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THE FLORIDA ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg

Dozens of independent booksellers from all over the country will open pop-up bookshops for the weekend, providing a booklover's paradise. Find us at Booth 39.

Ticket proceeds benefit the St. Petersburg Public Library

This is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States,

and one of the largest in the nation.

Past Events

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THE FLORIDA ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

will be presented March 10-12, 2023

at The Coliseum in 

downtown St. Petersburg

 

FRIDAY

5 PM - 9 PM

Tickets are $10 and are good for the weekend

SATURDAY

10 AM - 5 PM

Tickets are $6 for the day, or $10 for the weekend

 

SUNDAY

11 AM - 4 PM

Tickets are $6 for the day

Tickets for children and students are $1

Box Office is cash only. 

Ticket proceeds benefit the St. Petersburg Public Library

We're excited to announce the return of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair to St. Petersburg's Historic Coliseum, April 1-3!  

 

The book fair is the largest and longest running fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States and features booksellers from all over the country, bringing an array of books, maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, and other paper collectibles.  Booksellers will be showcasing a number of special items of significant cultural and historical importance.  

 

It is truly a book lover's paradise, taking place in warm and sunny St. Petersburg, on Florida's west coast.  

 

A complete list of the specialized exhibitors is available at: http://www.FloridaAntiquarianBookFair.com.

 

St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North, is known as “the finest ballroom in the South.” Opened in 1925, the building was nicknamed the “Palace of Pleasure” in the Roaring Twenties, and has played host to such famed artists as Louis Armstrong, Buddy Rich, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Harry James, among others.

 

FABA Members get free entry into the fair.  Please bring a business card to leave at the box office, in exchange for your entry.  Please contact Sarah if you'd like posters or cards to advertise the book fair in your community and/or shop. 

 

We'll look forward to visiting with you all in person, after our long quarantine!

 

With much gratitude,

 

Sarah Smith

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Florida Antiquarian Fair, Manager

14046 5th Street

Dade City, FL  33525

(727) 234-7759

FloridaBookFair@gmail.com

www.FloridaAntiquarianBookFair.com

www.FloridaBookFair.blogspot.com

 

The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the largest and longest running of its kind in the Southeastern United States.  Join us April 1-3, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Florida’s Historic Coliseum.  

38th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

38th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

April 26th - 28th, 2019

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

535 Fourth Ave., North St. Petersburg

FloridaBookFair@gmail.com   (727)234-7759

100+ bookstores

books - maps - prints - ephemera - & more!

2019

Miami International Map Fair

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

 

HistoryMiami Museum

101 W Flagler St, Miami, Florida 33130

www.historymiami.org

Featuring 40+ dealers from across the globe!

maps - prints - ephemera - & more!

2019

Miami International Map Fair

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2018 St. Petersburg

Book Fair

April 20-22, 2018

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave., North St. Petersburg

FloridaBookFair@gmail.com   (727)234-7759

100+ bookstores

books - maps - prints - ephemera - & more!