Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (Keys to the Kingdom) will discuss and sign his spy thriller at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble St. Petersburg, 2501 Tyrone Blvd. He will kick off the 2011-12 Florida Conversations at the History Center series, discussing his novel and his inside knowledge of espionage and the events of Sept. 11, 2001, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
Applications are being accepted from book market vendors for the 2011 St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 22 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For the application, go to festivalofreading.com.
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