Neurosurgeon and political pundit Dr. Ben Carson (One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future) will sign his book at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Books-A-Million, 6591 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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