August 27, 2018
From Jack and Paula Bruggeman, for WABF Virginia couple launches antiquarian book business as encore career A few years ago, as we contemplated leaving our full-time careers behind ... Read More

#WABF18 Update!

August 4, 2018
Greetings From the Director If your finger is on the book-fair pulse, you probably knew that there were four book fairs in April 2018! So, after ... Read More

Reflections on WABF 2017 & Looking Ahead to WABF 2018

June 20, 2017
Reflections on WABF 2017 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 42nd Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair! 2017 was an interesting year for us. We ... Read More

The Bad Quarto - Virginia Arts of the Book Center

April 25, 2017
The VABC's creation is a 68-page, cloth-bound production of the play featuring digital and traditional printing methods. No words appear except those that graced the ... Read More

Early Draft of Roots by Alex Haley

April 20, 2017
Looking for a reason to attend WABF17?  Well, look no further. Gilann Books (Booth #47) is exhibiting an early draft of Roots by Alex Haley, with ... Read More


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