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Antiquarian Book Fair

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New York International Antiquarian Book Fair
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Time Out says

Now in its 64th year, this festival for book collectors convenes at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors. It's considered the world's finest antiquarian book fair. 

Exhibitors this year hail from around the world including Argentina, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. Sixteen new exhibitors will make attend this year. Fair highlights encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, Americana, philosophy, children’s books and much more. Expect to see first editions, rare books, fine bindings, prints, historical documents, and a variety of printed ephemera.

Prices for the items range from $50 to millions. You can buy tickets for just one day or for the whole show, which runs from April 4-7.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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