International Rare Book and Graphic Arts Fair at the Grand Palais Éphémère

By Graziella L. Photos by My B. Posted Jul 22, 2022 12:29 PM

An exceptional book fair is taking place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from September 23 to 25, 2022, the only one in the world to bring together rare and old books, accessible to all budgets, for collectors and novices alike.

the International Fair for Rare Books and Graphic Arts, one of a kind, invites you to discover the most beautiful books in the world, the oldest and rarest, and even to take home with them, since all budgets are represented. From September 23 to 25, 2022the Ephemeral Grand Palace therefore turns into giant bookstore and original, with a program of illustrated novels, children’s classics, comic books and even rare posters.

150 professionals bibliophiles and graphic arts, French and foreign, will be present to share their passion and their knowledge with the public. The lucky ones will leave the show with historical pieces out of the ordinary, or books transformed into true works of art. Above all, it is an opportunity for all generations to admire a literary and cultural heritage diversified, as in a cabinet of curiosities. Some even risk falling back into childhoodseeing some original editions.

Of the animation are offered to introduce children to the world of books:

  • demonstrations of all stages of bookbinding, book restoration and graphic arts, by the Applied Arts workshop in Le Vésinet
  • demonstrations of typographic typeface casting, by the Art Book and Printmaking Workshop of the Imprimerie Nationale
  • presentation of the profession of bookseller through a photographic exhibition, by the Cultural Association of Bouquinistes de Paris

The Versailles Municipal Library will also present, as guest of honour, well-preserved works that have gone through history, thanks to its major heritage funds.

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