Book Fairs | February 29, 2016

The Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair Celebrates Rare Book Week In NYC

Adams Women's Work.jpgNEW YORK, NY - Who Knows The Best Book Fairs In New York City? The Shadow Show Knows! Flamingo Eventz and Lamont Cranston step out of the shadows to celebrate Rare Book Week in New York City by announcing the return of The Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair and The Fine Press Book Fair! Known as The Shadow Show because it is held in conjunction with the well-known New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, this year it will be held on Saturday April 9, 2016.

Last year, we have moved the show uptown, directly across the street from the Park Avenue Armory to The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street, and everyone agreed; this was the smart move! We are pleased to be returning to St. Vincent’s this year with another exciting field of exceptional Exhibitors.

This show has grown steadily since its inception in 2009 to present some of the finest Vintage & Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Dealers in America, Canada and Europe - many of whom are members of ABAA, ILAB, ESA, PADA, MARIAB, MABA, LIABDA and other professional groups - all gathered together for one fabulous weekend to offer an incredible Vintage Book & Ephemera adventure! The inclusion of The Fine Press Book Fair in 2014 added an exciting new dimension to the show and brought it to a new level of prominence. Now, with this move to the doorstep of the Armory and the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, we bring an unprecedented opportunity and ease of enjoyment to the Vintage Book World.

As always, the fair will present an outstanding array of fine, rare & unusual old books, as well as poetry, prose, political, social, historical, children's series, maps, postcards, autographs, prints, posters, World’s Fair, and much, much more. A special feature found only at Flamingo Shows will be Antiques Appraisals by John Bruno and guest Appraisers Sunday 1-3pm at $5/item!

Dealers Exhibiting this year include: 6 Decades Books, New York, NY; Act 2 Books, Flemington, NJ; Austin’s Antiquarian Books, Wilmington, VT; Black Paw Books, Norwell, MA; Carpe Librum, Williamstown, MA; Cattermole 20th C. Children's Book, Newbury OH; Colebrook Book Barn, Colebrook, CT; Collectorsfolio, New York, NY; Doyle’s Books, Annandale, NJ; Eastside Books & Paper, New York, NY; Edward Bomsey Autographs, Annandale, VA; Evan Bates - Pictograph Books, LI City, NY; First Place Books, Walkersville, MD; Gryphon Books, Brooklyn, NY; J.B. Muns Musical Autographs, Berkley, CA; James Arsenault & Company, Arrowsic, ME; Jerry Showalter Bookseller, Ivy, VA; Joe Maynard, Brooklyn, NY; John Bale Book Company, Waterbury, CT; Johnnycake Books, Salisbury, CT; Kaplan & Kopelson Books, New York, NY; Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints, Florham Park, NJ; Peter Luke Rare Books, New Baltimore, NY; Roger Friedman Rare Book Studio, Tuxedo, NY; Safka 6 Bareis Autographs, Forest Hills, NY; Stan Gorski Rare Books, Doylestown, PA; Trevian Books, Piermont, NY; Wm. H. Adams Antiquarian Books, Hobart, NY; Abecedarian, Denver, CO; Alice Austin, Philadelphia, PA; Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY; Bottle of Smoke Press, Walkill, NY; Caliban Press, Canton, NY; Craft Press Chile, Santiago, Chile; Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Deep Word Press, Mancelona, MI; Elies Plana, Barcelona, Spain; Furious Day Press, New York, NY; Greenboat Press, Vernon, Canada; Harsimus Press, Jersey City, NY; Hirundo Press, Hamburg, Germany; Intima Press, New York, NY; Lead Graffiti, Newark, DE; Leopard Studio Editions, Rochester, NY; Leslie Gerry Editions, Gloucestershire, UK; Midnight Paper Sales, Stockholm, WI; Mixolydian Editions, Petaluma, CA; Nancy Loeber, Brooklyn, NY; Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, CA; Ninja Press, Sherman Oaks, CA; Ol’ Chef Press, Newark, NJ; Peter Koch Printers, Berkley, CA; Pied Oxen Printers, Hopewell, NJ; Red Howler Press, Muncy, PA; Robyn Price, Publisher, Middletown, CT; Russell Marret (Gaspara Stampa, Inc), New York, NY; Sara Langworthy, Iowa City, IA; Sarah Nicholls, Brooklyn, NY; Sherwin Beach Press, Chicago, IL; Solmentes Press, Decorah, IA; supersessionspress, St.. Louis Park, MN; Swamp Press, Northfield, MA; The Hesterberg Press, Evanston, IL; The Lone Oak Press, Petersham, MA; the Naughty Dog Press, Iowa City, IA; The Old School Press, LTD, Seaton, UK; Tideline Press, West Sayville, NY; University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA; and Whittington Press, Cheltenham, UK

Date/Hours: Saturday April 9, 10am-6pm.

Location: The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street, New York, NY 10065

Admission: Adults: $15, Youths 12-21: $7, under 12: free w/Paid Adult.

Appraisals: 2-4pm, $5/item by John Bruno and Guest Appraisers.

Directions: Check our website: for easily downloaded point-to-point maps.

Miscellaneous: There are parking garages throughout the neighborhood & subway stops nearby.

Background: Flamingo Eventz, LLC presents the finest, most innovative, successful, and respected Vintage Book & Ephemera Fairs and Antiques Shows in the Northeast. The Bruno’s have over 26 years experience as antique dealers and over 25 years experience as professional show promoters. They are members of the Antiques & Collectibles National Association (ACNA), and John Bruno is a respected antiques appraiser and television personality who has appeared on numerous national shows appraising and discussing antiques, collectibles & memorabilia. He currently appears on Market Warriors on PBS.