Bibliothèque de la Librairie des Carrés

Librairie des Carrés

We specialise in travel and exploration, science and technology, architecture, gardening and agriculture, illustrated books, literature, decorative bindings, history and rare books.

We are open all year round by appointment.

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Welcome to our website www.librairiedescarres.com.

We wish all our clients and bibliophilic friends a Happy and Healthy 2019.

Our agenda for the beginning of the year is fast filling up, with the preparation of a special catalogue "Tous les Peuples du Monde" based on a remarkable collection of ethnography books , due to be published at the end of March.

Our first Spring fair, from 22nd to 24th February, will be "Le Livre et ses métiers d'art" at nearby Montreuil-Bellay. About sixty exhibitors will show fine and original bindings, a vast array of marbled papers, enticing leathers, engravings, binding materials… The theme this year is Japan, and workshops and conferences will take place.

From 1st to 4th March we will exhibit at the "Salon des Antiquités, Collections et Livres Anciens" at the Orleans Parc Expo, with some twenty-five other antiquarian booksellers.

The 9th and 10th March will see the second edition of a small book fair organised in La Doutre, on Angers right bank, the theme of which is "Books and Plants".

And the cherry on cake will be the marvellous "International Rare Books and Fine Art Salon" in the Paris Grand-Palais, organised by the SLAM from 12th - 14th April. Here you will find over one hundred and fifty antiquarian booksellers from all over the world.

The rest of the time we will be "chez nous", where we are always delighted to receive visitors wishing to discover our books, and our delicious Angevine environment.

Jean-Pierre & Sue Fouques

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