Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

64 antiquarian booksellers will be exhibiting at the 57th Stuttgart Antiquarian Bookfair, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of January 2018 at the Württembergischen Kunstverein, Schlossplatz.

Dealers from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland will be exhibiting a varied and high-quality cross-section of their wares at this most prestigious antiquarian book fair in Germany. There will be antiquarian books on every conceivable subject, prints by old and new masters, manuscripts, drawings, photographies – everything a collector’s heart could desire.

There are two new exhibitors at the fair: Phillip Penka from Berlin and Sokol Books from London. You can find an alphabetical list of all exhibitors → here.

The fair catalogue will be published shortly before Christmas. It will showcase some of the highlights from each stand and it will be in colour throughout. You can order it as of now.

This year’s special exhibition will show Peter Paul Rubens as a book illustrator »Sinnbild – Bildsinn«. The exhibition will be organised by staff of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Prof. Dr. Nils Büttner, who is the curator of the art collection and archives of the Academy, will give a lecture on the exhibition on Saturday, 27th January, at 7 pm. A comprehensively illustrated catalogue of all book illustrations by and after Rubens will be published and can be bought at the fair.

There will be guided tours for interested visitors, and especially for young people. Exhibitors will show and explain exceptional pieces from their stand, and will be glad to answer questions about it and about the antiquarian book trade in general.

Calendar of events → here.

We look forwards to your questions, suggestions and wishes, which you can utter → here and, of course, to seeing you (again) in Stuttgart!




Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V.

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