Shopping cart (0 items € 0)

This website is designed especially for clients with an interest in the Islamic World. Under this heading we include everything within our field of business that relates to Islam, Arabia, the Middle East and the Near East, as well as selected items concerning other parts of the world.
The subjects covered include cartography, exploration & travel, natural history, religion, science & medicine, falconry, horses and many others, whether in printed books, prints and graphic art, manuscripts or photographs.

We specialize in assembling collections for clients and institutions. We can also provide maintenance and advice for keeping your collection in the best possible condition.
For many years we have supplied the world’s most respected institutions, libraries & museums as well as building libraries and collections for private collectors.

In addition to the website www.forumislamicworld.com we also have www.forumrarebooks.com and www.asherbooks.com.

Antiquariaat Forum was founded in 1970 and in 2010 we had the opportunity to acquire Asher Rare Books, founded 1830. Joining the two companies has put us in a stronger position to serve clients, expand acquisitions and cover the worldwide antiquarian book market. We work with a team of specialists from our office to acquire and describe the rarest books, and prepare catalogues and special theme lists.

We participate in antique fairs and antiquarian book fairs all over the world, including London, Amsterdam, TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Doha,  New York Antiquarian Book Fair, California, Stuttgart, Zurich and others.

Please contact us if you have any questions, queries or need any additional information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

With kind regards,

Laurens Hesselink