The National Stationery Show is in its 68th year of being the world’s most comprehensive trade show for greeting cards, stationery, and all things paper/ paper related. The National Stationery Show displays over 800 international designers and manufacturers, many being young, small businesses. Products being displayed include invitations, gift wrap, ribbon, specialty party supplies, paper tableware, in-store printing equipment, and decorative home office products just to name a few. The National Stationery Show will be taking place at the Javits Center. The National Stationery Show is open to the trade only and depending on your credentials and if you preregister, admission prices vary.

How to get there?

LaGuardia Airport is a 20 minute drive to the National Stationery Show, Newark International Airport is a 23 minute drive, and JFK International Airport is a 33 minute drive so there are many options when choosing where to fly into. The National Stationery Show’s official travel website,, provides a list of discounted options on flights. If you are driving there, here’s more in depth directions to the National Stationery Show.

Where to stay?, The National Stationery Show’s official travel website,  has a search engine that will produce a list of discounted options on hotels according to the days you will be staying. All hotels can be found listed at If you choose not to book a hotel through their travel site, Best Western Convention Center Hotel is a block from the Javits Center while the Quality Inn Convention Center Hotel is an estimated 2 blocks away.

What to do?

The National Stationery Show is a collection of five different shows; Creative and Lifestyle Arts ShowSURTEXInternational Contemporary Furniture Fair, and the National Stationery Show itself. This gives attendees a plethora of things to see and possibly purchase. The Creative and Lifestyle Arts show offers tools and supplies for a broad range of creative pursuits including crafting, card making, woodworking, jewelry making, fine art, and more. It features an assortment of products that are considered gifts such as decorations for the home and office, kitchen supplies, specialty toys,  gadgets, jewelry, and confections. SURTEX features original art and designers in the forms of wall coverings, decorative accessories, bed linens, stationery, gifts, dining accessories, and more. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair offers attendees indoor and outdoor furniture, carpet and flooring, lighting, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for either residential or commercial needs.

Considering exhibiting at the National Stationery Show? According to the National Stationery Show website, 93% of attending businesses have purchasing authority and 65% of attending businesses write orders at the show. It is an ideal opportunity for businesses looking to get their name out there or wanting to expand clientele.

New York City?

Times Square is not a far trip from the National Stationery Show location but if you have already seen it, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is just a couple of blocks away as well. Madison Square Garden is also near by, maybe you would be interested in catching a show or a game?

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