The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair will open with an exclusive preview night. The event will include wine, soft drinks, canapes and first access to the books, ephemera and prints. Over 50 exhibitors from around the world will bring will bring their best material for you to peruse and buy.
During the preview night, Ryan Miller, lead singer of the band Guster, will play his band's song Empire State live at 6 pm. This will be followed by a VIP meet and greet wine reception with Mr. Miller (capped at 30 attendees) between 6:10 pm and 7 pm. Tickets for the VIP reception will cost $250 (inclusive of entry to the fair).
Paolo Bourdigon, associate director of music at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City and harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic, will play St. Bart's famous pipe organ with Miller and then continue playing until 8 pm.
Entry to the preview night will include passes for the book fair on Friday and Saturday.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Antiquarian Booksellers' Benevolent Fund which is dedicated to providing timely financial assistance to those in the book trade who find themselves in a time of need.
Contributions to the Benevolent Fund are completely tax-deductible.
For more information and a list of exhibitors, see: https://finefairs.com/new-york%2C-ny