[From the LVA's web site]
Library to Host Antiquarian Book Fair on April 28
The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association will host the Library of Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM.
Admission is free of charge and there is free, limited parking in the underground garage at the Library of Virginia.
More than thirty booksellers from around the region will be present with a broad range of titles—everything from rare collectibles to mainstream fiction.
In addition to the books offered by vendors from around the state, the Library of Virginia Foundation will sell or auction some fascinating titles that relate to Virginia's history that have been donated to the Foundation to raise funds for the Library. These include a number of autographed, first-edition books from the personal collection of the late Richmond author Emyl Jenkins ($15 each), as well as miscellaneous 19th- and early-20th-century imprints that include collector sets and notable Virginia provenance bound periodicals (individually priced). In addition, a set of reference works that belonged to Douglas Southall Freeman (with his personal bookplate in 25 volumes) will be sold by silent auction. Bids for this set will be accepted beginning at $50.00.
Visitors that day will also have a chance to view items from the "Adopt Virginia's History" program and hear the stories behind some of the unique and interesting items that have been conserved in recent months at the Library of Virginia. Staff will be on hand to show these materials and answer questions.
- Ray B.