Tampa author Tim Dorsey (Coconut Cowboy) will discuss and sign his new book at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at Book Bank, 13002 Seminole Blvd., No. 8 (Piccadilly Square), Largo; and at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater.
The Tampa Bay History Center presents Richard Brown and Paul Cohen (Revolution: Mapping the Road to Independence) discussing their book about maps and the American Revolution at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
Safety Harbor Public Library kicks off its citywide book club with author Jeff Klinkenberg (Alligators in B-Flat), former Real Florida columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, discussing his book at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the library, 101 Second St. N.
Local author David C. Edmonds (The Girl in the Glyphs) will discuss and sign his romance thriller at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Suncoast Writers Guild, Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W Dearborn St., Englewood.
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