018 | Big Class (826 New Orleans)

Décembre 2018 | Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans