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An interview with Librairie Traits et Caracteres

Biblio checks in with Librairie Traits et Caracteres to learn more about their book business, collecting interests and more! To view and shop their inventory, click here.


When did you get started in bookselling?

I started selling books in 1995;


What drew you to bookselling?

Passion for books and texts are the two thing that attracted me.


Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?

No, i don't.


What are your specialties as a dealer?

My specialities are "Illustrés modernes" and Czech illustrators.


What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?

It's probably "Archives manuscrites from Anatole France".


What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?

I really enjoy the time spending with custumers and sellers.


Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?

I owned a lovely boutique in the historical district of a small town in burgondy.


What do you personally like to read? Collect?

I'm always looking forward to see what the next book will be. As for collect the cubist works interessed me a lot.


What one book would you buy if price were no object?

I would be thrilled to own the Voynich Code.


If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?

"La légende des siècles" Victor Hugo, "L'éloge de la folie" Erasme and Anatomy of a Fisherman from John D Voelker.