Manhattan Book Fair

Fine Press Book Fair

The Americas Chapter of the Fine Press Book Association is pleased to announce that the eighth annual Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave at 66th Street
Saturday April 29, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

The Fine Press Book Association is happy to announce the 9th annual event in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show. As usual, the one-day fair will coincide with the NY Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, with us being right next door. Since its inception in 2014 the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair has become a popular event, drawing collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. Each year exhibitors display their wares, representing a broad swath of experience—from famous presses to student practitioners just starting out. We will continue to offer the FPBA Collector’s Prize as well this year. The fair organizer is Dina Pollack.


Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair Collector’s Prize

First Place:
Colored Objects by Russell Maret. New York, NY: Russell Maret, 2023.

Honorable Mentions:
A Long Hill Homeward by Leonard Seastone. Tannersville, NY: TideLine Press, 2022.

1984 by George Orwell. Kent, UK: St. James Park Press, 2023.

Thank you to our judges:
Jared Ash, Florence and Herbert Irving Librarian for Collection Development, The Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maria Fredericks, Head Conservator, The Morgan Library & Museum 
Corina Reynolds, Executive Director, Center for Book Arts

2023 Exhibitors

Abstract Orange, Lauren Emeritz, Washington, DC,
Atelier Vandorou, Maro Vandorou, Dublin, CA,
Caliban Press, Mark McMurray, Ogdensburg, NY
CB Sherlock, Minneapolis, MN,
Dan Lenchner Photography, Dan Lenchner, Millbrook, NY,
Deep Wood Press, Chad Pastotnik, Mancelona, MI,
Dobbin Mill / Dobbin Books, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Brooklyn, NY,
Fine Press Book Association,
Fox Ash Press, David Jury, Lawford, United Kingdom,
Furious Day Press, Rich Turnbull, Leeds, MA,
Intima Press Editions, Mindy Belloff, New York, NY,
Janus Press, Claire van Vliet, Newark, VT
Khelcom New York, Peter Borgardus, New York, NY
Lead Graffiti, Ray Nichols, Newark, DE,
Luminice Press, Thomas Parker Williams, Philadelphia, PA,
Marianne R. Petit Books, Marianne R. Petit, New York, NY
Memory Press, Maria Pisano, Plainsboro, NJ,
Midnight Paper Sales, Gaylord Schanilec, St. Paul, MN,
Mnemonic Press, Harriet Bart, Minneapolis, MN,
Nomad Letterpress, Pat Randle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom,
Plain Wrapper Press Redux, Mark E Fischer, Philadelphia, PA,
Plowboy Press, Andrew Miller-Brown, Burke, VT,
Purgatory Pie Press, Esther K. Smith + Dikko Faust, New York, NY,
Richard Wagener – Mixolydian Editions, Richard Wagener, Petaluma, CA,
Richard Zauft Editions, Richard Zauft, Sudbury, MA,
Russell Maret, New York, NY,
Sarah Plimpton Artist Books, Sarah Plimpton, Sleepy Hollow, NY,
Sherwin Beach Press, Robert McCamant, Chicago, IL,
Solmentes Press, David Esslemont, Decorah, IA,
St James Park Press, James Freemantle, Kent, UK,
The Bird Press, Thorsten Dennerline, Bennington, VT,
The Lone Oak Press, Abigail Rorer, Petersham, MA,
The Petrarch Press, William Bentley, Oregon House, CA,
The Prototype Press, Mark Sarigianis, Indian Head, MD,
TideLine Press, Leonard Seastone, Tannersville, NY
Titan and Weald, Isak Applin, Jackson Heights, NY,
Turtle Light Press, Rich Black, Arlington, VA,
Two Hands Press, Kitty Maryatt, Playa Vista, CA
Two Ponds Press, Ken Shure, Rockport, ME,
Wild Pangolin Press, Vladimir Zimakov, Wayland, MA,

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair Collector’s Prize

First Place:
Eat Flowers by Cig Harvey. Rockport, ME: Two Ponds Press, 2021.

Honorable Mentions:
For This Brief Time with text by Ingeborg Bachmann and imagery by Richard Zauft.  Sudbury, MA: Richard Zauft Editions, 2022. 

Conchyliorum: On Investigating Shells and Collecting with text by Edgar Allen Poe and imagery by Sarah Horowitz. Leavenworth, WA: Wiesedruck Press, 2022.

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair Collector’s Prize

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.