Inkwood Books presents Warrick Dunn (Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond) signing his memoir (books only, no memorabilia) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1605 W Snow Circle in Tampa.
Tim Dorsey (Atomic Lobster) talks about and signs his latest wacky Florida thriller at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Pete Beach Library, 315 Corey Ave.
Patrick McGrath (Trauma) reads from and signs his thriller at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Air America host Lionel (Everyone's Crazy Except You and Me . . . and I'm Not So Sure About You: America's Favorite Contrarian Cuts Loose) reads from and signs his collection of essays at 2 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books.
The University of Tampa Honors Program Writers Series presents poet Lisa Zimmerman (The Light at the Edge of Everything) reading at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
A Quantum of Solace book party features the short story that lends its name to the new James Bond film, as well as giveaways and refreshments. The event is at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. Pete Beach Library, 315 Corey Ave.
Marsha Boulton (Wally's World: Life With Wally the Wonder Dog) will appear at the ASPCA Tampa Pet Adoption Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. She will give a free signed copy of her memoir to every person who adopts a pet.
Leo Ours (Hospital on Wheels: World War II MASH) will speak about his book, based on his father's military experience, at the American Ex-Prisoners of War Gulf Coast Chapter meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo.
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