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32nd Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
The 32nd Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair returns to St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum March 8-10, 2013.
The book fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States and features more than one hundred specialized dealers from all over the country. This year’s “Mysterious Florida” theme celebrates Florida’s great mystery authors and its own uncanny past.
Visitors will find books of every age and about every conceivable topic. Additional materials found at the Fair include maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles. Items range in price from a few dollars to several hundred thousand dollars.
A complete list of the specialized exhibitors is available at http://www.FloridaBooksellers.com.
Friday, March 8th: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 9th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 10th: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday evening’s admission, which includes a live music performance, is $10; the ticket is good for the entire weekend. Saturday’s admission includes free lectures and is $10 for the weekend or $6 for the day. Sunday’s admission is $6 for the day and includes a free appraisal by members of the Florida Bibliophile Society. Children 12 and under, and students with valid identification, are free. Parking is free.
Ticket sales benefit the St Petersburg Public Library.
Discount coupons are available online at http://www.FloridaBookFair.blogspot.com or on Facebook (search: “Florida Bookfair”). Discounted tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4986282104?ref=ebtnebtckt) using the promotional code, “saveabuck.”
Food and beverages, including cash bar, are available onsite. St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, is known as “the finest ballroom in the South.”
|Where||Coliseum Ballroom 535 4th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701|
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|Time||5:00 pm–9:00 pm|
More About Coliseum Ballroom
Open since 1924, and owned by the municiple government since 1989, Coliseum Ballroom is a historic building of the South, and home to myriad events and ceremonies. The Ballroom hosts concerts, sock hops, corporate functions, weddings, trade shows and sporting events.