Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 — Saturday, May 31, 2014

Don't miss the commonwealth's premier rare-book event featuring more than 40 of the region's finest dealers in mass-market titles, rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and ephemera.

Join us for the Friday evening wine-and-cheese reception (5:30–7:30 PM), which features a special presentation by Jill Deiss, founder of Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding. Her 15-minute talk, entitled “The Restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Set of Aeschylus Tragedies, Originally Bound by Frederick Mayo of Richmond,” will be offered at three different times (5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 6:30 PM).

The Library of Virginia hosts the Antiquarian Book Fair in conjunction with the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and with the support of the Southeast Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.

Antiquarian Book Fair Schedule

Friday, May 30
Hours: Noon–8:00 PM
Wine-and-cheese reception: 5:30–7:30 PM

Saturday, May 31
Hours: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Flora of Virginia

Flora of Virginia
Monday, March 17, 2014 — Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.

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