2018 NSS - National Stationery Show

  • Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, New York
  • May 20 - 23, 2018

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Why Attend

Event Overview:

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

Attendee Information:


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 750 exhibiting companies, showcasing complete, new collections in a wide range of categories including:
greeting cards • custom invitations • gift wrap/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 750 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.

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, trendsetting stationery companies each year.

Exhibitor Information:

Stationery retailers are looking for range and diversity of paper and lifestyle products. From letterpress and handmade greeting cards to personalized products and lifestyle gifts, there’s only one opportunity each year to be before this most important, focused audience. NSS is it.  


NSS attracts buyers worldwide at a convenient time of year for them to travel to the U.S.  You’ll meet buyers from 48 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, as well as from 55 other countries. International attendance increased by 3% alone in 2015, and nearly another 2% in 2016.

Business Types in Attendance:
NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 10,000 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.

Buyers are looking for the best classic and trending products in:
Social Stationery, Greeting Cards, Invitations, Announcements, Calendars, Desk Accessories, Diaries, Journals, Gift Wrap, Bags, Bows, Boxed Cards, Wedding/Bridal Products, Letterpress, Seasonal/Holiday Products, Packaging, Party Supplies/Décor, Candles, Decorative Objects, Personalized Products, General/Lifestyle Gifts, Books, Printing, Customized Products, Handmade

Co-located with SURTEX and ICFF®

Source : Event Website

Exhibitor Brochures & Prospectus

Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
2021 NSS - National Stationery Show New York City New York - - Oct 18, 2021
2020 NSS - National Stationery Show New York City New York Estimated
May 19, 2020
2019 NSS - National Stationery Show New York City New York Estimated
Feb 03, 2019
2018 NSS - National Stationery Show New York City New York verified
May 20, 2018
2017 NSS - National Stationery Show - - May 21, 2017
2016 NSS - National Stationery Show New York New York - - May 15, 2016
2015 NSS - National Stationery Show New York New York - - May 17, 2015

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