April 1-3, 2022 • The Coliseum • St. Petersburg

Book lovers' paradise

OUR NEXT BOOK FAIR is scheduled for April 1-3, 2022.

Book Fair Bulletin



is presented April 1-3, 2022

at The Coliseum in 

downtown St. Petersburg.


The oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States, third largest in the nation.

100+ bookstores.

Booksellers from all over the country bring volumes of every description from very rare to reading copies on every conceiveable subject to The Coliseum, a beautiful, historic venue in downtown St. Petersburg.  


We're minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best beaches in the world, plus fine museums and other attractions, and outstanding dining.  It's more than a book trip. It's a vacation. Paradise? Yes!

This 30-second video gives you a quick overview of what we're about.

We are grateful to all our visitors who volunteered to participate in this video to remind everyone about the book fair. We only have 30 seconds and you made every second count. Thank you.



Yes, we're quite aware that we're using 21st century media

to help spread the word about the delights of 16th century media.

The irony is delicious.



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We have the news about old stuff.

Old books, old maps, old prints, old ephemera, old autographs, and more.

We are proud to sponsor Rare Book Cafe, the world's first internet TV talk show devoted entirely to antiquarian books and related subjects. Rare Book Cafe features Ed Markiewicz of Montgomery Rare Books in Portland, Oregon, and Lee Linn of The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia, as cohosts.


Cafe regulars include David Hess, of The Book Man, in Orange, California, (Things Found in Old Books), Gigi Best, of the Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature and Cultural Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, Richard Mori (The Road Warrior) of Richard Mori Books in Franklin, New Hampshire, MKay BB Watson of Tangled Shakespeare in Morgantown, West Virginia, and, Barbara Loe of Cardtique, in Osprey, Florida.

Other contributors include Larry Rakow, of Wonderland Books in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Jerry Morris of Biblio-Connecting Blog in Bayonet Point, Florida, Sophia Bogle of Save Your Books in Ashland, Oregon, Michael Slicker of Lighthouse Books, ABAA, in Dade City, Florida, and Eddy Nix, of Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

Lin Thompson of Henry Bemis Books in Chester, South Carolina, is creator of The Story Behind the Story, and is associate producer of Rare Book Cafe. 


T. Allan Smith is creator and executive producer of Rare Book Cafe.


Watch Rare Book Cafe on Facebook or the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Saturdays. Watch replays on the Rare Book Cafe YouTube channel.

#floridabookfair #rarebookcafe

On Twitter, we're @floridabookfair. We'll Tweet updates leading up to the book fair. Join us. 

LIKE us on Facebook. Search for Florida Antiquarian Book Fair.

You can watch the Rare Book Cafe and more on our YouTube Channel.

We've had a blog for years. Subscribe and keep up with all the book fair activities.

We'll be posting before, during, and after the book fair. We hope you will, too. #floridabookfair

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