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New York 2018: Pre-Gutenberg to the 21st Century - Exceptional Offerings Spanning the History of the Written Word

The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its 58th edition March 8-11, 2018.
Published on 01 March 2018
New York fair view

A mecca for bibliophiles and seekers of the curious and quirky, the fair will present a vast treasure trove of material - rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents and print ephemera.

The Book Fair, widely considered the finest antiquarian book fair in the world, has been a must-see event for seasoned connoisseurs and scholars. In recent years, it has increasingly captivated young collectors with unique offerings at accessible price points. The specialties encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, culinary culture, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, children’s books and much more. From the historic and academic, to the religious and spiritual, to the bedrock of secular culture - sex, lies, rock-n-roll, money, politics – the fair has offerings in every conceivable genre and subject.

NYIABF is officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

In its 58th edition, NYIABF will present more than 200 exhibitors culled from the finest American and international antiquarian dealers. In addition to 115 U.S. galleries, NYIABF enjoys strong international participation with galleries hailing from the United Kingdom (33), France (19), Germany (9), Italy (9), The Netherlands (6), Spain (3), Denmark (2), Australia (2), Austria (2), Canada (1), Japan (1), Russia (1), Belgium (1), Sweden (1), Czech Republic (1), Hungary (1), Switzerland (1) and Argentina (1).

All exhibitors are listed here

Press Preview Thursday March 8 | 4pm
Preview Night Thursday, March 8 | 5pm-9pm
Daily Hours Friday, March 9 | 12pm-8pm
Saturday, March 10 | 12pm – 7pm
Sunday, March 11 | 12pm-5pm --
Special Event - Discovery Day Sunday, March 11 | 1pm-3pm: A NYIABF tradition, Discovery Day offers ticketed visitors the opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to 5 items) Exhibitors will be on hand to offer expert advice and free appraisals.

Preview Pass: $60 (Includes one daily re-admission)
Daily Admission: $25 Students: $10 (with valid ID)
Run of Show: $45

Location: Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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About Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA):
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting, and to foster collegial relations. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the trade. All members agree to abide by the ABAA's Code of Ethics. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters.


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