Saturday, November 12, 2022

"Ain't we got fun?" Celebrating the Roaring Twenties


TICKETS NOW ON SALE: We're looking forward to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in March as we celebrate the Roaring Twenties, a time of prosperity and social upheaval. In literature, It was a time that produced such masterpieces and The Sun Also Rises and The Great Gatsby. In pop culture, there were the silly flagpole sitters and the dance craze, The Charleston. Comics such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton held forth on the silver screen. Babe Ruth was the King of Swat and some saw gangster Al Capone as a hero.

We’ll have more later but that’s just a taste of the excitement as we return to The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg for the 40th Florida Antiquarian Book Fair.  

As always, dealers from all over will have books, maps, prints, ephemera, photographs, autographs, and more — from all eras, not just the Roaring Twenties.

Tickets at Eventbrite

Friday, April 8, 2022

New tees now available at our Florida Book Fair GearStore

You can order reading the QR code or simply clicking on the image. Either one will take you to the page of the style show in the picture. Please note that all three styles are available in four different colors, so you have numerous choices. Thank you for supporting the book fair. We hope you enjoy your shirts. We’d love to see photos of you wearing your shirts. Tell us the names of the people in the photos and where you were. We’ll publish them here. You may send your photos to floridabookfair2@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting the book fair.





Friday, March 25, 2022

It won't be long now!

The long wait is almost over. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair gets under way on April 1 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. Booksellers from all over the country will be on hand to show rare and collectible books, vintage maps and prints, and collectible ephemera, photographs, and autographs. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest book fair in the Southeast. You can purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com or at the door.