NEW YORK, NY.- The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair
officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associatesis proud to celebrate its benchmark 60th Anniversary Edition at the Park Avenue Armory from March 5-8, 2020. Universally referred to as the worlds finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF is the highlight of the spring calendar for bibliophiles, collectors of the curious and quirky, scholars, connoisseurs and enthusiastic laymen alike. More than 200 exhibitors will present a vast treasure trove of material: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, rare prints and print ephemera.
The fairs specialties encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, childrens books and much more. From the historic and academic, the religious and spiritualto the bedrock of secular culture, finance, politicsthe fair boasts offerings in every conceivable genre and subject.
In recent years, NYIABF has increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking unique offerings at more accessible price points. Prices range from $50-$1,000,000.
In its 60th Anniversary Edition, NYIABF continues to uphold the finest tradition of material culled from American and international antiquarian booksellers. In addition to 109 U.S. booksellers, NYIABF enjoys strong international participation with booksellers hailing from the United Kingdom (39), France (19), Germany (8), Italy (8), The Netherlands (5), Austria (4), Argentina (3), Switzerland (3), Spain (2), Denmark (2), Canada (2), Japan (2), Australia (1), Belgium (1), Czech Republic (1), Hungary (1) and Sweden (1).
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting, and to foster collegial relations. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the trade. All members agree to abide by the ABAA's Code of Ethics. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters.
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers whose official languages are English and French, is a non-profit organization, with its legal location in Geneva. ILAB represents twentytwo national rare book associations representing thirty-six countries and around 1,800 individual affiliates worldwide. It strives to uphold and improve professional standards in the trade, to promote honorable conduct in business, and to contribute in various ways to a broader appreciation of the history and art of the book. ILAB affiliates share a worldwide reputation for high quality, knowledge, expertise and experience and adhere to ILAB's Code of Usages and Customs.