Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) will be exhibiting its national treasures during the International Antiquarian Book Fair in June 2009.

BAnQ is the most important cultural institution in Quebec, both in terms of its size and in the diversity of its activities and regional presence.   With no equivalent in the world, BAnQ combines a large public library, a national library and the national archives of Quebec.  It also enjoys the status of museum institution.  Its purposes include acquisition, conservation and distribution of published, archive and film heritage documents of Quebec or relative to Quebec.  
BAnQ unites a unique selection of services and collections in 11 distribution points, nine of which are archive centres, as well as on its Website. 

It also has the role of resource institution for documentary centres, namely in terms of putting libraries online and sharing collections, while also offering consulting services in documentary management.  

BAnQ is a company on the forefront, welcoming people of all ages, educators, community groups, special interest groups, academics, professionals in publishing, library and archive economics as well as documentary and cultural institutions.  It serves 7.7 million Quebecois on a territory of 1,670,000 km2.   
BAnQ  is: 
•    the Heritage Collection accessible to all
•    the Central Library 
•    the Conservation Centre and Guardian of National Heritage Treasures 
•    nine archive centres in Quebec, all open to the public
•    extensive virtual resources accessible on
•    a wealth of diversified and cultural programming 
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Low prices for bibliophiles:
« Discovery of Antiquarian Books » Stand
On the collective stand « Discovery of Antiquarian Books » (D 34-36), booksellers participating in the XXI International Antiquarian Book Fair demonstrate that beautiful books and a small budget can work together.  This stand offers collectible works and well-known texts with antique bindings at a low price: 20 – 150 euros for works in 1 – 2 volumes and at most 300 euros for a series bound in several volumes.  
SLAM booksellers who will be delighted to inform and share their expertise and comments with beginning collectors attend this stand, for the initiation of bibliophiles.
Don’t be shy… they love answering questions!

Association For the Promotion of the Arts of Bookbinding
The APPAR association, an association according to the French law of 1901, created in 2005, has replaced the AIR neuf association (International Association of Book-binders). Our association boasts over 180 members today. 
The main purpose of the APPAR association is to bring together both top amateurs and top professionals in two distinct groups. A third group, friend members, rounds out our movement, uniting all those who are active in the field of books: conservationists, bibliophiles, booksellers, editors and sympathizers.  APPAR activities stem from three main poles:  meetings with speakers, exhibits and publishing of bibliophile works.  The last work published by our association was entrusted to Marc Pessin on the Treatise of Equilibrium and Movement of Fluids by d’Alembert.  The next work will be devoted to the correspondence between Germaine de Coster and Hélène Dumas, to be published in 2010.

During the Fair, at stand D 29-31, the association will offer bookbindings created by its professional members.  All bookbindings on show were done for original works, some illustrated.  Our professional antiquarian book restorers will present their work and give advice to visitors on restoration and conservation.    

Association Pour la Promotion des Arts de la Reliure (APPAR) | 34, rue Ballu, 75009 Paris | 01 45 26 70 58 |

The National Library of France
The BnF, will show antiquarian books and prints on stand E26.