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Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

Rathausstrasse 19, A-1010 Wien
Phone: +43 1 409 61 90-0
Fax: +43 1 409 61 90-9
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Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am through 6 pm

Our people

Hugo Wetscherek is the founder of Inlibris. He started dealing in books while still at school – mostly as a runner between the Vienna flea market and the first district's antiquarian bookshops, a very active scene in the 1980s. Soon he applied for an apprenticeship at the most distinguished of them and subsequently trained for a year at Antiquariat Ch. M. Nebehay before studying art history at the University of Vienna. In 1993 he started his own business under the name of Inlibris KEG.

Christopher Frey was educated at Heidelberg and Vienna. After studying English literature and philosophy for a master's degree, he later took a doctorate in early modern history. He joined Inlibris in 2000 and serves as senior cataloguer in most fields, also overseeing daily operations.

Martin Peche studied German literature and philosophy in Vienna. After completing a master's thesis on Karl Kraus and Peter Altenberg and qualifying as a grammar school teacher, he joined Gilhofer in 2000 and subsequently Inlibris. Martin heads the autograph department, keeping track of an inventory of more than 10,000 letters, manuscripts, and documents. He is a sworn and court-certified expert for the transcription of 18th to 20th century manuscripts. Also, he is responsible for procuring export licenses and for our communications with the Federal Monuments Authority.

Stefanie Schwaiger studied art history at the University of Vienna. Having taken a master's degree with a thesis on Baroque nativity scenes, she joined Inlibris in 2014. Steffi not only oversees as many as ten fair shipments a year, but is also responsible for accessioning all incoming acquisitions. She is also an experienced cataloguer and photographer.

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Theresa Dellinger submitted a master's thesis on mediaeval manuscripts at the University of Vienna in 2017 and joined Inlibris as a junior cataloguer the same year.

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Gerlinde Ottinger holds a doctoral degree from Vienna's University of Applied Arts. A junior cataloguer at Inlibris since 2017, she has also photographed most of Inlibris's new acquisitions for the web.

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Konrad Krcal has served as junior cataloguer since 2018. On a scholarship from the Wolfenbüttel Library, he is currently pursuing a doctoral programme in art history.

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Brigitte Wetscherek, Hugo's mother, is a certified management accountant. She has been in charge of keeping the books straight at Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg. from the very beginning. She is also responsible for tracking tax liabilities and for keeping the cash flow steady – a challenging task in a business where buying is sometimes considered more fun than selling.

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David Rueger read Human Sciences (BA) and the History of Science (MSc) at Oxford. He was employed at the leading New York rare book dealer Martayan Lan for several years before joining forces with Inlibris in 2013 as the company's representative in the UK and America, maintaining a small inventory in New York City and pursuing projects of his own on the side.

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Yaser Raad Sadoon oversees operations in the United Arab Emirates, keeping track of stock and local logistics. Yaser is always happy to arrange private viewings in our Sharjah office and showroom. We keep a considerable portion of our stock in Sharjah and send books back and forth on a weekly basis, so do not hesitate to inquire directly in case you would like to browse something you spotted on our website.