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About the Fair

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Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America's (ABAA) New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF), produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates will showcase over 200 exhibitors in April, 2023. Exhibitors present a vast treasure trove of items: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints and print ephemera.

 

The fair’s specialties encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, children’s books and much more. From the historic and academic, the religious and spiritual—to the bedrock of secular culture, finance, politics—the fair boasts offerings in every conceivable genre and subject.

 

In recent years, NYIABF has increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points.

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.
 
Produced and managed by Sanford L. Smith + Associates
Tel: 212-777-5218  |  Email: info@sanfordsmith.com | #NYIABF23

 

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Open Hours

Preview

Thur April 27  5-8pm

 

Open Hours

Fri April 28 

noon-8pm

Sat April 29

noon-7pm

Sun April 30

noon-5pm

2022 Exhibitors

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.

Ticket Prices

Preview Pass

Includes one daily admission

$60

 

General Admission $30

 

Students (with valid I.D.) $10

 

Run of Show $50

Tickets on sale in February 2023.

Venue

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.

 
 

“The world's premier antiquarian book fair.

The New York Times, 2020

"Who said print is dead? ...the world’s finest antiquarian book fair proves otherwise."

Wallpaper*, 2020

“In this digital age, rare books may seem like a sleepy trend from a bygone era. But the art of rare book collecting is alive and well, and nowhere is it more evident than in the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.”
Galerie, 2020

“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

Stay Informed

Tel: 212-777-5218 |  Email: info@sanfordsmith.com

 

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The Great Gatsby
William Burges
George Barbier - Le Bonheur du jour ou Les Grâces à la Mode (detail)
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Collectarium for use in the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
À toute épreuve - Joan Miró Paul Éluard
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming_
Salvador Dali
The Lady in the Lake
First Book on Tennis by Antonio Scaino
Art of the Sixties: 5th Revised Edition
20 Volumes George Sand
Sebastian Willibald Schiessler_Carnevals-Almanach
From the Library of David Sassoon, Prayer Books
The Northern and Southern "Pagan" Constellations