Manhattan Book Fair

Fine Press Book Fair

The Americas Chapter of the Fine Press Book Association is pleased to announce that the tenth annual Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave at 66th Street
Saturday April 6, 2024

7:00 am (dealer access)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (open to the public)

The Fine Press Book Association is happy to announce the 10th 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.


2024 Exhibitors

Caliban Press / Touchdown Press, Mark McMurray, Dunedin, FL
CB Sherlock, Minneapolis, MN,
Conversation Tree Press, Anthony Geer, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada,
Deep Wood Press, Chad Pastotnik, Mancelona, MI,
Dobbin Books, NY, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Brooklyn, NY,
Harsimus Press, Barbara Henry, Pottstown, PA,
Intima Press Editions, Mindy Belloff, New York, NY,
Khelcom New York, Peter Bogardus, New York, NY
Lead Graffiti, Ray Nichols, Newark, DE,
Luminice Press, Thomas Parker Williams, Philadelphia, PA,
María Verónica San Martín, Brooklyn, NY,
Marianne R. Petit Books, Marianne Petit, New York, NY,
Maureen Cummins, Woodstock, NY, Katharine M. Cummins, Bearsville, NY,
Midnight Paper Sales, Gaylord Schanilec, Stockholm, WI,
Nancy Loeber, Brooklyn, NY,
Nawakum Press, David Pascoe, Santa Rosa, CA,
Plain Wrapper Press Redux, Mark Fischer, Philadelphia, PA,
Purgatory Pie Press :: New York City, Esther K Smith, New York, NY,
Richard Wagener – Mixolydian Editions, Richard Wagener, Petaluma, CA,
Richard Zauft Editions, Richard Zauft, Sudbury, MA,
Sarah Plimpton Artist Books, Sarah Plimpton, Sleepy Hollow, NY,
Small Circus Rare Books, Patrick Wainwright, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Sol Rébora, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Springtide Press, Jessica Spring, Tacoma, WA,
The Bird Press/Thorsten Dennerline, Thorsten Dennerline, Bennington, VT,
The CODEX Foundation, Berkeley, CA,
The Prototype Press, Mark Sarigianis, Indian Head, MD,
TideLine Press, Leonard Seastone, East Jewett, NY,
Titan & Weald, Isak Applin, Jackson Heights, NY,
Two Hands Press, Kitty Maryatt, Playa Vista, CA,
Two Ponds Press, Kenneth Shure, Rockport, ME,
Warren Lehrer / EarSay, Warren Lehrer, Sunnyside, NY,

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

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.