Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rare Book Cafe 2.0 is on the air today at 2:30 p.m. ET Today's guest: Rick Wilber, author of Alien Morning

Welcome to the second episode of Rare Book Cafe 2.0, the rebooted program now on YouTube (broadcasting live on Google Hangouts on the Air). Rare Book Cafe originated on in 2015 but the platform shut down in August 2016.

Guest: Rick Wilber, author of Alien Morning. Rick teaches mass communications at the University of South Florida. He is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. He has published more than 40 short stories, several novels and short-story collections, two edited anthologies, a memoir, and a half-dozen college textbooks on writing and the mass media.

Miami Beach bookseller Steven Eisenstein is the host of Rare Book Cafe. Thorne Donnelley, owner of Liberty Books in West Palm Beach, and Lindsay Thompson, owner of Henry Bemis Books in Charlotte, North Carolina, are co-hosts. Rare Book Cafe features Edie Eisenstein's Very Small Bookshelf.

T. Allan Smith is creator and executive producer.

Rare Book Cafe is sponsored by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, celebrating its 36th year on April 21-23, 2016 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features more than 100 booksellers offering rare, used, and collectible book, vintage prints, antique maps, vintage photographs, autographs, and collectible printed matter of all kinds.

If you have questions about the show, questions about rare or collectible books that you would like to have answered on the show or if you would like to join us in the virtual studio audience, send us an email at

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