Event Calendar

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February 16, 2023 Book Launch: Contemporary Issues in Rare Book and Manuscript Collecting by Spencer W. Stuart

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum invites you to celebrate the launch of author Spencer W. Stuart's new publication Contemporary Issues. Join us for a lecture followed by a Q&A and wine reception.

Contemporary Issues provides collectors and those in the Trade with detailed examinations of the economics of the structural transformations currently taking place in the world-wide market for rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs. It examines the specific cultural transformations within the collecting ecosystem and discusses the broader social impacts of collecting in society as a whole.

Especially for Collectors, Contemporary Issues examines many topics not historically discussed or directly addressed. Historically collecting was a cultural practice reserved for a select few with considerable financial resources. The emerging Networked collecting ecosystem challenges this portrait as well as redefines the fundamental motivations that compel one to collect.

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
93 Pike St #307

Seattle, WA

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Lecture West
February 23, 2023 Doyle Online Auction

Sporting & Travel Books

This exciting auction offers rare books, manuscripts and photographs on angling, sport and travel around the globe. Featured is Property from the very fine Collection of Alastair Bradley Martin. Offered are finely bound editions of The Compleat Angler and other standard works on angling and shooting. Offered from the Collection of John Valle Sporting Books are titles on big game, books by Theodore Roosevelt, and two original paintings by John Seerey-Lester.

10am

- Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted
- You're Invited to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Rare Books, Manuscripts and Photographs

Doyle Auctions
175 East 87th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Virtual
March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023 Capital Whofest & Sci-Fi Book Fair

Capital WhoFest 2023: Confirmed Guests: Peter Davison, "The Fifth Doctor" and Sarah Sutton, "Nyssa of Traken"

Peter Davison played the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984, beginning with an appearance at the conclusion of Logopolis, continuing from Castrovalva to The Caves of Androzani. He reprised the role for the Children in Need specials Dimensions in Time (1993) and Time Crash (2007) and voiced him for numerous Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions since 1999. Outside of Who, Davison is also well-known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.

Sarah Sutton played Nyssa in Doctor Who from The Keeper of Traken to Terminus, as well as Nyssa's doppelganger Ann Talbot in Black Orchid. She also made a cameo appearance as Nyssa in The Caves of Androzani and reprised the role in the thirtieth anniversary special Dimensions in Time. Nyssa was a companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors from 1981 to 1983.

VIP Pass: $399
Includes:

- Access to the book and memorabilia fair;
- Access to all panels and activities on Saturday and Sunday;
- Exclusive three-course dinner with Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton on Saturday evening;
- One signed photograph with Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton.

Weekend Pass: $99

- Access to the book and memorabilia fair;
- Access to all panels and activities on Saturday and Sunday, including Q&A sessions, trivia, fashion show and much more;
- Opportunity to purchase photo ops and autographs from the stars.


DC Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Mystery Book Fair: Find rare sci-fi and fantasy books, memorabilia and other treasures

- Access to the book and memorabilia fair on the second floor of the clubhouse.

Book and Memorabilia Fair Admission: Free

City Tavern Club
The City Tavern Club
3206 M Street NW

Washington, DC

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
March 18, 2023 - March 19, 2023 Ephemera 43 Fair

The event brings together the finest gathering of paper specialists and collectors in the world.

The Ephemera of Travel is the focus of ESA’s conference leading up to the fair, which features more than 80 exhibitors from throughout the world, offering a wide array of materials that range from trade cards and photographs to textile swatches, tobacco tins, radio premiums, vinyl records, and much more.

Sat 10am* – 6pm (*9am for ESA members)
Sun 11am – 4pm

Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance

Hyatt Regency Old Greenwich
1800 E Putnam Avenue

Old Greenwich, CT

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Other Events Mid-Atlantic
May 19, 2023 - May 21, 2023 The Georgetown Rare Book Fair

The Georgetown Rare Book Fair will bring antiquarian booksellers from across the country to Washington DC's historic City Tavern Club.

The fair will open with a preview night on Friday evening with wine, beer, special literary-themed cocktails, canapes, musical entertainment and first access to the books on sale in this historic venue dating back to 1796. 

Sat & Sun: Free & open to the public

City Tavern Club
The City Tavern Club
3206 M Street NW

Washington, DC

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic