These bored French book store employees deserve all of the Instagram followers

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Dave Fawbert

First #albumface did the rounds, then #bookface picked up the mantle, and then people did it in reverse when they discovered that Adele’s face fits into every album cover ever. Who’d have thought?

Well now #bookface is back with a vengeance – and this time it’s French.

The Instagram page of Librairie Mollat, the ‘première librairie indépendante de France’ – which, even with our extremely limited grasp of French we think translates as ‘the premier independent library in France’ – has picked up a host of followers keen to follow its mastery of combining book covers and the human form.

And all of the books are in French, which just makes it way cooler.

Take a look at our favourites below.


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Dave Fawbert staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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