University of South Florida St. Petersburg special collections librarian James Schnur (Madeira Beach) will discuss and sign his illustrated history of the town at 2 p.m. today in the Pinellas Room, Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo.
Bestselling Tampa author Tim Dorsey (The Rip Tide Ultraglide) will discuss and sign his latest Florida crime novel at 6 p.m. Monday at Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota.
Eastlake Community Library's Author Showcase presents bestselling Clearwater author Lisa Unger (Heartbroken) discussing and signing her latest thriller at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Journalist Stephen Jimenez (The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book re-examining the 1998 murder case at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Historians John Cinchett (Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes) and Deborah Frethem (Haunted Tampa), journalist Lynn Waddell (Fringe Florida) and poet Ginna Wilkerson (Odd Remains) present a night of Florida lore and spooky rhymes at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.
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