The 32nd annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Admission $6, free for children under 12 and students with ID. For tickets and information, go to floridabooksellers.com/bookfair.php.
Tampa author Tim Dorsey (The Riptide Ultra-Glide) will sign his Florida thriller at 1:30 p.m. today at the Dunedin Library, 233 Douglas Ave.; and at 3:30 p.m. today at Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St.
The Poynter Institute presents a Community Conversation about media coverage of race relations with Tampa Bay Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans (Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation) and WTSP anchor Reginald Roundtree, moderated by Poynter's Kenny Irby, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the institute, 801 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Reception and book signing will follow. Tickets $25; poynter.org/deggans.
The Friends of the Indian Rocks Beach Library present Jane Mitchell (And Grace Will Lead Me Home) and Elizabeth Osta (Jeremiah's Hunger) discussing and signing their books at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach.
Former Marine rifleman and local author Sterling Mace (Battleground Pacific) will sign his World War II memoir at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Tampa-Hillsborough Friends of the Library present a luncheon featuring bestselling author Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son) at noon March 18 at the University Club of Tampa, 201 N Franklin St., No. 3800. Tickets $50; call (813) 273-3616. Books may be reserved in advance or purchased at the event from Inkwood Books, inkwoodbooks.com.
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