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Washington Post to Print Commemorative Edition of Today's Paper


People wait outside of The Washington Post for extra copies of the newspaper announcing that Sen. Barack Obama was elected president. (Wendy Galietta/The Washington Post)

Updated 6:54 p.m.
By Garance Franke-Ruta
A line formed outside The Washington Post's 15th Street headquarters this morning as area residents eagerly sought to find a copy of the paper announcing Barack Obama's historic presidential win last night.

The paper had increased copies available for sale at retail locations and in newsboxes by 30 percent, but the edition sold out within hours.

In answer to that public demand, The Post will produce 150,000 250,000 350,000 copies of a commemorative edition of today's paper, which will be available at select local retailers this afternoon. The newspapers, which will cost $1.50 each, will be available at some CVS, Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Shoppers Food and 7-11 locations.

A limited number of commemorative editions will also be available late this afternoon at the front desk of The Washington Post, at 1150 15th Street NW in downtown Washington.

For more on this story, read Petula Dvorak here»

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 5, 2008; 12:03 PM ET
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Comments

ACTUALLY THE ONLY NATIONALITY TO VOTE WAS THOSE FROM THE UNITED STATES
However it was,
HISTORY INDEED

Posted by: hardiboiled | November 6, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

How can I get a copy of commemorative edition of today's paper in Atlanta?

Posted by: janicemack | November 6, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Hi, if you would like to get a copy I listed one on ebay for .99 cents. Search for my username (Taniquas), or Item number: 130267202660. I am the person in the photo above, in the red coat. This truly is a historic event! I feel blessed to have been a part of it.

Posted by: Taniquas | November 5, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

As much as they complain about the lack of paper sales because of the internet, did they not think to double, triple, or quadruple production today? This is history that alot of people 35 and younger have never lived through.

Posted by: LikeWtr4Cho8 | November 5, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

How do we in Maine get a copy?

Posted by: itsagreatday1 | November 5, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

How can I get a copy of commemorative edition of today's paper in Chicago

Posted by: leviadline | November 5, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

How about a glossy version of the front page on high-quality "suitable for framing" stock, inserted in this Sunday's paper?

Seriously, I'm out of town and I'd make an effort to get a copy. It's history.

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Blah "Commemoraive Edition" - lame excuse to run lots of large pictures, full-page ads, fluff, and other garbage, then charge the customers 3 times as much for a regular Post edition, all because the Post managing editors are too stupid enough to order a large enough run to account for the frenzied interest of this event.

You can take your overpriced "Commemorative Edition" and shove it in your bird cage.

Posted by: ennepe68 | November 5, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

GREAT MOMENT IN HISTORY.EVERY NATIONALITY VOTED,AND THEY WANTED TO PUT OBAMA(NICKNAME:BO)IN THE WHITE HOUSE,MCCLAIN SPEECH WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD.HE IS A CLASS ACT.NOW!OBAMA NEED TO CALL BYRON LEFTWICH AND THANK HIM FOR WINNING THAT GAME BETWEEN THE REDSKINS AND STEELERS.CHRIS BERGMAN SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS,THE STEELERS BEAT CRAP OUT OF MY REDSKINS.SO THE STREAK STANDS,WHO EVERY WINS THE FOOTBALL GAME,WINS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.REDSKINS -REPUBLICIANS,AND STEELERS-DEMOCRATES.WELL!OBAMA CALL:BYRON LEFTWICH FOR WINNING THAT GAME BECAUSE,HE GOT YOU IN OFFICE(SMILE).

Posted by: bob1954 | November 5, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

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