What's on at New York International Antiquarian Book Fair 2023
The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City April 27-30, 2023, for its 63rd Edition.
The NYIABF - officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and (ILAB) and produced and managed by Sanford L. Smith + Associates - is a cultural pillar of New York and returns as a much-anticipated highlight of the busy Spring season. Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF is excited to reveal nearly 200 exhibitors this year from around the world, continuing to live up to its reputation as a highly international fair.
The fair has attracted a diverse audience of literary luminaries, influencers, celebrities, art, design and book enthusiasts and collectors both seasoned and entry level. In recent years, NYIABF has increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points. Prices range from $50 to millions.
A NYIABF tradition, Discovery Day on April 30, 1-3pm, offers ticketed visitors the opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to 5 items) Exhibitors will be on hand to offer expert advice and free appraisals.
This year, the fair welcomes exhibitors from 16 different countries including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. An impressive number of US exhibitors also highlight the incredible wealth of material available stateside. Exhibitors will present a vast treasure trove of items: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints and print ephemera.
Fair highlights encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, children’s books and much more. From the historic and academic, the religious and spiritual - to the bedrock of secular culture, finance, politics - the fair boasts offerings in every conceivable genre and subject.
Several of the 2023 exhibitors have participated in the NYIABF since its inception, attesting to the fair’s longevity and relevance to its dealers and audiences. However, the fair continues to attract new antiquarian booksellers as it evolves, welcoming 11 new exhibitors this year including: Capitol Hill Books; Editio Altera; Kate Mitas, Bookseller; Kunsthandel Mitmannsgruber; Langdon Manor Books, LLC; Librairie Paul Jammes; Librairie Pierre-Adrien YVINEC; Marc Selvaggio, Books & Ephemera; Sandra L. Hoekstra Bookseller; Thorn Books and W.C. Baker Rare Books and Ephemera.
In its 63rd Edition, NYIABF continues to endorse the finest tradition of material culled from American and international antiquarian booksellers. In addition to 106 U.S. booksellers, NYIABF enjoys strong international participation with booksellers hailing from the United Kingdom (30), France (17), Italy (4), Germany (4), Netherlands (5), Austria (5), Denmark (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (2), Argentina (1), Canada (1), Sweden (1), Belgium (1), Hungary (1), Japan (1) and Czech Republic (1). The vast list of exhibitors includes booksellers from 3 countries that will participate in the fair for the first time.
A full list of exhibitors may be found here.
Preview: $65 (Includes one daily re-admission)
Daily Admission: $32
Students: $10 (with valid ID - at the door only)
Run of Show: $62