Books & Talks

Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Just in Time for Halloween

Our Favorite Stephen King TV and Movie Adaptations

More than 100 shows and films have been made from the Sarasota resident's books and stories. Here are 10 of our favorite.

10/18/2022 By Kay Kipling and Cooper Levey-Baker

Timely Talks

New College Announces This Year's 'New Topics' Lineup

This season will explore timely issues such as coastal resilience and the entertainment marketing revolution.

10/12/2022 By Laura Paquette

Add to Cart

The Best New Books of Fall 2022

Don't miss these new reads, as recommended by the team at Bookstore1Sarasota.

10/06/2022 By Laura Paquette

responsible building

Sustainable Design Benefits the Planet and Your Pocketbook

Hear from local and national green building experts at this two-day environmental design conference.

09/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Reading List

Required Reading: A Dozen Books Set in Sarasota

Settle down with one or more of these works with Sarasota settings by writers from John D. MacDonald to Stephen King.

09/06/2022 By Kay Kipling

Globetrotter

This Sarasota Man Has Traveled the World Hunting Exotic, Dangerous Snakes

"I’ve been bitten by almost every creature there is. But I love what I do."

07/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fake It Till You Bake It

Five Excellent Cookbooks That'll Get You Cooking in No Time

Chop, fry and bake to your heart's content with the simple techniques and recipes found in these essential cookbooks.

07/27/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Shop & Style

In Her New Book, Journalist Virginia Chamlee Shines a Light on the Art of Thrifting

"Big Thrift Energy" is a comprehensive guide for shopping, styling and selling vintage pieces.

07/20/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Thrill Ride

A New Novel From a Local TV Anchor Depicts the Hunt for a Serial Killer in Tampa

A Fox 13 journalist by day and a crime writer by night Hurtado is back with another novel set in the Tampa Bay area.

06/30/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Books

In a New Memoir, a Sarasota Author Shares Her Story of Surviving Domestic Violence

In The Third Return, Monica Medina details growing up in an abusive household. Now, she is devoted to helping women in similar circumstances.

06/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

New Book Alert

A Former Intelligence Officer and Sarasota Resident Recounts His Experience With the 1983 Nuclear Crisis

Brian J. Morra's new historical thriller, "The Able Archers," is a fictionalized account of a very real event.

06/08/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Mr. Chatterbox Returns

Mr. Chatterbox Makes His Own List of Banned Books

Perhaps the following books once had some merit, but in these “woke” times they constitute a clear and present danger, and they need to be “canceled” ASAP.

05/10/2022 By Robert Plunket

Lectures

Ringling College Library Association Announces 2023 Town Hall Lecture Series

The speakers are Maria Ressa, Michael Phelps, Admiral James Stavridis, José Andrés and Thomas Friedman.

05/09/2022 By Staff

Lectures

USF Ukraine Speaker Series Continues on April 27

Katarzyna M. Zajdel-Kurowska, former member of the Management Board of the National Bank of Poland, will be the keynote speaker.

04/22/2022 By Staff

Talks

Bookstore1Sarasota Will Host Interview Series With Sarasota Leaders

The public is invited to participate in the discussions.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns

Talks

USF to Present 'Ukraine: What’s Next?' Speaker Series

The four-part series will kick off with Ret. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, former supreme allied commander for Europe, on April 13.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Talks

Urbanist Richard Florida to Present in Bradenton on April 27

Florida will discuss our economic future and his thoughts on where cities are headed post-pandemic.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Talks

Sarasota World Affairs Council to Host Arsham Parsi at April 5 Event

Parsi lives in exile in Toronto, where he founded the International Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR).

04/01/2022 By Staff