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Brockhaus / Antiquarium

Brockhaus / Antiquarium is one of the oldest and renowned antiquarian bookshops for travel, the history of exploration and ethnology. It was founded in Leipzig in 1856 as a department of the famous publishing house F. A. Brockhaus. We are now based in Kornwestheim, near Stuttgart, as a part of Brockhaus / Commission GmbH, one of Germany’s largest book distributors, and still owned by the Brockhaus family.

We offer a wide range of rare books on all aspects of travel – the early works by and about the famous explorers as well as ethnological studies from the South Seas or scientific journals like "Petermanns Mittheilungen". Brockhaus / Antiquarium publishes 5 catalogues per year and exhibits at international book fairs in London, Stuttgart and elsewhere. We also occasionally publish reprints of rare and valuable travel accounts, edited by well-known specialists.

New books and old books – under one roof. Brockhaus / Antiquarium is one of the few antiquarian bookshops left today that is part of a larger firm in the modern book business. Brockhaus / Commission unites a well-known distribution house, the antiquarian bookshop and an exporting department, Brockhaus / German Books, which supplies libraries and scholars wordwide with German books and periodicals.

I myself am a professional antiquarian book dealer. I began my three years apprenticeship in Bonn in 1972. Afterwards I gathered experience in London and in Hamburg for a while, and started working for Brockhaus / Antiquarium in 1982, first as assistant, and, since 1986, as manager of the department. I am a member of the Verband Deutscher Antiquare (German Antiquarian Booksellers Association), the International Leage of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and of the Royal Georgraphical Society.

Please feel free to contact me with any wishes, questions or suggestions on all aspects of my chosen field. I hope enjoy browsing our stock, and perhaps you’ll find something of interest for your collection or just for a good read.

Yours very sincerely

Frank Werner