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
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Happy birthday, writer MacKinlay Kantor
It is the birthday of writer MacKinlay Kantor (1904), whose novel Andersonville (1955) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956. The book tells the story of a Confederate prisoner of war camp in Georgia during the Civil War. Kantor gleaned the stories of real characters from prisoner memoirs. He also created fictional characters to help tell the story of the camp and its inhumane conditions. During the early 1930s, Kantor wrote for pulp magazines such as Real Detective Tales, Mystery Stories, and Detective Fiction Weekly. Later, his work appeared in Collier’s and other slick magazines. He wrote more than 30 novels, also nonfiction books and children’s books, including Angleworms on Toast (1942), which was illustrated by Kurt Wiese. Kantor also wrote screenplays for several movies.
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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