About the Fair
March 5-8, 2020 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 International Antiquarian Book Fair, and bring 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.
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This book fair is officially sanctioned 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.
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Thur March 5 5-9pm
Fri March 6 noon-8pm
Sat March 7 noon-7pm
Sun March 8 noon-5pm
Bring up to five treasures to be evaluated by our experts!
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 boasts offerings in every conceivable genre and subject.
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York
Between 66/67 Streets
The Armory’s 55,000 square foot drill hall, reminiscent of the original Grand Central Depot and the great train sheds of Europe, remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces of its kind in New York. A marvel of engineering in its time, it was designed by Regiment veteran and architect Charles W. Clinton, later a partner of Clinton & Russell, architects of the Apthorp Apartments and the famed, now demolished, Astor Hotel.
“This wide-ranging fair is a vivid reminder of, among many things, the importance of history...” – The New York Times, 2019
“A mecca for bibliophiles and seekers of the curious and quirky and a must-see event for seasoned connoisseurs and scholars.”
– ArtDaily, 2018
“It doesn’t take a history or musical fan to recognize the great importance of the collections on display at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair.” – Forbes, 2018
“This is so not your average book fair.” – Guest of a Guest, 2018