Fri Apr 24, 5:00 PM - Sun Apr 26, 4:00 PM
535 Fourth Ave. N., Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Community: Downtown St Petersburg


The 39th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates the Roaring Twenties when it returns to this city’s historic 1924 Coliseum April 24-26, 2020. The event is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the southeastern United States.

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The Forida Antiquarian Book Fair is truly a book lover’s paradise, and visitors can expect to find all kinds of printed treasures, including modern fiction, Americana, Florida history and literature, travel and exploration, fine bindings, poetry, cooking, military history, world history, the classics, art books, religion, children's literature, and illustrated books. Items range in price from a few dollars to several hundred thousand dollars. Booksellers will be showcasing a number of special items of significant cultural and historical importance. General readers are welcome as are very specialized book collectors.

A complete list of the specialized exhibitors is available at:

The book fair is open Friday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 25, from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, from 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.

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $6 for the day or $10 for the weekend. Children 12 and under, and students with valid identification, are free. Parking is free. Tickets are available online at and at the Box Office.

A portion of ticket sales for the 39th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair benefit the St Petersburg Public Library, a library system that operates seven locations and serves the community with a plethora of programs and services for adults, teens, and children.

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