Mark Stang (Phillies Photos: 100 Years of Philadelphia Phillies Images) will discuss and sign his book of historic photos of the 2008 World Series winners from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Borders Clearwater, 2683 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Patti Digh (Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally) will read from and sign her inspirational book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble USF St. Petersburg, 500 Third St. S; and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main St.
Liz Armstrong (The Little Bastard Won't Bite . . . and Everything Else Your Pet Sitter Needs to Know) will sign her book for pet owners from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Small Adventures Bookshop, 3107 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport.
Ralph Brower (Historic Photos of Tampa) will sign his photographic history book from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Neiman Marcus, WestShore Plaza, Tampa.
Wayne and Nancy Ayers (Tampa Bay's Beaches: Then and Now) will give a graphic presentation on the development of the Pinellas County barrier islands at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave.
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