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Thursday, January 4, 2018


What a year 2017 was! And after a fortnight’s break to ponder its Deepest Inner Meanings, the Cafe team will consider, muse upon, and justify it as The Year in Books January 6.

We did 49 programs, losing only two to life’s exigencies: technical gremlins in February, and a hurricane in September. We welcomed dozens of guests, hundreds of new social media followers, and our first majority-overseas audience. We spun off a sharp weekly news program.

We had controversies! And laughter! And wows and likes and shares!

Join us all- Steve and Edie, Thorne, Kara, Allan and Lin- for 2017: Look Back, We’re Forgetting Stuff Already, this Saturday.



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Rare Book Cafe is streamed by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair every Saturday from 2.30 to 3.30 pm EDT. We feature interviews, panel discussion and stuff you can learn about book collecting whether you are a regular at Sotheby’s or just someone who likes books.

The program airs live on Rare Book Cafe’s Facebook page, and remain there after the show.

The program’s regular guests include Miami book dealer, appraiser and WDBFRadio.com’s Bucks on the Bookshelf radio show creator Steven Eisenstein, Thorne Donnelley of Liberty Book Store in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Lindsay Thompson of Charlotte’s Henry Bemis Books; miniature books expert Edie Eisenstein; ephemera expert Kara Accettola; and program creator/producer T. Allan Smith.

We enjoy the support and encouragement of these booksellers:A Bric-A-Brac in Miami;  Little Sages Books in Hollywood, Florida; Liberty Books in Palm Beach Gardens; As Time Goes By, in Marion, Alabama; Quill & Brush in Dickerson, Maryland; Lighthouse Books in St. Petersburg; The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia; and Henry Bemis Books in Charlotte.

Rare Book Cafe program encourages viewer participation via its interactive features and video: if you've got an interesting book, join the panel and show it to us! If you’d like to ask the team a question or join us in the virtual live studio audience for the program, write us at rarebookcafe@gmail.com.

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