Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rare Book Moment: Why a collector examines from various points of view

No. 25: Rare book appraiser Michael Slicker discusses a book that came out in 1740 that deals with sexual harassment in an English manor house, and how it might fit into a collector's consideration. He uses Pamela or Virtue Rewarded as an example of how smart collectors analyze their books and other items to expand their collections in interesting ways. Michael Slicker, a recognized authority on antiquarian books, has owned Lighthouse Books, ABAA in St. Petersburg, Florida, for more than 40 years. Michael Slicker's Rare Book Moment is recorded at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. Music by Jack Payne: Back to Those Happy Days

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Rare Book Moment: This is how a collection begins -- serendipity offers a fine example

No. 24: Rare book appraiser Michael Slicker discusses some new map acquisitions and how they could form the basis for a collection. It is a prime illustration of the organic nature of collections, whether they be of books, ephemera, or in this case, maps. Items for your collection may present themselves in unusual and unexpected ways.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rare Book Moment: The letters behind the name and why they're important for you


No. 23: Rare book appraiser Michael Slicker discusses the various booksellers associations, such as the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association, and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and their significance to the book trade and to book lovers. Michael Slicker, a recognized authority on antiquarian books, has owned Lighthouse Books, ABAA in St. Petersburg, Florida, for more than 40 years. Michael Slicker's Rare Book Moment is recorded at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. Music by Jack Payne: Back to Those Happy Days

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. 

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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