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



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2017 Hours

Friday, April 28th  4pm – 8pm
Saturday, April 29th  10am – 4pm                                   



The Sphinx Club

1315 K Street NW

Washington DC 20005













The Sphinx Club is located one block from the McPherson Square metro stop on the orange, blue and silver lines. The entrance in located just east of The Hamilton and just west of The Washington Post. This a small set of steps the sidewalk to the Rotunda. Those who need assistance should use the door (at street level which leads to a ramp and elevators) just to the west of the main entrance. There will be ample signage to assist you in locating the door.



Metered street parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Parking Garage, managed by ParkAmerica, ($10/per day) is located in the 1000 block of 13th Street NW. The entrance is on the west side of 13th Street between K & L Streets NW.


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.

2017 Programming

Friday, April 28  

Fast paced literary games with DC's own Labryinth Games & Puzzles

Saturday, April 29  
11:30-1:00 Casual Appraisals


Typewriter Rodeo - Creating custom poems on vintage typewriters



Thanks to our supporters:  
Culture Capital  




A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

See our floor plan


A very special thanks to our sponsors!