Barbara Hubert (3 Steps to Retribution) will sign her latest mystery novel at noon today at the Sponge Exchange Courtyard, Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs.
Applications are being accepted for book market vendors and volunteers for the 2012 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 20 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For applications, go to festivalofreading.com.
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