The Ninth Annual Rainbow Book Fair
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th Street (just west of 10th Avenue)
Saturday, April 29, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

This year, we are expanding into two large well-lit spaces: Hound Square Center, a bright large student activity area easily reachable by stairs or escalators, and the student cafeteria area we were in last year.  A stunning outdoor garden area is nearby this space, perfect for coordinating other activities associated with the Fair.  There will also be “break out” rooms for panels, readings, our famous Poetry Salon, and lots of space to mix and mingle.

Photos of Hound Square Center and the student cafeteria area at John Jay College, where The Ninth Annual Rainbow Book Fair will take place:


All photos courtesy of

To view a 360° Virtual Tour of the Hound Square space, click HERE.


Google Map directions:
Parking at John Jay College

Discounted nearby parking is available through Spot Hero. Click HERE for details.

Shipping Books Ahead of Time

Please label all boxes of books with the following address, and include your press/table name clearly on the label:

John Jay College
Attention:  Prof. Kevin Nadal – RBF
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019

The mailroom is closed on Saturday.  Send your books through a traceable service (like UPS or FedEx), and arrange that the books will get to John Jay College during the week of April 24 and arrive no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.

Don’t forget to mark your name or your press’s name on several sides of the box (to make it easier for the folks during set-up), and place the following information outside the address label:

“For Rainbow Book Fair
Saturday, April 29, 2017.”