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In the News...2020

March 17, 2020

NYC’s Premier Antiquarian Book Fair Turns A Page: Event Marks 60th Year Milestone

Antiques and The Arts Weekly

W.A. Demers

"...the cerebral destination for bibliophiles, scholars, museum professionals and those collectors who seek out the rare or quirky”

March 15, 2020

For old tomes’ sake


"Inside the Park Avenue Armory, an 1861 gothic-revival building in New York’s refined Upper East Side, people are closely scrutinising display cases and carefully leafing through aged books.”

March 11, 2020

Original blueprints for World Trade Center towers found in trash, sold for $250,000

The Architect's Newspaper

Shane Reiner-Roth

"The Twin Towers’ undeniable significance made the recent discovery of their original blueprints all the more worthy of attention, including the unusual trade of hands that took place in the last half-century.”

March 06, 2020

Antique book show unearths hidden library treasures

New York Post

Christopher Cameron

"In 1960, the year the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair began, Harper Lee came out with “To Kill a Mockingbird. Today, an inscribed first edition of that book sells for $50,000 — and what used to be an industry swap meet is now a globally recognized institution.”

March 05, 2020

Bibliophiles Delight: The Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to New York This Weekend

Barron's PENTA

Mareesa Nicosia

"The fair offers a vast range of genres and subjects, from art to science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, Americana, philosophy, and children’s books."

March 05, 2020

How a rare pointe shoe landed at New York’s Antiquarian Book Fair

All Arts

Britt Stigler

"At the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, not all treasures have spines. One such unbound rarity takes the form of a pointe shoe, signed by prima ballerina assoluta Margot Fonteyn, famed principal of the Royal Ballet."

March 05, 2020

Peeking Into the World of Rare Books

The New York Times

Jennifer Schuessler

"It’s a kind of Woodstock for the ultra-bookish, where museum-like displays of stunningly bound 16th-century volumes and illuminated manuscripts are surrounded by booths specializing in rare maps, historical documents, vintage crime novels, counterculture ephemera and just about anything else..."

March 05, 2020

Rare World Trade Center Blueprints Are Up for Sale

The Wall Street Journal

Charles Passy

"James Cummins Bookseller, a Manhattan-based dealer of rare books, autographs and other items, is selling the World Trade Center documents at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair running Thursday through Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory."

March 04, 2020

Spell bound: preview New York’s Antiquarian Book Fair


Tilly Macalister-Smith

"Who said print is dead? The 60th anniversary of the world’s finest antiquarian book fair proves otherwise"

March 03, 2020

Antiquarian Book Fair Features One of a Kind Rarities

Art & Object

"In its 60th Anniversary Edition, NYIABF continues to uphold the finest tradition of material culled from American and international antiquarian booksellers."

March 03, 2020

From ‘Howl’ to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’: 7 Rare Items to See at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Robb Report

Helena Madden

"Many of these objects are valued not because they’re in pristine quality. In fact, it’s their imperfections that make them so sought-after. "

March 02, 2020

For Sale: Sir Thomas More’s Utopian Alphabet

Atlas Obscura

Isaac Schultz

"Now a rare 1518 copy of the book [Utopia], including the illusory world’s conlang, is for sale and will be presented this week among other very old books at New York City’s International Antiquarian Book Fair."

March 02, 2020

Antiquarian Book Fair is returning to the Upper East Side this week


Gabe Herman

"The New York Book Fair is probably the most important book fair in the global book fair calendar,” said Donald Heald, Treasurer for the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the ABAA. Ha said it’s the most highly attended antiquarian book fair in the U.S., drawing about 8,900 people last year and expecting a similar or higher turnout this year."

February 28, 2020

7 Rare Art-World Artifacts to Collect at the Antiquarian Book Fair

Galerie Magazine

Lucy Rees

"...the art of rare-book collecting is alive and well, and nowhere is it more evident than at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair"

February 25, 2020

International Antiquarian Book Fair attracts celebs like Johnny Depp

Page Six

Cindy Adams

"A magic how-to from Harry Houdini’s library. Draft typescript of Allen Ginsberg’s landmark poem “Howl.” A Jack the Ripper collection inscribed to one of the lead detectives."

February 10, 2020

New York International Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates its 60th anniversary at the Park Avenue Armory March 5-8

"Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF is the highlight of the spring calendar for bibliophiles, collectors of the curious and quirky, scholars, connoisseurs and enthusiastic laymen alike."

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