The Museum of Book Arts and Crafts (Michel Braibant Museum) welcomes you all year round for a fascinating journey through the history of writing, its birth, its supports, up to the rise of printing.


Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre – Montolieu

Village du Livre et des Arts 
39, rue de la Mairie
11170 Montolieu

To see

  • From pictograms to alphabets, cuneiform and ideographic writing

  • The history of various media: clay tablets of Sumerian accountants.

  • The papyrus of the Egyptian scribes the parchments of the copyist monks

  • The type founders

  • The hand presses to rotary presses

  • The techniques and tools of the bookbinder and engraver


April 11 – November 10

Monday to Friday 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 6pm

Saturday / Sunday / holidays 2 – 6 pm

November 11th – April 10th


Every day 2pm – 5pm

Closed on December 25, January 1 and May 1

Handicap access: Ground floor of the museum

Parking – quick drop off in front of the museum


Museum of Book Arts and Crafts

Entrance fee :

Full price for adults: 5€

Reduced rate (6 to 16 years old, students, disabled persons): 3,50€.

Free admission (under 6 years old, job seekers, accompanying persons o

Guided tour (on reservation):

Visit/lecture on the history of writing and the book Price: 10€.

Means of payment accepted
Cash, checks and credit cards