Salon International du Livre Rare

The Salon International du Livre Rare is a fantastic event offering rare and antique books for view and for sale and it is an unmissable fair for those with a specific interest in the printed word and its history and it only takes place once a year in the autumn when 150 different vendors take part

Venue's contact details (premium feature)

Home » Markets » Europe » France » Paris » Salon International du Livre Rare

The Salon International du Livre Rare is a fantastic event offering rare and antique books for view and for sale. It is an unmissable fair for those with a specific interest in the printed word and its history. Since it only takes place once annually at the start of the autumn, it would be wise to make a note of the dates and plan a trip to Paris accordingly! This celebration of antique books has a sister event in the USA, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, so those who can not make it to Europe have another, equally impressive, option in the yearly calendar.

Since 1984, the Salon International du Livre Rare has been the most beautiful event of its kind in France and one of the most important in the world for antiquarian books, autographs, and manuscripts. The items exhibited here are guaranteed to be of the highest standard, as all vendors are members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and affiliated with the Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne if they are based in France. This century-old professional association brings together the best specialists in the field of antiquarian and collectible books. They obey a strict code of ethics, offer collectors and enthusiasts the best guarantees of authenticity, and the best possible expertise in their fields. This is one of the reasons for the continued exemplary reputation for quality that this book fair enjoys.

Approximately 150 vendors come together to exhibit their pieces at the Salon International du Livre Rare. These treasured items follow 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. Today, alongside the amazing, historic books, this Parisian fair brings together a mix of beautiful prints, ancient manuscripts, original letters, etchings, fashion illustrations, watercolors, vintage posters, and so much more. Lectures and workshops also take place over the three-day event, creating the perfect opportunity for complete immersion in the field of rare and collectible books.

type of items sold here (premium feature)

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bummer, you’re seeing only 25% of this website’s content

Your time is too valuable to be spent traveling to second-tier flea markets and antique shows. If you’re serious about scoring valuable finds, our premium membership is the missing piece that will turn your next antiquing trip into a success story!

See what you are missing

Kelly Vittengl
"I managed to hit a few smaller markets around France, thanks to this website which has seriously changed my rug hunting life!!"
Suzanne Coppola
"I source for my business on buying trips frequently throughout the year, so I find fleamapket hugely helpful in uncovering those markets and local events while planning itineraries. It’s become a tremendous resource to gain insight on new areas to target!"
Alain Maurepuy
Alain MaurepuyPrivate Collector and Assets Manager
"Regardless of whether you are a professional antique dealer or just a flea market enthusiast, fleamapket is certainly the most helpful and comprehensive resource you will find to guide you on your antique sourcing ventures."
Dr. Marc Ludwig
Dr. Marc LudwigFounder - FotoTV.
"Searching for flea markets worth visiting, beyond the ones surrounding me, used to be a challenge. Thanks to fleamapket and its search & reviews features, I have visited markets in the States, France, Germany and Belgium that otherwise I would not have found."
Alex Wijnen
Alex WijnenFounder - Attic Antics
"When I sell at markets and shows here in the US, customers with upcoming travel plans to Europe always ask me where they should go to find brocante treasures. And I always happily point them to fleamapket since it's the best, most comprehensive resource out there."
Pauline Cappelen
Pauline CappelenFounder & Creative Director - Adornment
"Fleamapket has been the ultimate tool for us in order to find the best vintage and markets in every city we visit. We use it frequently and highly recommend it to all vintage and antique lovers out there!"
Aurélie Lefeuvre
"Finding new places to source for vintage fabrics for my clients is a time consuming but necessary activity. Fleamapket has dramatically improved my work life and travel time by helping me shop only the most valuable markets."
Katy Olson
"Treasure hunting just got easier. Targeting antique shop owners, interior designers, stylists and artists, Fleamapket has been helping antique lovers source wares since last year. This app will change the way you shop antiques shows."
Nic Royal
"I had a fabulous Europe, UK and US journey last year for which the subscription was fantastic!"
Michael Peeler
"Reserving flights 8 to 9 months in advance helps me manage my airfare expenses. Even in the best of times, many of the markets I follow in France don't publish their plans that far in advance. Fleamapket provides the newest information, well before I can find it online."
Nicolas Martin
"Letting luck be your only guide in your search for antiques means taking the risk of missing out on great opportunities. Come prepared with a sense of direction and stop wasting your time. Let Fleamapket guide you."