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ZVAB – the key to the treasure house of literature
ZVAB – Central Catalogue of Antiquities – Online antiquarian bookstore for German titles since 1996. More than a thousand professional antique dealers offer millions of ancient, second-hand or out-of-print books, sheet music, graphics, autographs and postcards for sale on

“Out of stock” no longer exists since ZVAB
“Everyone has had the experience of trying desperately to find out-of-print books, often in vain. ZVAB doesn’t want to put up with it,” says ZVAB co-founder Bernd Heinisch. In 1996, together with Friedemann Kutschbach and Jens Bauersachs, he created a link between antique bookstores and Internet platform for end customers. The idea of ​​creating an online database that would only connect commercial antique bookstores and end customers with each other, thus simplifying the search for vintage, second-hand and out-of-print books, was a new frontier in the German-speaking world. time.

looking for books
Use ZVAB’s book search to find the title you want – you can search by author, title, keyword and ISBN. Detailed Search Expand your search query with criteria such as price, publisher, year of publication, provider’s location, and properties of the book (eg first edition, dust jacket, signature).

Buy without risk
You will receive books ordered directly from the booksellers. ZVAB guarantees that the condition of each book corresponds to the description on the ZVAB website. ZVAB will refund the purchase price if the book is not as described, not shipped or if you change your mind and wish to return the book.

Safe shopping
ZVAB is a secure website for your purchases. ZVAB guarantee. By using the latest technology, your personal data is always protected. In addition, ZVAB employees and dealers adhere to strict safety guidelines.
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The database offers mainly German and English books, but also sheet music, maps or graphics, securities, vinyl records or audiobooks. Customers can easily find quotes online from member antiquarian bookstores based on various criteria such as author, title, publisher or ISBN