Definition of term:: Vereinigung der Buchantiquare und Kupferstichhändler in der Schweiz (VEBUKU)


  • Vereinigung der Buchantiquare und Kupferstichhändler in der Schweiz (VEBUKU)
    65 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. After Bologna (Italy) in 2010, 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. 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. The annual and sole Swiss antiquarian book fair is loyally supported by the VEBUKU. Every year in March the Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair is an international forum for dealers from Switzerland and abroad that especially attracts colleagues and collectors from Southern Europe. See www.vebuku.ch
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