Who we are
Erasmus was founded as Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boekhandel by Dr. Abraham Horodisch in Amsterdam in 1934. Together with Horst Garnman, he quickly developed the antiquarian bookshop into a preeminent name in the international book trade, specializing in the area of art and art history. Since 1984, Erasmus has focused more on being a library supplier, providing university, research and specialist libraries with a comprehensive service. In 1990, its subsidiary, Librairie Erasmus was founded in Paris in order to guarantee an efficient delivery of French publications.
Between 2013 and 2020 the company was part of the Connect Books (2013-2018) and the Aurelius Group (2018-2020), together with Houtschild Internationale Boekhandel. Since 2020, Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boekhandel is independent again and managed by the partnership of Dirk Raes and Casalini Libri, continuing to combine tradition and innovation for the benefit of the international library community it serves.
A team of qualified staff provide an efficient and personal customer service. We strive to respond to every query the same day. A member of our customer service team will be your primary contact.
To mark the company's 75th anniversary in 2009, a book was published which relates the development from its origins until the present. The publication is available on request: 75 years Erasmus Boekhandel Amsterdam - Paris, by Sytze van der Veen, Amsterdam 2009, ISBN 978-94-90234-01-0. You can also download our book as a PDF file here: