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Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry in the political and public spheres. Founded in 1825, it currently has roughly 4,500 members, including booksellers, publishers, wholesalers and other media companies. As both a trade association and a cultural organisation, Börsenverein runs the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, awards the annual Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the German Book Prize and the German Non-Fiction Prize, and works continuously to foster reading and to defend the right to freedom of expression.
The Interessengruppe (IG) Antiquariat und Versandbuchhandel (Antiquarian Bookshop and Mail Order Book Trade Interest Group) in the Börsenverein represents the interests of its members within the entire book industry and to the public. It promotes old literature and the collection of books and graphics. It currently has around 120 companies. The IG publishes the trade journal “Aus dem Antiquariat” which is aimed at the industry as well as at interested individuals.