Washington Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

September 28th, 2018 - September 29th, 2018

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge

Visitors have the rare chance to flip through and purchase a piece of history at the 43rd annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair: September 28-29, 2018 at Holiday Inn Rosslyn. WABF is the D.C. region’s only curated festival of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, drawings and other fine ephemera.

Among this year’s highlights:

  • 1st edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897): bound in publisher’s original cloth
  • Limited edition copy of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book : signed by the author
  • 1st edition of Thunderball (1961): Ian Fleming’s first novel featuring notorious James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld
  • 1st printing of Thomas Pynchon’s 1973 novel, Gravity’s Rainbow

You needn’t be a veteran collector – or a gazillionaire – to enjoy WABF. More than 60 exhibitors will offer items for all budgets and interests.

Event Details

Friday, Sept. 28, 5pm-8pm
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10am-5pm

$15/entire weekend
$5/students & librarians with valid id
Children under 12 admitted free of charge

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
United States

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