Friday, February 14, 2014

My Love For The FL Antiquarian Book Fair

For a direct link of the video, click here.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! If there is one thing I love more than flowers & chocolates, it is The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair!  It has books, supports libraries, and it was the place where I sold my very first literary purse back in 2012.  I am so honored that this year they have asked me to be their official spokesperson to help promote literacy throughout Tampa Bay.

Incorporating this year’s 'Pages of Wonder' theme celebrating the enduring charm and influence of children’s literature, I will utilize the weeks leading up to the fair to unite the community thru interviews with local book lovers and appearances at some of my favorite hot spots, which will then be incorporated into a series of online videos.  

The Florida Antiquarian 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.  Visitors will find books of every age and about every conceivable topic, with additional materials including maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles.  And if things couldn't get any better, I will also have a booth where my literary fashions and accessories at will be available for all of you!  

The fair runs from March 14 - 16th at the historic Coliseum located at 535 Fourth Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg with ticket sales benefiting the St Petersburg Public Library.  Money going to a library?  Jeez, this thing keeps getting better and better!

For more information and to enjoy my video interviews leading up to the fair, please visit and of course, I'm sure to keep you up to date here at!

Meeting Book Fair Manager Sarah Smith
at the book fair in 2013.
Joking around at the book fair in 2012
wearing the literary purse that would result
in my very first sale! I used the money to
buy that book flask.