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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How did Hurricane Irma treat you and yours? We're open again, and we're very thankful

As Hurricane Irma stormed up Florida peninsula, no one was quite sure what would become of us. This was certainly the biggest storm we've ever experienced in our four decades of doing business in St. Petersburg.

Forecasters kept us on pins and needles with numerous predictions but in the end no one really know what would happen when Irma would finally came ashore. Oh, sure. We watched the wall-to-wall television coverage, especially the devastation in the Caribbean islands. And images of the chaos wrought by Harvey in Texas was fresh in our minds. In the end, all we could do was take what precautions we could and hope and pray for the best.

Prayers answered. We had no injuries and no damage either at home or the store. The disruption caused by the storm will be with us for a time. Meanwhile, we're happy to say we're open for business and we'd love to see you again soon and hear how you fared in the storm.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Want to know more about the Peloponnesian War? Military history on sale all September

It's September and we're concerned with military history this month. Whether it's the First World War or the Peloponnesian War or most any other war (except for the American Civil War), we're putting military history on sale all month.

All books in that category priced at less than $100 are 40% off this month and all books in those categories prices at $100 or more are 20% off.

This sale is good for in-store purchases only.

Thank you for your continuing support of Lighthouse Books, ABAA. Come in and browse our shelves. We'd love to see you.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Are you going places in August? Stop by for savings on all our books about transportation

During August, all our books on automobiles, railroads, ships and boats, and airplanes will be on sale. Books priced less than $100 will be 40% off and books prices $100 or more will be 20% off. This sale applies to in-store purchases only. It's all part of our year-long celebration of our 40 years in business as Lighthouse Books, ABAA. Thank you for your support over the years.

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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