Book Talk Norman Jones II (The Art of Livin' Ink! and Bronzeville USA) will sign his books of memoir and black history at 3 p.m. today at Simply Natural Braid Salon and Boutique, 1622 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. • Lisa Grace (Angel in the Shadows) will launch and sign her new YA supernatural thriller at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; and at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.
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