Montauban. Bouquinistes Sunday, an unmissable event for book lovers

Montauban. Bouquinistes Sunday, an unmissable event for book lovers

Bookstore Sunday is inseparable from the Autumn Letters. Initiated and organized for 27 years by Roselyne Layan, bookstore La Soupe aux Livres, it brings together bookstores from the wider Southwest every year. They offer used and old books, a very wide range from paperbacks to professional works, rare books, brochures, magazines… The audience of Montalbanais is always very loyal to this event.

Enlightened amateurs, collectors or bargain hunters, the attendance is always very satisfying. However, the bookstores on the banks of the Seine are not the only ones in difficulties, included in the French intangible cultural heritage, the profession is at the bottom of the wave. Roselyne Layan: “Recovery after Covid is a bit difficult, ten bookstores are present today… Our clientele is aging, there is a very significant decline in collectors, the book market is shrinking in the age of the Internet. I am happy to find a loyal audience, the Eurythmy space is very suitable for this an event.” For Agnès Gros, director of Confluences: “Our program supports all forms of literature, old books have their place at the festival”.

Painter, sculptor and writer Charles de Rodat, surrounded by his paintings, presented his latest work in the edition of Fractions. A photographic reproduction of seventeen portraits of the author painted by the artist over the past thirty years, “Les Mots du consider” invites the reader to meet famous writers of the 20th century.

Geneviève André-Acquier of Éditions Réciproques, co-founder of Lettres d’Automne participated in the show. His books reject the principle of dialogue between text and image in ever new ways. Format, characters, paper, appearance are closely related to content. Éditions Réciproques publishes on behalf of the publisher, in a limited number of copies, numbered and signed, precious works available to everyone…

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