Friday, November 22, 2019

You really have to come visit our new home

So, here we are all settled (well, as much as we ever are) in our new home in Dade City. It's really a beautiful place and we're proud to be here and proud to be neighbors in this charming little town. We're at the far reaches of the Tampa Bay area but really not that far from our old home on First Avenue N in St. Petersburg. It's a quick drive up I-75 (or U.S. 301, if you'd prefer.)

If you're never ventured up here from the busy streets of St. Petersburg or Tampa, we really recommend that you do so, not just to see us (though that would be wonderful, of course) but also to visit the antiques shops and the delightful restaurants in town. Make it an outing!

Of course, we know you'll have plenty of fun browsing our shelves in our new place and discovering treasures you'll just want to take home with you. And you can do it all in, as Heminway put it, a clean, well lighted place. (Of course, he was talking about a cafe and we're not a cafe but we'd venture to say you can find some bibliophilic morsels on our shelfs, though we frown on eating the books.)

We just wanted you to know that we'd love for you to come visit and we know you'll be glad you did.



Thursday, November 14, 2019

So, we moved into a funeral home ...


This is our new home in Dade City, which is about an hour away from our old location in St. Petersburg. It's the old Hodges Funeral Home, a delightful and cozy place. We're certain we're going to like it here, and we hope you will, too. We'll have much more to say about our new home later on but we just wanted you to  know that we're here and we're getting settled.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Rare Book Moment: What you need to know about registration for four-color printing

No. 28: Mike's back with some tips about vintage four-color printing and what to look for when evaluating books with full color illustrations or photographs. You can view the entire playlist of Rare Book Moment on our YouTube channel. Michael Slicker, a recognized authority on antiquarian books, has owned Lighthouse Books, ABAA in St. Petersburg, Florida, for more than 40 years. Michael Slicker's Rare Book Moment is recorded at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. Music by Jack Payne: Back to Those Happy Days

Monday, July 29, 2019

We'll see you at 10 a.m.


That's right! We'll be back on our regular schedule. See you at 10 a.m on Tuesday. Our 25% and 50% sale is still on so it's time to come discover the treasures you've always wanted and take them home with you.

Our specialties

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.

Appraisal service

Michael F. Slicker, is one of about 450 qualified members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Inc., and its affiliate the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Condition of the book, demand for it and history of comparable sales are among the factors considered in evaluating the value of a book. Other factors may apply as well.

Please contact us for more information regarding our certified appraisal services. We encourage you to visit our website, Lighthouse Books, ABAA

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Michael Slicker was the founding president of the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and has served as chairman of its annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair since its inception.

The 39th annual book fair is set for April 24-26, 2020 at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

The fair is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast. Learn more about the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair and the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

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