Monday, January 8, 2018

Dollars to donuts, this will be popular! (There's nothing here about donuts, though.)


We're launching something new for the new year. Well, it really isn't new at all. We've had Lighthouse Dollars for years. You might have some stuffed in your wallet or tucked away in a book as a book mark. The old ones were blue. The new ones are red. The old ones are still good. The new ones are shiny and new, and they're good, too. What's new besides the design is that we're going to try to remember to give them to you when you are checking out.

Here's how it works: When your purchase in our shop is $20 or more, you get one Lighthouse Dollar. If it's $40 or more, you get two. If it's $60 or more, you get three, and so on. (One for every $20 purchase.) You stuff them in your wallet or wherever you want to keep them and then bring them back for your next purchase. Your Lighthouse Dollars can be applied to your purchase.

It's like a rewards card, only without the card. You just get the rewards when you shop at Lighthouse Books, ABAA.

In the picture above, Mike is holding an enlarged version of one of the new red Lighthouse Dollars. Below is a copy of a sign similar to what we've put up in the store. You can see the new red Lighthouse Dollars and the old blue Lighthouse Dollars. And we're serious, if we don't tell you about Lighthouse Dollars, then ask us. You'll be dollars ahead if you do.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mr. Fezziwig's Ball, Frontispiece, A Christmas Carol 1843
Nine years ago, Florida author and historian Les Standiford published a little book about a tiny slice of Charles Dickens' writing career. It wasn't a hefty biography, nor was it intended to be. It was merely the story of a writer whose career was starting to tank and his desperate attempt to revive it. That little book has gotten some more attention of late, as has Mr. Standiford himself, because of a movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas, which is based on the book and came out this season. Les Standiford heads the creative writing program at Florida International University and is on the faculty of the Writers in Paradise writing workshop at Eckerd College each January. Of course, we're happy for anything that draws attention once again to Charles Dickens and his works. At this festive time of year, we're delighted offer from our family to yours all the best of Christmas season.

Friday, December 1, 2017

For the final sale of the year, we're going back to the beginning of this quite remarkable year

And now we reach the final sale of our 40th year at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. It has been a magnificent year and we're so glad so many of our friends have come by to see us during this time. We're end the year as we started it  – with everything in the store on sale. We're glad to be able to bring this to you as a thank you for your support over the decades. So, come on in and browse. There's some special treasure waiting for you. And because it is the season of gift giving, we're certain you're going to find something perfect for the book lovers on your list. See you soon.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

For October, we're going all Florida and Caribbean on you! Come find treasures

At last, books about Florida and the Caribbean are on sale at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. These, of course, are our bestsellers, and our favorites as well. It is our gift to you, our loyal customers. We know that you love Florida and the Caribbean as much as we do and that you're going to find something here to add to your collection. And, frankly, we're pleased that we can find good homes for these very special items. So, come on in and browse. There's some special treasure waiting for you.

Our specialties

Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.

We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.

Appraisal service

Michael F. Slicker, is one of about 450 qualified members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Inc., and its affiliate the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Condition of the book, demand for it and history of comparable sales are among the factors considered in evaluating the value of a book. Other factors may apply as well.

Please contact us for more information regarding our certified appraisal services. We encourage you to visit our website, Lighthouse Books, ABAA

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Michael Slicker was the founding president of the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and has served as chairman of its annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair since its inception.

The 36th annual book fair is set for April 21-23, 2017 at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

The fair is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast. Learn more about the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair and the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

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