Barry Frangipane and Ben Robbins (The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad) will discuss and sign their book at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa; and at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W McLendon St., Plant City.
James Swain (Dark Magic) will perform magic and discuss and sign his paranormal thriller at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Terez Hartmann (Allowing Your Success!) will discuss and sign her book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N; live music.
Del Acosta (Tampa's Hyde Park) and John Cinchett (Vintage Tampa Storefronts and Scenes) will sign their photographic history books at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble South Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
The 20th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading will take place Oct. 20 on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For author application and information, go to festivalofreading.com.
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