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New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)

decoration05 Mar. 2020|08 Mar. 2020

The beloved New York International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its 60th edition from March 5-8, 2020. 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vast treasure trove of material - rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents and print ephemera.


The fair is organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) under the auspices of ILAB. 

The New York Times writes on March 07, 2019: 
6 Reasons to Visit the Antiquarian Book Fair
(author: Eve M. Kahn) 

"This weekend visitors to the Armory can review a cinema memorabilia collection that shines a light on L.G.B.T.Q. performers in Hollywood’s early years and a Bible containing details about the tragic fates of slaves on a South Carolina plantation. This wide-ranging fair is a vivid reminder of, among many things, the importance of history and the hardships humans have endured. Here are six highlights from the dealers’ inventory."


Antiques and the Arts Weekly writes on March 01, 2019: 
A Treasure Trove Of Books & More At The 59th NYC Antiquarian Book Fair

"Newcomers to the fair will discover that there is so much more than books. Maps, autographs, illuminated manuscripts, photographs, prints, ephemera, political and historic documents — lots of kooky, quirky, unexpected items will be shown as well. From art, religion and politics to cooking, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll — centuries of culture will be on display."



05 Mar. 2020|08 Mar. 2020
643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street
New York
Preview $50; Daily Admission $25
Sanford L. Smith
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