New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2017
From March 9-12, 2017 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.
The 2017 fair will see exhibitors from the US, Australia, Austria, the UK, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Japan, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Switzerland.
"WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO NEW YORK?"
Since I joined the ABAA about 25 years ago, I’ve never missed exhibiting at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair. The range of material rivals many museums and for the most part you are encouraged to handle and examine it. The attendees range from penniless scholars to billionaires to rare book librarians and curators to A-list celebrities. Anything can happen at the New York Book Fair!
Tom Congalton; Between The Covers Rare Books, US
One of the main reasons I keep coming back to the New York fair is because of the quality and rarity of the books on sale, and the fact that I like a challenge. I feel like the participating dealers bring only the best of their stock, their `top range books`, to New York, and being surrounded by such books is, to me, a very rewarding experience.
Ryu Sato; Kagerou Bunko, Japan
Stand B25 / B27, part of the Japanese Collective Stand
What is so special about the New York fair that as an Australian dealer specialising in Asia I would pack my books, ephemera and other material and travel nearly as far as I can? Because the NY fair draws collectors and dealers from across the world - it is international in feel and content. You see so much rare, quirky, attractive and just really different paper collectable material there. It is without doubt one of the world's most interesting fairs
Sally Burdon; Asia Bookroom, Australia
For me taking part in the New York fair is a no-brainer. The fair is well attended both by private and library customers and showcases exceptional books in all fields. Due to its present location on the Upper East Side (and let's hope it stays there) it does attract new visitors every year, which can lead to real surprise sales.
Susanne Schulz-Falster, UK
The New York Fair is an unavoidable fair for the book trade. Eva and I decided to be faithful to promote our good literature and our continental bibliophily.
Hervé Valentin; Librairie Walden, France
What keeps Quaritch coming back to the New York fair? It’s a highlight of the calendar - a perfect opportunity to meet new customers attracted by the high quality of the exhibitors, as well as reconnecting with all our old clients, both private and institutional, from across the Eastern seaboard and beyond.
Donovan Rees; Bernard Quaritch, UK
To see a listing of all EXHIBITORS of the fair, please visit the website.
Discovery Day - Sunday, 1pm-3pm
Bring a treasure to be evaluated by the experts!
A favorite tradition, Discovery Day allows ticketed visitors the opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. for evaluation (up to five items). Expert appraisers will be on hand to offer advice.
Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America
This book fair is officially endorsed by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
NY, NY 10065
Thursday, March 9 (Preview) 5-9pm
Friday, March 10 noon-8pm
Saturday, March 11 noon-7pm
Sunday, March 12 noon-5pm
Discovery Day takes place on Sunday, from 1pm-3pm.
Preview pass: $50
Daily admission: $25
Run of show: $40
For all details, please visit the NY website!
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