It’s one of the great joys of being an architect or designer in New York: the city has unique events that one finds in few other cities. The Designers & Books Fair—scheduled for October 2–4 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)—is one of those events. It is the only book fair in the world focused on all aspects of design: architecture, experience design, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, and urban design.
This year’s Fair will include more than 70 U.S. and European design book publishers and booksellers displaying and selling the newest titles for the fall, as well as important backlist titles. There will also be notable rare and out-of-print book dealers and established and indie magazines.
A new feature of this year’s Fair is “Experiences with Authors,” a creative, alternative approach to book signings. A group of renowned authors have agreed that purchasers of their books at the Fair will be entered into drawings. The winners will have the opportunity to meet the authors and have special experiences designed by the authors. This includes includes a tour of Daniel Libeskind’s studio and a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Eames Collection at MoMA, with the grandson of the Eames’.
The fair will take place in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT on 27th street and 7th avenue.