Book Fairs | March 2, 2023

The Shadow Show Book Fair Returns to New York

Flamingo Eventz/John Bruno

Items from The Shadow Show

Flamingo Eventz celebrates Rare Book Week in New York City with the 15th Anniversary Show of The Manhattan Vintage Book, Ephemera, & Fine Press Book Fair. It is known as The Shadow Show because it is held in conjunction with, and directly across the street from, the well-known New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year it will be held on April 29.

This show has grown steadily since its inception and presents many vintage and antiquarian book and ephemera dealers from America, Canada and Europe, many of whom are members of ABAA, ILAB, ESA, PADA, MARIAB, MABA, LIABDA and other professional groups. "Alongside the finest purveyors of contemporary book arts, all gather together for one fabulous day to offer an incredible vintage book, ephemera, and book arts adventure," say the organisers.

As usual, the fair will present an array of fine, rare and unusual old books, as well as poetry, prose, political, social, historical, children's series, maps, postcards, autographs, prints, posters, World’s Fair, and much more. A special feature will be Antiques Appraisals by antiques appraiser and television personality John Bruno and guest appraisers.

Date/Hours: April 29, 2023, 10am-5pm.
Location: The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street, New York, NY 10065
Admission: Adults: $18, Youths 12-21: $8, under 12: free w/Paid Adult.
Appraisals: 1-3pm, $5/item