Bonjour Mama

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5 “Très Bon” Independent French Bookstores You Can Only Find in the U.S.



3786 Howard Ave Kensington, MD 20895

(inside the Kensington Row Bookshop)

Store Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6Sunday: 12-5


The Bonjour Mama bookstore offers a wide range of French-language books and other resources for all ages.  Our growing collection includes both new and used French-language story books, picture books, audio books, sticker books and much more!  We also carry a small selection of titles in Spanish and other languages.  

We are a true community of Francophones, Francophiles book & language lovers.  Through our storytimes, workshops, events, board game Sundays and more, Bonjour Mama is a friendly gathering place for anyone who wants to practice and be immersed in the French language! 

 Bonjour Mama was created by Jennifer Fulton, a Bethesda, MD based Mom raising her son bilingually in French and English (with frequent doses of Spanish and Arabic!) and author of the Bonjour Mama blog (Ups and Downs of Parenting, part-time in French).   

 What our customers are saying:

 **It was a pleasure to meet you and receive such great service! We'll definitely shop there again soon!***

"So happy to discover a French language book store in Kensington! It's unusual, and the selection of books is very well chosen and perfect for my kids! What a wonderful addition to the neighborhood."
--Linda B., Silver Spring, MD

We had a fantastic experience working with Bonjour Mama on our spring book fair. Jennifer was knowledgeable, organized and above all, listened to what we wanted to offer at our event. She absolutely went above and beyond with the materials she brought and our families were thrilled! We are looking forward to partnering with Bonjour Mama again!

Laura Nichols
Sligo Creek Elementary School
PTA Book Fair Chair

****Such a lovingly-created space with a great selection of books, etc. I wish you much success in your business!***

"Our elementary school is a partial immersion school French/Spanish and we had a wonderful experience with Bonjour Mama at our first French book fair.  Bonjour Mama was on time, set up a beautiful fair and managed their own payment system.  They had a great selection of books and also took our teacher and media center requests.  I would highly recommend Bonjour Mama for your French book fair needs."

--Kristin Long
French Media Specialist
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School



"Bravo to  Bonjour Mama, a valuable resource for children's French books. We were really pleased to have Jennifer coming to our school. She offered a wonderful selection of French books. It was a great experience."
--Joëlle Tressel, French Teacher
Caterpillar Preschool, Washington, DC


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