Friday, December 15, 2017
Books

Book events: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair continues through Sunday

Book Talk

St. Petersburg's second annual SunLit Festival concludes today. For a complete list of events go to sunlitfestival.blogspot.com or facebook.com/SunLitFestival. All events take place in St. Petersburg.

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, $6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today, the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Now in its 34th year, this is the largest antiquarian book fair south of New York City, with more than 100 dealers from across the United States.

• Jack Kerouac's Florida: At the End of the Road, $5, 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S. Documentary filmmaker Kristy Andersen will present and discuss her documentary in progress about the Beat Generation author of On the Road, who spent his last years living in St. Petersburg and died here in 1969.

Fabienne Josaphat (Dancing in the Baron's Shadow) will discuss and sign her novel set in Haiti in 1965 at 3 p.m. today at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

John B. Goodman (The Road to Self: Reflections From a Soulful CEO) will read from and sign his memoir at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater; and at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Stephen Kurkjian (Master Thieves) will discuss his book about the $500 million art theft from the Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Auditorium, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Kurkjian was a founding member of the Boston Globe's Spotlight team depicted in the Oscar-winning film.

Dirk Lammer (Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats) will sign his book at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Love's Artifacts Bar & Grill, 4918 S MacDill Ave., Tampa.

Friends of the Library presents Meet the Author Day with local authors Barnacle Bill Bedlam (Skeleton Krewe), John Chaplick (Forbidden Chronicles of a Roman Centurion), Shaun Darragh (MIKE Force: A Novel of Vietnam's Central Highlands War), Scott Lynn (Sports Heroes' Heroes), Calvin Reynolds (Jayce: A Bee Adventure), Solange Ritchie (The Burning Man) and Ingeborg E. Ryals (The Tears of War), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway.

Poet Sasenarine Persaud (Love in a Time of Technology) will read from and sign his book, recently shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa.

Comments
Adam Savage’s ‘Brain Candy Live!’ at the Straz Center: Canceled

Adam Savage’s ‘Brain Candy Live!’ at the Straz Center: Canceled

Looks like the idea of Brain Candy Live! returning to Tampa Bay in 2018 turned out to be a myth.The interactive science spectacular, co-hosted by MythBusters' Adam Savage, has canceled its upcoming North American tour, including a May 5 event at the ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

Salma HayekSalma Hayek has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, calling the producer a "monster" who threatened her career and her life after she reportedly denied his sexual advances. Hayek said working with Weinstein on the film Frida was like "goi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
What to watch this weekend: ‘A Christmas Story Live,’ Star Wars movie marathon, Hollywood Christmas Parade

What to watch this weekend: ‘A Christmas Story Live,’ Star Wars movie marathon, Hollywood Christmas Parade

OH, FUDGE! A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!The trend of live musicals broadcast on television isn't slowing down anytime soon, and A Christmas Story Live! — based on the classic holiday movie and Broadway musical — was ripe for the next taking. Fo...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Harry Potter’s Nymphadora Tonks, Natalia Tena, joins A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Harry Potter’s Nymphadora Tonks, Natalia Tena, joins A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

The bubble gum pink-haired, shape-shifting witch Nymphadora Tonks from the last four Harry Potter films is headed to A Celebration of Harry Potter next month.Natalia Tena marks her first appearance at the annual wizarding world celebration Jan. 26-28...
Published: 12/14/17
Kids’ books a popular read at meteorologist Ginger Zee’s home

Kids’ books a popular read at meteorologist Ginger Zee’s home

NightstandGinger ZeeZee, 36, is the chief meteorologist at ABC News. In her newly released memoir, Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I Am One, the Rockford, Mich., native details her multiyear struggle with depression and her life in the limelight. "It...
Published: 12/14/17
Notable: 50 years ago

Notable: 50 years ago

Notable50 years agoThese three books document some of the events of the cultural watershed that was 1967.Ali: A Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Jonathan Eig is the first complete biography of boxing icon Muhammad Ali, who in 1967 refused to be dr...
Published: 12/14/17
Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

We live in the age of the hoax.Believe me.And if you don’t believe me, believe Kevin Young, author of the sometimes disturbing but always fascinating new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.In it, Yo...
Published: 12/14/17
Uber Eats is delivering 'free' chicken McNuggets across Tampa Bay

Uber Eats is delivering 'free' chicken McNuggets across Tampa Bay

You'll still have to pay the delivery fee, but the 10-piece McNuggets are free.
Published: 12/13/17
What to watch this week: New season of ‘The Librarians,’ Gwen Stefani’s Christmas special

What to watch this week: New season of ‘The Librarians,’ Gwen Stefani’s Christmas special

MondaySEASON FINALE: The Gifted, 9 p.m., Fox: The team at Mutant HQ is divided on what to do next after Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell.Disney's Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic, 8 p.m., Freeform: A behind-the-scenes l...
Published: 12/11/17
This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

WINNERS: Tonya Harding The once disgraced Olympic figure skater is no longer on thin ice in the pop culture world. Harding joined Margot Robbie, who is playing her in the upcoming film I, Tonya, on the red carpet this week. While Harding pleaded g...
Published: 12/08/17