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
Saturday, June 28, 2014
A.E. Hotchner: pals to Hemingway, Newman
Hotchner (right) with Ernest and Mary Hemingway at a bullfight in 1957.
It is the birthday of writer A.E. Hotchner (1920), who is best known for his 1966 biography of Ernest Hemingway, Papa Hemingway. The two writers met in 1948 and became close friends. Hotchner adapted some of Hemingway’s works for theater and television. Hotchner also wrote Papa Hemingway: The Ecstacy and Sorrow (1983) and Hemingway and His World (1989). With his friend and neighbor Paul Newman, Hotchner founded Newman’s Own, Inc. in 1982. Profits from the food products line go to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children and other charities. With Newman, Hotchner wrote Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good: the Madcap Business Adventure of the Truly Oddest Couple (2003). Hotchner also wrote Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman (2010). Steven Soderbergh made a film, King of the Hill (1993), based on Hotchner’s memoir of the same name about growing up in St. Louis. Hotchner lives in Connecticut.
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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