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 their birth, personalized with 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
Ingredients
Notes
New York Times Custom Birthday Book has a 20 page minimum, so only dates in 1998 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 6/27/2018.

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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsNew York Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.8

(based on 739 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (611)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (269)
  • Informative (259)
  • Page-turner (155)
  • Easy to read (151)
  • Well written (92)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (13)
  • Small print (12)
  • Disappointing (10)
  • Very small print (4)
  • Difficult to follow (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (422)
  • Older readers (192)
  • Reference (53)
  • Younger readers (24)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (151), Casual reader (138), Bookworm (80), Rarely read (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (493)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fabulous gift for a special birthday!

This is actually the second NY Times birthday book that I have purchased. The first was for my husband's 60th birthday. It arrived quickly and beautifully packaged.It is worthy of a place on the...Read complete review

This is actually the second NY Times birthday book that I have purchased. The first was for my husband's 60th birthday. It arrived quickly and beautifully packaged.It is worthy of a place on the coffee table. My husband loves it and has continued to enjoy it over the last 2 years. I knew I had to buy this for my brother when he turned 60. I ended up ordering his book on the day after his birthday because it was election day. I wanted his actual 60th birthday and the election result included. I would recommend ordering this the day after the birthday to insure that you get the actual headline for the recipient's birthday. I highly recommend this book!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really Cool Idea, Not Well Executed

This is a terrific and unique gift in concept. However we were disappointed to see the very first page (the person's actual day of birth!) appears as a bad photocopy of a NY...Read complete review

This is a terrific and unique gift in concept. However we were disappointed to see the very first page (the person's actual day of birth!) appears as a bad photocopy of a NY Times page that was curled at the edge. It runs off the page and is hard to read. All the pages are small print and hard to read - this is to be expected for the book's size. I would have expected someone to check the quality of the pages - especially the very first one.

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5.0

For The Man Who Has Everything!!!

By 

from Apple River, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

It is presented in a beautiful bound book and personalized for the occasion. It shares some amazing information from the year he was born...he loves it!!!

 
5.0

Impressive!!

By 

from Long Island, NY

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    Impressive hard-bound book, 15x12, personalized on cover, such hysterical, interesting articles, keeping you engaged for hours and hours and hours! A lovely Coffee Table Book!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bought Twice and Will Buy Again

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    from San Francisco Bay Area

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging walk through history
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        I ordered this for my brother-in-law for his 50th birthday and for my aunt for her 90th. Both of them are avid NY Times readers and they LOVED this gift!!! I will definitely buy this again for others. It's a very unique gift and truly appreciated by recipients. The vendor "filled out" the version for the 50 year old, by adding an addendum of historically significant front pages, such as General Lee's surrender in 1865, and Lindbergh's successful transatlantic flight in 1927. Each volume makes for captivating reading... whether you're a history buff or not.

         
        4.0

        Cool

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        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        Interesting read. I wish it was actual newspaper paper

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect gift for my Dad

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        from Honolulu

        About Me Bookworm

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Historical
        • Informative
        • Page-Turner
        • Personal
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • History lovers
          • News buffs
          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          It gets difficult to find gifts for aging parents. They have everything that they need. They say they don't want anything, and I get it. My Dad and I have the same birthday, 25 years apart. He loves the NY Times and history in general. When he got this personalized book, he called me to tell me "best gift ever" !!!!!!!! So I hope and surely will inherit this book of all the world news on our birthdays.... For him, I can tell it is a walk down memory lane, like the year he graduated high school, college. The year he married my Mom,etc.....I
          Overall I would extremely recommend this for someone old enough and who can remember all these special days. It will be a family heirloom for sure to pass on.

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By 

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Everyday Reader

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Reference

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            Perfect for my friend's 60th birthday.

             
            5.0

            Perfect!

            By 

            from CT

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              The book is great! It's engraved very nicely with name and date of birth in gold. Because my father in law was born in 1918 this book has 100 pages so it's great for him! I must say though that the print is somewhat small and not real easy to read but you can certainly read all the headlines.

               
              5.0

              I will be buying this again

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              from Seattle, WA

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                Cons

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                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  This gift was a hit! All of the guests at the party loved it and I received multiple inquiries on where they could purchase one as gifts for others. This book definitely exceed my expectations.

                   
                  5.0

                  Loved this book

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                  from Merrick Ny

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    This is such a great piece! Great quality. It was a gift and, since the print was so small, I included a magnifying glass with it. It was a little thinner than I expected, but that's because it is printed on both sides of the page. The cover was a good thickness and very nice personalization.

                     
                    5.0

                    Very Solid Gift

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                    from Paramus

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift

                        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                        The gift arrived very soon after I ordered it and it was extremely high quality. I liked how this gift also included "historical pages" in addition to the newspaper pages from the recipients date of birth. This is a great gift!

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