Monday, August 20, 2018
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Book events: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair continues through Sunday

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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.

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