Historian John Prevas (Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy) will appear at a launch party for his new biography at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Leigh Bardugo (The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic) will sign her new story collection at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Inkwood Books' new Tampa Heights location at 1809 N Tampa St., Tampa. There will be a costume contest. To enter the signing line, you must buy a copy of the book from Inkwood; information at inkwoodbooks.com.
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