The Capital Art Book Fair

The Capital Art Book Fair is an annual event organized by East City Art, DC’s publication of record, bringing together publishers, artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts to showcase and celebrate the world of art books. It serves as a platform for artists, publishers, and independent bookmakers to exhibit and sell art-related publications, which can include artist monographs, exhibition catalogs, zines, photography books, graphic novels, and other forms of printed material which double as fine art. Featuring a diverse range of exhibitors, including established publishing houses, independent publishers, art institutions, galleries, and individual artists, the fair takes place in Eastern Market’s North Hall in the heart of DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

Eastern Market has a well-established outdoor market where independent craftspeople sell everything from household goods to fine art attracting thousands of weekend buyers seeking one-of-a-kind handmade products.  Capitol Hill feels like a small town in the heart of DC with its own newspaper, internet provider, bank, independent bookstores and a thriving visual arts community.




The 2024 Capital Art Book Fair will take place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April, 7, 2024 at Eastern Market’s North Hall. For GPS purposes, North Hall’s address is 225 7th Street SE, Washington DC, 20003

The venue is accessed from the south via the food stalls inside the market or from the north at North Carolina Avenue and 7th Street SE via its own separate entrance.  


The market is two blocks away from Eastern Market Metro (blue, orange & silver lines)


There are several paid parking garages adjacent to the market as well as on-street parking (always check signs for parking restrictions).


The event is open to the public and FREE of charge.  Since the fair is indoors, the event is held rain or shine!

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