New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of The New York Times front pages.

$99.95

Personal History

Commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since your birth, personalized with your name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. Whether it's a milestone decade or a personally significant number of years, the collection forms a fascinating snapshot of history seen through the lens of your special day. Made in Williston, Vermont.

Click here for our New York Times Custom Anniversary Book, Baseball Book, and Football Book.

Read a different newspaper? Check out our Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Custom Birthday Books, too!

Made in the USA
Made from
paper
Measurements
15" L x 12.5" W
Notes
New York Times Custom Birthday Book has a 20 page minimum, so only dates in 1996 or before can be ordered at this time. The book includes only pages from the year of the recipient's birth onward. A younger recipient will result in a shorter book.

Please note: These pages are not standard newspaper dimensions, therefore, the type is shrunk slightly to fit a more convenient, book-sized trim. Certain years/pages are reprinted from microfilm and font size may be reduced. Missing pages may be the result of a newspaper strike or a lack of relevant information on the front page for that date.
Item ID
26073

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 4/3/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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UncommonGoodsNew York Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.8

(based on 515 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (422)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (5)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (118)
  • Informative (115)
  • Page-turner (77)
  • Easy to read (72)
  • Well written (44)

Cons

  • Small print (9)
  • Not what I expected (5)
  • Very small print (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (212)
  • Older readers (91)
  • Reference (22)
  • Birthday gift (13)
  • Younger readers (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (493)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (67), Casual reader (65), Bookworm (40), Rarely read (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (348), Christmas or hanukkah (106), Other (5), Father's day/dad gift (3), Father’s day (3)

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5.0

The New York Times custom birthday book is a wonderful gift.

By 

from Las Cruces, NM

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    This was a great gift for my husband. We both enjoyed reading the book. The history over the years was very interesting and informative. Great product. Thank you

     
    5.0

    Love this book

    By 

    from Salem Oregon

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      This book is sure to make the recipient feel special. To learn a piece of history, and to know what was going on in the world on the day of their birthday. A wonderful gift for anyone!

       
      4.0

      Appropriate Gift

      By 

      from Hawley PA

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        I gave my son one of these for his 50th birthday. He has an interest in history, so it was quite appropriate and he seemed interested in it. I will give my brother-in-law one for his 70th birthday. The book is nicely bound and compiled. Included are several historical front pages from the NY Times. My only disappointment was the pages are not full size; they are readable but a magnifying glass could be helpful.

         
        5.0

        The Gift That Stood Out!

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        from Henrico, VA

        About Me Casual Reader

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          I gave this to my sister's husband for his 75th birthday.

           
          5.0

          Highly recommended for a milestone birthday!

          By 

          from Denver, CO

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              • Gift

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              I'm so happy I found this gift idea! I was looking for something unique for my mothers 75th birthday and she was absolutely thrilled with it! Haven't seen it myself yet, but have no doubt it's a quality product based on her comments!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A wonderful gift for my daughter-in-laws 50th birthday.

              By 

              from Columbus, NJ

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  I just received this today. What a wonderful book. I had purchased it for my daughter-in-laws 50th birthday. I am so excited to give it to her. I had read some of the negative feedback regarding this book but also read much more of the positive feedback so decided to take a chance on it. I am so glad I did. I don't know what those people who left negative feedback were expecting but it is even more than I was expecting. I have no complaints at all. This is the third person I have bought a 50th birthday gift for and by far the best. Don't hesitate to purchase it, it is awesome!

                   
                  5.0

                  yes!!!

                  By 

                  from mo

                  About Me Casual Reader

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Engaging characters
                  • grreat gift love it!!
                  • Informative
                  • Page-Turner
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    great gift

                     
                    5.0

                    So Glad I made the purchase

                    By 

                    from Chicopee, MA

                    About Me Everyday Reader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Read
                    • Informative
                    • Page-Turner
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers
                      • Reference

                      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                      This was a birthday gift for my husband. He loves it!! Hasn't put it down yet! So glad I took a chance and purchased this book. He claims it's the best gift he has ever received.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautifully made!

                      By 

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Casual Reader

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging characters
                      • Informative

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift

                        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                        The finished product was beautiful and sent in great condition. My boyfriend loved the thought. It was for a 29th birthday so the additional pages at the end are an added bonus.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        The delivery was very prompt! I was expecting a 2-3 week delivery but I received a shipping confirmation two days after placing the order. I figure it's probably due to the holiday rush being over -- definitely not complaining!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Warmly received

                        By 

                        from Watertown, NY

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                        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                        I bought this for my mother for her 91st birthday and she was delighted by it. She couldn't wait to start looking through the pages. The print is somewhat small in places so we got her a magnifying lens to help read it but that has not seemed to dampen her enthusiasm. We ordered this at the last minute but the shipping was lightning fast and received in plenty of time.

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