Current Officers


Jerry Morris • President

Charles M. Brown • Vice President

Linda Morris • Treasurer

Gary Simons • Secretary

Jaya Nair • Assistant Secretary


Member Roll

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James Abel & Kellee RileyHarmony, FL

Tarsha Ahmad & Daughter St. Petersburg, FL
History; politics; periodicals

Ted and Melanie BarnettSt. Petersburg, FL

Colleen Trickey BergquistSt. Petersburg, FL

Lisa Bradberry

Cal and Nola BrancheSt. Petersburg, FL
James D. Macdonald

Jim BroganBranchburg, NJ
Editor, Microbibliophile

Charles BrownGainesville, FL
Editor, Poet, Book arts

William ChrisantFt. Lauderdale, FL
Books as artifacts; ephemera; early 20th c. haute couture magazines;
Late 19th century political caricature.
Dealer, The Old Florida Bookshop . (Illustrated & finely-bound books)

Josh CooperOdessa, FL
Book arts; small press, first editions

Carol B. CurtissTampa, FL

Justus and Carol DoeneckeBradenton, FL
Retired historian and author;  political and diplomatic history

Edie and Steve EisensteinMiami Beach, FL
A Book A Brac Shop (by appointment). Steve hosts Bucks on the Bookshelf on WDBF and Rare Book Cafe on twitter

Sue Fedunok • Largo, FL
Accounts of China; writers between the World Wars

Michael and Suzanne FernandezTampa, FL

David R. HallSt. Petersburg, FL

Mark and Martee HalloranPalmetto, FL
Classics, science fiction, Florida, gardening, travel

Peter Hargitai • Gulfport, FL
Eastern European Poetry

Lee HarrerClearwater, FL • Past President, FBS
Books about books; Brazil; baseball; Chicago; England/London;
pop-up books; Christopher Morley
Member, Caxton Club, Chicago; Delaware Bibliophiles

Dan Hayman • Gainesville, FL
Historical novelist; member, Caxton Club, Chicago

Peter J. HeimNorth Port, FL
Online bookseller

Rovena L. HillsmanPensacola, FL
Professor emerita, Business Reseach, California State (Sacramento)
Book history, Civil War, Anne Perry, and Southern genealogy
Life Member, SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing);
owns complete set of SHARP News

Joan KnoertzerAnn Arbor, MI
Miniature books; decorated covers; signed poetry; limited editions
Burning Deck Press; American tune books; Little Black Sambo.
Member, Book Club of Detroit; Miniature Book Society
Recipient, Glasgow Cut for Outstanding Service to the Minature Book Society Internat’l

Jan MahowskiSeminole, FL

Gerard (“Jerry”) T. MorrisBayonet Point, FL • Past President, FBS
Samuel Johnson & James Boswell; Charles Lamb; Donald & Mary Hyde
Maintains active blogs on bibliophilic subjects.
Profile, Fine Books & Collections (2015)

Linda MorrisBayonet Point, FL
Mysteries, cookbooks, politics

Maureen E. Mulvihill, PhDBrooklyn, NY; Sarasota, FL • Past Vice President, FBS
Member, Princeton Research Forum, Princeton, NJ.; James Joyce Society of Sarasota;
SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing);
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Scholar & Collector (early women writers). FBS Guest Speaker, 2011; 2013
Upcoming profile, Fine Books & Collections (2016)

Rob NormanTampa, FL
Author, collector, medical and biology books

Carl Mario NudiBradenton, FL • Past President, FBS
Former printing / compositor, Detroit Free Press. FBS Guest Speaker, 2012; 2014
Specialties: Printing; books on books; art & architecture; Florida history; nudism

Irene PaveseSt. Petersburg, FL • Past President, FBS
Owner of BookLover’s Café; Initiator / planner, cultural events in St. Petersburg
Collector; Margret Armstrong bindings; illustrated children’s books

Charles PurroBradenton, FL
Dealer, collector; tennis books, prints, art, poetry in fine binding

Elenora Rose SabinSt. Petersburg, FL
Author, young adult fantasy novels & adult fiction
Collector, old children’s books, science fiction, fantasy science
Andre Norton Gryphon Awardee, 1992 •

Joan SackheimSt. Petersburg, FL

Gary and Jean SimonsLand O’ Lakes, FL
Adjunct at USF; Victorian and Romantic literature and periodicals

Mike SlickerSt. Petersburg, FL
Owner, Lighthouse Books

Fritz Thiel, PhD, & Barbara ThielSarasota, FL
Respected collector of Meissen porcelain.
Among his many publications are three books, to date,
one being a study of the works of German writer, Stefan George (1988).
Member, Rowfant Club (Cleveland, OH); Yale Club of NYC.

Sue S. TihanskyTampa, FL
FBS Newsletter editor (2003-2013)
Florida history; children’s illustrated books;
books on books; painting & illustration

Thomas J. TouchtonTampa, FL
Florida maps; history books; artifacts


Joannes Gutenberg
Mainz & Strasbourg, Germany; c1398-1468
Print Technology; the Gutenberg Revolution

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