Plenty to please book lovers at annual fair

February 27, 2014 by  

In about a week’s time, the 39th annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is taking place over two days in Arlington. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Concord Hall School.

Over 70 dealers are expected to participate in this year’s fair, including those who sell rare books, prints, ephemera such as postcards and pamphlets, art and a variety of Americana. Visitors should also be able to find plenty of first editions and autographed editions amongst the books. It will also be a good place for visitors to learn from the dealers about what to look for in book collecting, how to decide if a book is worth purchasing and for what price, and to find out how to go about starting their own collection of antiquarian books.

To advertise fundraising events like this one, Arlington printing companies are frequently asked to provide such items as flyers. These are then distributed through the community by direct mail, newspaper inserts, or other methods aimed at spreading the word quickly and effectively.

The fair will takes place at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge from March 7 to 8. Admission is $10 in advance or $14 at the door for two days, $8 or $6 for one day, and $5 for librarians and students. Contact Beth Campbell at 202-363-4999 for more information.