Three Antiquarian Book Shows In New York City This Weekend – A Quick Look At The Newest One
With book lovers from all over the world descending upon New York York City for the ABAA’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair from April 9 -12 2015, two satellite shows containing about 50 dealers each displayed their wares at nearby locations.
So this morning I had a chance to check out one of the shows The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair, at a location that to my knowledge has never held a book show; Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Ave and 84th Street.
The show produced by Marvin Getman, was well lit, spacious and chock full of top book dealers from all over the country and Canada.
Many dealers seemed happy with the turnout and for a $15 admission fee the public was able to see some high quality books at mostly affordable prices.
The selection was wide, ranging from signed and first editions to ephemeral early punk rock magazines to science fiction classics to incunabula.
Several dealers featured art, photography and architecture books which seemed to moving briskly.
Children’s books were carried by many dealers and selling for fair prices. A first edition A Pocket for Corduroy a classic by Don Freeman with the dustjacket was offered at $600. Continue reading