WWD – Pierre Bergé Lifts Curtain on Private Library of Rare Books

WWD – Pierre Bergé Lifts Curtain on Private Library of Rare Books

PARIS — Pierre Bergé is no book snob. The former couture boss loves paperbacks, prefers to read on a Kindle when on vacation and devours contemporary novels galore — as he judges several literary prizes in France.

Yet he is equally passionate about his collection of 1,600 rare books, manuscripts and musical scores that he is preparing to auction off, starting Dec. 11 at Drouot in Paris and at six subsequent sales in 2016 and 2017.

A selection of about 60 of the 150 initial lots is to go on display at Sotheby’s in New York today through Sunday — providing a glimpse into a highly personal collection amassed over a lifetime.

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