Upcoming Events

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.


The Fair is open Friday, April 1st, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 2nd, from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Friday evening’s admission, which includes a live classical music performance, is $10; the ticket is good for the entire weekend.


Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $6 for the day or $10 for the weekend.  Children 12 and under are free.  Students with valid identification are $1. 


Food and beverages, including cash bar, are available onsite.  


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


Florida Antiquarian Fair, Manager

14046 5th Street

Dade City, FL  33525

(727) 234-7759





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.  

Past Events

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!


Miami International Map Fair

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019


HistoryMiami Museum

101 W Flagler St, Miami, Florida 33130


Featuring 40+ dealers from across the globe!

maps - prints - ephemera - & more!


Miami International Map Fair


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!

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Charlie Neuschafer

Discovering the Historical Secrets of Florida

Buried in Vintage Maps

(Presentation via Zoom)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

6:00 PM EST

Charlie Neuschafer will lead us on an adventure exploring the history of Florida, guided by his extensive collection of old maps and paper ephemera. We will learn about its first appearance on printed maps in the 16th century and follow its development as a territory and then a state, with its final county configuration completed less than 100 years ago.

After earning his M.A.T. from Harvard in 1966, he spent the next 25 years teaching English, writing, editing, and running a printing business. In 1992, he started New World Maps, a marketplace for collectors of original antique and collectible maps, prints, books, and a wide range of paper ephemera. His website offers a series of videos and instructional guides to foster the understanding and appreciation of antique and collectible maps.

Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches Members: FREE

HBS Members: FREE
Non-members: $10.00 per person

Registration required to receive Zoom information.