Upcoming Events at
37th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
at The Coliseum
The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States. The 37th annual Book Fair will be presented in St. Petersburg's Historic Coliseum, April 20-22, 2018.
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Apr 21, 2017 | 5:00 PM | Friday
The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized book sellers from all over the United States.
Start on : April 21, 2017 5:00 PM Friday
End on : April 23, 2017 4:00 PM Sunday
The 36th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair returns to St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum April 21, 22, 23, 2017.
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, April 21: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 22: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 23: 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 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 Antiquarian Book Fair”). Discounted tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite 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.”