La librairie Clavreuil

Four generations of booksellers at the heart of Parisian literary life

The Clavreuil Bookshop (ex-Librairie Thomas-Scheler) is located between the Senate, the Luxembourg garden and Odéon square, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, within the famous Quartier Latin.

The shop, first opened in 1910 by Charles Clavreuil, was then run by Lucien Scheler, a friend of Paul Eluard, Picasso and the Surrealist poets and painters, until 1977 when he sold it to Bernard Clavreuil, gran-son of Charles and his employee since 1962.

Bernard Clavreuil belongs to the third generation of a family of antiquarian booksellers established in the Quartier Latin since the end of the 19th century. He has been running the shop at 19 rue de Tournon for over 50 years, which had belung to his grandfather before World War I.

Stéphane Clavreuil, the fourth generation to pursue this passion for literary sharing, opened Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books in London.

Thanks to our relentless pursuit to find rare books in France, Europe, and all over the world, Librairie Clavreuil has become one the leading antiquarian bookshops, where curators and bookmen meet to find the items missing in their collections.

Bernard and Stéphane Clavreuil specialise in old books and manuscripts from the 13th to the 19th century, first editions of works mainly related to the history of ideas, great discoveries, medicine, science, literature and travel books.