Our reading list for autumn, inspired by Stefan Zweig's description of that "serene melancholy, that gentle nostalgia" that this season provokes. read more
This week is the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. To understand this vast war, where to begin? Here's our selection of a few excellent books on the war.
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Before our next round of Spanish classes begin, brush up on your knowledge with one of these great Spanish-language movies about family currently streaming online. read more
Interested in learning more about some of the places that have been in the headlines lately? Our recommendations for books about Greenland, Hong Kong, El Salvador & more. read more
Our selections for best international books to read this Pride month! read more
Whether you call it Stolz, Orgullo, Fierté, Orgulho or Orgoglio, here's our selection of foreign-language films streaming online that are perfect for Pride month! read more
Our picks for the best books to prepare you for a trip to Tokyo! read more
Our selection of the most delightful Portuguese-language films streaming this spring. read more
Our selection of books in stock now for the Paris vagabond in you. read more
The Spanish Civil War ended eighty years ago. The conflict seized the world's attention, and many of the era's greatest writers wrote about it. Here, our reading list. read more
The next entry in our Valentine's Day series on Romance-language romance films to stream now: ♥ Italian ♥ read more
A week out from Valentine's Day, here are a few of our current titles that might put you in a dreamy mood. read more
Next up in our Valentine's Day series on Romance-language romance films streaming online now: French! read more
For Valentine's Day, we are recommending Romance-language romance films streaming online now! First up: Spanish. read more
New Year, New You! If your resolution is to learn a new language, here are our picks for great documentaries in foreign languages that will get you excited about learning read more
Our selection of the best French-language movies available now to stream. read more
Our selection of the best Spanish-language movies and TV shows available now to stream. read more
Our favorite classic French films, available to stream now! read more
Our list of fun October events that take place around the city where you can practice speaking Spanish! read more
A reading guide for one of the most popular destinations for the travelers who visit our store: Mexico City! read more
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One of our "favourite foreign-language bookshops"
- Financial Times
"Best language classes in New York"
- New York Magazine
"In [this] cozy mezzanine-level space, the classic travel texts of guidebooks, maps and phrasebooks are grouped with literary fiction, memoirs, [and] novels."
- The New York Times
“Idlewild could be considered the Murray’s Cheese of bookstores. Catering to the taste of literary travellers, books are organized by country, with guidebooks, nonfiction, and fiction served together, the way they should be, like cheese and crackers.”
- The New Yorker
“Chatty and conversational” classes taught in a “sunny storefront” by “gregarious native speakers.” “If you need to hold your own at a party in Paris, Idlewild takes the gâteau.”
- New York Magazine