59th Rare Book Fair Stuttgart

Germany's Rare Book Fair Stuttgart, 24th – 26th January 2020: Growing number of international firms, an expanded events programme and the new Young Collectors' Award

A full press release (German language) can be downloaded here. 
For further information in English, please feel free to contact the office via email. 

The Rare Book Fair Stuttgart is proud to announce the patronage of the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart. 75 German and international dealers will present a variety of material from illuminated manuscripts, and incunabula to rare books, autographs, illustrated works and graphic art of the 20th century.

The German Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Verband Deutscher Antiquare, welcomes the new and returning exhibitors including Librairie ClavreuilLibrairie Lamort, Paris Rare Books, Librairie Yvinec (Paris), Peter Harrington (London), Bernard Quaritch (London), Antiquariaat De Roo (Zwijndrecht, Netherlands), Erasmushaus (Basel), Treptower Bücherkabinett (Berlin) and Stefan Müller (Mönchengladbach). 

To compliment the 2020 fair the organisers have announced an exhibition in the field of book art: "Internationale BilderBuchKunst der Gegenwart" (International Contemporary Picture Book Art) and have expanded this year's events programme significantly by introducing a series of talks at the fair,"The Red Sofa" ("Das Rote Sofa"). 

Amongst the invited guests are one of Germany's and a worldwide leading literary institution, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. Its archive holds around 1,400 papers and collections of authors and scholars, archives of literary publishers and over 450,000 images and objects; its library being the largest special collection of modern German literature. 

Sibylle Wieduwilt, Chairwoman of the organising Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V.: "We dealers spend our daily lives searching and often finding such interesting works, people and backgrounds. This is a not inconsiderable reason why many of my colleagues take on the ever new challenges that make their profession a vocation. We would like to share some of these stories with a wider audience. It is important to us to capture people's enthusiasm for the beauty of the printed book, language and works on paper, even in the multimedia age, just as we are".

New this year: The announcement and awarding of the €1000 prize for young collectors in cooperation with the Bibliophile Maximilian Society and the German rare book magazine Aus dem Antiquariat.
The number and also the quality of applications were a clear testimony to the organisers: books have not lost their appeal even for the younger generation!
The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, 26 January at 15h00 at the fair. 

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.-).

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


Host / Organizer
Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V.

President: Sibylle Wieduwilt

Office: Norbert Munsch (munsch@antiquare.de)
Press: Angelika Elstner (elstner@antiquare.de) 

Seeblick 1, 56459 Elbingen
Fon 0049 6435 / 909147, Fax 0049 6435 / 909148

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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