150 booksellers and 50 fine-art experts convene to offer timeless riches in the form of written, printed or illustrated works on paper on the one hand, and some of the most beautiful fine art objects, all endowed with their own personal history, on the other.
Each year a guest institution presents some of the treasures from its collections.
2020 Guest of honour : La Cinémathèque française.
With a cultural programme for all, this exhibition is designed as a place of discovery and initiation for the general public, where enthusiasts and the curious people can meet.
Manuscripts, incunubula, first editions, scientific or popular works, fine bindings, artists’ books, photos, old maps, music scores, old or modern prints & drawings … all this to attract specialists and the general public alike.
Exhibitions, events, initiation to the world of book collecting for all, workshops, conferences, guided tours, paper-making demonstrations, signings, an artisan village... so many opportunities to highlight the timeless richness of documents and objects full of pleasure and emotion. Many opportunities for our 20,000 visitors to be part of our collective memory and to plunge into the world of learning, art and pleasure beneath the glass dome of the Grand Palais, a historical monument and symbolic venue for numerous cultural events.
© photos : François Benedetti