Greg Gibson, IOBA Membership Chair, reports on the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair:
“Setup was smooth, the buying average (best purchase was the account book of a doctor who furnished medicine chests to ships), sales “met expectations.” Crowds good, security lax (at least one book was reported stolen), and worst of all, there was a shortage of wastebaskets on the book fair floor!
“This was always a strong regional fair, and it continues so, though cracks are beginning to show. A few dealers dropping out, and the same crowd in attendance year after year.”
Read more, with pictures, here:
A number of other IOBA dealers were exhibiting too; as a visitor, I enjoyed meeting them and being able to put more names (and inventory!) to faces.