The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, now in its 52d year, returns to the Park Avenue Armory April 12-15, 2012.
Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the 52nd Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair promises to be its best to date.
Declared by the late Andy Rooney of CBS’ 60 Minutes as the “Best Book Fair in the World,” over 200 expert dealers from around the globe will fill the historic Park Avenue Armory with rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and finely bound volumes. Ranging from history, law, philosophy, to children’s books, fashion, art, and more, great books will be found within all price ranges.
This year’s show features a record number of dealers. There’s sure to be something for everyone.
For $35, early birds can enjoy a special preview on Thursday, April 12 from 5pm – 9pm.
Regular hours will be Friday April 13 from noon to 8pm, Saturday, the 14th, from noon to 7pm, and Sunday, April 15th, from noon to 5pm. Admission is $20 daily, $30 for a two-day pass, or $45 for a run-of-show pass. Special rates for students, groups and library associations are available.
Discovery Day, A favorite tradition, provides Fair attendants an opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to 5 items) for advice and free appraisals from Exhibitors on Sunday, April 15, from noon – 3pm.
WHEN: April 13 – 15, 2012.
WHERE: Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street, NYC.
HOURS: Friday from noon to 8pm, Saturday from noon to 7pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
ADMISSION: $20 daily, $30 for a two-day pass, or $45 for a run-of-show pass. Special rates for students, groups and library associations are available.
The Park Avenue Armory is wheelchair accessible; please call 212.777.5218 to make arrangements.
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Of related interest: The First American Antiquarian Book Fair, about the debut of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in 1960.