After the teething problems in the first few hours of the virtual Stuttgart Rare Book Fair and given that all technical problems are resolved now, we thank you for your patience and we would like to inform you that the fair has been extended for another 2 days.
Join us and browse the fair up until the 3rd February midnight.
We look forward to welcoming you at:
For the first time in its 60 year history, the Stuttgart Rare Book Fair, always held in January in the South-German city of Stuttgart and well established with international collectors and the trade, had to be cancelled and as many other international events in the rare book trade, will now take place as a virtual fair instead of a physical one. After the Verband Deutscher Antiquare (Association of German Antiquarian Booksellers), organizer of Germany's leading fair for the rare book trade, cancelled the physical fair as early as August 2020 due to legal restrictions but also so as not to endanger exhibitors or visitors, an alternative had to be found.
As every year, a printed catalogue has again been published for the 2021 edition; highly appreciated by customers and a commitment to printing and the history of the book, which is deeply embedded in German culture. In addition, a digital solution was sought for the trade and customers, so book and art collectors could browse and buy rare books, maps, prints or autographs this January.
For this reason, the Stuttgart Rare Book Fair will take place from 29 January - 1 February 2021 in the form of a virtual fair but also with a significantly expanded printed catalogue.
76 dealers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also from Australia, the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands and France, all members of the German booksellers association or affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, will offer treasures of book printing and works on paper both on the specially developed virtual fair platform and in the aforementioned printed catalogue.
The virtual fair will go live on 29th January 2021 at 12 noon, the same time when the annual physical fair would open, and will close again on Monday, 1 February 2021 at midnight. From the start of the fair, customers will be able to move from stand to stand, browse by author and subject area or do specific research using a full-text search. The virtual fair does not process direct sales; these are made directly through the dealer.
Link to the virtual fair - launch on 29 January 2021: www.antiquariatsmesse-stuttgart.de
Exhibitors and organizers have found a wonderful alternative to allow customers and the trade to visit this popular German fair with its international exhibitors and range of material and be inspired in times of lockdown.