New York International Antiquarian Book Fair Weekend with the Rosenbach

Date / Time

  • April 5, 2024 - April 7, 2024
    5:00 pm


643 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, 10065, United States

  • This event is open to Delancey Society members only.
  • Not a member of The Delancey Society? Read more HERE or contact the Rosenbach’s Director of Advancement, Megan McCarthy at [email protected] for more information

To RSVP, please reach out to Laura Janosik at [email protected]


The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is one of the world’s most important marketplaces for the buying and selling of rare books, manuscripts, and printed artworks. It is also one of the book world’s leading annual social occasions. Booksellers, private collectors, and institutional representatives converge on the Park Avenue Armory to shop, converse, and immerse themselves in bookish community. To visit the fair is to see the rare book world at work and play. 

Every year, Rosenbach staff and our Delancey Society journey north to New York, to experience the antiquarian book fair, visit the city’s cultural institutions, and get up close and personal with the Rosenbach’s collection development strategy. This year, the Delancey Society will kick off the weekend on Friday, April 5 with a private tour of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, followed by a cocktail reception at the University Club of New York. After a Delancey Society brunch at The East Pole on Saturday, April 6, members of the Rosenbach’s Department of Outreach & Engagement will lead tours of the book fair, with stops by the booths of leading booksellers for insights into the book trade—past, present, and future. 


Friday April 5

5:00 p.m.

Private tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas J. Watson Library with Arthur K. Watson Chief Librarian Kenneth Soehner1000 Fifth Avenue (Entrance at 82nd Street)

7:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception at The University Club of New YorkOne West 54th Street(at Fifth Avenue)

Saturday April 6

11:00 a.m.

Brunch at The East Pole133 E 65th Street(between Park and Lexington Avenues)

1:00 p.m.

Curated tour of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair withAlexander Ames, Edward Pettit, and Isabel StevenPark Avenue Armory643 Park Avenue(Between 66th and 67th Streets)

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