Welcome to the 22nd Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair with 28 Swiss and international antiquarian booksellers, organised by the Swiss association VEBUKU.
Please follow this link to view the fair catalogue.
Dr. Peter Bichsel, President of VEBUKU and the entire Swiss booksellers association invite bibliophiles and collectors to one of Switzerland's most iconic art venues, the Kunsthaus in the heart of Zurich.
Special memories, enriching experiences and memorable encounters
"Dear Visitor to the Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair,
During the early 2000’s, the Internet and online trading turned our traditional antiquarian book shops upside down. Any dealer who didn’t want to miss out had to start offering books online and eventually give in to the power of the virtual market place. Over 15 years on, internet selling platforms are now part of our daily life but they do not represent the whole trade. In contrast to many other products, antiquarian books cannot just be shown online. Condition, provenance, binding etc. are very particular characteristics that make an antiquarian book a truly unique product. In an antiquarian bookshop, this uniqueness has a home. A customer wants to see the book and hold it in their hands. We often fall in love with a book because of its feel and look before we buy.
What better place to do exactly that than an antiquarian book fair, where books can be seen and touched? Where collectors are able to meet a variety of booksellers in one place and where it is possible to browse and converse in a comfortable setting. The Zurich Kunsthaus has been the home to the fair for many years and will this year, once again, be a place for special memories, enriching experiences and memorable encounters."
Dr. Peter Bichsel, President of the Swiss Antiquarian Booksellers’ Assocation VEBUKU