AAFSW’s Art and BookFair (ABF)

AAFSW board members and volunteers at the BookFair in a previous year.

Open daily for employees, family members, and escorted guests.
Open to the public *Two weekends only*: Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29 & November 4-5. 

There will be art and treasures from around the world, jewelry, carpets, used and new books, stamps, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and the Collectors Corner with rare and unusual books. More used books are added daily.

National Museum of American Diplomacy – 330 21st St. NW
(between C Street and Virginia Ave.), Washington, DC 20006

Cash, credit cards, and personal checks are accepted.
Admission is free; a government-issued ID is required for entry. Books are half-price on November 5-6.

More About Art and BookFair

AAFSW’s annual Art and BookFair will once again take place in the new National Museum of American Diplomacy, located on the lower level of the remodeled 21st St entrance to the Department of State. Thousands of used books, art objects, jewelry, paintings, collectibles, stamps and coins are available. Some carpets and textiles as well. All items are donated by Foreign Service families and friends of AAFSW who have traveled overseas. It’s a wonderful place to shop for unusual and unique gifts.

There is a wide range of books from architecture to zoology and many subjects in between. Collector’s Corner has special books of greater value. For philatelists, the Stamp Corner is just the place to go. Every year is different and exciting. 

Admission is free, and the public is invited on both weekends. Books are half-price on the last two days (Sun, Nov 5 – Mon, Nov 6).

The proceeds from the Art and BookFair go to a number of worthy causes–scholarships for Foreign Service and Civil Service students, continuing education scholarships for spouses and partners, Foreign Service projects such as the Foreign Service Youth Foundation, and other community projects. Over the years, the AAFSW has given away over a million dollars.

An event like this cannot happen without the assistance of many volunteers! If you enjoy books, objets d’art, or any of the other categories listed, there’s a space for you to help out, starting ASAP! Contact BookRoom@aafsw.org. To volunteer during the Art & BookFair only you please click here to fill out our online Volunteer Form:

VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and checks are accepted.

Send us a message below.

Watch a Special Message from Art and BookFair’s 60th Anniversary