Monday, February 15, 2016

41st Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to the District

From our friends at the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair...

41st Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair Returns March 4-5, 2016

On-demand poetry, rare books, demonstrations, casual appraisals and more

Book lovers rejoice: The Washington Antiquarian Book Fair returns to our nation’s capital! Celebrating its 41st year, the Fair returns this March 4-5, 2016, featuring new and longtime favorite exhibitors and collections. Over the course of two days, the fair will offer a chance for book lovers to celebrate and discover rare books and manuscripts, and connect with fellow enthusiasts for this rare opportunity to share conversations, discoveries, and experiences with the larger community.

Our exhibitors will have specially curated collections to showcase. Some highlights from these collections include: 

• Manual of Parliamentary Practice, Thomas Jefferson, First Edition, 1801;
• Seventy Cantos, inscribed by T.S. Eliot, 1950; and
• The Treasury of Ornamental Art: Illustrations of Objects of Art and Vertu, Lithographers to the Queen, 1856.

New to the Fair this year is Typewriter Rodeo, who will bring custom, on-demand poetry written on vintage typewriters. In five minutes or less, this Austin, Texas-based travelling quartet will write ticket holders an original and personal poem as a keepsake. 

What: 41st Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair

When: March 4, 2016; 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 5, 2016; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209

Website: Additional information can be found at

Social Media:
Twitter: @theWABF
Hashtag: #WABF16

Event Information: Tickets available for purchase at $14 for Friday and Saturday, $8 for Saturday only. $5 for students and librarians with valid identification. Members of the public who have questions should call (202) 363-4999 or email