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FRIDAY & SATURDAY April 28 & 29, 2017  
The Sphinx Club ● 1315 K Street NW ● Washington DC


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.

Have you marked your calendars for the 42nd annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair? This time around, you can dive into our
Brian Cassidy shares his thoughts about about the WABF. "You wouldn't see these books if you didn't go to the Fair and wander
Did you make it to the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair? I hope so. To read an antique book or to

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