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Coming Soon: Aidan's Annual Book Fair at Politics and Prose
Coming Soon: Aidan's Annual Book Fair at Politics and Prose

The annual Aidan Book Fair is coming in mid-October. The Book Fair is a wonderful opportunity for Aidan families and friends to support the school, while also promoting reading as a fun and enriching activity for our children. We hope that you will join us!

Here are the facts about this beloved Aidan tradition:

When is the Aidan Book Fair?

Saturday 9am-10pm (Aidan staff will be on hand from 9am- 5pm)

Sunday 10am-8pm (Aidan Staff will be on hand from 10am-5pm)

Where is the Aidan Book Fair?

Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW.

Why should I go to the Aidan Book Fair?

  1. Because 20% of book sales at Politics & Prose will go to support the school. You can help the school AND get a head start on your holiday shopping. It's a win-win!
  2. Because you can get a great meal: Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Ave., NW), a pizza joint a few doors down from Politics & Prose, has generously agreed to donate 15% of participating sales to Aidan. Just be sure to write "Aidan Montessori" at the top of your bill when you turn it in.
  3. Because you can purchase books to donate to your child's classroom or Bright Beginnings, a child development center serving under-housed families in DC. We will have book wish lists from the Aidan faculty and Bright Beginnings available at the fair.
  4. Because you and your children can enjoy dramatic book readings by our new head of school Kevin Clark and our school librarian Nell Stewart. Nell will read on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Kevin will read on Sunday at 11 a.m.

What if I have more questions?

If you have questions, please contact this year's Co-Chairs, David Bowman (, 202-352-7484), and Rachel Li Wai Suen (; 703-963-5124). We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!