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.