International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair 2020 at the Grand Palais

Published by Cécile D. · Published on 18 August 2020 at 17h51 · Updated on 18 August 2020 at 18h20
From September 18 to 20, 2020, the International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair is back at the Grand Palais. This giant bookstore – set up in the Great Nave of this Parisian gem for a few days – offers us to discover the most beautiful works and buy it so that you can leave with an exceptional piece of history!

From September 18 to 20, 2020, the Grand Palais houses the International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair. This unique fair exhibits once again extraordinary work collections and welcomes again a selection of new art items. And this year, cinema is given pride of place.

Since 1984 and the first International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair in Paris Conciergerie, booksellers from all over the world are used to come in Paris to display their exceptional documents of a great diversity. Today, it’s the finest event of its kind in France and one of the most significant in the world. It now brings together 194 exhibitors from all over the world so that they can share their expertise, their most precious written, graphic and artistic heritage in one of the most breathtaking setting in Paris, attractin 20,000 people in 3 days.

The Cinémathèque Française is the edition 2020's guest of honor. It invites us to experience the love of movies and comes to the show with rare and prestigious pieces giving a foretaste of the richness and eclectism of its collections. From Georges Méliès to Martin Scorcese, exceptional pieces are displayed so much that you will not know where to start.

Highlights of this edition 2020

  • 160 exhibitors including 61 from 12 different countries

  • Discover ancient book, a meeting stand between book connoisseurs and amateurs to ask every question you may have and learn everything that is to be learned about ancient books. Bookstore keepers will also be there to help you out an dguide you through your spree.

  • Emile Zola's never-seen-before manuscript displayed by Le Manuscrit Français. "Pour la Lumière"... is an exclusive article written in July 1898 by Emile Zola, six months after "J'Accuse...!", amid the Dreyfus case. The five-page article has nevery been published but you can discover it for the show.

  • Classes and workshops to learn how to bind and restore old books. Introductory workshops and lithography improvement on stone taught by plastic artist and lithographer Cora Texier.

  • Presentation of the illustrated fine book by Les Cent Unes association. Les Cent Unes is the only association of female bibliophiles in the world. Every two years, they publich a book, an exclusive text illustrated by a contemporary artist.

You can also come with your own books and meet with the National Chamber of Experts to get them evaluated!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2020 to 20 September 2020



    3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
    75008 Paris 8

    M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau

    Billet + catalogue: 10 €

    Official website

    More informations
    Ouvert de 11h à 20h.

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