Book Fair at the National Sporting Library & Museum

MIDDLEBURG, VA - A highly successful Book Fair held by the NSLM for the first time last year will become an annual event. The Book Fair is a part of the 53rd Hunt Country Stable Tour on Memorial Day weekend. The Book Fair is held on Saturday, May 26th from 10 - 5 p.m. The Book Fair is free and open to the public. Five authors will speak and sign books.

The schedule is as follows:

NSLM Book Fair, Saturday, May 26, 2012, Library Founders’ Room, 10-5 p.m. Open to the public.

The Book Fair will offer book signings and scheduled brief lectures by five authors in the Library’s lecture hall, the Founders’ Room, and a duplicate book sale on the upper level to benefit the NSLM’s Book Acquisition Fund. The authors are as follows:

11:00 Kathryn Masson - Hunt Country Style; Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Rooms; Historic Houses of Virginia: Great Plantation Houses, Mansions, and Country Places.

12:00 Patrick Smithwick - Flying Change: A Return to Steeplechasing; Racing My Father: Growing up with a Riding Legend

1:00 Elizabeth Letts with guest Harry de Leyer - The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation, debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-fiction Bestseller list

2:00 Anne Hambleton - Raja: Story of a Racehorse, a book for young readers 11 & older

3:00 F. Turner Reuter, Jr. - Animal & Sporting Artists in America.

The National Sporting Library and Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution has over 24,000-books dating from the 16th-21st centuries. The John H. Daniels Fellowship program supports the research of visiting scholars. The Museum, a newly renovated and expanded historic building on the Library campus, houses exhibits of American and European fine sporting art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public. Admission is free. Library Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Museum Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 540-687-6542. NSLM 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117