formerly bookshop Denise Weil

Books & Avant-garde Reviews
Literature, Fine Arts, First Editions.

We offer our clients a selection of books, reviews & ephemera :
Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, Expressionism, Constructivism,
the Belgian avant-garde, Lettrism, Visual & Sound Poetry,
to the avant-gardes of the years ‘60 to ‘80.

Paul Colinet : Correspondance avec Rose Capel (1938-1947)

Bruxelles, Quadri, 2018

Pierre Albuisson : La Pieuvre

Dessin pour un frontispice non retenu de Roger Caillois.. Circa 1973.

Léo Malet : Lettre à Noël Arnaud

1962. avec collage original.

Annie Sprinkle : Dessin original

Signé et daté 91.

Marc Patin : L'amour n'est pas pour nous

Paris. 1942. E.O. : Un des 5 ex. de tête.

Camacho : L'arbre acide

Paris. 1968. E.O. : un des 40 ex. de tête.

Leo Malet : ...hurle à la vie

Paris. 1940. E.O. + dessin.

Flamand - Gette : Amphisbène

[Malmö]. 1966. E.O. Envoi à Breton.


Philippe Luiggi took over the bookshop Denise Weil in 1989, located at rue du Dragon 1 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, specialized in avant-garde reviews, ephemera and rare books concerning the artistic movements of the twentieth century : Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, Expressionism, Visual & Sound Poetry, Avant-gardes of the years ‘60 to ‘80.
He was also associated with the John Benjamins bookshop located in Amsterdam, with which he published 23 thematic catalogues. They also worked on several important archives, among which those of Henri Chopin, Gianni Bertini and Jacques Lacomblez.

In November 2019, he is the expert (associated with Benoit Forgeot) of the auction of the library Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn “Mille nuits de rêve”, étude Bergé & associés.


Settled in Belgium since 2006, Philippe Luiggi developed the field of the Belgian avant-garde by searching for documents of or about artists of Antwerp : Josef Peeters, Victor Servranckx, Floris and Oskar Jespers, Jos Leonard, Karel Maes, Michel Seuphor…

His second field of expertise is Belgian surrealism, with such artists as René Magritte, Paul Nougé, E.L.T. Mesens, Marcel Mariën…


Philippe Luiggi is a member of the CLAM-BBA (Chambre professionnelle belge de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne) which is a part of the ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) and of the CNES (Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés).


Two or three catalogues are published every year.
Our clients are private collectors and we work closely with European and American institutions and museums.

Philippe Luiggi sees visitors by appointment only and is at your disposal for expert evaluation, assessment, purchase or sale of books or reviews.

Coordinates :
74, avenue Louis Lepoutre
B-1050 Ixelles
Phone (B): +32 471 095 020
Phone (F): +33 6 08 80 70 36