The beloved New York International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its 59th edition from March 7-10, 2019. 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vast treasure trove of material - rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents and print ephemera.
What does the press say about this unique event?
The Paris Review 2018: "... The fifty-eighth New York Antiquarian Book Fair, organized by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), opened March 8 at the Park Avenue Armory and runs through Sunday.
Some of the items on display include Shakespeare folios and quartos and ephemera, Einstein’s Bible and his letter on “God’s secrets,” a manuscript poem by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s copy of the Odyssey, and the four-million-dollar Hamilton Collection, complete with a lock of his hair. There are also far stranger items, such as the “first salad monograph,” an instructional needlepoint from Shakespeare, and a shooting script from the Kurosawa classic Yojimbo...."
Architectural Digest 2018:"Treasures to Look For at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Every year, the arrival of the Armory Show sets New York City aflurry with satellite fairs, art parties, events, and more. Chief among the shows not to miss is the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, a celebration where book lovers can browse a vast selection of rare books, photographs, maps, manuscripts, first editions, and other materials at the Park Avenue Armory. The subject matter is diverse, featuring a broad array of topics including medicine, art, literature, Americana, photography, autographs, and more. The fair is sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, meaning you can have trust that each item at the fair has been carefully vetted for authenticity and completeness. "