Antikvariat in galerija tiskov Glavan
Antiquarian book-shop & gallery of old print Glavan
Address: Trg republike 2 SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 476 31 60
Mobile: +386 (0)31 724 580
Monday - Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday & holidays closed
When visiting Slovenia you are truly welcome in Antikvariat Glavan in the center of Ljubljana, its capital. Our antiquarian bookshop can be found in the lower passage of the Maximarket store, in front of the entrance to the Cankarjev dom cultural centre. An opened parking and a garage are just nearby, in front of the Slovenian Parliament. A visit is pleasant in every time of the year as our shop is air-conditioned. You can hang your wardrobe on a coat hanger in the shop and freely leaf through our books. Some old-books window-shopping can be done for example while waiting for a concert in Cankarjev dom.
WHAT IS AN ANTIQURIAN BOOKSHOP?
An antiquarian bookshop trades with the rare, old and used books, various old prints, postcards and geographical maps, periodical publications and some more recent, already sold out books. The books in our shop are written mostly in Slovenian language, but you can also find some in English, German, French, Italian etc. We buy and sell the antiquarian, the second-hand books and the old prints. Our antiquarian estimates the books regarding offer and demand on the market, their preservation and actuality. The antiquarian uses different catalogues and reference books for the older and the rare prints. These prints are evaluated depending on their pretentiousness and extent of the professional, more detailed handling of some questions.
WHO ARE WE?
Antikvariat Glavan is a family company in which the lovers and the explorers of a printed cultural heritage joined their knowledge and the experiences. We introduce our visitors with the new discoveries on old prints since 2003. Joined by an extreme love for the old books and inspired by a great desire in seeing for any new book treasuries, we wish to share our curiosity with you. We do our best to offer you clean and well preserved books and upgrade our assortment every day. Concerning your private library, we can give you advice on the old print’s assortment, prepare an expert opinion or make a judicial estimation. We are specialized on the old and the rare prints, except the old money and the postage stamps. As the members of Slovenian society of Art dealers and antiquarians (Društvo galeristov in starinarjev Slovenije), we participate every autumn in Antiquarian and fine arts fair in the Slovenian National Museum in Ljubljana.
Rok Glavan, a manager, is an antiquarian with a university degree in cultural studies with 15 years of working experiences on the books. They were put literally in his cradle as his father was also an antiquarian. He began with the first auctions of old books, prints and postcards already in Trubarjev antikvariat. He publishes in different professional reviews (Revija o knjigi, Književni listi, Kronika-Časopis za krajevno zgodovino etc.). Since March 2004 he is a sworn in juridical valuator and an expert in old books and prints at the Ministry of Law in Republic of Slovenia, on a base of the experiences and the references from many important Slovenian cultural institutions and their professional collaborators.
Katarina Glavan Batagelj, a curator, is in charge of our gallery of old books and prints. As a certificated archaeologist with a museology background, she complemented the archaeological periods with the historical, which embrace more written sources. She designs our catalogues, the exhibitions and sets up the professional fairs and advertising.
Nika Glavan, an adviser for more recent prints and an administrator, with over twenty years of experiences as a former chief book commercialist in Cankarjeva založba publishing house.
On your request we can place you in our “book of wishes”. (Write down an author, a title, a year and a place of publishing, your name and surname, phone and e-mail). We will contact you, as soon as we get the book you are asking for.
When you decided to sell your books, writing to us an e-mail is the best way. (Write down an author, a title, a year and a place of publishing, your name and surname, phone and e-mail).
The pages presenting the pictures from our exhibitions with Slovenian subtitles.
We organize the auctions of old books and prints in Grand hotel Union in Ljubljana every year. The prints and books are mostly in Slovenian language or related to Slovenian culture. The objects on the auction are on dispose a week before and on the day of the auction. We print a catalogue and publish it on the internet. The pages are in Slovenian language.
Inform me of a next auction!