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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Book Fair Tours: The 56th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

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If you could, would you take a magical journey to a time and place where you could get the best stories of history directly from the source.  A chance to see the illustrations and vibrant illuminations of a bygone age.  Well, you can make that journey with no magic required. The Park Avenue Armory is closely located to many hotels, at NewYorkHotels.org you will be sure to find the latest deals.  All these things and many, many more will be on display and available this year in New York this April 7th – 10th.

There will be an amassing of some of the best examples of the craft of story-telling to view, buy and trade.  The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers will be holding the 56th Annual Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

The Antiquarian Book Fair is not the typical gathering of modern authors, publishers, agents and other industry types out to reveal the road map of the future in books and publishing.  This is a doorway to the past.  It is a gathering of book sellers, collectors and experts in the field of antique books, antique manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and other rare ephemera.  The variety in specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana and so much more.  In short, this is a chance to see some of the earliest surviving examples of technical treatises, historical records and storytelling. With this group of professionals and expert in one place, patrons can be assured to the authenticity of the available works.

Exhibits of these fine works will be available in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and ready for visitors for perusal at the following schedule:

Fri April 8     noon-8pm

Sat April 9    noon-7pm

Sun April 10 noon-5pm

Discovery Day, Sunday, 1pm-3pmNYC Book Fair

The Antiquarian Book Fair will be hosted by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA).  Since 1949, the ABAA is a group formed in order to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting. The ABAA also wishes to nurture collegial relations among collectors and enthusiasts.

The Antiquarian Book Fair will also be sanctioned by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Descendant from a variety of organizations in Europe from as early as 1906 ILAB has existed in its current form since about 1947/1948. ILAB unites 22 national associations under one roof.  

The Antiquarian Book Fair takes place in The Park Avenue Armory in New York City, New York.  A more perfect setting could not be chosen to showcase so many treasured examples of the past.  The Wade Thompson Drill Hall remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces of its kind in New York and will make a most proper home for over 200 American and international exhibitors. 

The Park Avenue Armory is closely located to many hotels but, be sure and make your reservations now to get your choice of the best rooms availableJust two blocks from beautiful Central Park it is very easy to find and getting there is as simple as quick a bus, subway or taxi ride.


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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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