The Second Bouquinistes Auction Benefiting the Paris Booksellers

the second bouquinistes auction

I’m thrilled to announce that the second Bouquinistes Auction is now live! The second auction is bigger than the first and includes more items from more bouquinistes in order to try to increase our impact. Your support is making a huge impact in the bouquinistes’ lives and I can’t thank you enough.

The Bouquinistes Auction Format

Like the first auction, the second Bouquinistes Auction is on La Porte Bonheur, my website for French vintage and antique pieces. Each item’s starting bid is the cost of the item, which includes shipping everything as a group to the US to reduce individual shipping prices. If you aren’t located in the US but would like to participate in the auction please send me an email.

100% of the revenues and donations generated from the auctions go directly to the bouquinistes. I buy every item so I recuperate my costs (buying the items, Shopify fees, and shipping). For the first auction I received a generous donation that covered all of my costs, so the bouquinistes received 100% of the proceeds.

The auction will go through next Monday, December 7th. I encourage you to bid early if you see something you’re interested in so you don’t miss out. If someone places a higher bid you’ll get an email notification so you’ll have another chance to bid again.

To bid you just have to create an account – no credit card is required! When the auction ends you’ll receive an email with a notification that you won (or were outbid). At that point, you will pay for your order and choose a shipping method.

USPS Media Mail is the most cost-effective way to ship the books domestically in the US (unfortunately it can’t be used for the watercolors). If you want to guarantee you receive your purchases before Christmas I highly recommend choosing UPS.

The Second Bouquinistes Auction

All of these items would make perfect holiday gifts. It’s a sustainable option and not to mention a special and unique way to shop while supporting the beloved Parisian booksellers. Below, find an overview of every item featured in the second Bouquinistes Auction, in alphabetical order.

Centenaire de l’Impressionisme
Second Bouquinistes Auction Centenaire de l'Impressionisme
Centenaire de l'Impressionisme
Centenaire de l'Impressionisme
Centenaire de l'Impressionisme

Centenaire de l’Impressionisme is a hardcover book based on a Grand Palais exhibit in 1974. The book features artists such as Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Manet, Cassat, Caillebotte and more. Perfect for a fan of Impressionism!

Cézanne: Paris – Provence
second bouquinistes auction Cézanne: Paris - Provence
Cézanne: Paris - Provence
Cézanne: Paris - Provence
Cézanne: Paris - Provence

In Aix, Cézanne dreamed of Paris. In Paris, Cézanne dreamed of Aix. Cézanne: Paris – Provence features the history going on during Cézanne’s life, Paris, Provence, as well as his inner circle.

Set of Cézanne, Manet, and Monet Books
second bouquinistes auction Set of Cézanne, Manet, and Monet Books
Set of Cézanne, Manet, and Monet Books
Set of Cézanne, Manet, and Monet Books
Set of Cézanne, Manet, and Monet Books

Set of three Cézanne, Manet, and Monet hardcover books from the 1950’s. Each book has inserted colored illustrations of the works.

Dalí
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Dalí
Dalí
Dalí

Hardcover Dalí book. Filled with color illustrations by some of Dalí’s works. Handwritten note inside the cover.

Dans les Rues de Paris au Temps des Fiacres
second bouquinistes auction Dans les Rues de Paris au Temps des Fiacres
Dans les Rues de Paris au Temps des Fiacres
Dans les Rues de Paris au Temps des Fiacres
Dans les Rues de Paris au Temps des Fiacres

One of my favorites from this auction is the hardcover Dans les Rues de Paris au Temps des Fiacres book. Black and white photographs of street life in Paris from 1850 to 1910. Shows Paris before, during, and after Haussmann. Sections include Petits Métiers, Boutiques, Cafés and more. 

David Gentleman’s Paris
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david gentleman's paris
david gentleman's paris
david gentleman's paris

David Gentleman’s Paris is not only filled with gorgeous watercolors, this book also serves as a guide and study of Paris. Tourists and Parisiens alike will enjoy this book. It covers all parts of Paris and gives a truly accurate portrayal of life in the city. Another one of my favorites from the second Bouquinistes Auction!

Eugène Atget’s Paris
second bouquinistes auction Eugène Atget's Paris
Eugène Atget's Paris
Eugène Atget's Paris
Eugène Atget's Paris

Eugène Atget’s Paris is a gorgeous hardcover book published by Taschen and filled with black and white photos of Paris by documentary photographer Eugène Atget. Many photos include dates they were taken as well as addresses featured.

Atget was determined to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization. Many of his photographs were first published after his death.

Grammaire des Immeubles Parisiens
second bouquinistes auction Grammaire des Immeubles Parisiens
Grammaire des Immeubles Parisiens
Grammaire des Immeubles Parisiens
Grammaire des Immeubles Parisiens

Grammaire des Immeubles Parisiens covers six centuries of Parisien façades from the Middle Ages until now. Included are the oldest apartments in Paris, distinctive motifs and different styles of buildings, the materials used, all with addresses. This book would be a wonderful gift for someone interested in French architecture or Paris history.

Guide Naïf de Paris
second bouquinistes auction Guide Naïf de Paris
Guide Naïf de Paris
Guide Naïf de Paris
Guide Naïf de Paris

Guide Naïf de Paris (Paris through the eyes of the Modern Primitives) features both art and acts as a guide with maps with different landmarks. Also included are 16 different walking itineraries as well as different facts and figures about Paris. Book is in English and French.

Impressionistes Américains
second bouquinistes auction Impressionistes Américains
Impressionistes Américains
Impressionistes Américains
Impressionistes Américains

Impressionistes Américains catalog from the American impressionists exhibit at the Petit Palais in 1982.

L’Atlas Mondial du Vin
second bouquinistes auction L'Atlas Mondial du Vin
L'Atlas Mondial du Vin
L'Atlas Mondial du Vin
L'Atlas Mondial du Vin

L’Atlas Mondial du Vin is a hardcover book and complete guide of wines and alcohols from all around the world. The perfect gift for a wine enthusiast or collector.

L’Hôtel de la Marine
second bouquinistes auction L'Hôtel de la Marine
L'Hôtel de la Marine
L'Hôtel de la Marine
L'Hôtel de la Marine

L’Hôtel de la Marine book with the history, restoration, and interiors of the beautiful Hôtel de la Marine on Place de la Concorde. Would be great for anyone who loves architecture or interior design. 

La Tour Eiffel
second bouquinistes auction la tour eiffel
la tour eiffel
la tour eiffel
la tour eiffel

Hardcover La Tour Eiffel book. Black and white illustrations, advertisements, and photos of the Eiffel Tower. 

La Tour Eiffel Superstar
second bouquinistes auction La Tour Eiffel Superstar
La Tour Eiffel Superstar
La Tour Eiffel Superstar
La Tour Eiffel Superstar

La Tour Eiffel: Superstar book. Black and white illustrations, advertisements, and photos of the Eiffel Tower.

Matisse
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matisse
matisse
matisse

Matisse book published by Taschen. Photographs of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and sketches by Henri Matisse.

Monet’s Years at Giverny
second bouquinistes auction Monet's Years at Giverny
Monet's Years at Giverny
Monet's Years at Giverny
Monet's Years at Giverny

Fans of Claude Monet will love this hardcover Monet’s Years at Giverny book. It includes photos of Monet and his garden at Giverny as well as colored illustrations of his works. Text is in English. 

Paris Vu Par Les Artistes Japonais Bulletin
second bouquinistes auction Paris Vu Par Les Artistes Japonais Bulletin
Paris Vu Par Les Artistes Japonais Bulletin
Paris Vu Par Les Artistes Japonais Bulletin
Paris Vu Par Les Artistes Japonais Bulletin

Paris Vu Par Les Artistes Japonais bulletin with paintings of Paris by Japanese artists. The bulletin comes from an exhibit at Musée Carnavalet from 1985-1986.

Paris Vu Par Les Peintres
second bouquinistes auction Paris Vu Par Les Peintres
Paris Vu Par Les Peintres
Paris Vu Par Les Peintres
Paris Vu Par Les Peintres

Hardcover Paris Vu Par Les Peintres book. A selection of paintings that evoke the grandeur and incomparable beauty of one of the prettiest cities in the world. Take a walk covering several centuries, days and nights, during different seasons and weather. Artists featured include Renoir, Monet, Pissaro, Picasso and others who all participated in creating Paris.

Paris Vu Par Les Peintres Bulletin
second bouquinistes auction Paris Vu Par Les Peintres Bulletin
Paris Vu Par Les Peintres Bulletin
Paris Vu Par Les Peintres Bulletin
Paris Vu Par Les Peintres Bulletin

A Paris Vu Par Les Peintres bulletin from a 1978 Musée Carnavalet exhibit with paintings of Paris. 

Paris…Toujours 
second bouquinistes auction Paris...Toujours
Paris...Toujours
Paris...Toujours
Paris...Toujours

Hardcover Paris…Toujours book. Covers Paris from the Middle Ages until 1954 when it was published. Filled with beautiful black and white illustrations and photographs.

Ponts de Paris
second bouquinistes auction Ponts de Paris
Ponts de Paris
Ponts de Paris
Ponts de Paris

Hardcover Ponts de Paris book. Illustrations and photos of the bridges of Paris through the centuries. Signed by the author.

Tout Dalí En Un Visage
second bouquinistes auction Tout Dalí En Un Visage
Tout Dalí En Un Visage
Tout Dalí En Un Visage
Tout Dalí En Un Visage

Hardcover Tout Dalí En Un Visage book. Biography and large collection of works by Dalí. This bright book would be a great coffee table book for an art lover!

Voir Paris
second bouquinistes auction Voir Paris
Voir Paris
Voir Paris
Voir Paris

Voir Paris book. Color photos and paintings all about Paris. Book is organized by area including the islands, the Louvre, Rive Droite, and villages from Montmartre to Vincennes. There is an additional annex with history and recommendations for museums, shopping, restaurants and more. 

Miniature Original Eiffel Tower Watercolor by Mati
second bouquinistes auction mati eiffel tower watercolor

Original miniature watercolor of the Eiffel Tower by artist Mati. Features the Eiffel Tower with the Pont d’Iena and a carousel. 

Original La Frégate Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales
second bouquinistes auction Original La Frégate Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales

Original watercolor of La Frégate by artist Nikolla Dhales. The watercolor features the picturesque Parisian terrasse as well as the stunning façade on Quai Voltaire just across from the Musée du Louvre. 

Original Notre Dame and Saint-Michel Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales
second bouquinistes auction Original Notre Dame and Saint-Michel Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales

Original watercolor of Notre Dame and Saint Michel by artist Nikolla Dhales. The watercolor features a fall scene of Notre Dame with views of the Seine and Quai Saint-Michel. 

Original Notre Dame During the Fall (Landscape) Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales
second bouquinistes auction Original Notre Dame During the Fall (Landscape) Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales

Original watercolor of Notre Dame during the Fall by artist Nikolla Dhales. The watercolor features a fall scene of Notre Dame with views of the Seine. 

Original Notre Dame During the Fall (Portrait) Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales
second bouquinistes auction Original Notre Dame During the Fall (Portrait) Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales

Original watercolor of Notre Dame during the Fall by artist Nikolla Dhales. The watercolor features a fall scene of Notre Dame with views of the Seine. 

Miniature Original Notre Dame Watercolor by Mati
second bouquinistes auction Miniature Original Notre Dame Watercolor by Mati

Original miniature watercolor of Notre Dame by artist Mati. Features the Seine River, Notre Dame, and Parisian apartment buildings. 

Original Pont Neuf Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales
second bouquinistes auction Original Pont Neuf Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales

Original watercolor of Pont Neuf during fall by artist Nikolla Dhales. The watercolor features a fall scene of the beautiful Pont Neuf bridge and Place Dauphine apartment buildings. 

Original Quai Voltaire Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales
second bouquinistes auction Original Quai Voltaire Watercolor by Nikolla Dhales

Original watercolor of Quai Voltaire by artist Nikolla Dhales. The watercolor features beautiful Parisian facades, including 13 Quai Voltaire, one of the smallest buildings in Paris. 

Miniature Quai Voltaire Original Watercolor by Mati
second bouquinistes auction Miniature Quai Voltaire Original Watercolor by Mati

Original miniature watercolor of Quai Voltaire by artist Mati. Features the Pont du Carrousel bridge, Parisian apartments, the bouquinistes, and the Institut de France. 

Miniature Tuileries Original Watercolor by Mati
second bouquinistes auction Miniature Tuileries Original Watercolor by Mati

Original miniature watercolor of the Tuileries by artist Mati. Features the main pond in the Jardin des Tuileries with the Louvre and Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in the background. 

I hope you like all of the items featured in the second Bouquinistes Auction! Thank you so much for your support of the Bouquinistes de Paris.

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