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Fri, Sep 27


Fine Book Fairs

The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair (September 27-29, 2024 in NYC)

The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair will bring over 60 rare book, print and ephemera exhibitors from across the country to historic City College of New York. There will be items at the fair to fit all budgets.

The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair (September 27-29, 2024 in NYC)
The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair (September 27-29, 2024 in NYC)

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 29, 2024, 5:00 PM

Fine Book Fairs, 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031, USA

About the Event

Fine Book Fairs presents The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair.  Visitors can browse books, prints and ephemera on a broad range of topics and areas. The fairs are social events that cultivate a welcoming experience for all.


Friday,  September 27th: 5pm - 9 pm: Preview Night

Tickets cost $60 and include wine, canapes, live music and first access to the books and prints.

Tickets are valid for Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, September 28th

11 am – 7 pm: Book Fair

Sunday, September 29th

11 am – 5pm: Book Fair

Entry to the fair on Saturday and Sunday will be $20 

$10 for students 

free for under 16years or everyone with a valid CCNY student ID.

Tickets are valid for unlimited entries on both Saturday and Sunday.

 About the Venue 

The Great Hall, Shepard Hall

City College of New York

160 Convent Ave

New York, NY 10031

Constructed from 1903 to 1907, Shepard Hall became the first building on the College of the City of New York's new campus and was originally known as the Main Building. The Late Gothic Revival, castle or cathedral-like structure designed by George Browne Post was built of stone and terracotta. The Great Hall is the centerpiece of Shepard Hall and City College of New York. A 14,000 square foot space with twelve sixty-foot stained glass windows and a renovated lighting system, the venue is perfect for showcasing books and art. Edwin H. Blashfield's original mural titled “The Graduate" anchors the Hall, depicting the passing of wisdom from The Alma Mater onto a young scholar.

The venue is 10 to 15 minutes from the Upper West Side and 20 minutes from the Upper East Side in light traffic. It is accessible from the A, B, C and 1 subway lines.

There is no on-site parking. There are numerous parking lots nearby, including:

300 W. 135th St.

410 St. Nicholas Ave.

3270 Old Broadway

673 St. Nicholas Ave.

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Note:  These events are listed as a courtesy to members and friends of IOBA.  Every effort is made to post accurate information, but the most reliable information will obtained by contacting the bookfair point of contact.

Bookfair Point of Contact:

New York, NY (

The Brackenburn Group LLC

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