Friday, December 12, 2014

How to be a hero to your book lover

It's really not too early to think about the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. Here's why! Yes, the book fair isn't until March but Christmas is just around the corner. A perfect gift for the book lover in your life might be the experience of attending the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. You can order tickets right now thanks to the miracle of modern science and our friends at Eventbrite. Here's the link. Buy the tickets. You'll get a confirmation by email that you can print out. Slap a bow on it and you're done. Plus, you're a hero to your book lover.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For book lovers, Tennessee this weekend

Our friends at the Tennessee Antiquarian Booksellers Association are gearing up for the Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend. The annual event is held at the University of the South in Sewanne, Tennessee.

The book fair is open Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

More than 40 dealers from around the country will be there. The fair will include a variety of collectible and rare books, autographed documents, and other ephemera.

The book fair will be held at University of the South, McClurg Dining Hall. University Ave. Sewanee, TN 37383. That's enough to get you complete directions on Google Maps. It's close to a 10-to 11-hour trip from the Tampa Bay area.

Admission is $10, which will go toward book purchases.

You can get some more information here:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jeff identified with the boy in Rawlings' story

Jeff Klinkenberg, who writes about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times, took time out to talk about his favorite "grown up" children's book, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' The Yearling.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Peter and Jeanne created a book for their children

Poet Peter Meinke shared some of the books he enjoyed as a child and, as a special treat, reads from The Legend of Larry the Lizard, a book he wrote and his wife, Jeanne, illustrated for their children. Join us at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair as we celebrate Children's Literature: Pages of Wonder.