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.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Friday, August 23, 2013
Happy birthday, humorist Will Cuppy
It is the birthday of humorist Will Cuppy (1884), who is best remembered for a book he didn't even finish before he died. A biting satire on history called The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950) was finished by Cuppy's friend, writer and filmmaker Fred Feldkamp, who also compiled and published a satirical almanac by Cuppy, How to Get from January to December (1951). For 23 years, Cuppy wrote a literary column for the New York Tribune (later the New York Herald Tribune). He also wrote How to be a Hermit (1929), based on his eight-year experience living in a shack on unpopulated Jones Beach off Long Island in the 1920s. Cuppy's columns for The New Yorker were compiled into two books, How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes (1931) and How to Become Extinct (1941).
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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