One of the delightful things on Saturday afternoon at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, was the abundance of beautiful budding book collectors, the children. The children of dealers and patrons alike, took delight on the show floor as they ran to and fro through the aisles, finding pop-up books, original manuscripts of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz series, as well as Madeline and Harry Potter. As Philadelphia Rare Books stated, “the fair was full of wonderful young 20 somethings, starting their collections.”
Don’t Forget that
TODAY IS DISCOVERY DAY!
A favorite tradition, Discovery Day gives ticketed visitors the opportunity to bring their own rare books, manuscripts, maps, etc. (up to 5 items) Today, Sunday, April 10, from noon – 3pm. Exhibitors will be present to offer advice and free appraisals.
The New York Antiquarian Book Fair will take place at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street April 8 – 10, 2011. Final hours are today, Sunday from noon to 5pm. A café and bar will be open during show hours to serve refreshments. Admission is $20. Special rates for students, groups and library associations are available. The Park Avenue Armory is wheelchair accessible; please call 212.777.5218 to make arrangements.