Book Fairs | February 25, 2014

The “Shadow Show” Returns to NYC April 5-6

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NEW YORK, NY—APRIL 5 & 6, 2014: 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 this year we’re very proud to announce the addition of 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 & Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014. This exceptional 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! With the addition of The Fine Press Book Fair this year we have doubled the size of the show and brought it to a new level of prominence in the Vintage Book & Ephemera world!

Held at the well-known Altman Building (The Carriage House) at 135 West 18th St, between 6th & 7th Avenues—the heart of New York’s Chelsea District and just a short cab ride from the Armory—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—star of the hit PBS antique competition series Market Warriors—Sunday 1-3pm at $5/item!

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Vintage Book & Ephemera Dealers Exhibiting this year include: 6 Decades Books, New York, NY; Albatross Bookstore, Jamaica Plain, MA; Albert Books, Woodbury, NY; Alexanderplatz Books, New York, NY; Arcade Books, New York, NY; Austin's Antiquarian Books, Wilmington, VT; Bill Hutchison, Mendenhall, PA; Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Catskill, NY; Books Limited, Flushing, NY; Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY; Boomerang Booksellers, Northampton, MA; Brooklyn Books, Brooklyn, NY; Carnegie Hill Books, New York, NY; Colebrook Book Barn, Colebrook, CT; David Donahue Repair & Restorations, Philadelphia, PA; Eastside Books & Paper, New York, NY; First Folio, Paris, TN; First Place Books, Walkersville, MD; G. Curwen Books, New York, NY; G. Ross Irving Autographs, New York, NY; Harrogate Books, Brightwaters, NY; Honey & Wax Booksellers, Brooklyn, NY; James Arsenault & Company, Arrowsic, ME; Joe Maynard, Brooklyn, NY; John Bale Book Company, Waterbury, CT; Kaplan & Kopelson Books, New York, NY; Ken Sanders Rare Books, E. Salt Lake City, UT; Kuenzig Books, Topsfield, MA; Lame Duck Books, Cambridge, MA; Leather Stalking Books, Cooperstown, NY; Mosher Books, Ephrata, PA; Nick Riccio Rare Books & Prints, Florham Park, NJ; Oak Knoll Books, New Castle, DE; Peter Harington, London, UK; Peter Luke Old & Rare Books, New Baltimore, NY; Quadrille, London, UK; Quiet Friends, Lyndonville, NY; Rare Book & Print Gallery, Ontario, CAN; Rarities, Etc, Warwick, NY; Read’em Again Books, Montclair, VA; Red Queen Book Arts, Salt Lake City, UT; Resser-Thorner Antiques, Manchester, NH; Susan Barile, Bookseller, Staatsburg, NY; The Book Collector, Geismar, LA; The Book Collector, Ft. Worth, TX; The Good Times Bookshop, St. James, NY; Webb Dordick, Somerville, MA; and Wm. H. Adams Antiquarian Books, Hobart, NY

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Fine Press Book Dealers Exhibiting this year include: 21st Editions, South Dennis, MA; Caliban Press, Canton NY; Craft Press Chile, Washington, DC; Deep Wood Press, Mancelona, MI; Einhand PressPfalz, Germany; Gaspara Stampa, New York, NY; Greenboathouse Press, Vernon, BC, Canada; Harsimus Press, Jersey City, NJ; Heidi Neilson, Long Island City, NY; Hill Press, Baltimore, MD; Hirundo Press, Hamburg, Germany; Incline Press, Oldham, UK; Indulgence Press, Minneapolis, MN; Intima Press, New York, NY; LaNana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, TX; Leopard Studio Editions, Rochester, NY; Midnight Paper Sales, Stockholm, WI; Nancy Loeber, Brooklyn, NY; Nawakum Press, Santa Rosa, CA; Ninja Press, Sherman Oaks, CA; Ol'Chef Press, Newark, NJ; Peter Koch, Printers, Berkeley, CA; Press on Scroll Road, Carrollton, OH; Richard Wagener, Petaluma, CA; Robin Price, Publisher, Middletown, CT; Sara Langworthy, Iowa City, IA; Shanty Bay Press, Shanty Bay, Ontario, CAN; Sherwin Beach Press, Chicago, IL; Solmentes Press, Decorah, IA; Spoon Print Press (Art IX Press), London, UK; Strike Three Press, Brooklyn, NY; Supersessionpress, St Louis Park, MN; The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; The Lone Oak Press, Petersham, MA; The Petrarch Press, Oregon House, CA; Tideline Press, West Sayville, NY; Two Ponds Press, Camden, ME; Vela Noche Press, New York, NY; Whittington Press, Gloucestershire, UK; Z'roah Press, New York, NY

Date/Hours: Saturday April 5, 5-9pm & Sunday April 6, 8am-4pm.

Location: The Altman Bldg (The Carriage House), 135 W. 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY 10011

Admission: Adults: $12, Youths 12-21: $6, under 12: free w/Paid Adult.

Appraisals: Sunday 1-3pm, $5/item by John Bruno, star of the hit PBS antique competition series Market Warriors.

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

Miscellaneous: There is a parking garage directly across the street, and multiple garages & 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 25 years experience as antique dealers and over 20 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.

Images courtesy of Flamingo Eventz.