Fair Hours

Friday, September 27, 2019 — 4pm to 8pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 11am to 4pm




Holiday Inn, Rosslyn @ Key Bridge

1900 N Fort Myer Drive

Arlington, VA





There is ample street parking near the hotel. Most metered spaces require payment on both Friday and Saturday.

And while the Holiday Inn has recently installed gates to their parking garage (both on N Fort Myer Drive and Nash Street) they have graciously offered to honor our long-time tradition of complimentary parking through WABF 2019. A validation coupon will be provided with proof of purchase of a ticket to the Fair.



A short walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station.






















Tickets & Admission

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

  • $15/entire weekend
  • $10/Saturday
  • $5/students & librarians with valid id
  • Children under 12 admitted free of charge

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We are obligated to provide our exhibitors with the safe and secure care of their valuable collections during the Fair. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to implement certain entry conditions for all visitors to the Fair.

Conditions of Entry

  • No books, maps, prints or manuscripts of any description may be taken into the Fair.
  • These items and all large bags must be checked with our staff before entering the Fair.
  • Any bags taken into the Fair may be searched upon entry and exit.


2019 Programming


Friday, September 27


Saturday, September 28




Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. - E.B. White

See our floor plan