Pierre Bergé and Umberto Eco

This winter, Pierre Bergé & Associés, in collaboration with Sotheby’s, will be auctioning the personal library of Pierre Bergé. In this video, Pierre Bergé and Umberto Eco discuss their shared passion for books and literature. Eco begins by calling the passion for very old books “quite perverted–a kind of mental ononism.” Bergé comments on his ex-libris, saying “I have great faith in this.”image002The collection, over a thousand manuscripts and books from the 15th to the 20th centuries, will be the subject of seven thematic sales at the Hôtel Drouot, starting early December 2015. http://www.pba-auctions.com/html/detailActualite.jsp?idActu=9554