1. Billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on federal charges of sex trafficking of minors. He died a month later in his jail cell.
  2. Author Lenore Skenazy created the book, blog and movement called Free Range Kids that urges parents to give kids more independence, similar to what they had as kids. She has updated her book in the wake of three states passing laws to protect parents from legal issues.
  3. In July 1998, Hillsborough County deputies escort Valessa Robinson, then 15, as she is returned to Tampa after being captured in Texas to face charges in the murder of her mother, Vicki Robinson.
  4. The "Tampa Bay Times" is producing a coffee table book commemorating the Tampa Bay Lightning's back-to-back Stanley Cup championship seasons. You can preorder it now
  5. "The Sound of the Sea" is the latest book by Gainesville author Cynthia Barnett.
  6. Laura Lippman's latest novel is "Dream Girl."
  7. Busch Gardens has made its new end-of-night show “Spark” a nightly event that can be viewed every evening through Aug. 8. The show will then switch back to weekends only through Labor Day. “Spark” is Busch Gardens’ largest fireworks display ever, with lasers, pyrotechnics and water elements.
  8. John Brandon's new novel is "Ivory Shoals."
  9. Author Michael Connelly, right, and Titus Welliver, who stars in the Amazon Prime series "Bosch" as the title character, will both be involved in a new spinoff series about the Los Angeles detective.
  10. The Tampa Bay Times will launch a new Community Reader Panel of readers who will meet quarterly with journalists in the newsroom to discuss coverage. Readers can apply to be a part of the new group.
  11. Japanese author Mieko Kawakami's latest novel to be published in the United States is "Heaven."
  12. Jake Tapper's new novel is "The Devil May Dance."
  13. Exterior of Haslam's Book Store on Central Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
  14. Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of "The Plot."
  15. Author Eric Carle reads his classic children's book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" on NBC's "Today" program in New York in 2009. Carle died Sunday at the age of 91.
  16. OxyContin, made by Purdue Pharma, came on the market in 1996 and has been a major factor in the opioid crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.
  17. Actor Charles Grodin, shown here in 1994. died Tuesday at his home in Wilton, Conn., from bone marrow cancer. He was 86.
  18. Jake Tapper's new novel is "The Devil May Dance."
  19. Ruth Anderson started writing her novel in the 1970s. It was published in 2016.
  20. Jake Tapper's new novel is "The Devil May Dance."
  21. At her home in Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and one of her hunting dogs strike a pose.
  22. Books are the perfect gift for a mom who reads.
  23. Mary Kay Andrews' new book is "Hello, Summer."