The collection of type foundry owner Karl Klingspor (1868-1950) forms the core of the Klingspor Museum Library’s holdings. The latter presently comprise 68,000 media units on international book and type art from 1900 to the present. These items include press editions, painters’ and artists’ books, illustrated books, picture books, bindings, modern manuscripts and calligraphic inscriptions as well as hand lettered tapestries, type specimens, type catalogues and posters. The library collects secondary literature on all areas.
The library moreover serves as the storage space for all of the objects in the museum collection. Selected objects from the holdings are presented within the framework of regular lectures. The library also offers more in-depth material on the topics addressed by the museum’s temporary exhibitions.
Theme-related presentations for groups will be organized by previous arrangement.