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Empire State Rare Book Fair, Print and Paper Fair NYC (October 5-7, 2023)

Fine Book Fairs promotes book fairs in the United States. Their fairs are a social experience aimed at instilling the joy of book collecting in a new generation of collectors. The fairs take place in historic buildings and they feature live music, drinks and food.

Empire State Rare Book Fair, Print and Paper Fair NYC (October 5-7, 2023)

Time & Location

Oct 05, 4:30 PM – Oct 07, 5:00 PM

New York, 325 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

About the Event

About the Venue

St. Bartholomew's Church, commonly called St. Bart's, is a historic Episcopal parish founded in January 1835, and located on the east side of Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan. On October 31, 2016, the St. Bartholomew's Church and Community House complex was designated a National Historic Landmark, for its significance as an important example of early 20th-century ecclesiastical architecture designed by Bertram Goodhue. The church contains the largest pipe organ in the City (and one of the 10 largest in the world), which will be played by the resident music director during the fair preview night.

The Program

Thursday, October 5th:   4:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Preview Night:

This will be a ticketed event where the public can enjoy wine, beer, cocktails and canapes while having first access to the books.

Friday, October 6th: 11 am – 6 pm: Book Fair:

Entry to the fair will be $15, $10 for students.

Saturday October 7th: 11 am – 5 pm: Book Fair:

Entry to the fair will be $15, $10 for students.

Admission will be free from 3 pm to 5 pm. An appraisal service will be offered at that time for the public.

Getting There

The venue is within a block of the subway.

To reach St. Barts, you can take the 6 Lexington Avenue local to 51st Street, walk west to Park Avenue or the E or M train to Lexington Avenue-53rd Street stop, walk downtown on Lexington to 51st Street, turn right to Park Avenue.

There is no on-site parking. 

There are numerous parking lots nearby, including:

35 East 50th Street

Icon Parking Systems LLC 136-166 E 51st St (569-573 Lexington Ave)

Quik Park 575 Lexington Ave

Parklex Garage Inc. 116 E 52nd St

Point of Contact:  New York, NY (finefairs.com)