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
Monday, January 13, 2014
Happy birthday, illustrator Anton Fischer
Man Overboard! (1909) by Anton Fischer. Inset: Fischer
It is the birthday of illustrator Anton Fischer (1992), who was an illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post for 48 years and was named artist laureate of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He also illustrated for other magazines, including Everybody’s Magazine, where he illustrated a story by Jack London. Fischer illustrated London’s books as well as the Cappy Ricks series by Peter B. Kyne, the Colin Glencannon series by Guy Gilpatric, and the Tugboat Annie series by Norman Reilly Raine. Fischer was known for his maritime paintings. He was commissioned a lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard painted scenes of heroism of the Merchant Marines and Coast Guard.
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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