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

NEW @ the NSS

NSS Presents Broadway Bound, featuring BEAUTIFUL, The Carole King Musical

Sunday, May 20, 7:00pm, Stephen Sondheim Theatre, NYC

She fought her way into the record business as a teenager but it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

Featuring such legendary hits as “Feel The Earth Move,” “Natural Woman,” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her rivalry with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to the release of her record-breaking, iconic Tapestry album.   Along the way, she made more than BEAUTIFUL music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Cost: $109.  Original ticket price: $169, a nearly 36% discount!
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NSS Workshops on the Boulevard

Each day, the NSS Theatre on the Boulevard will host a variety of workshops along three tracks, Sunday – Tuesday: Business Nuts & Bolts, The Art of Writing and Trends from the Show Floor.  Free of charge and right on the show floor.

For the complete session and schedule details, click here.


The Art of Calligraphy

We’ve teamed up with three-star leaders in the industry to give calligraphy lessons at the NSS.  Learn from Danielle Rothman, Chavelli Tsui and Becky Park while you create a cool takeaway.  Meet us on the Boulevard and learn a new skill.  Check out the details and schedule here.





NSS and SURTEX Connect
Monday, May 21 at 11:30am and Tuesday, May 22 at 1:00pm

To celebrate the launch of her new stationery collection with Graphique de France, beloved fashion illustrator and influencer Rongrong DeVoe will be personalizing Graphique de France journals for SURTEX and NSS attendees. The artist will be live sketching participants’ initials and favorite fashion, everyday, or NYC icons on the cover of the journals. Icons ranging from her signature fashionable stilettos, lipsticks, lashes, coffee or other items of choice will be sketched with markers. Rongrong’s love for fashion illustration and art started at a very young age. She’s always been inspired by fashion and the female beauty, and loves to sketch women and their fashionable lifestyles. Her art is empowering and whimsical.

Stop by The Boulevard during the above times to catch all the action and receive a sketch done live by Rongrong DeVoe on a Graphique de France journal, while supplies last. 


The Mr. Thank You Project
Sunday, May 20, 3:00 – 3:30pm @ The Theatre on the Boulevard

John “Izzy” Israel, AKA Mr. Thank You, is on a mission to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by 1% by inspiring 74 million Thank You cards written all over the planet.

In October of 2016, Izzy kicked it off by writing 5 Thank You cards a day, every day for 365 days. This mission transformed his life, family, community and business.  His story has been featured on ABC news, Fox News,,, and Good Morning America.

Hear Izzy share the transformational stories from the movement and future that lays ahead for Mr. Thank you and its potential impact on the stationery industry. 

Following this session John Israel will sign copies of his new book, The Mr. Thank You Project in the social media lounge.



A simple message of gratitude can go such a long way. The NSS invites you to put pen to paper for a message of appreciation that we’ll mail for you straight from the Show floor – select a message, write your note, write the address of the recipient on the card, drop into the box to be mailed and we take care of care of the rest! Many thanks to these partners for the product contributions to the Appreciation Station: