Vince Naimoli (Business, Baseball and Beyond), former owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, will sign his memoir at 3 p.m. Monday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Lisa Black (Trail of Blood) will discuss and sign her thriller at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The University of South Florida University Lecture Series presents Dinesh D'Souza (Life After Death: The Evidence) and Michael Shermer (Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Intelligent Design) in a debate, "Is Religion a Force for Good or Evil? Can You Be Good Without God?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Marshall Student Center Theater at the University of South Florida, 4200 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
Rebecca Skloot (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) will talk about and sign her bestselling nonfiction book about cancer research at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Community Center of Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. Tickets are free but must be reserved; call (352) 588-8837.
Dunedin Historical Museum director Vinnie Luisi (Railroading in Pinellas County) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Linda Taylor, Thomas Hallock and Edward C. Woodward, three of the 38 writers who contributed to the anthology UnspOiled: Writers Speak for Florida's Coast, will discuss and sign the book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
Old Tampa Book Company will have a Sweet 16 Celebration of its 16th anniversary in business, with wine and treats from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 50 percent off all books under $100 Friday through Oct. 3 at the store, 507 N Tampa St., Tampa.
Iris Raie and Michael Raie (No Place Like Home: Southern Cooking With a Latin Flair) will sign their cookbook at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon.
St. Petersburg Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman (Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species) will sign his book at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store.
Applications are being accepted from volunteers and book market vendors for the 2010 St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading, which is Oct. 23 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For applications, go to festivalofreading.com.
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