See you at the NY Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend!
We’ll be attending the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, and hope to see you there! This is a great opportunity for booksellers, avid collectors, or readers who just simply want to feast their eyes on some beautiful books.
Here’s the official info, courtesy of Sarah Donnell from Sanford L. Smith & Associates”
“The best book fair in the world” – Andy Rooney, CBS “60 Minutes”
ABOUT THE FAIR:
The 49th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America returns this April to
the Park Avenue Armory under the management of Sanford L. Smith & Associates.
“Wandering the aisles of the annual Antiquarian Book Fair, at the Park Avenue Armory, is like being a fly on the wall at the ultimate
dinner party,” observes the New York Times. Two hundred of the world’s finest dealers bring together their rare books, manuscripts, autographs,
maps, finely bound volumes and ephemera to make up the oldest and most prestigious book fair. With something for everyone,
the grand scale of this exhibition and sale includes collections in all specialties, including: History, Law, Music, Dance, Fashion,
Gastronomy, Children’s Books, Art and Philosophy.
GALA PREVIEW and THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM:
Collectors hoping to catch the first chance to browse and buy on the show floor may come to the benefit preview Thursday, April 2 from
6pm – 9pm. For the second year, proceeds from preview ticket sales will support The Morgan Library & Museum. The Morgan is one of
the very few institutions in the United States that collects, exhibits, and sponsors research in the areas of illuminated manuscripts, master
drawings, rare books, fine bindings, and literary, historical, and music manuscripts.
Ticketed visitors can bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to 5 items) to Discovery Day, Sunday, April 5, noon – 3pm.
Exhibitors will be on hand to offer expert advice and free appraisals.
The New York Antiquarian Book Fair runs April 3 – 5, 2009 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street. Hours are Friday from noon to 8pm,
Saturday from noon to 7pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. A café and bar will be open during show hours to serve refreshments.
Student and group rates are available. The Park Avenue Armory is wheelchair accessible; please call 212.777.5218 to make arrangements.
Sanford L. Smith & Associates 212.777.5218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 3 noon – 8pm
Saturday, April 4 noon – 7pm
Sunday, April 5 noon – 5pm
$20 – Daily
$30 – Two-Day Pass
$40 – Run of Show Pass