In 1976 Marc Van de Wiele rents a small shop in Prinsenhof, in Bruges. In 1977 he marries Anette. They move to the Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat, very close to the Simon Stévin square, a few years later.
In 1992, they buy and renovate a historical building on the corner of the Sint-Salvatorskerkhof and the Heilige Geeststraat.
Since more than 40 years Marc Van de Wiele specialises in illustrated books from the 15th till the 20th century: books of hours, incunabula, natural history, atlases, medical books and books of artists.
In 2003, Marc Van de Wiele conducts his first book auction. The illustrated catalogues are distributed in Belgium and in the world, and online : www.marcvandewiele.com.
The auction room is close to the bookshop: Groeninge 34. This neogothic building is suitable for this type of activities. The auctions are held twice a year, in March and in October.
In 2004 Nathalie Van de Wiele (degree in romance languages) came into the business.
Since october 2008 Bénédicte Visart de Bocarmé (degree in medieval history) is helping us for the catalogues' redaction. Since october 2014 Frederick Moyaert came into the business.