Manhattan Book Fair

Fine Press Book Fair

The Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair is an annual one day fair that takes place in early March. It is organized as part of the larger NY Paper and Ephemera Fair, or “Shadow Fair,” that coincides with the NY Antiquarian Book Fair. Since its inception in 2014 the Press Fair has become a regular feature of NY Book Week, drawing collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. Each year about forty exhibitors display their wares, representing a broad swath of experience—from famous presses to student practitioners just starting out. The fair organizer is Russell Maret.

FPBA Collector’s Prize

2020 Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

First Place:
Bokeh: A Little Book of Flowers by Gaylord Schanilec. St Paul: Midnight Paper Sales, 2020.

Honorable Mentions:
A Golden Thread: The Minotaur – A Contemporary Illumination by Mindy Belloff. New York: Intima Press, 2018. 
The Art of Wave Riding by Ron Drummond. Oakland, CA: The Prototype Press, 2020.

2020 Exhibitors

Alice Austin, Philadelphia, PA
Angel Bomb, Minneapolis, MN
Anne Covell, San Diego, CA
Atelier Vandorou, San Francisco, CA
CB Sherlock, Minneapolis, MN
Deep Wood Press, Mancelona, MI
Double Elephant Press, Northampton, MA
Elies Plana, Barcelona, Spain
Furious Day Press, New York, NY
Heirloom Press, Easton PA
Intima Press, New York, NY
Khelcom New York, New York, NY
Lead Graffiti, Newark, DE
Lee Bowen, Philadelphia, PA
Leopard Studio, Rochester, NY
Luminice Press, Philadelphia, PA
Maria Veronica San Martin, Brooklyn, NY
Memory Press, New Jersey
Midnight Paper Sales, St Paul, MN
Mixolydian Editions, Petaluma, CA
MFA Book Arts & Printmaking Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Nancy Loeber, Brooklyn, NY
Ninja Press, Sherman Oaks, CA
Pied Oxen Printers, Hopewell, NJ
Port Press, New Jersey
Prototype Press, Oakland, CA
Russell Maret, New York, NY
Sara Moose-Torres, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Plimpton, New York, NY
Sherwin Beach Press, Chicago, IL
Solmentes Press, Decorah, IA
Starshaped Press, Chicago, IL
Statement Press, Chicago, IL
Stoat and Heather Press, Iowa City, IA
Tideline Press, East Jewett, NY
Turtle Light Press, Arlington, VA
Two Ponds Press, Camden, ME
Titan and Weald, Queens, NY
Traffic Street Press, Beacon, NY
Two Hands Press, Los Angeles, CA
Voirin Editions, Toronto, Canada
Wolfe Editions, Portland, ME