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
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Happy birthday, poet Rupert Brooke
It is the birthday of English poet Rupert Brooke (1887), who is remembered for his stirringly patriotic poetry during World War I, especially The Soldier (1914), which contains the lines: "If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England." He was a boyishly handsome young man and quite popular. Virginia Woolf told a friend she went skinny-dipping with him in the moonlight. He was considered a member of the Georgian Poets, whose work featured hedonism, romanticism and sentimentality, and was notable for bridging the period between the Victorian era and Modernism. He died from an infected mosquito bite while on a naval expedition in the Aegean Sea. He is buried on the Greek island of Skyros.
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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