Jointly launched by the antiquarian booksellers' associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany, the fair opens next Thursday, 10 June. More than 80 antiquarian bookshops and galleries from Austria, Switzerland and Germany, together with numerous international colleagues, will offer treasures of book art, autographs, illustrated works and graphics on a virtual fair platform.
"The response from dealers, whether from German-speaking or international countries, shows that our associations' way of offering virtual fairs and thus providing dealers and, above all, collectors and institutions with their own trading platforms has been gladly accepted. The pandemic has shown us new ways; the German-speaking associations have developed a sales platform in wonderful teamwork and thus started an attempt to do justice to everyone; first and foremost to our customers, whom we can thus meet with digital offers and offer one of the most classic analogue products in this form". says Sibylle Wieduwilt, Chairwoman of the Board of the Association of German Antiquarian Booksellers.
Michael Steinbach, President of the Association of Antiquarian Booksellers of Austria: "The trust of customers in digital platforms has become established in recent years; goods in all price ranges are offered online, also at the upcoming folium Antiquarian Book Fair. Whether established collectors or first-time explorers, we hope with this fair to be able to once again show our world of beautiful books to a larger circle. There are no travel costs here and no borders to cross."