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Celebrating our 42nd year!

Each spring exhibitors from around the country convene at the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, offering both serious collectors and budding enthusiasts rare books, manuscripts, modern first editions, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine ephemera.

The Fair allows book lovers to touch, see and evaluate first hand the quality of the exhibitors’ offerings. Exhibitors have curated collections in virtually every area of interest imaginable: classic literature, science and medicine, geography, modern first editions, travel, sports, music, social movement, children’s and illustrated books and more. Buying is accessible as there are a multitude of price points.

Our goal is to facilitate your curiosity. We look forward to seeing you at #WABF17.

Brian Cassidy, a long-time WABF Exhibitor, speaks about the essence of our Fair: watch the video here.

The VABC's creation is a 68-page, cloth-bound production of the play featuring digital and traditional printing methods. No words appear
Looking for a reason to attend WABF17?  Well, look no further. Gilann Books (Booth #47) is exhibiting an early draft of
Edward N. Bomsey Autographs Inc. (Booth 28) will have this treasure. 1807 letter to a woman written after his acquittal for treason

A very special thanks to our sponsors!