The exhibitors 

   ACANTHUS
                                  antiquarian booksellers

The library room.  Acanthus, Christmas 2003
In April 1986, together with two other students, Iris van Daalen started to sell secondhand books from a booth along the Utrecht’s Old Canal. Business was surprisingly good, and when a particularly cold Autumn came, it was decided to hire a store, which was named Antiquariaat Aleph. The next years they worked hard and had a lot of fun.

Iris M. van DaalenIris read History of Art at the University of Utrecht. After graduating in Medieval Architecture, she opened her own shop, Acanthus, at the Old Canal, in 1990. The beginning was sometimes difficult, but none the less the quality of the stock could be upgraded every year.

AcanthusIn 1994, Acanthus moved to a 17thcentury house, with cellars dating back from the 12th century, a national monument behind Utrecht´s cathedral, and surrounded by churches. The beautifully decorated chimneys and exiting inventory create an atmosphere of beauty and adventure.

 

Second entrance room.  Mrs. Agnes Kerssemakers, decribing our books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 17 years, Acanthus has become an internationally active business, specialized in illustrated books, travel, natural history, children’s books and ephemera. In addition, it maintains a fine inventory of popular prints, catchpenny prints, and paper toys. On a less regular basis one can also find books on art, architecture, science, printing techniques, photography & related, mathematics, optics, music, chess, horsemanship, books in fine bindings and so on ... in short everything that we find interesting, beautiful, remarkable or even weird. 


As long as Iris' 3 children are small (the youngest is 7 years old) we will only participate in a small number of international bookfairs.

Iris M. van Daalen

The shop is opened from Wednesday untill Saturday from 11.00 am onwards, or by appointment. 

In the shop, books of AcanthusYou can also meet us at fairs in New York, London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

View some articles about us (Text in Dutch. Nederlandse tekst).


 

Webdesign Iris M. van Daalen © Stichting Europese Antiquarenbeurs

Catalogue & About:  

BOOTH 32

Acanthus
Achter Sint Pieter 180
3512 HT UTRECHT
The Netherlands
Tel.  (+31) 30 231 49 49
Fax. (+31) 30 231 49 49
iris@acanthus.nl
www.acanthus.nl


ILAB    NVvA

Open:  Wednesday - Friday
           11.00 am - 6.00 pm
           
Sat 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
VAT nr. NL  177 044 391 B01
Entry in fair catalogue of this exhibitor
Fair floor plan

 

The other  exhibitors :

Acanthus, Utrecht

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AioloZ, Leiden  NL
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A. Asher & Co, IJmuiden  NL
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Michael Banzhaf, Düsseldorf  D
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Het Bisschopshof, Utrecht  NL
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De Boekenbeurs, Middelburg  NL
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Paul Bremmers, Maastricht  NL
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Ola Eng, Uppsala
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Forum, 't Goy-Houten  NL
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Gregers, Malmö  SE
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F. Holthuis, The Hague
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IRIS Globes and Maps, Almen  NL
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B.M. Israël, Amsterdam  NL
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Isis, Groningen  NL
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Ronald Jansen, Weesp  NL
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Junk, Amsterdam  NL
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A. Kok & Zn, Amsterdam  NL
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H. Lindner, Mainburg  D
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Loose, The Hague  NL
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Frederik Muller, Bergum  NL
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Plantijn, Chaam  NL
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Quist, Dordrecht  NL
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Dick Ramkema, Overveen  NL
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Rashi, Gorkum  NL
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Rijzende Zon, Tilburg  NL
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Sanderus, Gent  B
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Dieter Schierenberg, Amsterdam  NL
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Die Schmiede, Amsterdam  NL
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Secundus, Ter Hole  NL
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Bernard Shapero, London  GB
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Max Silverenberg, Eindhoven  NL
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De Slegte, Amsterdam/ Antwerpen  NL / B
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André Swertz, Utrecht  NL
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Vangsgaards, Copenhagen  DK
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Marc van de Wiele, Brugge  B