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, July 16, 2014
Happy birthday, Shoeless Joe Jackson
Babe Ruth (left) and Shoeless Joe Jackson.
It is the birthday of talented baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887), who was banned from the game after 1920 for his alleged involvement in the Black Sox Scandal in which several Chicago White Sox players were accused of trying to fix the 1919 World Series in exchange for payoffs from big-time gamblers. The players were acquitted in court but banned just the same. Some scholars believe Jackson was never involved in the fix. 8 Men Out (1963) by Eliot Asinof deals with the scandal and implicates Jackson. It was the basis of the 1988 film. The novel Shoeless Joe (1982) by W.P. Kinsella is a fantasy about an Iowa corn farmer who builds a baseball park in his field so Shoeless Joe and his fellow players can redeem themselves. It was the basis of the movie Field of Dreams (1989).
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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