I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – foreign language kids sections are a goldmine.
For years I always checked the language learning sections only to realize I had all the dictionaries and grammar guides I needed. Then I would try the adjoining French language adult fiction section only to realize I could barely understand a paragraph let alone a page.
For beginners or intermediates, I highly suggest you look in the foreign language section of the children’s area! Spanish kids and young adult novels are usually present in new bookstores across the United States, but at used bookstores and local libraries it’s not uncommon to also find French, German, and other languages.
My most recent find? This vintage Donald Duck comic collection from the lovely and cleverly named The Last Bookstore in downtown LA.
High brow? Maybe not. Busy accessible, comprehensible and only $2.00? I’m stoked and you will be too.
What are your best foreign language book finds?
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