Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Tuesday through Saturday
Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Happy birthday, Jack Kerouac
It is the birthday of iconic Beat Generation poet and writer Jack Kerouac, whose best known novel, On the Road (1957), tells the story of his travels across the country in the 1940s. It is considered one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. Kerouac also wrote The Dharma Bums (1958), The Subterraneans (1958), Doctor Sax (1959), Big Sur (1962), and Desolation Angels (1965). Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 from internal bleeding brought on by alcohol abuse. Kerouac spent considerable time at The Flamingo bar on Martin Luther King Street in St. Petersburg. A Jack Kerouac Night at The Flamingo is planned for Saturday, March 16. https://www.facebook.com/events/166504523500293/
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.
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