Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe






Under the High Patronage of
Mr Emmanuel MACRON
President of the French Republic





International Rare Book,
& Fine Art
Grand Palais - Paris

 

Organized by the Syndicat national
de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM)
LIVRES RARES, ESTAMPES & DESSINS


2020 Fair : 24th to 26th April
Opening : 23rd April

In collaboration with the National Chamber of Experts specialized in Arts and Collectibles - C.N.E.S.
www.experts-cnes.fr









With the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture


 







Under the patronage of the 
Commission nationale française pour l'UNESCO


 




IMPORTANT

SATURDAY APRIL 13th 2019
ACCESS TO THE FAIR
 
On Saturday 13th April, pedestrian access to the Grand Palais will only be possible via the Alexandre III Bridge. The Grand Palais area being located in a no-car zone, no vehicle access whatever will be permitted. 
 
Please ensure you bring your invitation with you, in order to present it at the checkpoint located at the end of the Bridge.
A Fair team will be present to greet visitors without tickets, and accompany them to the ticket office, subject to their passing through the checkpoint.
 
Public transport: Metro stations between Charles de Gaulle Etoile and Tuileries (Line 1) will be closed, as well as Miromesnil station (Lines 9 and 13), Invalides station (Lines 8 and 13), Assemblée Nationale station (Line 12) and Varenne station (Line 13). 

We suggest you alight at the La Tour Maubourg station (Line 8) and access the Grand Palais via the Alexandre III Bridge (approximately 16 minutes walk).





2018 Video





History


In June 1984, at the initiative of its President Jeanne Laffite, the Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) organised by the first International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Conciergerie in Paris. The event held in this historic building was a major success and every two years, booksellers from around the world adopted the habit of travelling to Paris to exhibit a wide variety of exceptional documents.
In 1993, the Book Fair took up residence in the Maison de la Mutualité, with the bibliophilic event becoming an annual encounter in 1995.
Since April 2007, the nave of the Grand Palais has played joint host to the Antiquarian Book Fair organized by the Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne, and the International  Print and Drawing Fair organized by the Chambre Syndicale de l'Estampe, du Dessin et du Tableau.
In 2015, the International Antiquarian Book, Print and Drawing Fair, became the International Rare Book, Autograph, Print and Drawing Fair, and in 2016 the SLAM became the organizer of the entire event.
In 2017, the SLAM will form a partnership with the National Chamber of Experts (C.N.E.S.) to present the International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair.
 
Now the finest event of its kind in France, and one of the most significant in the world, the 2017 edition will present some 150 booksellers from around the globe, all affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), together with fine arts experts affiliated to the C.N.E.S. A veritable treasure trove, and a unique occasion to discover the finest array of exceptionnal, rare, or unusual pieces.

Visitors are invited to take a fabulous journey following the traces left by the human mind over the centuries.
From manuscripts to avant-garde works, from a letter from François I to a note written by Marcel Proust, from 13th-century psalters to futuristic manifestos, aficionados can explore the shelves of an immense "book store" bursting with an endless variety of documents in their thousands representingevery era, every style, every medium.
Figurative works, abstract works, engraved wood, etchings, lithographs, sanguine drawings, ink-wash paintings and watercolours… A stroll around the alleys of the fair is a journey of discovery through timeless artistic expressions with a universal heritage value.












 

 





 
 
 

Grand Palais






Highlight of the Exposition Universelle of 1900, The Grand Palais was built in three years and is in a strategic location of the capital:  the “Republican Axis”, a final great urban achievement in Paris, allowing one quick access from the Invalides to the Champs-Elysées via the Alexander III Bridge.
Throughout the 20th century, The Grand Palais was a prominent meeting place for art and theatre events showcasing innovation and the modern era, like the famous Automobile or Aviation Fairs.   A prestigious site in the heart of Paris, the entire edifice was classified as a historical monument in November 2000.  Since 2007, The Grand Palais has been a public institution. 
Its programmes exemplify excellence and aesthetics, attracting 1.5 million visitors each year, attracted by the magnificent glass ceiling encased in stone and steel.

For more information: www.grandpalais.fr



 
PROGRAMME
2019 EXHIBITORS
INFORMATION