22 National Associations are Members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
Vereinigung der Buchantiquare und Kupferstichhändler in der Schweiz /Syndicat de la Librairie et du Commerce de l’Estampe en Suisse - SWITZERLAND (CH)
|Address:|| Frau Sabine Koitka (Secretary)|
Im Haus zur Zwischenzeit
Tel + 41 61 261 52 03
|Chairman:|| Mr Alain Moirandat
Tel +41 61 273 36 65
Fax +41 61 273 36 69
67 rare book dealers from Switzerland belong to the Vereinigung der Buchantiquare und Kupferstichhändler in der Schweiz (VEBUKU) or Syndicat de la librairie ancienne et du commerce de l'estampe en Suisse (SLACES). It was founded in 1939 and joined the ILAB in 1948. Current president is Alain Moirandat, Marcus Benz is Vice-President.
ILAB has a long tradition in Switzerland. The first ILAB President was William Kundig. As early as 1952 the 5th Congress took place in Geneva, which is also the legal location of the League, followed by the 25th ILAB Congress and the 8th International Antiquarian Book Fair in Zurich in 1978. In 2012, it is time for the ILAB affiliates to meet in Switzerland again. After Bologna (Italy) in 2010, the VEBUKU/SLACES organizes the 39th ILAB Congress and 24th International Antiquarian Book Fair in 2012 with meetings in Lucerne, a book fair in Zurich and many excursions to the rich treasures of the Swiss libraries, collections and museums.
The VEBUKU unites people dealing in old and modern prints and drawings, old and rare books, periodicals, manuscripts and autographs. Its aim is to protect and encourage a fair trade based on the experience, the expertise and cultural responsibility of its members. In cooperation with the German Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (VDA) and Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Austria (VAO) the VEBUKU organizes annual lectures for rare booksellers, that are held in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
Term of office
Alain Moirandat, President
Marcus Benz, Vice-President
Beat Fatzer, Treasurer
Sabine Koitka, Secretary
Dr. h.c. Adolf Seebass