Press Release 2022

The German press release can be downloaded here.

High res images are available for download here


Rare Book Fair Stuttgart - Germany’s leading fair for rare books, autographs, illustrated and printed works

Virtual Fair runs from 18 - 22 February 2022 at 12 noon German time / Electronic version of printed catalogue available for download from 3 February 2022 

Every year, German and international rare bookshops and galleries present valuable books, prints, autographs, maps and illustrated works at the Rare Book Fair Stuttgart. The fair has provided a platform for the German rare book trade but also international exhibitors since 1962 and showcases Germany's long history of printing and publishing as well as the book trade. All exhibitors are members of the German Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Verband Deutscher Antiquare (VDA) or affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). 

This year’s fair will once again take place in form of a printed catalogue and a virtual fair due to the ongoing pandemic and COVID-restrictions in Germany. 73 rare bookshops and galleries from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, England and the United States will once again present the entire range of the rare book trade.

"For the German Antiquarian Booksellers Association, VDA, it is of great importance to continue with the fair even in these challenging times and thus to maintain continuity. We were able to extensively test and further develop digital possibilities for a virtual fair in 2021 and can now use this proven technology once again.
Our special thanks go to our many customers and the collectors who have remained loyal to us despite the adversities of the past months. We are looking forward to a significant fair catalogue, an exciting events programme ahead of the fair and a successful virtual fair in 2022. For 2023, we hereby hopefully invite you to the 60th Antiquarian Book Fair in the city of Stuttgart."
Sibylle Wieduwilt, Chairwoman of the Board of the German Antiquarian Booksellers Association, VDA. 

Fair Catalogue - Electronic version available for download from 3 February 2022 at 12 noon German time

An electronic version of the fair catalogue, an important component of the Stuttgart fair each year, is available from 3 February 2022 at 12 noon German time under the ff. link: 

If you wish to order a printed catalogue, please contact the VDA Office at: buch[at]antiquare[dot]de 

Launch of the virtual Rare Book Fair Stuttgart on 18 February 2022 at 12 noon German time at: 

The virtual fair will go live on Friday, 18 February at 12 noon German time, the time of the usual opening of the book fair, and will close again on Wednesday, 22 February at midnight. 
The platform allows exhibitors to upload up to 20 items with up to 10 images per item. Customers can move virtually from stand to stand, search by author, subject or use the full text search function. Sold items will be replaced by new stock throughout the fair. 

For detailed information and to buy, customers will then contact the booksellers directly by using the contact details provided. 

Germany welcomes all bibliophiles, book collectors and international trade to its annual key event. 


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