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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide

NYC Rare Book Week

The Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair & Fine Press Book Fair

“The Shadow Show” will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street—just across the street from the Armory. Appraisals by John Bruno and guest appraisers from 1-3 p.m. Admission: $15 for adults, $7 for youths aged 12-21, and free for those under 12 with paid adult. The Shadow Show will also feature the Fine Press Book Fair within the larger fair. For more information, visit


In the Fine Press section of the fair, look for the limited edition artists’ book, The Amichai Windows, an homage to poet Yehuda Amichai, created by Rick Black at Turtle Light Press. Price: $9,500.
Courtesy of Turtle Light Press.

For pure pep, try this 1954 Vintage edition of E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel, Howards End. The lime green cover art by American poster artist and AIGA Medal winner E. McKnight Kauffer is hard to beat. Offered by Ball’s Books. Price: $35.
Courtesy of Ball’s Books.

A first edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, a perennial favorite, in its now famous dust jacket with illustration by Joseph Mugnaini, is one of the first editions to be found in the Bottomless Books booth. Price: $2,500.
Courtesy of Bottomless Books.

The Bookworm will exhibit a lesser-known Joseph Conrad title, Victory (1915), in its first UK edition (with a bright pictorial jacket, unlike the drab American version). Price: $4,000.
Courtesy of The Bookworm.

Toronto’s A Good Read bookshop is bringing Mark Twain’s Saint Joan of Arc—his last completed work and the one he claimed to like best—in a noteworthy pictorial binding. Price: $175.
Courtesy of A Good Read.

A selection of modern firsts will be exhibited by C. Rose Books, including a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night ($5,500) and, as pictured here, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Price: $2,500.
Courtesy of C. Rose Books.