More than 35 local authors will sell and sign their books at the Oxford Exchange Book Fair, which also features antiquarian books from Lighthouse Books and discussions throughout the day. The fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in the Commerce Club on the second floor of Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Travel writer Thomas Swick (The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
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