„Ohne mich kann Wien leben. Ich kann ohne Wien nicht leben, und auch nicht ohne Bücher.“ "Vienna can live without me. However, I can't live without Vienna, or without books." Juri Andruchowytsch
From 6th - 10th November 2019 the Austrian capital Vienna will once again welcome book lovers and bibliophiles. With over 300 lectures, discussions, performances – and an International Book Fair – “Buch Wien” will be the greatest Austrian book festival and one of the most important bookish events in Europe. Following on last year's success, antiquarian booksellers will be a prominent part of it.
Every year, antiquarian booksellers take part in BUCH WIEN with a collective stand, showing rare and fine books from all centuries. All booksellers are members of the Austrian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (VAO) and affiliates to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Guided tours will show book fair visitors the most beautiful books and manuscripts on display, while bookbinders and book artists demonstrate bookbinding and restoration techniques. At the collective stand of the antiquarian booksellers, visitors can bring their "treasures" and ask for an appraisal to understand and learn about the value of the books.
Michael Steinbach, President of the Austrian Booksellers Association: "The experience of holding an old, rare book in your hands cannot be replaced by anything."
If you wish to receive more information about the fair or would like to exhibit, please contact Michael Steinbach by Email.