Antique Books in French

For collectors, there are many beautiful antique books in French which can be located on the internet.

Prefer to walk around an antique book market?

We’ll list a few websites and book markets here to get you started on your search.

Antique books in French and other parts of France

Find Antique Books in French at Aix-en-Provence Antique Book Market

Antique books in French and other parts of France

Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
First Sunday of every month
9am – 6pm

Antique Books : On the first Sunday of every month, fans of literature can browse through old and rare books in the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in Aix-en-Provence. Heard of the famous naturalist writer, Emile Zola? Emile grew up in this town with its long and rich literary history. If you love books, love to read or simply love to look at antique books, then this market is a must – a great place to find antique and second-hand books.


Wander the banks of the Seine, around Saint Michele, to browse the various bouquinistes, or antique book and poster sellers – you might just find a rare book indeed.


Used & Antique Book Market
Place du Palais
Nice, France
First and third Saturday of the month
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Cours Julien is the site of markets held throughout the week. On Wednesday it is the organic produce and flower market. On Saturday morning there is a flower market and every second Saturday there is an antique book market.

Links for Antique Books in French

This site sponsors a discussion group for rare books and features links to libraries and associations. (In French)

Librairie du Bât d’Argent
A listing of more than 2600 bookstores worldwide. They work with a large stock of second hand books on any period or subject and at any price! (In French, German and Italian as well as English).

Les Autographes – Thierry Bodin
Catalogues of autographs and manuscripts. Approximately 300 items in every field, varying prices. (In French and English)

Librairie Léonce Laget
Online catalogue of ancient books on Fine Arts (painting, drawing, engraving, illuminating, manuscripts, etc.). (In English and French)

SLAM Booksellers’ Catalogues & Bookshops
A selected list of bookseller in France with detailed descriptions of books available. Email contacts provided for all. (In French)

Home page for France’s only professional association of antiquarian booksellers, autographs and engravings. Provides links to home pages of the American, Italian, Swiss, and New Zealand associations.

Antiquarian Booksellers Online. Located in the Netherlands, this website has a searchable databases, online catalogues and links to booksellers.

Antique Reference Book Service
An extensive list of printed works available from the-forum’s Antique Reference Book Service.

Conservation OnLine
A full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
“The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is an organisation that encompasses national associations of antiquarian booksellers around the world. It speaks for twenty-one nations and two thousand leading booksellers. Its sign stands for the integrity and professionalism of the trade worldwide …”

A French antiquarian book market. (In French and English)

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