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Dear bibliophile friends,
From November 9 to 13, we presented a rich selection of works from the 15th to the 19th century, for the very first edition of Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.
From literary masterpieces to books of Hours, from atlases to illustrated naturalist works, we were delighted to present you our precious collection at the Carrousel du Louvre.
Thanks to Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale for their welcome and all the means deployed for the goodrunning of the event.
Thanks to Galerie Magazine for this beautiful article !
Thanks also to The Art Newspaper, which quotes Camille Sourget in its article.
- Next edition: 21-26 November 2023 at the Grand Palais Éphémère -
Dear bibliophile friends,
We are very happy to participate in the first edition of Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale which promises to highlight a wonderful panorama of art history!
From Wednesday, November 9 to Sunday, November 13, you can find us at booth 78 at the Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli (Paris 1er).
We will be happy to show you our selection of rare and precious books chosen for the occasion, from the 15th to the 19th century.
A big thank you to Mieux Vivre votre Argent Magazine for this beautiful article on our participation in this brand new fair resulting from the alliance of Fine Arts Paris and La Biennale!
We hope to see there!
Thank you to La Gazette Drouot for this nice article on our participation in the "Salon international du Livre Rare" in Paris in September!
We are thrilled to show you this beautiful illuminated Book of Hours and many other treasures on our stand E8 at the "Salon international du Livre Rare", from September 22 to September 25 at the Grand Palais éphémère.
The Camille Sourget Bookshop is back!
After two dizzying weeks in Maastricht, in the name of art and on the occasion of TEFAF 2022, our team is back in Paris.
Despite a cancelled edition in 2021, we were finally able to participate again in this unique event (exceptionally summery!), the most renowned international art fair in the world.
TEFAF, which opened its doors in 1988, brings together the best of the art market under the roof of the MEEC in Maastricht.
We have designed and built the perfect setting to welcome our visitors and present our works. The bewitching red of our bookcases and the vaulted ceiling of our stand were indeed the perfect setting for our treasures.
We would like to thank all the TEFAF staff as well as the many visitors who made this incredible experience an unforgettable one!
For all those who were unable to visit us this year, we look forward to seeing you in Maastricht at the next TEFAF from 11 to 19 March 2023!
Save the date!
The team of the Bookshop Camille Sourget has the pleasure to be part of the first edition of TEFAF ONLINE, an inaugural digital fair experience featuring one single masterwork per gallery.
This digital marketplace will host its inaugural fair November 1-4 2020, with to preview days on October 30 and 31, 2020. TEFAF ONLINE will serve the community in place of this year's annual TEFAF New York Faire by gathering the majority of the TEFAF global community -- 283 exhibitors will be directly accessible to buyers in real-time -- to present 7,000 years of art history.
If you want to know what the bookshop will present as a masterpiece, join us on 1st November for this special event!
On the 4th of September, the team of the Bookshop Camille Sourget had the pleasure to welcome the talented artist Andrée Grise, for the video shoot of three songs, extract from her new album, “Demain j’irai mieux”.
The singer, accompanied by several singers and a pianist, chose our bookshelves to illustrate the spirit of her songs, influenced by soul and gospel.
We thank all those fabulous artists and the video shoot staff that shared with us this unique moment!
Let’s discover the video right away, by clicking on this link!
On September of 2019, our bookshop had the honor of participating once again in the Biennale Paris, the Parisian highlight on the international art market calendar.
For this 31st edition, we wanted to surprise and amaze visitors of the Grand Palais by creating, as usual, a unique setting to present our rare and precious works. This year, it is the decor and atmosphere of the bookstore, with its ancient bookshelves, that have been transposed in situ to offer a sumptuous and warm setting to our antiquarian books.
We were delighted to welcome during this event art lovers from around the world, came to admire and browse through our chosen books in various themes. Indeed, illuminated manuscripts from the 15th century have accompanied, during these few days, sought-after first editions of French literature, sumptuous botanical books or rare ornithology treatises abundantly illustrated.
A big thank you to the organizers of the Biennale for this unique event in France, and thank you to the 38,700 visitors who came to meet us during these few days of September!
We also thank the journalists who mentioned the bookshop in their articles devoted to the world of art:
Point de vue : La Biennale Paris. Noblesse oblige
Connaissance des Arts : Le classique résiste
La Gazette Drouot Supplément : Fleuron du livre botanique
Petites Affiches : Les Causes criminelles illustrées
This month the bookshop had the honor of taking part in TEFAF for the first time, “the world’s leading destination art fair”.
We were delighted to meet art lovers from all over the world who came to admire and browse our chosen books as well as our catalogue published for the occasion.
We invite you to discover one of them, Monstrelet’s Chronicles, presented by Camille Sourget for the TEFAF-series “Meet The Experts”.
If you want a taste of the fair, click here to relive TEFAF Maastricht 2019.
The New York Times: Tefaf Maastricht Refocuses Its Lineup
National Review: The world’s most exclusive fair has widened its purview
Le Point : Tefaf Maastricht comme dans un musée
Le Monde : Maastricht, une foire d’histoire de l’art
Le Journal des Arts : Tefaf une édition de haute volée
Connaissance des Arts : Virage moderne à la Tefaf Maastricht
The Bookshop Camille Sourget is excited to launch its latest project! INCIPIT is a monthly Gazette that will focus on a selection of 25 rare books and keep you updated with the bookshop's latest news as well as any bibliophily-related infos.
For the second time in its history, the Bookshop Camille Sourget is honored to participate to China in Print, Asia’s leading fair for the lovers of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera. This internationally renowned event happens every year in Hong Kong within the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
In order to satisfy the visitors' expectations, we have carefully selected a remarkable collection of 35 rare and precious books from the 16th to the 20th century that you can discover in our dedicated catalogue by clicking here.
A big thank you to the organizers of the fair and to the many visitors who made this week so thrilling.
The fairs are always an opportunity to meet new book-lovers and we were delighted to meet Charles Wong, a journalist from Hong Kong, who wrote a beautiful article about the bookshop after a really interesting discussion around Marivaux. You can read Charles's article here.
This year the Bookshop Camille Sourget had once again the privilege to represent bibliophily at the Biennale Paris, the not-to-be-missed event of the art market, which took place from 8 until 16 September.
It was the perfect opportunity for us to show our most beautiful books in a wonderful spot, this year decorated by the talented Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Amongst our treasures were visible a sumptuous Venetian binding on a dogale made in Venice in 1597 which earned the price of the second most beautiful artpiece of the fair, as well as an exceptional collection of Piranesi’s works in 27 volumes with 1189 amazing engravings.
Their presence was noted, as reflected in this insight of a few press articles mentioning them:
The Art Newspaper, 14 September 2018: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/gallery/la-biennale-picks
Beaux-Arts magazine, September: https://www.beauxarts.com/produit/beaux-arts-magazine-n411/
We wish you a pleasant read and hope to see you soon on the various fairs we will take part in, but also at our bookshop located rue de Seine in Paris, where we will welcome you with open arms!
© Librairie Camille Sourget & La Biennale Paris 2018