Blake High School student and author Sarah Frank (One Chance) will appear at a book launch for her novel for young readers at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Inkwood Books, 1809 N Tampa St., Tampa.
Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker (Beyond the Sunshine: A Timeline of Florida’s Past) will sign his local history book at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 at Haslam’s Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Former Tampa Bay Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Alligators in B-Flat) will discuss and sign his book at noon March 1 at St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs, 600 W Klosterman Road.
Entrepreneur Daymond John (Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life) will sign his book at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Alder Allensworth (Prevail: Celebrate the Journey) will sign her memoir of surviving cancer at noon March 3 at Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd.
Steph Post (Walk in the Fire) will sign her Florida noir novel at 1 p.m. March 3 at Book Swap of Carrollwood, 11738 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Largo Turns a Page community read presents Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers) discussing her 2017 debut novel, an Oprah’s Book Club pick and PEN/Faulkner fiction prize winner, at a book signing and reception at 1 p.m. and author talk at 2:30 March 3 at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Tickets are free and available at the library.
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