Pierre Coumans Antiquarian Books

the bookshop

Montage of 4 pictures showing multiple shelves inside of the bookshop

Thirty years of passion

Pierre Coumans has specialized in rare books for over thirty years, having first worked for one of Belgium’s foremost rare book dealers before opening his own bookshop in 2007. The shop is located in the heart of Brussels in the famed and beautiful historic Bortier Arcade opened in 1848.

Pierre Coumans is a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, and exhibits at their book fairs, in London, New York and Brussels. He is honoured to have developed long term relationships with both private and institutional clients worldwide.

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What We Do

Books bought and sold - Appraisal

We are pleased to offer carefully selected books from six centuries in a broad range of subjects:

  • Applied and Decorative Arts
  • Art Nouveau & Art Deco
  • Avant-Garde
  • Children's Books
  • Graphic Design & Publicity
  • Fashion
  • Early Printing 1480-1800
  • Literature & First Editions
  • Illustrated Books 1890-1930
  • Private Press
  • Twentieth Century
  • Scholarly Books
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Drawing by Raymond Coumans of a shelf of books in front a window.