Germany's leading annual rare book fair brings together each year local and international booksellers. Established in 1962, the fair is one of the oldest in Europe and reflects Germany's history and tradition in printing, publishing and bookselling. Perfectly positioned in Stuttgart's city centre, the fair takes pride to be one of the region's longstanding cultural events.
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 Clavreuil, Librairie 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.
Fri, Jan 24th 12am - 7.30pm
Sat, Jan 25th 11am - 6pm
Sun, Jan 26th 11am - 5pm
€ 10.– for all three days
Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V.
Geschäftsstelle: Norbert Munsch