FRENCHCOUNTRYDIARY

The iconic, best-selling engagement calendar of French style, travel and joie de vivre

NOTES FROM OUR FANS:
THE NEW YEAR, for our legions of loyal fans, does not begin until they have their French Country Diaries.
"I somehow feel like the year can't really take place unless I have the new French Country Diary waiting for me!" R.H. New Jersey
"I cannot imagine how I could survive without that touch of elegance on my desk!" M.Z. Michigan
"In addition to being beautiful beyond compare, your Diary works perfectly for me in every way, from layout, to the little decorative borders on each page, to the fabulous photographs of Provence and beyond!" -- S.S. Southern California


FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY 2016

Interior hardcover in "Fructié" pattern from Les Olivades, French Country Diary 2016.

SNEAK PEAK AT IMAGES FROM OUR 2017 FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY


Breakfast in the garden at the elegant Le Prieuré hotel in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

A collection of 18th-centure boîtes d'amour, or love boxes, pose on a portrait in pastels from the same period, from the collection of Bernard Durand, antique dealer in L'Isle sur la Sorgue.

Roses border the serene hilltop swimming at the majestic La Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence.

Copies of the 2015 French Country Diary, our 27th edition, can still be ordered by contacting us at: artsandstylepublishing@gmail.com


STILL AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS!
FRANCE NOIR ET BLANC Wall Calendar 2014
For everyone who has a passion for France, here is a Gallic year imbued with the romance of le temps perdu. In its first edition, France Noir et Blanc captures the mystique of an iconic world with glorious black and white photographs and an elegant, Art Deco-inspired design. The 2014 calendar showcases work by some of France's finest photographers active in the first half of the twentieth century: Laure Albin Guillot: Gaston Paris; René-Jacques; Roger Schall; Jacques Nisberg, and Pierre Jahan. Their memorable images are part of the historic photography collections of the Agence Roger-Viollet in Paris. FRANCE NOIR ET BLANC is printed in 300-screen duotone by Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. ISBN 978-0-988-71566-0, $16.99; PUB DATE July 1, 2013 Photograph © Jack Nisberg/​Roger-Viollet


BELOW IS A LISTING OF STORES THAT STOCK THE FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY; ANY OF THEM WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO SPECIAL-ORDER THE DIARY IF THEY ARE NOT IN STOCK. THE DIARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON.COM, AS WELL AS FROM BARNES & NOBLE STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

NEW YORK CITY -- Rizzoli Bookstore; Kitchen Arts & Letters, Barnes & Noble
BOSTON, Western and Massachusetts -- Brookline Booksmith; Wellesley Books; Signature Stationers, Lexington, MA; La Petite Maison, Hingham; Andover Books, Andover, MA.; Broadside Books, Northampton, MA
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Politics and Prose.
NEW ORLEANS -- Garden District Books.
CALIFORNIA -- BAY AREA: Book Passage, Corte Madera; Spencer's Stationers, Carmel; Fiori's, Los Gatos; -- NAPA AND SONOMA: Copperfield's Books, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Napa, Healdsburg, Calistoga; -- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara; Warwicks, La Jolla; The Book Loft, Solvang.
CONNECTICUT -- Books on the Common, Ridgefield; RJ Julia, Madison; The Nosey Goose, Madison.
FLORIDA -- Beresford Manor, Lake Worth; Vero Beach Books, Vero Beach; Décors de France, Sarasota.
NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Toadstool Books, Peterborough and Keene.
MAINE -- Books N Things, Norway; Marlows, Kennebunk.
VERMONT -- Vermont Bookshop, Middlebury.
OHIO -- The White Magnolia, Chagrin Falls.
ALABAMA -- Page and Palette, Fairhope.
KANSAS -- Watermark Books, Wichita.
IOWA -- Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City.
NORTH DAKOTA -- Zandbroz Variety, Fargo.
COLORADO -- Cheese Importers, Longmont.
UTAH -- The King's English, Salt Lake City.
OREGON -- Versailles Interiors, Portland; The Arbor, Salem.
WASHINGTON -- University Bookstore, Seattle.

CANADA -- Country Furniture, Vancouver; Buchan's Kerrisdale Stationery, Vancouver; Moricotta, Vancouver.
CAYMAN ISLANDS -- The Book Nook, Grand Cayman.


Copyright © 2016 Arts & Style Publishing LLC

The 2017 edition of the FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY, published by Abrams Books, marks this elegant and much-loved desk calendar's 29th anniversary. An annual treasure, the Diary goes on sale August 9. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @frenchcountrydiary

The vibrant 2017 FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY, to be published by Abrams Books, is on sale August 9. ISBN 978-1-4197-2059-8. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers nationwide. Booksellers: please contact Morgan at mamer@abramsbooks.com

Created by noted lifestyle and design writer Linda Dannenberg, with dazzling photographs by esteemed French decorative arts photographer Guillaume de Laubier, this sought-after and collectible engagement calendar also serves as design inspiration and a travel guide to the more than 25,000 passionate Francophiles who never start the New Year without it. Extensive "Sources" pages provide detailed information and travel contacts for locations featured in the 58 photographs.
Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers nationwide.
Booksellers: please contact Morgan at mamer@​abramsbooks.com


Inside the glossy slipcase for 2017 lies an elegant, linen-textured hardcover book. The classic Provençal floral fabric pattern is from the venerable French Les Olivades textile company in Saint-Etienne-du-Grès. A central medallion frames the new year.


The elegant slipcase of the French Country Diary's 29th edition features a vibrant rose-toned Provençal paisley fabric pattern from Les Olivades, embellished by an elegant, multi-hued floral border fabric . Within the slipcase lies a linen-textured hardcover book in a gorgeous, mint-hued floral design, which displays the year ‘2017’ in a decorative medallion. Vintage typography and fifty-eight evocative new photographs by renowned Paris photographer Guillaume de Laubier enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar.


Each of the week-at-a-glance spreads offers a vignette of the French countryside, including gardens, private homes, villages and inspiring landscapes. In this year's Diary we visit an 18th-century village home in Burgundy; stroll along a sandy path crowded with buttercups on the Vieux Salins Beach in Hyères; spend a holiday afternoon at an elegant apartment in Lyons; explore romantic gardens of the historic Chateau de Valmer near Vouvray in the Loire Valley; admire the bounty of fresh summer vegetables at Sisteron's Saturday morning market; and enjoy a savory lunch in Paris at the new Bistrot Belhara on the Left Bank. Design elements are as handsome as ever. Lush four-color endpapers, generous space for jotting daily notes, a ribbon stitched in to mark each week, and back matter that includes decorative address pages are what the Diary’s worldwide legion of fans have come to expect.



Mounds of succulent fresh vegetables fill Sisteron's Saturday market. Photograph © by Guillaume de Laubier.

An array of 19th-century trompe l'oeil wallpaper is among the finds at La Palferine, a Left-Bank antiques shop in Paris. Photograph © by Guillaume de Laubier.

Decorative mini-calendars at the back of the Diary let you see the current year and the next at a glance.

FOR INFORMATION ON ORDERING RETAIL COPIES OF THE FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY 2016 and THE FRENCH COUNTRY 2016WALL CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT US AT ARTS & STYLE PUBLISHING: artsandstylepublishing@​gmail.com; Telephone: 914-232-9451; Arts & Style Publishing, P.O. Box 495, Katonah, NY 10536.

A sculpted stone figure of Mireille, a beloved character of Provençcal poet Frédéric Mistral, adorns a fountain in Arles.