VABC Raucous Auction: Nov 15, 2017

WEDNESDAY November 15, 2017

Virginia Arts of the Book Center
(Beneath the Art Box)
2125 Ivy Road

Admission is free, $20 donation or purchase requested

Welcome to the party!  Join us for the annual fundraiser to support the Virginia Arts of the Book Center. This year, we invite you to leave your temperance at home and spend the evening with us in a Prohibition-era speakeasy! Enjoy delicious food along with a scofflaw’s haul of beer, wine, and 1920s-style cocktails (non-alcoholic options will also be available).

The stakes will be high in the live and silent auctions, your chance to go home with one-of-a-kind and eye-catching pieces of art, letterpress broadsides, artist’s books, and much more. Bid online in advance but plan to be at the Raucous to secure your final bids!

For those seeking better odds, try your hand at a back-room card game, featuring the VABC’s latest collaborative project, A Pack of Lies, a deck of cards exploring the history and phenomenology of untruths. Winners and losers alike will go home with one-of-a-kind mementos from the press.

The odds are always good that SOMEONE will win the raffle, whose grand prize is A Pack of Lies (we mean it!). Get a raffle or glambling ticket package here (it’s not really gambing if you always win!).

Business by Quinn’s Auction Galleries, food by A Pimento, drinks by the 21st amendment, fun by the minute!

Auction Highlights

Lana Lambert’s Bound Heart
Roald Hoffman’s “Enough Already” (Beery)
Anne Chestnut’s “Genesis”
Lisa Spaar’s “Heavenly Madrigal”
Lyall Harris’s Paper Boats
Amy Arnold’s Shroud
VABC’s 2007 Collaborative project “Hesitant Ruin”
VABC’s 2011 Collaborative Project “Postmark”


Galway Kinnell’s “Hide-and-Seek 1933”
Rita Dove’s “Prose in a Small Place” (signed)
Debra Nystrom’s “Seasons Change Before We’re Ready” (signed)
A.E. Stallings’s”A Ditty for Persephone”
Parisian Getaway
Rare Book School Class