Welcome to the
Rara Avis Antique Book Shop
the very first Polish antiquarian bookseller in the web
We are the very first Polish antiquarian bookseller in the web.
In our activities we focus on buying and selling antique books (published before 1945), maps, prints, posters and photographs. We organize Antique Books Auctions three times a year. We are interested especially in Polish Avant-garde editions.
Rara Avis Antique Book Shop and Auction House was founded in June 1992 by Zuzanna Migo-Rożek and Janusz Pawlak. We are a member of the International Federation of Dealer Associations CINOA and Polish Association of Book art Dealers SAiMP (Zuzanna Migo-Rożek served as its president between 2009-2015).
Ways of cooperation - Auctions - Commission
We manage a commission sale in our shop, we buy items for cash as well. Special and rare lots get into our auction catalogues, which we publish three times a year.
Over the past 25 years we have used our experience to develop the complete service that our clients need. If you like to sell your books, contact us
Rara Avis Auctions
We arrange stationary book auctions three times a year. The auctions take place in the Jewish Cultural Center in 17th Meiselsa St. at Cracow Kazimierz quarter (how to get there).
The auctions start at 11 am.
You can collect purchased items during the auction breaks every hour or pick them up in our shop in Szpitalna 11. We accept only cash during the auction.
2020 Auction schedule: 128th auction - 15th of February, 129th auction - 6th of June, 130th auction - 17th of October.
Last 128th Rara Avis Auction was held on the 15th of February, 2020 (Saturday) in the Jewish Culture Center in 17th Meiselsa St. in Cracow.
Some of the unsold items are available until 25th of February (Tuesday).
We answer every additional question.
Archival Rara Avis auction catalogues
There are thousands of rare books, maps and prints passed through our hands during almost thirty years of work. Explore our prevoius auction catalogues, check the prices. Some items may be still available!
Archival catalogues are available in PDF format only. There are auction results uploaded below each catalaogue.
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Szpitalna 11, 31-024 Kraków
Mon - Fri: 10 - 18
Sat: 10 - 14
Bank PeKaO S.A., III O/Kraków, ul. Szpitalna 15, 31-024 Kraków
international transfers: BIC = SWIFT KOD: PKOPPLPW