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2023 Press

February 13, 2024
ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns for 64th Edition
"There will be nearly 200 exhibitors this year from around the world, with prices ranging from $50 to millions. This year, for its 64th Edition, the fair welcomes exhibitors from 15 different countries including Argentina, Austria, Den mark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States." 

Fine Books & Collections
April 28, 2023
Nerding Out at New York’s Antiquarian Book Fair
"While a dealer at a contemporary art fair might have a ready-made sales pitch for their booth’s one or two artists, the booksellers at Park Avenue Armory hold a seemingly bottomless trove of knowledge, both artistically and historically, about every single item in their collection." 

Hyperallergic
April 28, 2023
5 Things to do This Weekend
"Featuring nearly 200 dealers, the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair “can feel like an overwhelming explosion of history, beauty, charm and surprise,” Jennifer Schuessler writes." 

The New York Times
April 28, 2023
10 rare and fascinating things to see at NYC's Antiquarian Book Fair
"This festival for book collectors is known as the world's finest antiquarian book fair, and this year's showing doesn't disappoint. We got a preview of the festival and found these 10 highlights to share, just a few of the dazzling relics at every turn.." 

Time Out New York
April 27, 2023
The Antiquarian Book Fair: From 1750s True Crime to Warhol’s Cats
"Far from an old-fashioned aristocratic cabinet of curiosities, “the fair,” as regulars call it, can feel like an overwhelming explosion of history, beauty, charm and surprise. Prices range from the sticker-shocking to the eminently affordable. Hardened bibliomaniacs and casual browsers are welcome." 

The New York Times
April 26, 2023
Colorful Stories for Children, With the Darkest History as Backdrop
"The books did more than entertain children during the grim days of war. Behind the pseudonym El Pintor was a Jewish couple, Galinka Ehrenfest and Jacob Kloot. They used the name El Pintor to obscure their heritage, and funneled the proceeds from their picture books to fund Dutch resistance efforts and to help Jews who were hiding from the Nazi regime." 

The New York Times
April 26, 2023
How a Bob Dylan Drawing From ‘Basement Tapes’ Era Ended Up for Sale at an Antiquarian Book Fair
"Fans in the New York City area will soon have an opportunity for a close encounter with some odds and ends drawings done by Dylan circa the 1967 recording sessions for the legendary The Basement Tapes album (released in 1975)." 

Billboard
April 26, 2023
Rare Shakespeare first edition on sale for $7.5 million
"Four hundred years after it was first printed, Shakespeare's First Folio is up for sale for $7.5 million. The book contains a near-complete collection of the bard's plays." 

NPR / WNYC 
April 26, 2023
Transport Yourself to the Past at an Antiquarian Book Fair
"Calling all book lovers! Peruse rare books, maps, historical documents, photographs and more from almost 200 exhibitors from around the globe at this antiquarian book fair." 

Washington Square News
April 26, 2023
The Artful Life: 7 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week 
"Prices for items range from $50 to millions, and this year’s highlights include rare woodblock prints by Sol LeWitt, an artist book by John Cage, and illustrations by Queen Victoria." 

Galerie
April 25, 2023
Early copy of MLK’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ up for sale
"The typed manuscript copy that belonged to King’s literary agent, Joan Daves, will be on display from April 27-30 at The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair. The book fair, in its 63rd year, will be held at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City." 

AL.com
April 25, 2023
A Unique Marcel Duchamp ‘Readymade’ From 1924 Is Headed to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair This Week
"Only the bold believe themselves free from the old gambling adage ‘the house always wins’ and Marcel Duchamp was one such individual: never short of self-confidence and always eager to subvert the system." 

Artnet News
April 24, 2023
An Early Photobook All About Bread
"At this year’s International Antiquarian Book Fair, a rare deluxe edition of “The Book of Bread” by Owen Simmons, published in London in 1903 by Maclaren & Sons, is expected to fetch $10,000." 

The New York Times
April 23, 2023
Your Sunday U.S. Briefing
"A collection of five very rare editions of William Shakespeare’s works will be offered at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair this week, with an overall asking price of $10.5 million if purchased as a group." 

Bloomberg [subscription required]
April 23, 2023
Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ still resonates 60 years later
"Those early notes were destroyed. But one of the earliest drafts of the letter, which fell into the possession of King’s literary agent, Joan Daves, was recently discovered, and will be exhibited this week at a New York book fair.  It is also being offered for sale — for $225,000." 

Daily News
April 19, 2023
10 Most Surprising Finds at the NY International Antiquarian Book Fair
 "While the idea of an antiquarian book fair might strike some as stuffy and boring, this selection is anything but. Here, we take a look at 10 of the rarest and most surprising items up for sale, from a book about bread to fake band memorabilia and photographs from space!" 

Untapped New York
April 19, 2023
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair: Events Series Details
"NYIABF Presents is an annual event at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair that focuses on the rare
book industry and ideas about literature, print, and material culture. The series of talks and events, curated by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, will be held on April 29. They are all free with fair admission and will take place in the Field and Staff room.."

Fine Books & Collections 
April 17, 2023
The Best Things to Do in NYC This Week
Now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors convenes at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors. It's considered the world's finest antiquarian book fair.  

Time Out New York
April 15, 2023
ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair
"With prices beginning at $50 (and heading into seven figures), there’s a page-turner for every bibliophile."

Air Mail
April 14, 2023
This Antique L.T. Piver Perfume Sample Album Is on Sale for $28,000
"'For me, there’s this crossover between rarity, original condition and an interesting subject—when those three things intersect, that’s what makes a book truly astonishing,' said [Ben] Kinmont, who believes that due to the book’s 'utterly remarkable' condition (down to its unimpeded binding), it was likely created strictly for in-house use by the company, which was established in the late eighteenth century and was a leading supplier of perfumed products at the time."

Beauty Inc. / WWD  [subscription required]
April 11, 2023
Morris-Levin Publishers' Bindings Collection to Sale
"Over 50 years, Ellen Morris and Edward Levin collected more than 3,000 volumes representing the first century of commercial book design in Europe and the United States."

Fine Books & Collections
April 11, 2023
Signed Babe Ruth Autobiography Among Rare Baseball Books Fetching High Prices
"'The book belonged to Alfred Sloan, who went to a game in 1948 and got it signed and inscribed by Ruth. Since he died that August, it might have been one of the last items he actually signed or even touched.'"

Time Out New York
April 5, 2023
ABAA Connect Returns to New York International Antiquarian Book Fair
"A program resurrected from the early 2000's, ABAA Connect allows the NYPL to request items at the fair from exhibitors, purchased for the institution by various donors."

Fine Books & Collections
March 29, 2023
A Collection of Rare Shakespeare Folios Is on Sale for $10.5 Million
"'The Four Folios establish Shakespeare as being the king of literature.'"

Bloomberg
March 25, 2023
Events in April Bring Easter, Spring, and Flowers Galore
"Now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors convenes at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors. It's considered the world's finest antiquarian book fair."

Times Square Chronicles
March 23, 2023
Peter Harrington to Sell Rare Shakespeare Folios for $10.5m
"It’s the first time in over two decades that all five volumes are available to buy together (although each can be bought individually), and the first time in living memory they are being sold by a bookseller instead of an auction house."

EliteTraveler
March 23, 2023
Another Rare "Philosopher's Stone" Going Up for Sale
"'The trifecta of what makes something rare is that there’s a small print run, it’s still very popular in pop culture, and people just always want and need it,' stated Steinkirchner, who explained that the book checks off all three of these categories. Steinkirchner is selling the first edition on behalf of the original collector for the healthy price of $225,000."

MuggleNet
March 23, 2023
NYC Events in April 2023
"Now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors convenes at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors. It's considered the world's finest antiquarian book fair."

Time Out New York
March 21, 2023
Q+A: Gabe Boyers
"At the moment, we are offering original musical manuscript sketch leaves by Mozart and Beethoven, including some of his first thoughts about a 9th Symphony. That said, it’s always been important to me to serve a broad clientele, and all of our catalogs and shows have materials accessible to even the most modest of collector budgets."

Antiques & the Arts Weekly
March 17, 2023
A First Edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is Up for Grabs
"Only 500 hardcover copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone—the first book of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling—were printed in 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Of the small print, 300 copies went to libraries."

Penta
March 13, 2023
Rare West Side Story Book Signed By All Four Creators to Be at New York Book Fair

"This is a first edition and first printing of the book, and it is inscribed 'To Clive Hirschorn, Best wishes, Arthur Laurents', 'and Leonard Bernstein '86', 'To Clive Hirschorn, with best wishes, Jerome Robbins 1998' on front free endpaper, and signed 'Stephen Sondheim' on half-title. It is believed that no other copy of the book is signed by all four creators."

Broadway World
March 12, 2023
5 Questions with Kate Mitas

"Like many people, I stumbled into the book trade. In my case, I was a 26-year-old regular at Cellar Stories Bookstore, in Providence, Rhode Island, when the owner joked that I should work there. My heart skipped a beat and I blurted: 'Are you hiring?' And that was the start of my career."

Broadway World
March 9, 2023
Rare, pristine first edition of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus up for sale
"Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionized science when he challenged the 1,400-year dominance of Ptolemaic cosmology with the publication of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) in 1543. His manuscript suggested that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center of the Solar System, thereby altering our entire view of the Universe and our place in it. Now, a rare, pristine first edition is up for sale for $2.5 million."

ArsTechnica
February 18, 2023
The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to New York for its 63rd Edition
"The NYIABF is a cultural pillar of New York and returns as a much-anticipated highlight of the busy Spring season. Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF is excited to reveal nearly 200 exhibitors this year from around the world, continuing to live up to its reputation as a highly international fair."

City Life Org
February 6, 2023
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held April 27-30
"In recent years, NYIABF has increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points."

ArtDaily
February 6, 2023
Events Calendar
"Bibliophiles, rejoice!"

Architectural Digest Pro
February 3, 2023
What's on at New York International Antiquarian Book Fair 2023
"[....] a cultural pillar of New York returns as a much-anticipated highlight of the busy Spring season."

Fine Books & Collections
January 27, 2023
Here’s Our Up-to-the-Minute Guide to All the Art Fairs Taking Place Around the World in 2023
"Mark your calendars."

Artnet News
January 20, 2023
The Enduring Appeal of the Brontë Sisters
"[....] Last April a miniature book of poetry made by the 13-year-old Charlotte sold for $1.25 million at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair."

Town & Country Magazine
Adam Rathe
January 3, 2023
The full list of major art fairs in 2023, from Marrakech to Miami

"We've compiled this year's leading commercial art events into one handy source." 
The Art Newspaper

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2022 Press Report

April 22, 2022
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair Marries Art with Rare Tomes


Galerie Magazine 
Osman Can Yerebakan
April 21, 2022
A true Bond market: Why 007 collectibles are hotter than ever


MarketWatch 
Charles Passy
April 21, 2022
What’s in your attic? These rare books and curios are worth millions of dollars


New York Post
Dusica Sue Malesevic
April 21, 2022
Antiquarian Book Fair returns to NY


New York Amsterdam News
April 20, 2022
‘Earthrise’ Is For Sale. Historic First Photo Of Earth From The Moon Could Fetch $200,000


Forbes
Jamie Carter
April 20, 2022
The Antiquarian Book Fair: From Sondheim’s Letters to a Brontë Discovery


The New York Times
Jennifer Schuessler
April 20, 2022
NYC International Antiquarian Book Fair to Showcase LGBTQ+ History


The Advocate
Alex Cooper
April 18, 2022
Rare Culinary Tomes at the International Antiquarian Book Fair


The New York Times
Florence Fabricant
April 15, 2022
Death Masks, Dopamine Décor, Antiquarian Books, and More Design Finds

Curbed
Diana Budds
April 14, 2022
Amy Winehouse’s much-loved book collection goes on display

Happy Mag
Tammy Moir
April 14, 2022
An Alexander McQueen Curriculum Vitae to Be Sold

Women's Wear Daily
Rosemary Feitelberg
April 14, 2022
One of the World’s Best Collections of Wine Books Is Going on Sale for $2 Million Later This Month

Robb Report
Bryan Hood


“Oenophiles will want to make a point of swinging by Ben Kinmont Bookseller’s table at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair...the exhibitor will be selling the Thackrey Library, which is generally considered to be the greatest privately-owned collection of wine books in the United States.”
April 13, 2022
A Rare First Edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ Lists at $360,000

Bloomberg
James Tarmy


“The Great Gatsby is considered, in collecting terms, the No. 1 American novel to collect,” says the London-based rare book dealer Peter Harrington. “A lot of that has to do with the dust jacket—people just seem to desperately want it.”
April 6, 2022
NYC events in April 2022

TimeOut
Shaye Weaver


"The event, which is in person this year, is much anticipated in a time when most of us want to get away from screens and back into print books and ephemera."
April 4, 2022
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair | Hundreds Of Exhibitors Come Together

Flaunt Magazine
Olivia Novato


"...the NYIABF’s extensive collection of curated and authentic items is sure to provide collectors with a special fair experience."
April 1, 2022
Actress’ bloody dress from President Lincoln’s assassination for sale

New York Post
Kirsten Fleming


"A small section of a dress bearing a dark blood stain from President Abraham Lincoln will be up for sale later this month when the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair comes to the Park Avenue Armory on April 21."
March 30, 2022
A Tiny Brontë Book, Lost for a Century, Resurfaces

The New York Times
Jennifer Schuessler


"A Book of Rhymes,” a 15-page volume smaller than a playing card, was last seen at auction in 1916...will be unveiled on April 21, the opening night of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair and, as it happens, Brontë’s birthday."
March 30, 2022
Stephen Sondheim Letters and Other Broadway Treasures Will Be Available at New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

Playbill
Andrew Gans


"A host of theatrical memorabilia, including several Stephen Sondheim items, will be available for sale at the 62nd edition of The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair."
March 30, 2022
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns To New York This April

Forbes
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner


"The event will take place at the Park Avenue Armory from April 21 - 24 and showcase books from the pre-Gutenberg era all the way up through contemporary titles."
March 22, 2022
Rare Book Week New York Preview

Fine Books & Collections
Rebecca Rego Barry
March 2, 2022
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

Airmail
March 2, 2022
The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns

Art & Object
February 15, 2022
International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns To New York, April 21-24

Antiques and The Arts Weekly
February 14, 2022
NY International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to the Park Avenue Armory, April 21-24

Fine Books & Collections

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