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The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) -- officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and produced and managed by Sanford L. Smith + Associates -- returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from April 4-7, 2024, for its 64th Edition. This year, the ABAA is celebrating its 75th anniversary and will present a series of special events & programs tied to the Fair.

The NYIABF is a cultural pillar of New York and returns as a much-anticipated highlight of the spring season. Universally referred to as the world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF features nearly 200 exhibitors this year from around the world -- continuing to live up to its reputation as a highly international fair. The Fair attracts a diverse audience of literary luminaries, influencers, celebrities, art, design and book enthusiasts and collectors both seasoned and entry level. In recent years, the NYIABF has increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points. 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 NYIABF boasts offerings in every conceivable genre and subject!

This year, the NYIABF welcomes exhibitors from 15 different countries including Argentina, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The robust number of US exhibitors also highlights the incredible wealth of material available stateside. Exhibitors will present a vast treasure trove of items, including rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints, print ephemera, autographs, and more!

The NYIABF continues to attract new antiquarian booksellers as it evolves, welcoming 16 new exhibitors this year, including: °ART...on paper - XX Century Art Books, Alain Sinibaldi, Alastor Rare Books, Dale Steffey Books, Editio Altera, Keith de Lellis Gallery, Kunsthandel Mitmannsgruber, Librairie JC Vrain, Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, Patrick Olson Rare Books, Photo Discovery, Resser-Thorner Americana, Stephen Butler Rare Books, The Book Block, Wiggins Fine Books, and ZH BOOKS.

This year’s event will present a robust schedule of programming and special events including the return of ABAA Connect, for the first time in partnership with the British Library, as well as Discovery Day, a program beloved by fairgoers, allowing them to bring pieces from their own collections and libraries for appraisal by dealers. More information on this year’s programming may be found below.

New York Book Fair Poster



In addition to 112 U.S. booksellers, NYIABF enjoys strong international participation with booksellers hailing from the United Kingdom (34), France (23), Italy (5), Germany (3), Netherlands (5), Austria (4), Denmark (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (2), Argentina (1), Sweden (1), Hungary (1) and Japan (1). The vast list of exhibitors includes booksellers from three countries that will participate in the fair for the first time.

A full list of exhibitors may be found here:


ABAA Connect

The British Library will be the institutional partner for ABAA Connect at this year’s fair. A program resurrected from the early 2000's, ABAA Connect will allow our 2024 institutional partner, the British Library, to request items at the NYIABF from exhibitors, and have those items purchased for the Library as recommended by tax-advantaged contributions from donors to the American Trust for the British Library (ATBL). British Library curators will browse a list of items exhibitors will be bringing to the fair and will choose items they are interested in acquiring. Our British Library and ATBL colleagues and donors will attend the fair and discover these items together in person, and donors can either contribute the value of an item in its entirety or make a gift in part to the acquisition value for a particular item. 

The NYIABF hopes this program will expose curators to exciting items, connect booksellers with the British Library and their curators, entice donors to attend the fair and purchase items that will benefit both the British Library and their personal collections, and inspire any fairgoer to become a donor.


Discovery Day

Sunday, April 7 | 1-3pm
A NYIABF tradition, Discovery Day offers ticketed visitors the opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to five items). Exhibitors will be on hand to offer expert advice and free appraisals.



Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065



Preview: $75 (Includes one daily re-admission)
Single-Day Admission: $32
Students: $10 (with valid ID - at the door only)
Run of Show: $62

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For more details about the 64th ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair visit: