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 5/29/2017.

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
 
4.7

(based on 551 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (450)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (138)
  • Informative (131)
  • Page-turner (92)
  • Easy to read (81)
  • Well written (52)

Cons

  • Small print (10)
  • Not what I expected (7)
  • Disappointing (4)
  • Very small print (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (244)
  • Older readers (106)
  • Reference (25)
  • Birthday gift (13)
  • Younger readers (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (493)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (78), Everyday reader (78), Bookworm (44), Rarely read (7)
    • 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

My husband loved this!

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from Seattle, WA

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    My husband has read through it twice

     
    5.0

    This book is Amazing and so much Fun to Flip Through!

    By 

    from los angeles, CA

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      Wonderful gift for someone over 25 to always have. Very personal and unique.

       
      5.0

      Best present I've ever given!

      By 

      from Sanford, fl

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        Leisure gift

         
        5.0

        Love this product.

        By 

        from Illinois

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          Wonderful meaningful gift.

           
          5.0

          Great gift for someone hard to buy for

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          from Tulsa, OK

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Page-Turner

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            My grandfather loved reading through all of the different front page stories from each year of his life. Great gift for someone who is hard to buy for.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was quick. However I received the notification that it was being shipped after it had already been delivered.

             
            5.0

            Recived quickly and was exactly what was ordered

            By 

            from Colorado

            About Me Rarely Read

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers
              • Reference

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              The book is very neat to read. The small font can be an issue though

              Service and delivery comments:

              arrived sooner than expected

               
              4.0

              The Perfect Present for a Momentous Birthday!

              By 

              from On the Elk River in Maryland

              About Me Casual Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Older Readers

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                Recipient always makes a lot to do over her birthday, so having the NYTimes front pages/headlines for each of her 90 years was VERY special

                 
                5.0

                Great gift

                By 

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Casual Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Page-Turner

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  Gave this as a gift to someone who was turning 50 and they loved it. Fantastic gift for the history buff who likes to read.

                   
                  4.0

                  Extra! Extra! Cool gift to flip through

                  By 

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Casual Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings

                  Cons

                  • Not What I Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  Beautifully bound book, personalized cover looks great. My concern is that because The NY Times cover is larger than the book size, the page needs to shrink down to fit, making the font size very small to actually read, especially for an older recipient. Headlines are fine. Also the quality of the print improves as the years progress, but some pages from earlier years (our book covers 95 years!) are a bit fuzzy - again, especially for an older reader. Now I need a beautiful magnifying glass as a companion to the book!

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again (in fact I have!)

                  By 

                  from magnolia, NJ

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Informative
                  • Page-Turner

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    I have been reunited with my 82 year old father after being separated for 40 years. I could not think of what to give him for his birthday, until I browsed the Uncommon Goods catalog. The NY Times birthday book was perfect since he had entered this country in New York! He absolutely loved it and said he had never seen anything like it! Unfortunately I got his birth year wrong the 1st time around and had to buy it twice!

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