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
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 11/27/2017.

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 660 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (541)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (211)
  • Informative (202)
  • Easy to read (127)
  • Page-turner (127)
  • Well written (77)

Cons

  • Small print (12)
  • Not what I expected (11)
  • Disappointing (7)
  • Very small print (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (348)
  • Older readers (157)
  • Reference (39)
  • Younger readers (20)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (118), Everyday reader (114), Bookworm (64), Rarely read (8)
    • 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

This gift was a huge hit!

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from Draper, Utah

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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:

    Perfect gift for the person who is hard to buy for!

     
    5.0

    Great gift !

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    from Santa Monica

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      Such a cool gift!! It gives you birthday New York Times front pages then gives you New York Times most famous / historical pages. She really appreciated the gift. It's thoughtful and awesome. It shows when it went from black and white pages to colored. So cool. Would give again!

       
      5.0

      Great gift for a 90th birthday!

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      from Pleasanton

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        This is a great coffee table item and conversation opener. Interesting to read about historical events.

         
        5.0

        Unique

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        from Buffalo, Ny

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings

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          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          Very unique one of a kind gift. He loved it!

           
          5.0

          Beautiful!

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          from Algonquin

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

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            • Gift
            • Older Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            I was so pleased when I received this.I know this is a gift he will love and be proud to show it off to everyone, it's an original gift for the man that has everything. The gold embossed name and Birthday on the front and the binding of the book is just such good quality.

             
            5.0

            Ideal birthday gift

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            from San Jose ca

            About Me Rarely Read

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Informative
            • Very extensive

            Cons

            • Tiny print bc of the newspaper articles

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • History enthusiasts
            • Older Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            I wasn't expecting this book to be as thorough and extensive. My dad will read this multiple times - there are so many articles and it all looks so fascinating. This is such a great gift for history buffs. I am planning on purchasing the baseball version of this book from uncommon goods for my father in law for his birthday as well. He will be equally as excited. The book is very nicely personalized on the front and I believe comes in a few colors.

             
            5.0

            I would recommend this book as a gift for anyone of any age.

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            from Litchfield Park AZ

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              Who isn't fascinated by their own birthday? With this book you can see all the major headlines for your birthdays throughout your life.

               
              4.0

              Very Unique, Interesting Birthday Gift

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              from Lincoln, NE

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Informative

              Cons

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                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                My dad thought this was absolutely awesome. He's a history nerd, and just thought it was the coolest thing ever that he got something made especially for him! He's really impressed with it - his only complaint, although the history pages at the end are his favorite, there were a few major events he would've liked to see included, 9/11, for one, as well as Hitler's death, Pearl Harbor headline, etc...just a couple that he wished had been included...but he was super impressed with the book itself, even with that slight disappointment. I would've given it 5 stars if there had been just a few more major event stories in there!

                 
                5.0

                I would definitely buy this again. Perfect gift.

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                from St Charles MO

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                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    This book makes a very unique gift for an older person that loves to keep up with the daily news.

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely beautiful Custom Birthday Book!

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                    from Florida

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift

                      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                      Love the presentation. Beautifully done and the perfect gift for a special occasion.

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