Welcome to the National Stationery Show!
Now in its 67th year, the National Stationery Show® is the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for social stationery and related lifestyle products. No other trade fair in the U.S. matches the depth and caliber of stationery selection at the NSS—or serves as the launching pad for so many young, creative businesses each year.
A DIVERSE PRODUCT MIX
Some 800 designers and manufacturers come to New York each year to exhibit at the NSS, a gorgeous, design-driven show with a product mix that includes:
greeting cards • custom invitations • giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories • customized/personalized products • in-store printing equipment • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • writing instruments • paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • specialty giftware • scrapbooking • back-to-school
New product feature areas in 2013!
• Museumix | Art books, puzzles, gadgets, jewelry, mineral, fossils, science kits and more.
• Officeworks | Desk accessories, organizers, pen sets, notebooks, calendars and more.
Learn more about The Supply Side, a focused division within the NSS, featuring vendors of production equipment, services and supplies for stationery and gift manufacturers (many of which exhibit at the NSS).
AN INTERNATIONAL MARKET
The NSS draws more than 11,000 diverse buyers from all 50 states and 58 countries worldwide, attending to stock their shelves and assess the latest trends. They represent stationery card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; gourmet grocers; toy stores; pharmacies; attractions, hotel, hospital and airport gift shops; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail-order catalogs. The Show also attracts importers and distributors, licensors, special-event planners and corporate marketers.
INTRODUCING CREATIVE & LIFESTYLE ARTS
This year GLM will launch a new tradeshow alongside the NSS to serve the East Coast’s $18 billion art, crafting and creative hobby marketplace. The Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA) show will feature 150 manufacturers of innovative tools and supplies for a broad range of creative pursuits—from crafting, paper art and card making to woodworking, jewelry making, fine art, needlecrafts and more. Together, C&LA and the NSS will deliver unparalleled product synergies and cross-marketing opportunities, attracting some 16,000 owners, buyers, merchandise executives, product developers and designers.
ONE BADGE, FOUR SHOWS!
Held once each year in May, the National Stationery Show is collocated with longtime show partner SURTEX®, the esteemed International Contemporary Furniture Fair® (ICFF®) and a new trade fair for 2013: the Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA) show. Your NSS badge admits you to all four shows.