Salon du Livres de Paris / Paris Book Salon


Friday, March 24, 2017 to Monday, March 27, 2017



Institut français India is happy to participate at The Paris Book Fair 2017 (37th edition), “Livre Paris 2017”, from 24th to 27th March. With 1,200 exhibitors, 45 countries represented, 800 talks and events, 3,000 authors at signing sessions; Livre Paris is an excellent place for all those involved in publishing to meet each other. Every year, the book fair lays on a dedicated programme of events and meetings for all professionals in the world of books and writing.

Join us on 27th March, 9.30 to 10.30 am on the stall of the Bureau International de l’Edition française (BIEF): Aanchal Malhotra (Red Ink Agency) and Bipin Shah (Mapin Publishing) will take part in a “café professionnel”, a publisher’s meet where all players of the Indian and French publishing industry are invited to discuss the new trends and perspectives of the Indian market.

Bipin Shah is CEO of Mapin Publishing, a publishing house committed for the last 32 years to the promotion and preservation of India’s visual arts and heritage. Mapin has published several international award-winning books to their credit and partnered with internationally known museums (Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum…). Mapin Publishing has a strong interest in French history, arts and heritage as well : “Indian Troops in Europe” by Shantanu Das (2015, co-published with Gallimard), “Chandigarh Revealed, Le Corbusier’s City Today” by Shaun Fynn (2017) and “Brigitte Singh : The Printress of the Mughal Garden” by Bishwadeep Moitra (2017). Mapin is bringing digitally enhanced illustrated books in photography, fashion and architecture with video, audio and slide shows in 2017.

Aanchal Malhotra is in charge of foreign rights at Red Ink Literary Agency, which started as a subsidiary of the iconic Bahrisons Bookstore, New Delhi. Over the years, the Agency has etched a name for itself in not only the Indian literary arena but on the international stage as well. At Red Ink, Aanchal focuses on developing mostly high quality literary and historical fiction, with a keen interest in women’s writing, diasporic literature, dark humor and satire. Aanchal Malhotra is also an oral historian and the author of Remnants of a Separation: a history of the Partition of India through Material Memory (Harper Collins, August 2017)

The entire programme and meeting schedule for 2017 as well as practical details are available here: