Today we had the pleasure of meeting Cathy Graham of Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, Florida at the lovely shop she runs with co-proprietor Serena Wyckoff. As you can see, the sun is still shining in Florida, while we have had over a foot of snow during the past twenty-four hours at home in Stanley, New York!
The store carries a nice variety of new, used and antiquarian books, all on one floor.
Copperfish Books will be exhibiting books for sale at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair (March 14-15-16 in St. Petersburg, FL). They carry Literature, Americana, Florida, History and general stock.
I saw some interesting Florida pieces here, and purchased a decorated binding and a book by James Whitcomb Riley in a beautiful early jacket, illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy and with page decorations by Virginia Keep.
And here are the two Cathys…meeting in person for the first time!
We had a fun visit with Cathy Graham, enjoyed shopping in her book store, and look forward to seeing her again soon!