Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 book fair countdown

The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9th, 2012. Here's the countdown.

The 31st Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will feature more than 110 specialized dealers in rare books, antique maps, prints, ephemera, autographs and more.

The oldest and largest fair of its kind in the southeastern United States, this year's fair runs March 9th-11th, 2012 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.

Hours are Friday, March 9th, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, March 10th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 11th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Friday's admission is $10, includes a live classical music performance, and is good for all three days of the show. Admission on Saturday is $6 for the day or $10 for the weekend, and will include several lectures. Sunday's ticket is $6 and includes a free book appraisal by the Florida Bibliophile Society.

Look for printable admission discount coupons available on our website and on Facebook. Coupons are also available at St. Petersburg Public Libraries and at bookstores, antiques stores and other selected locations throughout the country. Admission is free for all children under 12 and for students with a valid ID. Free parking.

The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is sponsored by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the St. Petersburg Public Library. A portion of each ticket sale benefits the St. Petersburg Public Library System. Bright House Networks and WUSF Radio are co-sponsors.

The Coliseum is located at 535 Fourth Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

For more information, call Sarah Smith, Book Fair Manager, at (727) 234-7759 or send an email to

• Here's a link to our book fair page on the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association site.
• FRIEND US on Facebook: Florida Bookfair
• LIKE the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association page on Facebook

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