Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

71 antiquarian booksellers will be exhibiting at the 58th Stuttgart Antiquarian Bookfair, which will be held from the 25th to the 27th of January 2019 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.

The fair catalogue, illustrated in colour throughout and containing offers for over 5 million Euros, will be available online from the end of December, or in the print version from the Verband Deutscher Antiquare (€ 10.-).

This year’s special exhibition will be on German emigration to Brazil in the 19th century. Ca. 70 volumes will document recruitment and colonisation, life and work in the country, and the expectations and dreams that were held by the people who took this gigantic step. These books are part of the famous Brazil Library of the Robert Bosch GmbH, which is usually not accessible to the public. The exhibition will be curated by Susanne Koppel, antiquarian bookseller and  longtime scientific advisor to the collection. She will also introduce the most important work from this collection in the VDA’s Handbook 2019/2020. Roland Paul will give a lecture on »Emigration from the german south-west« on Friday, 25th January, at 8 pm.

There will be two demonstrations: The Art of Handmade Marbled Paper by Ulrike Grießmayr and Restoring Old Books by bookbinder Hannah Loibl.

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.


Admission is € 5.- for all three days. The Stuttgart admission ticket is also valid for the Antiquaria in Ludwigsburg and vice versa. School children, apprentices and students up to the age of 25


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Host / Organizer

Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V.

President: Sibylle Wieduwilt


Office: Norbert Munsch
Seeblick 1, 56459 Elbingen
Fon 0049 6435 / 909147, Fax 0049 6435 / 909148


Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V.

Geschäftsstelle: Norbert Munsch
Seeblick 1, 56459 Elbingen
Fon +49 (0)6435 909147
Fax +49 (0)6435 909148
E-Mail buch[at]antiquare[dot]de