Wednesday, December 6, 2023

It's not too early to order tickets -- and they make such wonderful gifts for the deserving book lovers in your life

IT’S GIFT-GIVING SEASON. And the absolutely perfect gift for any book lover is the opportunity to browse thousands of books at the largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast — the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. You can order tickets right now at Eventbrite.com. It’s quick. It’s easy. And your book lover will be so pleased, and thankful.

See you at the book fair.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 36:
Richard in Syracuse, Ed in Verona, and Lee on the mend

It’s the 36th episode of Rare Book Cafe — Coffee Break, and the good news is that co-host Lee Linn is on the mend from the fractured arm and leg she received after a bad fall at the end of the Books in Boston Shadow Show. 

Co-host Ed Markiewicz and Rare Book Cafe regular contributor Richard Mori have been keeping in touch with her, and report good progress in her rehabilitation efforts.
 
Meanwhile, both have been on the move. Ed, who is based in Verona, Italy, for another month or so in a book binding apprenticeship, took the opportunity to visit some other places in Europe, including the Turin Chocolate Festival. He shares video.
 
Both Ed and Richard have acquired some fascinating items they share in the episode. We catch up with Richard at an antiques show in Syracuse, New York. 
 
We send good wishes for a speedy recovery to Lee and look forward to seeing her soon in an upcoming episode of Rare Book Cafe. 
 
A SPECIAL REQUEST: Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends. If this is the first time you've watched Rare Book Cafe, let us know what you think in the comments. If you're a regular watcher, tell us in the comments how often and what you envjoy about the show. 
 
Our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series offers short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in the series. 
 
Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.
 
Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com
 
The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”
 
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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun and Electrodoodle Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Rare Book Cafe is a gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous. Join us on our Facebook group Book Lovers’ Rendezvous.
Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida. 
 
Rare Book Cafe 
 
The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™
 
YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
 
Also as a podcast on YouTube Music
 

 

Friday, September 1, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 19: The Road Warrior checks in with a special 1876 American flag

Richard Mori, The Road Warrior, always has something interesting he’s discovered in his travels. Richard, who happened to be in his New Hampshire warehouse, checks in with us with a couple of outstanding finds. First, he shows an rare early American printed booklet with an interesting backstory. In addition, Richard shows a 39-star American flag from 1876, created for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The flag was manufactured for The Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. It ran from May 10 to November 10.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube,Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida.

Rare Book Cafe

The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Also as a podcast on YouTube Music

Sunday, August 20, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 18:
On banning books and omitting history

The current trend of challenging and banning books in school districts and libraries across the country has some book lovers concerned about the new restrictions on the right to read. Also worthy of note is the restructuring of curriculum in some school districts to omit critical parts of American history. Rare Book Cafe regular Gigi Best, who is a genealogist and museum owner, weighs in on the topics. Gigi and her husband Skip Richardson are owners of the Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature and Culture Museum in St. Augustine, Florida.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. It is also available as a podcast on YouTube Music. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida.

Rare Book Cafe

The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube, Facebook, and Istagram.

Podcast on YouTube Music

Monday, August 14, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 17:
Author Larry Baker and his famous ghosts

Iowa City writer Larry Baker returns to Rare Book Cafe to discuss Harry and Sue, A Story of Love and Ghosts. It’s his new novel from Ice Cube Press, a heartwarming and clever tale of love found, love lost, and love found again. The discussion also turns to the Hollywood writers’ strike and widespread trend toward banning books. It’s a worthwhile journey.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, and as a podcast at YouTube Music. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the

Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and is available as a podcast at YouTube Music. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida.

Rare Book Cafe

The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Podcast on YouTube Music

Monday, August 7, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 16:
Of incunabula and rare book rooms

It’s always a delight when artist MKay Watson drops by the Rare Book Cafe. MKay is the author of Tangled Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tangled Shakespeare: Richard III. In this episode, she shares a special volume she discovered at the Rare Book Room at West Virginia University.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida.

Rare Book Cafe

The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

Also soon as a podcast on fine platforms everywhere.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 15:
Of hornbooks, primers, and early board games

The Road Warrior is on the move again but he takes time for a quick visit with co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn and reveals some discoveries, including some of the earliest printed material in America.

Richard Mori has fine examples of items used in early childhood education such as hornbooks and primers. He also shows some fascinating board games designed to keep children entertained. He also reveals a new shadow show he's organizing.

Richard Mori, The Road Warrior, is owner of Mori Books in Franklin, New Hampshire, and a regular contributor to Rare Book Cafe.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Friday, July 21, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 14:
An Australian bookseller on working in Los Angeles

Australian bookseller Noel Hart spent several years working at the legendary Cosmopolitan Bookshop on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. He discusses his book about the experience with co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn.

The book is And That Was Only the Front Counter: Working in the Used Book Business in Los Angeles and is available at Noel Hart’s online bookstore, Bookwood, on AbeBooks and Facebook. It is also available at Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

You can send an email to Noel Hart at bookwoodbooks@yahoo.com.au

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 13:
Amazing letters of poet and critic Ezra Pound

In 1908, Ezra Pound, who was to become a major American poet and critic, left the United States for Europe. By the 1920s, as his reputation and career grew, he helped in the discovery and development of such writers Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, and James Joyce.

Recently, Rare Book Cafe co-host Ed Markiewicz drove down a road in rural Oregon to meet with a book collector with volumes for sale. He also had a surprise — a collection of original letters of Ezra Pound, which Ed promptly bought. In this episode, Ed shares the contents of his amazing find, to the delight of co-host Lee Linn.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Friday, July 14, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 11:
Gigi Best and the earliest African Americans

 

Genealogist Gigi Best, a longtime contributor to Rare Book Cafe, joins us to tell about her latest endeavors with an organization dedicated to highlighting the contributions of people often missed in historical accounts of the nation. The Society of the First African Families of English America is made up of descendants of the men, women, and children who arrived as early at 1619 in what became the United States of America. 

Gigi and her husband Skip Richardson operate the Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. In past years, they have been longtime exhibitors at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. 

 Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends. 

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series. 

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded. 

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia. 

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com 

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to the used and rare book trade.” 

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 Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... 

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 Rare Book Cafe is a gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous. 

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera. 

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics. Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida. 

Rare Book Cafe 

The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube and Facebook 

Also soon as a podcast on fine platforms everywhere.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 10:
The Road Warrior checks in with 1880s ephemera

 

Richard Mori, the Road Warrior, checks in after a visit to Cooperstown, New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Richard didn’t get to go the hall of fame but he did attend the Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair in the Clark Sports Center. 

Richard runs Richard Mori Books in Franklin. New Hampshire, and spends considerable time on the road (hence the nickname). Among the items Richard discovered was a bit of industrial ephemera from the 1880s that one of his institutional customers had been seeking for a long time. As usual, Richard enjoys a good chat with co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn. 

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends. 

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series. 

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded. 

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia. 

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com 

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.” 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... 

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous. 

Rare Book Cafe is presented on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. 

Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera. Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.  

 SPONSORSHIPS: If you'd like to be a sponsor of Rare Book Cafe, please contact us at rarebookcafe@gmail.com.

Monday, July 10, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 9:
Adding to your collection of Civil War ephemera

 

Collecting Civil War ephemera never goes out of style. For some, it is an obsession. For others, an interesting pastime. For our ever-curious co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn, it is the thrill of the discovery. Both have fascinating correspondence originated by participants in the war.

Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

 This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic.

Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series. Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and YouTube podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous. Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast.

Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera. Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics. Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida.

 Rare Book Cafe
The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™
YouTube and Facebook
 Also soon as a podcast on fine platforms everywhere.

Friday, July 7, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 8:
What makes a good bookstore? Share your ideas

 

Co-host Ed Markiewicz shares more details about his visit to Europe over the last few months. He visits Livraria Lello, in Porto, Portugal, that bills itself as the most beautiful bookstore in the world. That leads to a discussion about what makes a good bookstore. Please share your thoughts about what you’d like to see in a bookstore in the comments below. 

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series. Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and is also available on podcast. 

 Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded. 

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia. 

 Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. 

More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to the used and rare book trade.” 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... 

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous. 

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera. 

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics. 

Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida. 

 Rare Book Cafe 

The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™ 

YouTube and Facebook Also soon as a podcast on fine platforms everywhere.

Monday, July 3, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 7:
Barbara Loe: When ephemera is one-of-a-kind

 

Nineteenth century ephemera dealer Barbara Loe presents some of the fascinating handmade items she has acquired recently, including a perpetual calendar, a hand drawn dinner party menu, a bridge game tally with real feathers, and a red, white, blue Fourth of July greeting card from the early 20th century. 

Barbara is the owner of Cardtique LLC in Osprey, Florida, and a frequent contributor to Rare Book Cafe. Please SHARE this program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series. 

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded. 

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia. 

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com 

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.” 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous. 

 Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera. Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics. 

Rare Book Cafe is based in Florida. 

Rare Book Cafe The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube and Facebook Also soon as a podcast on fine platforms everywhere.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 6:
What are you reading this summer?

 

Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and  Lee Linn share their summer reading lists, as does their guest, Rare Book Cafe regular Richard Mori, who is known as The Road Warrior. Also, Lee recently had a birthday and, of course, there was cake.

PLEASE SHARE your reading list in the comments. And SHARE our program with your book loving friends.

This is another one of the earliest episodes of Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK, our new series offering short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series.

Rare Book Cafe is on YouTube and Facebook and will soon be available on podcast. Please SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite platform, share Rare Book Cafe with your book-loving friends, and LIKE us. Join us in the Book Lovers’ Rendezvous. This program is prerecorded.

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com

The program also is made possible by Biblio.com, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to  soon the used and rare book trade.”

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Music by Kevin MacLeod Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
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Rare Book Cafe is a periodic gathering of collectors and lovers of old, rare, and collectible books. It is a virtual cafe, accessible anywhere in the world, where the subjects are priceless and the conversation is free. It is truly the book lovers' rendezvous.

Rare Book Cafe is presented periodically on Facebook and YouTube, and will also be available on podcast. Rare Book Cafe features conversations about antiquarian books, rare books, collectible books, unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps, rare prints, and a wide variety of ephemera.

Guests include antiquarian booksellers, authors, collectors, and anyone else with an interest in and knowledge of these topics.

Rare Book Cafe™ is based in Florida.
Rare Book Cafe
The Book Lovers' Rendezvous™

YouTube and Facebook
Also soon as a podcast.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 2 :
A visit with Sarah Smith of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

It was a delight to see book fair manager Sarah Smith visiting with Rare Book Cafe co-host Lee Linn on a recent episode of Rare Book Cafe in its new Coffee Break format. Not only were there insights about the book fair from Sarah but it was a chummy recollection of the book fair because Lee Linn is also a regular exhibitor at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair.

Friday, June 2, 2023

πŸ”΄ Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 1:
We're back with Ed's travels abroad and more

In this post is the first episode of the  new video series Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK. In this series, co-hosts Ed Mankiewicz and Lee Linn will offer quick bites of the delectable world of books and book collecting.


Please forgive our food metaphor but we think you’ll find the offerings delicious, even though we all know that one must keep actual food and drink well away from rare and collectible books.

Like a coffee break, these short programs are intended to be a brief and enjoyable respite from the daily routine. Please subscribe either here on the blog or on Facebook or YouTube so you’ll be alerted when there’s a new Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK available to view. We’re always up for a coffee break. How about you?

At the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, we’re proud to help make this program possible, and we appreciate the support of Biblio.com,  our long-standing book fair sponsor, and we congratulate our friends at Biblio.com as they celebrate 20 years of serving the interests of book lovers around the world.

We’d love to hear from you, so leave us a comment below or send us an email.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Limited-edition hand-colored etchings by Tampa artist John Costin

Michael Slicker of Lighthouse Books, ABAA in Dade City, Florida, offers a glimpse at Large Florida Birds, a suite of 20 original hand-colored etchings by Tampa artist John Costin. The work is No. 107 of 150 books, and it includes a foreword by Pulitzer-prize winning Florida author Jack E. Davis.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Robert Ruark FIRST EDITIONS, Ernest Hemingway FIRST EDITIONS, rare adventurer Henry Stanley


Tyrie W. Boyer of Outdoor and Adventure Firsts (booth 24) is retired, but still very active. He is the author of a fiction, RETRIBUTION, and when he is not writing or hiking, he is an avid hunter and fisherman. Over the years, Tyrie has collected hundreds of books related to his interest in the outdoors and old Florida. You will find most of his books are rare first editions.

Among Tyrie's offerings is a complete collection of Robert Ruark (14 books), including those published after his death. All of the books are first editions. The books are either fine or very good. With the exception of one, the dust jackets are either fine or very goood (with the one being good).


The collection will not be broken up and will only sell as one purchase. The books include:

GRENADINE ETCHING (1947); I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS LOADED (1948); ONE FOR THE ROAD (1949); GRENADINE’S SPAWN (signed by the author), (1952); HORN OF THE HUNTER (1953); POOR NO MORE (1959); SOMETHING OF VALUE (1955); UHURU (1962); THE OLD MAN AND THE BOY (1953–1957); THE OLD MAN’S BOY GROWS OLDER (1957–1961); USE ENOUGH GUN (1966), THE HONEY BADGER (1965); WOMEN (1967); ROBERT RUARK’S AFRICA, (1991)

Price for the collection $2,500.

Also included in Tyrie's offerings is a collection of six books by Ernest Hemingway. The following are first editions:

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1940) very good book and good dust jacket; ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES (1950) very good book and dust jacket; THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (1952) very good book and just jacket; and as far as can tell TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT (1999) fine book and fine dust jacket.

Also, within the collection are early editions of ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (1970) near fine book and very good dust jacket; and A MOVABLE FEAST (1964) near fine book and dust jacket.

The entire collection can be purchased for $2,300. However, the seller is willing to negotiate on individual book pricing.

And finally in Tyrie's selections include two books by late 1800s adventurer Henry Stanley:

THE CONGO published in 1895; and IN DARKEST AFRICA, published in 1890.

Both works consist of two volumes, so the collection consists of four books. Also included are contemporaneous maps showing the travels of Stanley in Africa. Each volume has a map in the pouch for that purpose on the inside back hard cover for a total of four maps — plus other fold-out maps within the pages of the books.

These books are in very good condition after more than 130 years each. However, the inside hard covers have begun to crack.

This collection can be purchased for a total of $2,600 or, each work can be purchased separately for a negotiated price.

Tyrie W.Boyer, Outdoor and Adventure Firsts, booth 24


Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office.

MUSIC: Wang-Wang Blues. 1920 Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra. Written by Gussie Mueller, Theron E. “Buster” Johnson, and Henry Busse. Pop and jazz standard.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Limited-edition hand-colored etchings by Tampa artist John Costin


Michael Slicker of Lighthouse Books, ABAA in Dade City, Florida, offers a glimpse at Large Florida Birds, a suite of 20 original hand-colored etchings by Tampa artist John Costin. The work is No. 107 of 150 books, and it includes a foreword by Pulitzer-prize winning Florida author Jack E. Davis. 

Michael also notes that although this is certainly a rare and high-priced item, that he and many other booksellers at the book fair will be offering fine selections of moderately priced books as well. Many booksellers, he points out, have $5 shelves or tables. So, there’s something for everyone at the Florida Antiqaurian Book Fair. 

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country. 

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office. 

 MUSIC: Wang-Wang Blues. 1920 Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra. Written by Gussie Mueller, Theron E. “Buster” Johnson, and Henry Busse. Pop and jazz standard. 

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Signed Robert Heinlen, Ray Bradbury, James Michener, John Steinbeck and more

 

 

Bryan Young of Grayshelf Books in Tomball, Texas, shares some of the very collectible volumes he's bringing to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, , including signed copies of books by science fiction luminaries Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury as well as more literary offerings by James A. Michener and Steinbeck. 

Among the treasures he’s bringing are two Bradbury titles, R is for Rocket and Dandelion Wine, both of which are not only signed but also contain whimsical sketches for which Bradbury was known. 

 There’s also a John Steinbeck volume with Steinbeck’s bookplate in it and a pristine signed copy of the masterpiece Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck’s 1937 novella. 

Bryan also is bringing as signed and inscribed first edition of James A. Michener’s first novel, Tales of the South Pacific, which won the author a Pulitzer Prize. 

Plus, Bryan will have a selection of vintage Stephen King horror novels certain to delight any King fan. 

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office. 

MUSIC: Wang-Wang Blues. 1920 Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra. Written by Gussie Mueller, Theron E. “Buster” Johnson, and Henry Busse. Pop and jazz standard. 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: William Faulkner's The Marble Faun, SIGNED FIRST EDITION


 

Faulkner, William.  THE MARBLE FAUN. Signed and dated, 19 December 1924.  One of three copies given that day to the secretary who typed the manuscript; this one given by her to a sister and has remained in the family throughout. VG: chips to edges of dust jacket. Hint of toning.  $50,000, bank certified check. *By appointment, please.  

Susan Mick, Tippecanoe Antiques Trader Booth 73

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country. 

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office. 

PLEASE SHARE 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Two scarce Nazi-era Judaica books of film director Erwin Leiser


 

Two Scarce Nazi-Era Judaica Books from the Personal Library of Film Director Erwin Leiser   

Philo-Atlas: Handbuch fΓΌr die JΓΌdische Auswanderung and Philo-Lexikon: Handbuch des JΓΌdische Wissens 

Both books were published in Berlin by Philo Verlag and are bound in the original printed publisher’s linen. 

The Philo-Atlas (1938) is much more than a book of maps. It is a guide for Jewish emigration, spelling out which countries still accept migrants, how much money do they demand from those who wish to enter, and which occupations are needed in the prospective host country. 

The Philo-Lexikon (1936) is a handbook of Jewish knowledge, intended to deepen consciousness and give both intellectual and practical orientation. 

 Both books are from the library of Erwin Leiser (1923-1996), a German-born Jew and director, writer, and actor, best known for his 1960 documentary Mein Kampf, composed of clips from old newsreels and film obtained from Allied and German sources. Leiser has hand-signed each of the books. His bookplate appears on the front flyleaf of the Philo-Atlas. 

 Price (for the set) $1800.

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country. 

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office. 

MUSIC: Wang-Wang Blues. 1920 Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra. Written by Gussie Mueller, Theron E. “Buster” Johnson, and Henry Busse. Pop and jazz standard. 

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Monday, February 6, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Dark Continent atlas, oriental rugs, circus posters, American Indian prints

 


We visit with Charles Flaherty, owner of As Time Goes By, a bookstore and coffee shop in Marion, Alabama. Charlie will participate in the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 10-12 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. 

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office. 

MUSIC: Wang-Wang Blues. 1920 Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra. Written by Gussie Mueller, Theron E. “Buster” Johnson, and Henry Busse. Pop and jazz standard. 

 PLEASE SHARE 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: FREDERIC REMINGTON FIRST EDITION -- Done in the Open, 1902.


FREDERIC REMINGTON FIRST EDITION -- Done in the Open, 1902. Lee Linn, owner of The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia, shares some of the interesting volumes she's bringing to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on March 10-12 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.

Lee also is bringing a 1940s edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with delightful illustrations, an inscribed 1938 history of the Cherokees and European settlers in Georgia, and several Hardy Boys and similar juvenile fiction.

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office.

MUSIC: Wang-Wang Blues. 1920 Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra. Written by Gussie Mueller, Theron E. “Buster” Johnson, and Henry Busse. Pop and jazz standard.

PLEASE SHARE

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Friday, January 27, 2023

FIRST LOOK 2023: Margaret Armstrong, book illustrator

Sandi Silverman, owner of Unbound Bookery in Lakeland, Fla., shares some of the Margaret Armstrong-illustrated books she’ll have at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on March 10-12 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. Armstrong’s distinctive Art Nouveau style was in great demand at the beginning of the 20th century. She created more than 270 covers and bindings for A.C. McClurg, Scribner’s and other publishers. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair features rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints and photographs, and ephemera from various eras, offered by sellers from all other the country. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or at the box office.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

In 25 words or less, tell us why you should be selected for tickets to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair! You could win!

MEET MONTE THE MOUNTIE. HE'S A BOOK LOVER.

Formally, he’s Sgt. Montgomery Bookkins of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He’s a righter of wrongs, rescuer of damsels in distress, and book lover extraordinaire. He also happens to be on assignment in Florida right now.

And he’s come into possession of two tickets to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. But he knows no one to take to this book lovers’ paradise.

So we’ve created a contest to find the worthy winner.

Here’s what you have to do:

In 25 words or less, tell us why you should be selected. That’s all there is to it.

Entries will be judged on the reasons expressed, use of language, imagination, and cleverness. The decision of the judges is final. Entries must be emailed by 11 p.m. on January 27 to floridabookfair2@gmail.com.

Oh, and keep in mind that Monte is on duty, and there’s a good chance he’ll be called away on a case. If that happens, the winner might receive TWO tickets to the book fair, one to share with a friend. (Just so you know.)

Employees for the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, exhibitors at the book fair, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. 

But everyone else is.

SO, WRITERS AND BOOK LOVERS, HURRY! THE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING. SEND IN YOUR ENTRIES SOON.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Countdown to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

The anticipation of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will make the arrival that much sweeter. We can tell you we are looking forward to those sweet, sweet three days in March when booksellers from all over the country will gather for this favorite event among book lovers. You’ll find rare and collectible books, vintage maps and prints, and collectible ephemera, photographs, and autographs. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast. You can purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com or at the box office.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Why are YOU excited about the book fair in March?

 

Michael Slicker, chairman of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, is particularly excited as the time for the 40th book fair approaches, and he shares some of his thoughts in this video. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair take place at The Coliseum in Downtown St. Petersburg on March 10-12, 2023. It will feature booksellers from all over, offering a selection of items in rare and collectible books, antique maps, vintage prints, period ephemera, vintage photographs, and more. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. Tickets also may be purchased on the days of the event at the box office. Please visit our website at floridaantiquarianbookfair.com.