Zurich, the city of banks and books, where Thomas Mann bought his favourite cigars and the avant-garde artists met in the famous Cabaret Voltaire, home to August Laube Buch- und Kunstantiquariat. The company, founded by August Laube senior in Zurich in the year 1922, was taken over by his son, August Laube junior in 1973. The latter continued dealing in Swiss prints (Helvetica) and 15th to 19th Century Illustrated Books while expanding the field to Old and Modern Master Prints and Drawings, from the beginnings to Classical Modern, at the same time. In all those fields, the company continues to be active, now in the third generation run August Laube’s granddaughter Brigitta Laube Oppliger.
Here, at August Laube Rare Books, in the centre of arts and books at the right bank of the River Limmat which attracts thousands of tourist and booklovers year by year, the Swiss antiquarian booksellers will gather on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day to show rare and fine books and prints and to raise money for the UNESCO literacy projects in South Sudan. Among the exhibitors:
August Laube Buch- und Kunstantiquariat, Zurich
Antiquariat Peter Petrej, Zurich
Buch- und Kunstantiquaritat Simon Stähli, Urdorf
Peter Bichsel Fine Books GmbH, Zurich
REAL SWISSNESS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY 2015!
Dr. Peter Bichsel, VEBUKU President: “The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Switzerland (VEBUKU) is very proud to organize one of 30 worldwide Pop Up Book Fairs under the patronage of ILAB on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2015. We invite all booklovers and book collectors to come to Zurich, to visit August Laube Buch- und Kunstantiquariat and to be our guest on that special day.”