Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 - Monday, Apr 06, 2054
Called “The Best Book Fair in the World,” the NYABF opens with a preview Thursday evening, April 3, and runs through Sunday, April 6 at the Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Ave. Over 200 American and international dealers will display an astonishing array of rare books, fine art, maps, manuscripts, and ephemera. Admission: $20 per person, $10 for students carrying a valid school ID, free for children under 16.
About the Fair
Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera.
Each year on the Sunday of the fair, exhibitors offer their expertise to attendees. Discovery Day allows visitors to bring up to five items to discuss with experts. While formal appraisals are not given, dealers will discuss authenticity and condition, giving informal appraisals. Past Discovery Days have yielded been some breathtaking discoveries including part of a Shakespeare second folio of Richard III! A first edition of Curious George with dust jacket was appraised at $3000. Also unearthed were original photographs of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s designs for stained glass. A first edition of the classic Beat novel, On the Road, was valued at $5000-$7000. Maritime history buffs were thrilled to discover that their edition of Cooke’s Voyages and Atlas were valued at $30,000. Exhibitors can examine items in most specialties, periods, and languages.