Friday, September 29, 2017

Saturday's Cafe Guest: The Youngest Bookseller

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Quintin Smith, 10, a bookseller of St Petersburg, Florida, has ink for blood.

His grandfather, Michael Slicker, is celebrating 40 years in the field at St. Pete’s Lighthouse Books.

Quintin’s mom, Sarah, is managing director of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair.

And last April, Mr Smith decided to hang out his own “Open” sign as the 36th annual book fair’s youngest dealer.

Saturday he’ll be telling us how he made out in the cutthroat world of the St Petersburg Coliseum, and his plans for conquering his second book fair next April.

Join us at 2:30 pm Saturday as we peer into the future of rare books.


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.

Hosted by Miami book dealer, appraiser and’s Bucks on the Bookshelf radio show creator Steven Eisenstein, the program features a revolving set of cohosts and regular guests including 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: 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 virtually live studio audience for the program, write us at

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