l'Oeil du monde

Original illustration by Kitty Crowther, 2022

An ageless voyage, with myriad stops along the way

Twelve publishing houses from around the world
specializing in children’s and young adult literature under one roof out to sweep budding readers off their feet! L’œil du monde has its sights set on what is, no doubt, its most adventurous endeavor yet! Bursting with color, this scenic stroll across lands, near and far, has myriad stops planned along the way, from May 2022 to April 2023, throughout the Pays de la Loire Region.

Sparked by an initiative originating at éditions MeMo, l’œil du monde has been filling the bookshelves of 40 libraries, each of which having “adopted” a publisher’s collection by adding the latter’s works to its offer throughout the Pays de la Loire Region’s five departments. These works are then put to use in workshops for little kids, not to mention “big kids” with an appetite for exploring a country, language or culture via children’s literature.

From March 25 to April 23, 2023, l’œil du monde will be dropping anchor at Lieu Unique in Nantes for a widespread multicultural festival.


A look at Japan: in the world of Katsumi Komagata

In Sarthe, in the community of communes Loué Brûlon Noyen, children – but also their parents! – will discover Katsumi Komagata’s books through creative activities.

Czech culture floods the Océan-Marais de Monts Libraries

Baobab. What a funny name for a Czech publishing house?! And yet, in a tiny little town located about 100 kilometers outside of Prague, this tiny little publishing house marvel took root in 2000. For over two decades now, Tereza Horvatovà’s contagious energy has been...

Mexico: Special events at the Craon Territory Libraries

The Craon Territory Libraries have adopted Mexican publishing house Petra Ediciones, and have put in place a yearlong series of special cultural events with a focus on Mexico.

international open house for book professionals

Photographie Martin Argyroglo

On March 31, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm, Lieu Unique will have the pleasure of hosting an open house during the festival for book professionals:

“Publishing for youth in times of uniformity and withdrawal; the fertile and joyful audacity of interculturality!”

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