Welcome to Lighthouse Books, ABAA!


Now located in beautiful, downtown Dade City, located in the northeastern

 corner of the Tampa Bay region.


We are a family run shop that has served book lovers for more than forty-five years.


We have recently moved to larger quarters in Dade City - a town in central west Florida, just north of Tampa, known for its turn-of-the-century hometown charm, "mom & pop" shops and comfortable cafes.


There, we are located at the corners of Church Avenue and 5th Street: 14046 5th Street.


We specialize in books of a scholarly nature, particularly Florida History, Americana, and military history, but carry a broad range of general antiquarian books, used/secondhand books, and a small gallery of prints and maps.


We offer certified appraisal services, and are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers' Association.


As a lover of old books, you may enjoy articles we've posted to our blog.


Only a relatively small portion of our books are listed online.  

We invite you to call or email us with your author, title, or subject requests: (727) 822-3278 or [email protected].

We'll gladly ship the books to your home or provide curbside pick-up.


In addition to taking online and telephone orders, our shop is open for regular business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We welcome you to come in to enjoy an old Florida book shop; we hope that you'll plan to browse a while.

We feel passionately about books and love to share our joy! 

Our new, large, open floor-plan makes browsing a comfortable and leisurely experience.

Our downtown location is within close walking distance of a large number of charming small shops and restaurants. 

Check out our Facebook page to see interviews with some of the local business owners and to get a better feel for all that

Dade City has to offer!


We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you soon!