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Fri, May 19


Georgetown Rare Book Fair May 19-21 2023

Georgetown Rare Book Fair (May 19-21 2023)

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

Georgetown Rare Book Fair (May 19-21 2023)
Georgetown Rare Book Fair (May 19-21 2023)

Time & Location

May 19, 2023, 5:00 PM

Georgetown Rare Book Fair May 19-21 2023, 3206 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

About the Event


Friday, May 19th, Preview Night: 5 pm - 8 pm (ticketed)  

Saturday, May 20th: 11 am - 6 pm

Sunday, May 21st: 10 am - 4 pm

Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday.


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.  

($50)  Get tickets:  Georgetown Rare Book Fair: Preview Night Tickets, Fri, May 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite


Located in the heart of Georgetown at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, the City Tavern Club has long been a center of activity in the city. In 1959, the City Tavern Association was formed to save the building from destruction and to restore the old tavern and preserve its authenticity. The building was reopened in 1962 as a private social club. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the City Tavern Club operates as a nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving one of the oldest Federal period buildings and the sole remaining founding-era tavern in Washington, D.C.

Originally constructed in 1796, the City Tavern functioned as both an inn and a major hub of civic life in the area during the early Federal period. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers frequented the Tavern during this time. On June 6, 1800, President Adams was honored at a banquet in the Long Room of the Tavern, where you will dine during the book fair.

More information:  Georgetown | Fine Book Fairs (

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