St. Petersburg author Augusta Scattergood (Glory Be) will discuss and sign her debut novel for readers ages 9 to 12 at 6 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The St. Petersburg Main Library presents a Local Authors Showcase, with readings and signings, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.
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