Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This Saturday's Rare Book Cafe: We get out the good coffee mugs for a visit from bookseller and author Libby Ware


A familiar exhibitor at the Florida Book Fair, Atlanta author and book dealer Libby Ware is Rare Book Cafe’s August 6 guest.

toadlily books.jpgThere’ll be plenty to talk about: besides writing novels and running a bookstore, Libby Ware is also president of the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association, whose annual Georgia Book and Paper Fair is slated for September 3-4, 2016 in Decatur. 

Toadlily Books is Ware’s business base in Atlanta. She focuses on antiquarian books across the fields of African-American literature; art and photography; books about books; LGBT works; natural history; Southern writing; and travel books.

The store is located at 782 Marion Avenue East, Atlanta GA 30312, tel (678) 592-7031; email toadlilybooks@yahoo.com. You can also follow Toadlily Books on Facebook.

Ware’s first novel, Lum, was published by She Writes Press in October 2015. It debuted to strong reviews, and has already gathered in an American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, the gold medal of the Independent Book Publishers Association, and a 2016 Lambda Literary Awards finalist’s slot.

Rare Books Cafe is a weekly Internet production sponsored by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. It's live at blab.im every Saturday from 2.30 to 3.30 pm EDT/6.30 to 7.30 GMT.
The 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!

Regular co-hosts include Thorne Donnelley, owner of Liberty Book Store in West Palm Beach; Steven Eisenstein, longtime Miami-area dealer and appraiser and host of the weekly radio program Buck$ on the Bookshelf at wdbfradio.com; and Lindsay Thompson, owner of Henry Bemis Books in Charlotte, North Carolina.
T. Allan Smith, cyber consultant for the Florida book fair, is creator and executive producer of Rare Book Cafe.

(To access the show, look up blab.im on your browser. Sign in using your Twitter or Facebook account, and type "Rare Book Cafe" in the search box. You can also subscribe to the show using this link)

Past episodes of the Rare Book Cafe are archived at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair website, and on the Rare Book Cafe Channel at YouTube.


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