Dieter Tausch's shop in the heart of Innsbruck's old town is a unique combination of antiques emporium and art gallery where items old and the new come together in a celebration of all things beautiful.
Boasting an outstanding international reputation, Dieter Tausch's shop is a treasure trove of rare books and prints from the 15th to the 20th century. As well as works of literature, it also stocks collections of books and prints and even a number of rare paper documents.
Attached to the shop is a gallery where over the course of almost 40 years Dieter Tausch has put on more than 150 exhibitions, mainly displaying works by contemporary artists from the local region. The antiquarian has a particular passion for small sculptures, many of which are affordable even for art enthusiasts on a limited budget.
Tausch has an encyclopedic knowledge of antique books and can also rely on his own private library comprising several thousand specialist works which he has built up since the early 1970s. Regular customers often come to the shop for an estimate of how much an object is worth, tips on the best way to go about a tricky restoration project, or advice on the best insurance policy for valuable collections. Tausch regularly shares his expertise with others around the world, is a sworn expert for antiques, a board member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and can often be found at conferences and antiques fairs around the world. Those interested in delving into Dieter Tausch's wonderful world of antiques are advised to call beforehand to make an appointment.