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American Art/Portrait Gallery Library Annual Art & History Book Sale

AAPG Library Book Sale information


It’s back, and just in time for holiday gift buying!

We’re opening up our American Art/Portrait Gallery Library Research Center to Smithsonian staff and visitors to browse thousands of beautiful books. Selections include books on art of all periods and places, great biographies, histories, and more. Both brand new and used at incredibly low prices.

Wednesday-Friday, December 6-8, 2023
10:00am-5:00pm (9:00am for Smithsonian staff)
American Art & Portrait Gallery Library Research Center
Victor Building
750 9th Street NW, Suite #2100

We are located blocks from the Gallery Place or Metro Center stations. Smithsonian personnel should show their badge to the lobby security staff.  Please bring your own bag. Cash and credit card are accepted.

Proceeds from this sale are crucial to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives book acquisition fund and allow us to better support scholarly research across the Institution and beyond.