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.