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"40th Annual New York
Antiquarian Book Fair"
2000-04-13 until 2000-04-16
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
he New York Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the
Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, will open its 40th year with a
gala preview on Thursday, April 13th at the Park Avenue Armory. As the oldest
and most prestigious antiquarian book fair in the country, the New York
Antiquarian Book Fair continues to grow, this year gathering 183 international
dealers from the U.S., Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Argentina, the
Netherlands, France, the U.K., Denmark, Belgium, Israel and the Czech Republic.
The exhibitors at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair sell the finest in rare and
collectible books as well as autographs, manuscripts, maps, documents,
ephemera and much more. Offerings exist for every enthusiast, including: African
American, Civil War, Cooking, Architecture, Alchemy, Law, History, Music,
Philosophy, Poetry, Travel, Art Deco and Nouveau, Exploration, Fairy Tales,
Detective, Children's, Botanical, and Fashion. This is only a fraction of the
countless categories of books and related items that will be available for
investigation by book collectors and fair visitors.
On Sunday, visitors are encouraged to bring in, with a paid show admission,
rare books or manuscripts from their personal collections for appraisal.
Discovery Day will take place from noon-3pm on Sunday, April 16th in the
lobby of the Armory where fair exhibitors will be available to make free
appraisals and to lend their expert opinions.
The New York Antiquarian Book Fair opens on Thursday, April 13th with a gala
preview, to be held from 5pm to 9pm. Admission to the preview is $25, and
includes run-of-the-show admission. Show hours are Friday, noon to 8pm;
Saturday, noon to 7pm; and Sunday, noon to 6pm. Admission is $12 and a
three-day pass is $25. The Armory is located at Park Avenue and 67th Street in
New York City, and is wheelchair accessible. A café will be serving refreshments
during show hours.
The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is produced and managed by
Sanford L. Smith & Associates and is sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers
Association of America.