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Designers & Books Fair 2015: Programs, Exhibitors, Authors

Oct. 2, 3, 4 in NYC — the only book fair anywhere dedicated to architecture and design

By Steve Kroeter September 10, 2015

Designers & Books Fair 2015™ is coming to NYC this October and is a must for anyone who is interested in design and loves books.

Our interactive Fair website, (no longer active as of 2020), has all the details— from our programs featuring prominent design world figures to the exhibitors and authors you’ll encounter.

The Fair, which will be held at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology October 2, 3, and 4, focuses on all aspects of design — architecture, experience design, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, urban design, and web design.


  • Books on sale from more than 70 different European, Asian, and American publishers and booksellers, including antiquarian dealers. Many books will be discounted up to 60% off.
  • Two full days of design-related programs featuring esteemed speakers, including Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Irma Boom, Peter Bohlin, Juliet Kinchin, Philip Pearlman, and Gary Hustwit. Topics range from architecture and drawing to the design of indie magazines to Kickstarting design books.
  • The launch of a new book signing program including “Experiences with Authors,™” where you can win exclusive invitations to special behind-the-scenes activities with your favorite authors and designers. Just a few of the offerings include lunch with André Leon Talley, a visit to Louise Fili’s studio, a trip to a design landmark with Julie Iovine, a personally guided exhibition tour with Chip Kidd, and tickets to a Fern Mallis fashion event and VIP reception at the 92nd St. Y.
  • Drawings for book giveaways, including a copy of the hard-to-come-by New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual (which will also be on sale), and beautifully designed children’s books.

We hope you’ll join us the first weekend in October!

WHAT: Designers & Books Fair 2015™

WHEN: Friday, October 2: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Conference Center, John E. Reeves Great Hall (exhibition hall) and the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (programs) — located at 27th Street and 7th Avenue (northwest corner) in Manhattan.

Entrance to the exhibition hall (where books will be on sale and author signings will take palce) and to all programs is FREE and open to the public. You may guarantee a seat at any program for $10 by following the link to individual programs on

Designers & Books Fair 2015™ is presented in collaboration with FIT. Our media partners include Archtober and The Architect’s Newspaper.

For more information on Designers & Books Fair 2015™, please contact Steve Kroeter at 212-777-9080 or

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