Sunday, October 18
Monday, October 19
Tuesday, October 20

The NSS is located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th Street, New York City.

Yes, there are a variety of dining locations both inside the exhibit halls, on level 3 in the Crystal Palace lobby, and on Level 1 at the food court located outside hall 1D.

The NSS provides shuttle service from and to the Javits with stops at multiple hotels. See the schedule here.

Wheelchairs are provided to attendees and exhibitors free of charge.

Big Apple Mobility can arrange for a scooter delivery to the Jacob K. Javits Center. For price quotes, Big Apple Mobility can be reached by calling 212-662-4548.

You will pick up your badge and lanyard on-site at the Will Call Registration counters marked “Registered? Print Badge Here” in the Crystal Palace. If you need to register on-site or need to make changes to your registration, you can do this on-site at the Registration counters in the Crystal Palace.

There is no parking available at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. However, there are many surrounding parking lots within walking distance Javits Center. These include a variety of lots, with hours ranging from 24-hour, 7-days per week, to more limited service. See locations and available parking discounts.

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The NSS is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th Street (on 11th Avenue), New York City and takes place Sunday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sunday, October 18
Monday, October 19
Tuesday, October 20

Registration is complimentary for qualified members of the trade if done in advance. Other categories of attendance are charged a badge fee and are detailed on the website. Read more on pricing to attend the NSS.

The NSS is a business-to-business trade show. It is open to industry professionals only, primarily including brick and mortar and online retailers, catalogs, distributors, importers, exporters, licensing agents, manufacturer’s representatives, artists/designersuct developers and editorial press.

Please submit TWO forms of Company and ONE form of Employee identification. Please note that acceptable Employee identification must be submitted for each registrant. We reserve the right to request additional business identification if deemed necessary.

Acceptable COMPANY identification includes TWO of the following:

  • Active website address through which company business can be validated
  • Two recent invoices from industry manufacturers for goods purchased at wholesale/in quantity
  • Store/commercial lease indicating type of business
  • Manufacturers’ Representatives (multi-line) should provide a list of lines you currently sell
  • Wholesalers, importers and exporters should provide samples of brochures, catalogs, etc., that show product selection and inventory (if no website available)
  • Interior Designers must provide the appropriate certification, professional designation or membership in an industry association (if no website available)

New Businesses only:

A Letter of Intent from an attorney or bank on official letterhead stating the intent to start a new retail business (this is acceptable for new businesses only). Acceptable EMPLOYEE identification includes ONE of the following for each registrant to verify employment with the company:

  • Employee verification letter on company letterhead from owner or manager stating job status
  • Copy of company credit card with both employees and company’s name
  • Copy of company insurance card with employees name

To maintain PCI Compliance, be sure to black out the following information prior to sending your credentials: credit card numbers and any government issued ID, Sales, Tax or SSN numbers.

Registration is easy and can be done online

Attendee Registration Hours

Sunday, October 18
Hours 7:00am—6:00pm
Monday, October 19
Hours 8:00am—6:00pm
Tuesday, October 20
Hours 8:00am—3:00pm

Yes, you are welcome to register on-site. Please note, however: Once advance pre-registration closes, registration fees apply. Advance pre-registration closes on Saturday, October 17 at 11:59 pm EST. The fee for qualified, first-time attending buyers is FREE. Suppliers to the trade and non-exhibiting manufacturers can register on-site for $400. Children under the age of 14 may be admitted as guests ($65 admission fee) if accompanied by a registered attendee. Please note that only major credit cards are accepted for on-site registrations. Cash will not be accepted.

Shortly after you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please print the confirmation email, and bring it to any registration terminal to get your badge and lanyard. Registration terminal is located in the North Concourse.


Hotel reservations can be made online through the Hotel & Travel section of the NSS website. onPeak is the official and only housing agent for the National Stationery Show.

Move-in information is available on the Targeted Move-in Schedule, located as a link to a pdf floor plan in the Set-Up Manual, which will be available online starting in September, prior to the Show.

Your booth number is on your exhibit space contract. If you’re not sure, please contact your sales representative.

The Exhibitor Service Manual is available online, starting in October, prior to the Show, and on the Exhibitor Resources page. If you have any questions about the NSS Exhibitor Set-up Manual, please contact:

Londy Y. Alvarez

Refer to the NSS Exhibitor Set-up Manual for order forms and online ordering. This will be available starting in September on the Exhibitor Resources page.

  • Drayage (excludes UPS/Fed-Ex shipments/Advance Warehouse)
  • 1 chair
  • Identification sign
  • White pipe and drape (the support uprights are 1½ inches in diameter and the top rods are 1 inches in diameter)
  • Wastebaskets are provided upon request only. If you would like a wastebasket, please complete the Wastebasket Form.
  • Vacuuming of booth (prior to opening morning of the show)

There are two shipping options.

The first is to ship your freight in advance to the Freeman Warehouse (storage fees apply), and the second method is to ship directly to Show site. This information is available, with deadlines, in the Exhibitor Service Manual. The Exhibitor Service Manual will be available online starting in September, prior to the Show.

Refer to the NSS Exhibitor Set-up Manual for move-in information. This will be available starting in September, prior to the Show.

You are allowed to set-up and dismantle your own booth up to 250 square feet without union labor provided the staff utilized is full-time company personnel of the exhibiting company. If you are using an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC), the online EAC Notification Form and the EAC’s Certificate of Insurance must be submitted prior to move-in. Refer to the Exhibitor set-up manual for an EAC form and complete details regarding labor rules and restrictions.

We encourage all exhibitors to complete set-up work during scheduled hours when all staff is available for immediate assistance, and electricity is turned on for the booths. For those exhibitors needing extra time for set-up, we will accommodate exhibitors staying to work late on their booth as long as possible in the exhibit hall until security closes the lights and shuts down at which point they will ask everyone to leave for safety and liability concerns. Check with your assigned floor manager on site each day of set-up to find out what time the building will shut down each evening if you think you may need extra time.

For security reasons, we cannot allow exhibitors to enter or leave and re-enter the exhibit hall after hours. You must be in your booth by the close of normal access hours in order to stay late for continued set-up. Exhibitors remaining after-hours to work on their booth are also required to stay in their booth and not wander the floor. Late access on show days will not be allowed except for in-booth functions that have been approved in advance of the market.

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