Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond (Our Happy Divorce) will discuss and sign their book. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com.
John Cinchett (Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes) will sign his book. Free; book sale proceeds benefit Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund of Catholic Relief Services. 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Mama’s Family Kitchen Restaurant, 9312 N Florida Ave., Tampa.
Stephanie N. Brehm (America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself): Stephen Colbert and American Religion in the Twenty-first Century) will discuss and sign her book. Free. 2 p.m. Sunday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchhange.com/pages/calendar
Food journalist and podcaster Janet Keeler speaks on The Immigrant Cookbook: Foods That Make America Great. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch available $5. (727) 822-4173. spcathedral.org.
Applications are available for vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading.
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