The Ministry of Culture present with its stand «Vive la lecture!» at Livre Paris

The Paris Book Fair, which will be held this year from Friday 16 March to Monday 19 March at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, is an unmissable event for the actors of the book chain as well as for book lovers.

The Ministry of Culture is faithful to this event, both through its presence and its entertainment for the public on the stand called “Vive la lecture!” , by the organization of round tables and by a series of publications put online on the occasion of this fair.

The stand “Vive la lecture!”

As part of its policy in favour of books and libraries, the development of reading, thehe Ministry of Culture (Directorate-General for Media and Cultural Industries/ Book and Reading Service) proposes to the public of Book Paris, three spaces focused on the recommendation of reading:

- An animation inviting young people to recommend a book via a digital tag that will be relayed on Social Networks: Say what to read

- A space for reading advice: Reading secrets

- A Literary salon, which will be organized every hour from 11 am to 6 pm, reading clubs, meetings with authors, booktubeurs, booksellers, librarians who will come to transmit, recommend and share their passion for reading (location P12).

Many authors and artists will be present during the three days of the Salon,

Saturday 17 March: Agnès Mathieu-Daudé, Victor Coutard, Pavel Basinski, Mx Cordélia, Amandine Dhée, Marc Boutavant, Natalia Ivanovna, Franck Pavloff, etc.

Sunday 18 March: Karine Tuil, Yves Michaud, Thimothée de Fombelle, Sami Tchak, Amélie De Bourbon Parme, Salwa Al Neimi …

Monday, March 19: Floriane Brun, Geneviève Clastres, Chékéba Hachémi …


The stand is intended for both the general public and book and reading professionals. Its objective is to:

  • Promote through animations the pleasure of reading, the taste for discoveries, that of exchange and sharing
  • Make the book and reading accessible to all audiences, whether young or adult, French or foreign, near or far from reading,
  • To make known the action of the Ministry of Culture and its missions
  • Educate professionals on libraries on the challenge of media and information literacy and the public purchase of library books

The stand also hosts the Public Information Library (BPI) will provide the public with its free, open-to-all online Q&A service: Eureka Provides less than 72 hours of reading advice or recommendations from librarians.

Round Table on Libraries in the Media and Information Literacy Challenge

Organized in connection with the School Press and Media Week, with the interventions of the Public Information Library (Bpi), the Centre for Media and Information Education (CLEMI) and the Maison du livre, de l'image et du son François Mitterand (Mediatheques de Villeurbanne).
In the digital age, the proliferation of false information and conspiracy theories questions information professionals about their ability to give audiences the tools to guard against misinformation and develop a critical mind. Like teachers and journalists, librarians are now on the front lines to address these challenges and the growing need for media and information literacy.
By recalling the legitimacy of librarians to seize this theme, this round table will highlight concrete examples of actions carried out in media library and partnerships between national education, public reading and media.

Monday, March 19, 14:00 – 15:00, Professional Scene

Presentation of the new edition of the vademecum on the public purchase of books in libraries

The round table "Public purchases of books in libraries" will present the new edition of the vademecum published by the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of the fair. Through this guide and the practical experience of the speakers, It will discuss how libraries can take advantage of the new legal framework for public procurement to make their book purchases a factor in supporting the density of the bookshop network in the territory.
Hosted by Rémi Gimazane, Head of the Department of Book Economics.
Speakers: Claire Leymonerie, chargé de mission au département de l'économie du livre;
Marianne Masson, Director of the Epinal Intercommunale Multimedia Library; Olivier Rouard, Charlemagne Bookstore in Toulon; Tristan Wallet, Director of the Marcq-en-Baroeul Media Library.

Monday, March 19, 11:00 – 12:00, Polar Scene



As every year on the eve of the opening of the Paris Book Fair, the Book Economy Observatory of the DGMIC is launching an updated edition of the Key figures for the book sector, which brings together in 4 pages the latest available statistical data on recent developments in the book market in France.

The 2018 edition of the Key Figures as the summary of the study on the situation of the authors of the book will be disseminated throughout the exhibition on the stand Book Access.


BnF and CNL will also be present at Livre Paris 

The National Library of France (BNF) and the National Book Centre (CNL) , public institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, also have a stand on the show and organize multiple activities (demonstrations, meetings, round tables, conferences, etc.).