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
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Happy birthday, Carson McCullers
It is the birthday of writer Carson McCullers (1917), whose first novel was her best known. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) tells the story of a lonely deaf man in a southern mill town in the 1930s and the people he encounters. She wrote it when she was 23 years old. It was adapted for film in 1968 and the stage in 2005. McCullers works examine the loneliness of outcasts and misfits. She also wrote Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941), The Member of the Wedding (1946) and a short story collection, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1951). She was friends with W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Gypsy Rose Lee, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams, who said of her work: “Carson's major theme: the huge importance and nearly insoluble problems of human love.”
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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