February 3 - 6, 2019
Javits Center, NYC
Stationery, Distinctive gifts & creative pursuits

About the Show


There’s Only One Stationery Market in North America. And the NSS is it.

For more than 70 years, the NSS has been the place for all things paper – from greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap and journals, to lifestyle gifts – and everything in between. The NSS offers a streamlined, focused platform for meaningful business development.  The atmosphere is highly creative, yet very serious, attracting store owners and top buying executives from thousands of diverse businesses worldwide, and engaging exhibitors from designer-makers to well-established companies.   The NSS is also the launching pad for 200+ emerging, trend-leading businesses each year, a true discovery zone!

Only One Place, One Time to Experience the Best in Greeting Cards, Custom Invitations, Personalized Products and More, Including:

giftwrap/ribbon • stationery • specialty party supplies • paper tableware • bridal accessories •  in-store printing equipment • decorative home office products • luxury leather goods • writing instruments • DIY/paper-crafting supplies • frames • journals • calendars • handmade gifts • scrapbooking • back-to-school • jewelry • candles • toys

Distinctive Show Features: #fresh, and Supply Side

#fresh – Where emerging lifestyle and stationery businesses of 1-5 years call home. A unique community, #fresh is where new talent unveils and trending products debut. For an authentic point of view, be sure to visit #fresh!

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 equipment, services and supplies including die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, holography, lamination, packaging, converters, paper, printing, thermography, production machinery, envelopes, display/ fixture systems and more.

The Greeting Card Association + the LOUIE Awards

The GCA’s spring activities center around the NSS. Membership development events, Board and Committee meetings and, most notably, its coveted LOUIE Awards take place each May at the NSS.

About the LOUIE Awards

The LOUIEs recognize, reward and celebrate the moment art, editorial and design perfectly coalesce to bring emotions to life and memorialize the numerous milestones in our lives through greeting cards. The program culminates in a gala awards event on Sunday, May 20.  A beautiful display of finalists and winners will be presented in the Concourse Lobby during the NSS.


  • Official Exposition Title:
    National Stationery Show®
  • Address & Telephone:
    1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite N-210, White Plains, NY 10604-3547
    Tel: (914) 421-3250; Fax: (914) 948-6180
  • Exhibit Organizer:
    Emerald Expositions
  • Location:
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    11th Avenue at 34th-39th Streets
    New York, NY
  • Runs concurrent to SURTEX® and ICFF®
  • Next Show:  May 20-23, 2018


Show Hours:
Sunday, May 20 10:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, May 21 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 22 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, May 23 10:00am – 1:00pm

Global Attendance:

The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of buyers and industry professionals from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as special event planners, corporate marketers, importers, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives.

Exhibiting Companies: 750
Anticipated Worldwide Trade Professionals: 10,000
Attending Trade & Consumer Press 100

Anticipated International Exhibitor Participation:
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, England, Germany, Hong Kong,
India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan,
Brazil, France, Argentina


  • Attendee Registration
    (800) 272-SHOW
  • Exhibit Sales
    (914) 421-3250
  • General Contractor, Freeman
    (201) 299-7575