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 François HOLLANDE
President of the French Republic


 

International Rare Book,
& Fine Art Fair
Grand Palais – Paris



Organized by the Syndicat national
de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM)

2018 Fair : 13th to 15th April
In collaboration with the National Chamber of Experts specialized in Arts and Collectibles - C.N.E.S.

www.experts-cnes.fr
 



 










 
 








Under the patronage of
the Ministry of Culture and Communication










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











 

 





 
 

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
2017 EXHIBITORS
INFORMATION