Under the High Patronage of 
Monsieur Emmanuel MACRON 
President of the French Republic​​​​​​​

Salon International du livre rare 


& des Experts en Objets d’art
This Fair is one of high standards: all exhibitors, without exception, in the “Rare Books” section are members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and affiliated, for French exhibitors, with the Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM): this century-old professional association brings together the best specialists in the field of antiquarian and collectible books, obeying a strict code of ethics and offering collectors and enthusiasts the best guarantees of authenticity and the best possible expertise in their fields. Of the 230 members, nearly half will be present for the most beautiful event of its kind in France and one of the most important in the world, highlighting the exceptional cultural heritage of our collective memory, following the traces left by the human mind over the centuries, from the oldest works dating back to the first books to the contemporary avant-garde pieces.

The same rule of quality will be required in the "Fine Art" section: here too, thanks to the collaboration of four partner societies of experts present in France (CEA, CNES, CNE and FNEPSA), quality, authenticity, independence and seriousness will be the watchwords for those who wish to make the public discover the most curious or exceptional pieces.​​​​​​​
Where Rare Books meet Fine Art
If it is today the most beautiful event of its kind in France and one of the most important in the world for antiquarian books and autographs, it is also the only event that brings together booksellers, gallery owners, antique dealers and art dealers from all over the globe. All of them are subject to a Selection Committee which guarantees the authenticity of the works and the accuracy of the notices of the objects presented. Extraordinary sources, personal manuscripts, prints and drawings from every period, shimmering bindings... Booksellers and gallery owners bring to light a priceless written and iconographic heritage and this exceptional cultural event is a unique opportunity to become familiar with a universal heritage value.

The expert at the centre of the art market
Around the 40 dealers and experts in fine art who offer for sale art objects selected in each of their fields, numerous events and conferences will reveal the skills and specificities of these strict professionals, determined to put their passion for fine art to use in the market.

Pedagogy and discovery booth: dive into the art of the market
You will be invited to play the role of an expert in a "real and fake" tour. Guided by experts, you will be able to better understand the definition of an expert given by the Danish physicist Niels Bohr, who considered that "an expert is one who has made all the mistakes that it is possible to make in a field".
An exceptional Guest of Honour
« Basically, you know, my only international rival is Tintin. »
  — (Charles de Gaulle, quoted by André Malraux in Les Chênes qu’on abat, 1971).

From Tintin to Enki Bilal, from Töpffer to Mauss via Bécassine, images will be particularly highlighted this year: the largest comic strip collection in Europe - and the second largest in the world - will be on offer, with items selected from the 12,000 original pages and 250,000 reprinted pages kept at the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image in Angoulême.