rare books camille sourget librairie

Dear friends, dear collectors,    

We are happy to present you our Book of the Month!

Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la vérité dans les sciences. Plus la dioptrique, les météores et la géométrie qui sont des essais de cette Méthode, by René Descartes.

This founding work, written in French in order to be more intelligible and accessible,  marks a considerable step in the advancement of western thought in the 17th century.

We will be delighted to welcome you in our Parisian bookshop to present it to you.

Enjoy our discovery and see you very soon,

The team of Camille Sourget Bookshop

rare books camille sourget librairie

Bathed in the world of antiquarian books since her childhood, passionate about art history, Camille Sourget quickly decided on a career in the rare book trade.

After few years spent abroad discovering the rare book world, she created her own structure in Paris in 2005, first in the form of a “bookshop-apartment” located 1 rue du dragon. It is in 2008 that she opens her current bookshop located at 93 rue de Seine.

Passionate about literature, fine books, travels and human interactions, Camille decided to increase her visibility worldwide, hence the large number of prestigious art and book fairs to which her bookshop takes part since almost 15 years.

Nowadays the bookshop of the rue de Seine abounds with treasures dating from the 14th to the 20th century (more than 1 000 works are waiting for their next owner on our bookshelves). Part of these works is visible on our website and on our Instagram account. But the paper catalogues the bookshop regularly publishes are the most eloquent way to present them.

Camille works surrounded with a team of dynamic and creative young women who will also be delighted to guide you through your bibliophilic quest or to accompany you in your debut as a collector.

To contact her:

By email: camille@camillesourget.com

By phone: +33 (0)1 42 84 16 68


Marie-Luca Van Assche has joined the team of the bookshop Camille Sourget in May 2016. Of Belgian nationality, she will welcome and advice you with enthusiasm in French, English and Dutch.

Thanks to her artistic mother, she has spent her childhoord in the world of art, so it's not surprising that she decided to study photography at the E.N.S.A.V. La Cambre in Brussels. Once her studies finished, Marie-Luca decides to discover the world: she works a couple of months as a photographer for an architect in Corsica, she volunteers 3 months in Luang Prabang in Laos before she backpacks on her own in Vietnam, Cambodia and India. Back in Europe in 2014, she decides to continue to work in the world of art and works for a while in a Parisian contemporary art gallery before joining the team of the bookshop Camille Sourget.

What motivates Marie-Luca the most in the bookshop is to work in a environment where history and beauty go together, to meet passionate bibliophiles whom she can exchange with on the different books at the bookshop.

Embracing the new technologies of our time, she is the one passing all the information and actualities of our bookshop through Facebook and Instagram.

Her favourite theme of books? Yes you guessed it right, it's travel books! It's her pleasure to make you discover the multiple treasures hidden in our bookhsop.

Her moto at work and in life?: "Everything is possible."

To contact her:

by email: marieluca@camillesourget.com

by phone: +33 (0) 1 42 84 16 68

rare books camille sourget librairie