The Library

A new mainstay of the Pavillon-Presse is our “Buchstaben-Bibliothek” (letter library), a research library specialising in type, typography and print technologies. This unique reference library continues to grow and is available for interested parties to visit and use. Photographic and scanning technologies exist for digitising even large, bulky and/or valuable pieces. Scans, from rare type specimens for example, may be ordered online at reasonable prices. Please contact us!

User Rules and Fees

The Buchstaben-Bibliothek may be used by club members during regular opening hours. The Buchstaben-Bibliothek is a reference library; outside loans are generally not possible. Entry to library rooms is only possible in the presence of museum staff. Jackets, bags, food and drink are not allowed in library rooms. Preparation of Digital Files: Digitisation of public domain antiquarian works can […]

About the Collection

Beginning in 2017, the following collections form the basis of the Buchstaben-Bibliothek: The Schmidt Type Specimen Collection The former Bremen vocational school teacher has over several decades compiled hundreds of rare and valuable type specimens from all over the world. With the kind financial support of the state of Thuringia, this unique collection has been given over to the Pavillon-Presse. The Rutherford Typography Collection […]