World Biennials of Art Bookbinding

Art Bookbinding international contest

Art bookbinding international contest has been existing for more than 30 years. It clearly is the oldest international bookbinding contest. This event is a must for professionals and a challenge for binding schools and amateur bookbinders.

 

Key dates of 2024 contest

It is still possible to register: click here Registration and you will find there all the information on the work, the author and the edition of Night flight of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Up to now, 365 candidates – and you ?

Your bound book for participation in the competition must reach us no later than May 25, 2024 in order to be presented to the Jury in June 2024. It needs to be sent with the participation form and according to the packing instructions.

The exhibition of the set of bindings that participate in the competition will take place from 19 to 22 September 2024 in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (France). Opening hours : thursday to saturday from 10:00 to 18:30 and sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. We hope to see you !

 

Exhibition program

  • Exhibition inauguration : wednesday septembre 18th, 2024
  • Conference “Antoine et l’aéropostale” : thursday september 19th, 2024
  • Bookbinders’ dinner : friday september 20th, 2024 – book now !
  • Award ceremony : saturday september 21st, 2024, at 18:00
  • Supplier fair : september 19th to 22nd
  • Binding restitution : sunday september 22nd, 2024, at 17:00.

All you need to know about the contest

News

Suppliers’ fair

Salon des fournisseurs : cuirs, parchemins, papiers marbrés, papiers à la colle, outillages, livres à relier…

Award ceremony

Remise des prix de la 17e Biennale Mondiale de Reliure d’Art samedi 21 septembre à St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

Special offer for SPRINTERS

Plus que quelques semaines ! Offre spéciale inscription au concours 2024 + un 2e livre à relier en cadeau !

Become a partner of World Biennials of Art Bookbinding

Why and how to become a partner of 2024 Biennials

Exhibition program !

Discover the program of 2024 international art bookbinding exhibition in France, close to Paris

Books to bind at APG Reliure

Books to bind from previous Biennials at APG Reliure (France)

350 inscrits !

350 ! C’est le nombre de relieurs inscrits au concours de reliure d’art 2024.

Journée Mondiale du Bénévolat

Les Biennales fêtent la Journée Mondiale du Bénévolat et du Volontariat

16th Art Bookbinding international contest - 2022 edition

Inauguration of the exhibition

September 2022 : Mrs Michèle Douaze, President of the World Biennials of Art bookbinding association, with the Mayor representants of St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse : Mr Jacques Caous and Mrs Myriam Schwartz, during the inauguration of international Art bookbinding 16th exhibition.

at the Espace Jean Racine, in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (France)

Cérémonie de remise des prix. Au total, 17 prix ont été remis aux lauréats.

Revoir la cérémonie en images

 

See 2022 winners

230 bindings presented to the public

On every Bienniale all participating bindings are exposed. In 2022, 230 bindings were exposed from 22nd to 25th of September.

on the theme of The Lion, a novel of Joseph Kessel

In 2022 candidates were proposed to bind LE LION by Joseph Kessel.

Conference Joseph Kessel

Conference by Mr Serge Linkès : « Joseph Kessel and his connection to Africa »

See pictures of the conference

World Biennials of Art Bookbinding - in short

A unique international contest

This cultural artistic contest is a unique one. It is a not-to-be-missed event for professionals , binding schools and amateur bookbinders in the world.

30 years of existence

Culture patronage, the Biennials Art bookbinding are organized since 2005 in St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse,Yvelines county (78) in France. The 17th edition will take place in 2024.

More than 20 participating countries

Participating countries from all continents : Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, USA, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland …

French literature in the spotlight

Joseph Kessel, Albert Camus, Victor Hugo, Michel Tournier, Maurice Leblanc, Jean de la Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Beaumarchais, Jules Verne, …

Exceptional savoir-faire

Traditional, full skin leather, inlays, Bradel, Italian binding, Japanese binding, object book….

600 numbered prints

Each book is unique and has a typographical printing of high quality on 160 g Velin d’Arches 100% chiffon, work carried out by Cheyne printing-works which is awarded a Living Heritage Company label.

Our favorite bookbinding material suppliers

APG Reliure
Didier Lieutard
Harmatan and Oakridge leathers
Maison Alivon
Atelier Bonanni
Marie-Anne Hamaide
Katelyn Perry
À chacun son livre
Marianne Peter
Hocheid
Fanny Schaeffer
Schmedt
Sofic cuir
Atelier Folio

Contact

+33 (0)6 36 17 48 29

Next exhibition : 22 > 24 september 2022

2 rue Victor Hugo 78470 Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (France)

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