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
Saturday, October 11, 2014
"Your prose makes Raymond Chandler look clumsy," Elmore Leonard was once told
It is the birthday of writer Elmore Leonard (1925), whose career has
spanned more than half a century. One of the most popular and prolific
modern day writers, he is best known today for his thrillers and crime
fiction, among them bestsellers such as Mr. Majestyk (1974), Get Shorty
(1990), Rum Punch (1992), and Out of Sight (1996). Leonard is acclaimed for
his ear for dialogue and his gritty realism. Leonard counts Ernest
Hemingway among his influences, though he said Hemingway didn't have a
sense of humor. British novelist Martin Amis once told Leonard, "Your
prose makes Raymond Chandler look clumsy."
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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