Ellen LaCorte (The Perfect Fraud) will discuss and sign her thriller. $5, applicable to book purchase. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com.
Artist and former New York Sharks football team owner Andra Douglas (Black & Blue: Love, Sports and the Art of Empowerment) will appear at her book launch and art exhibition. Tickets $30, includes a copy of the book. 5-9 p.m. Friday. The ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. (727) 826-7211.
Les Standiford (Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu) will discuss and sign his history of one of Florida’s most famous buildings. $5, applicable to book purchase. Noon Sunday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com.
Ben Angel (Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Success) will discuss and sign his book. $5, applicable to book purchase. 2 p.m. Sunday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com.
Author Ben Montgomery (The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer’s Search for Meaning in the Great Depression) will discuss his latest book. Free, $5 with lunch. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4173. spcathedral.org.
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