The VDA is an association of antiquarian booksellers, auctioneers, autograph, art and print dealers. It was founded in 1949, and 240 members at present who adhere to the ILAB Code of Ethics. This provides customers with certain guarantees that include: All items for sale are fully and accurately described, with all known defects disclosed. All items are authentic and clearly priced. All valuations and appraisals are fair and in keeping with the antiquarian book market.
The most important event of the VDA is the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair which usually takes place in January and is the first international fair of the year. The VDA publishes a regularly updated directory of members in which are listed their addresses, internet information, opening times, specialities, catalogues etc. Upon application, a copy can be sent free of charge. The homepage of the VDA provides recent information about the members with links to their own homepages, as well as information about the VDA activities and the book trade in general. The committee of the Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V. is elected by the members for two years.
Sibylle Wieduwilt - President
Christian Hesse - Vice-President
Meinhard Knigge - Treasurer
Winfried Kuhn - Committee Member
Peter Fritzen - Committee Member