Pre-Gutenberg to the 21st Century – Astounding Offerings Spanning the History of the Written Word at the Park Avenue Armory from April 27th-30th, 2023

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 27th-30th, 2023 for its 63rd Edition.

The NYIABF 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.

This year, the fair welcomes exhibitors from 16 different countries including Argentina, Austria, Bel- gium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. An impressive number of US exhibitors also high- light 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 docu- ments, 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 conceiv- able 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 interna- tional 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), Swe- den (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:


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

Discovery Day | Sunday, April 30 | 1-3pm

Preview: $65 (Includes one daily re-admission) Daily Admission: $32
Students: $10 (with valid ID – at the door only) Run of Show: $62

A NYIABF tradition, Discovery Day 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.

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About Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA)

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.

About International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB)

Established in 1949, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) is a global network of 22 national antiquarian booksellers’ associations, representing over 1600 affiliated rare booksellers based in 37 countries worldwide. ILAB affiliated businesses share a worldwide reputation for high quality, knowledge, expertise, and experience and adhere to ILAB’s Code of Usages and Customs. All exhibitors at an ILAB-sanctioned fair are affiliated to the League. ILAB 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, whose official languages are English and French, is a registered Company Limited by Guarantee in the United Kingdom.

About Sanford L. Smith + Associates

For more than 40 years, Sanford L. Smith + Associates has been known for managing internationally re- nowned art fairs. Sanford L. Smith + Associates was founded by Sanford Smith who is known for initiating innovative niche art and design fairs that have generated international collecting categories. His most recent venture, Salon Art + Design, which was an outgrowth of the original Modernism show, was hailed by The New York Times as “a museum in the making at the Park Avenue Armory.” In addition to the shows that Sanford L. Smith + Associates has created and owned, Smith has long managed prestigious association fairs. Over the years he has managed many shows including the Outsider Art Fair, which he founded 25 years ago. Today, he still manages The Art Dealers of America’s Art Fair and The New York Antiquarian Book Fair; relationships that have been fostered for more than 25 years.