May 20-23, 2018 Javits Center, NYC
Stationery, Distinctive gifts & creative pursuits

Why Attend?

The National Stationery Show is a gorgeous, design-driven experience like no other.


North America’s Most Comprehensive Collection of Greeting Cards, Custom Invitations and Stationery Products

The NSS is the place to discover the best stationery products for your store. See, touch and feel products that are fresh, unique and fit the designs your customers want. Easily find and source new products from 800 exhibiting companies, showcasing complete, new collections in a wide range of categories including: • greeting cards • custom invitations • giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories • customized/personalized products • in-store printing equipment • writing instruments • paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • lifestyle giftware • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • scrapbooking • back-to-school

The Top Stationery Companies, All Under One Roof
Among the 800 exhibitors are some 200 brand new, trend-forward companies staging their debut, making the NSS the discovery zone for fresh industry talent, new product launches, and unique design trends. To see who’s exhibiting, checkout our 2017 exhibitor list.

The Home For New Stationery Trends
Come explore a world that encourages emerging designers to show you their creations alongside favorite, well-established brands. No other trade show in North America matches the depth and caliber of the stationery selection at the NSS—or serves as the launching pad for so many emerging, trend setting stationery companies each year.


NSS highlights synergistic categories that supplement the paper needs of loyal stationery buyers, and attracts new attendees seeking a curated selection of complementary lifestyle products for their stores.

#fresh — An exciting destination at the NSS, this section is where trend-savvy retailers will discover original, authentic, and innovative products showcased by young businesses of 1-5 years. The Supply Side – This B2B section services NSS exhibitors and attending product development and design professionals in the stationery, gift and other creative industries. It features production equiptment, services and supplies including die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, holography, lamination, packaging, converters, paper, printing, thermography, production machinery, envelopes, display/ fixture systems and more.


Calling all retailers: do you carry a product your customers love so much, that you can’t keep it in stock? Like you, we love hearing about the success stories in our industry, so tell us about it in the NSS’ Best Sellers social media sweepstakes.*. You could win a $500 American Express® Gift Card to use during your visit to the National Stationery Show!

Here’s just 3 steps to qualify and enter and qualify:

1) Take a picture of your store’s best-selling stationery or lifestyle gift product
2) Share it to Instagram or Twitter. Don’t forget to give credit where it’s due! Make sure to include the name of the artist or company who created the item or your entry won’t qualify.
3) You must also include these two hashtags: #NSSbestseller and #sweepstakes

The deadline to enter is Monday, May 15 at 11:59 pm ET.

See what best-sellers are being shared right now here.

* For purposes of entering the Best Sellers sweepstakes, you must attend the National Stationery Show with a valid attendee badge, May 21-24, 2017. Winners will be notified by May 16, 2017. One prize per winner. For official contest rules, please click here.