Very belated Happy New Year! 2017 will be busy. I’m getting ready now for my first book fair…
New York City Book and Ephemera Fair
Friday, March 10, 8 am – 7 pm
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue (between 83rd and 84th St.)
New York City
…which means for the next month I’ll be selecting books and manuscripts to bring, cataloguing like crazy, and gathering supplies in preparation for my debut. The rigmarole is somewhat familiar since I’ve manned a few booths over the years working for booksellers at the Armory show, happening simultaneously at 67th St., but it’s very different going solo and having to think of all the little details yourself: among other things, the flame retardancy of tablecloths, which we all must buy fitted to cover our display tables.
I’ve got a million checklists and too little time! C’est la vie.
Along with the frenzy comes the promise of seeing colleagues from faraway places, buying and selling, and being back in NYC for a few days. I’m super excited to be sharing my booth with Edmund Brumfitt Rare Books of London, a longtime friend in the trade.
In other news, I just published my latest list in anticipation of Valentine’s Day (scroll to the bottom of the “Shop Our Catalogues” page). There’s still time to get that esoteric gift you’ve been seeking!
- libertine short stories in Italian
- poetry in Provençal
- an unexpurgated French edition of the Kama Sutra
You’ll find all of these and more.