Claude Aubriet, The ray or the sea eagle, Album of fish and shellfish, gouache, 17th century.
Johann Walter, Asphodel, swallowtail butterfly and Brazilian hummingbird, 1664, Nassau-Idstein anthology.
DISCOVERING ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS:
J.J. Audubon, Birds of America. Snowy owl, 1827-1838, aquatint.
Everything you always wanted to know about antiquarian books but never dared to ask
Since 2009, an introduction to book collecting stand has welcomed visitors throughout the entire fair. Booksellers who are members of SLAM answer any questions budding collectors might have while accompanying them in their first purchase and sharing their expertise and passion. The works presented here are selected by the booksellers participating in the fair and they all include a detailed notice, enabling anyone and everyone to discover the joys of book collecting.Stand B9-B12, Nef OuestEXHIBITION: NATURAL HISTORIES
Selection of the booksellers
Carefully selected by the exhibitors, a selection of books and documents on the theme "Natural histories" will be shown at stand i10-i12.
Animal and vegetable life, original watercolored drawings, art of gardens, botany, horticulture, albums of birds, medical subjects, healing plants, rural life, natural sciences in travel books... - but also animals and flowers in French and foreign literature; so many suggestive elements and others to discover on this space.A NEW SPECIALIST DATABASE FOR THE BINDINGS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE
Fabienne Le Bars, curator of the BnF collection of rare books: the online BnF collections of bindings reliures.bnf.frPresentation : Friday 26th April and Sunday 28th April : 3.00pm to 3.30pm
South nave, orchestra area
An introductory visit is organised several times a day, exploring the richness and diversity of the works presented at the fair. These visits are conducted by booksellers who are members of SLAM.Meeting point at the entrance of the Fair : Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12 am and 5 pm.
BOOK TOWNS, CITIES AND VILLAGES IN FRANCE
Discover the book villages and their federation at the Grand Palais! The Federation of French Book Villages brings together the eight book villages which exist at present: Ambierle, Bécherel, Cuisery, Esquelbecq, Fontenoy-La-Joute, La-Charité-sur-Loire, Montmorillon and Montolieu.
Some 20 years ago, the French book villages were created at the heart of picturesque and tourist regions home to a rich historical heritage. The concept was launched in 1962 in Hay-on-Wye in Wales and book villages can now be found around the world.
Champions of words and culture inviting visitors to discover these fertile lands where the book is king, these villages are home to booksellers, enthusiasts and professionals of antiquarian books, second-hand works and contemporary book collecting as well as book craftsmen, including bookbinders, calligraphers, engravers, illuminators, illustrators and paper manufacturers. You can discover or rediscover these villages and meet their representatives at the International Antiquarian Book Fair. Throughout the year, book towns, cities and villages in France organise numerous events and cultural activities which will be presented at the fair: markets, exhibitions, authors' forums, conferences, introductory courses, etc.
Concerts every day performed by the talented students of the Regional Conservatory in Boulogne-Billancourt and the Higher National Music Conservatory of Paris. Strings (violin, alto, cello) and piano. Romantic or classical repertoire.
Every year, the SLAM awards a Bibliography Prize to a high-quality bibliographical work concerning antiquarian and modern books, literature, publishing, the illustration of works, bindings, libraries or book collecting recently published in French.
The 2012 Prize was awarded to "L’Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800)", under the direction of Martine Delaveau and Yann Sordet. Studies and collective catalogue of the collections housed in the Sainte-Geneviève Library, the National Library of France, the Mazarine Library and the Library of the Sorbonne. Co-published by the National Library of France / the Mazarine Library / the Sainte-Geneviève Library, 2011. The jury awarded a special prize to the "Dictionnaire encyclopédique du livre" (encyclopaedic dictionary of books) Paris, Electre - Editions du Cercle de la Librairie, 2011.
The 2013 prize will be awarded during the fair at midday on Saturday 27 April in the orchestra areaMembers of the bibliography prize jury:
Anne Lamort, Annie Charon, Anita van Elferen, Henri Bonnefoi, Jean-Marc Dechaud, Emmanuel Pierrat, Jean Viardot, Georges Vigarello, Henri Vignes, Yann Sordet.ASSOCIATIONS :
ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE DES BOUQUINISTES DE PARIS
ASSOCIATION LILLE LIVRES ANCIENS
ASSOCIATION AUTOUR DU LIVRE
ALAM, SALON DU LIVRE DE BORDEAUX
LACME, SALON DU LIVRE ANCIEN DE SOUVIGNY ET LAPALISSE
ASSOCIATION SISYPHE, SALON DU LIVRE ANCIEN & MODERNE DE LOURMARIN
ASSOCIATION AUVERGNE MONTAGNES MAGIQUES
SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIS DE COLETTE, LA MAISON DE COLETTE
firstname.lastname@example.orgPRESENCE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF PROFESSIONALS' WEB SITE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS :