St. Petersburg Times reporters Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite (Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss) will discuss and sign their book about Florida environmental policy at 2 p.m. today at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Michael Davis (Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street) will discuss and sign his bestselling history of the popular television show at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.
Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez (Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management) will discuss her book on weight loss at noon Saturday at the Pasco County Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
Barbara Birenbaum (Quips About Moms, Amber's Dachshund Antics) will sign her books at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.
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