Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Murder & Mystery Sale: Find a whodunit at Lighthouse Books and then find out whodunit

Some of the best crime writers in the business are gracing our shelves (and our floors). We have a plethora of finely written mysteries in excellent condition and we just wanted to share.

That’s why we’re having our Murder & Mystery Sale at such terrific prices (just $4 for most copies; a little more for some signed copies that would be first-rate additions to any crime fiction fan’s collection.)

You can see from the video just what an excellent collection we have. Most are Florida-based writers (we like that), though not all have Florida settings for what they write. No matter. They’re still fun reads. Here's a partial list: Randy Wayne White, Patricia Cornwell, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker, James Patterson, Stuart Woods, J.D. Robb, Carl Hiaasen, Jack Higgins, Sue Grafton, James W. Hall, Lee Child.

So come in soon and find out whodunit.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open House at our new home in Dade City


We had a grand time on Saturday, January 18, as we celebrated moving into our new shop in Dade City. It was a beautiful day and we're so thankful for all our friends who turned out for the event. Thank you especially to the Dade City Chamber of Commerce for arranging a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. It was quite the festive event.

In the slideshow above, you can get a glimpse of some of what was going on that day. We're grateful for the treasure hunters, the folks who come in looking for a hidden treasure among the stacks – and finding them. You'll see photos of some of them here. It was gratifying to see so many old friends, some of whom we hadn't seen for quite awhile, and so many new friends who came and celebrated with us. In the slideshow below, you'll find a lot of hugging going on. We admit it. We're huggers, and we were just so pleased to see so many of our friends at our Open House.

We're so happy in our new roomy shop. Countless visitors remarked on how open it is compared with our cramped little blue house we were in for so many decades in St. Petersburg. To be sure, we enjoyed our time in St. Petersburg, and we're grateful that so many of our friends from St. Petersburg and Tampa have made the short journey north to our new little burg.

One thing they've discovered is that aside from the roominess of our new location, things are pretty much the same when it comes to what we have in the store. If anything, we can just see more of what we've always had. The same subject areas that our friends have come to know and love over the years are still here. We have a fine Florida section, as you might expect. We have lots of Americana from all over the country. Aviation enthusiasts know we have an extensive aviation collection. Natural history abounds. Our children's section has a lot of very special material. Of course, there's literature, and there's maps and there's military. Civil war? You bet. And so much more.

So longtime fans of Lighthouse Books need not worry that their favorite subjects have been overlooked in our move to new facilities. We still have what we've always had –– an extensive collection of used and collectible books certain to please any book lover. Plus maps, prints, photographs, and ephemera.

So, if you came out for our Open House, thank you for doing so. If you haven't had a chance yet to visit our new location, please do. We'd love to see you. Before you make the trip, though, be aware that our hours have changed. We're open Wednesday through Sunday, Closed Monday and Tuesday. Most days we're open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays it's noon to 4 p.m. If you haven't discovered it before, Dade City is a delightful town, with interesting shops and restaurants. It is a place worthy of your time to explore it. See you soon.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A quick peek inside our new home

We're looking forward to seeing you in our new home. We have all the same kinds of book, maps, prints, and ephemers that we've always had. We just have more room now.

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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