Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It's your chance to win 25 Lighthouse Dollars. Just complete the crossword puzzle.

So, here we go with our second official Lighthouse Books Puzzler crossword puzzle. You could WIN 25 LIGHTHOUSE DOLLARS. It's easy to enter. PRINT out the Puzzler and complete it. SNAP a picture of your completed entry and EMAIL it to oldfloridabooks@gmail.com. A WINNER will be selected from correct entries. You could WIN 25 LIGHTHOUSE DOLLARS, which you can spend at Lighthouse Books toward the purchase of wonderful volumes. There are treasures on every shelf.

Pro Tip 1: The answers are hidden in plain sight on the Lighthouse Books, ABAA website or in the store. All you have to do is look.

Pro Tip 2: Some answers may be multiple words. Just run them together.

Pro Tip 3: Click on the image to enlarge it before you photograph it. 

Sorry, there were no winners for our first Lighthouse Books crossword but try again

Okay, so here's the solution for our very first Lighthouse Books crossword. Some entries were very close but none were totally correct. We enjoyed the creativity of some of the entries. For 6 Down Another Location one entry had THEOLDNORTHEAST. Another had BOOKSONTHEBEACH. Both fit perfectly but didn't match our answer and, indeed, a place where we do exhibit some books, Patty and Friends on Martin Luther King Street N. We liked one answer for 2  Across: Fiction is ______. ASCREAM. Must have been thinking of Stephen King books. Another shout out for creativity goes to John Carter, who photographed his entry in front of a lighthouse. Very clever. No, it doesn't earn any extra points but it IS very creative. So that's it for this puzzle. We're putting  up another shortly. It'll appear above this one in the blog. The solution for this one will also be found on our Facebook page as will the next Puzzler. Thank you to everyone who participated and to those who couldn't quite work up the gumption to try it. You'll have another chance at winning Lighthouse Dollars.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Enter our new Puzzler to win Lighthouse Dollars! You can't win if you don't play

Welcome to the first-ever Lighthouse Books, ABAA crossword puzzle. We think it'll  be fun. We hope you do, too. It's easy to enter. PRINT out the puzzle and complete it. SNAP a picture of your completed entry and EMAIL it to oldfloridabooks@gmail.com. A WINNER will be selected from correct entries. You could WIN 25 LIGHTHOUSE DOLLARS, which you can spend at Lighthouse Books toward the purchase of that perfect volume you've been going to get sometime. As it says in the headline above, you can't win if you don't play. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Microcosm of London volumes contain beautiful examples of 19th century printing

This is a remarkable set, perhaps among the best examples of color plate printing anywhere. The renowned lithographer, publisher, and bookseller, Rudolph Ackermann, published this set over several years beginning in 1808. He enlisted the talents of architect and artist Augustus Pugin and caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson to produce the wonderful illustrations that populate the books. Pugin was credited with helping to advance the Gothic Revival style in architecture. Rowlandson was a popular artist whose work appeared in numerous British periodicals. Pugin's task in Microcosm was to render the buildings accurately. Rowlandson's was to depict the people likely to populate the venues shown. He did so with aplomb.

If you want to learn more about this beautiful set, please call Mike Slicker at (727) 822-3278 or send him an email at lighthousebooksabaa@gmail.com.

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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