Found in Translation

Meet Jay Rubin, the Translator Who Helped Introduce Haruki Murakami to America

Rubin is coming to Sarasota on Sunday, Dec. 9, to discuss his new anthology, "The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories."

11/15/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Words with Friends

Sarah Gerard Wants to Build a Literary Community in Sarasota

New College of Florida's writer-in-residence is organizing several literary events in the coming weeks.

10/25/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Food

Restaurant Chain Publishing New Cookbook

The Sarasota-based restaurant chain First Watch is releasing its first cookbook, Yeah, It's Fresh, on Monday, Nov. 5.

10/11/2018 By Staff

Animal Instincts

Model, Agent, and Producer Eugenia Melian On Her New Novel Wildchilds

Melian's fictional novel—based on her time as a model—takes readers behind the scenes of the fashion industry. Plus, she talks spending time with Jackie Onassis, having her photo taken by Slim Aarons and the fashion industry's role in the #MeToo movement.

10/05/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Mais Oui

French Beauty Tips from Third-Generation Expert Clémence von Mueffling

The author and beauty expert will be at the Florida Poodle Rescue's fundraiser Nov. 5 at Michael's On East. In the meantime, she's spilling her style secrets.

09/07/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Media

Book Publisher Sold

Washington, D.C.'s Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. last week purchased the Sarasota book publisher Pineapple Press.

07/16/2018 By Staff

A Land Re-Remembered

A Florida Classic Gets a Graphic Novel Remake

Sarasota's Pineapple Press recently published an illustrated version of Patrick D. Smith's well-loved Florida novel, A Land Remembered.

06/06/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

A classic gets a makeover

Selections From A Land Remembered: A Graphic Novel

Andre Frattino recently published a graphic novel adaptation of Patrick D. Smith's classic Florida novel, A Land Remembered. See some sample pages here.

06/06/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship Photography by Andre Frattino

Writers World

10 Sarasota-Based Authors, Past and Present

Sarasota has long prided itself on its authors, some of them household names. Here are 10 who belong in our Writers’ Hall of Fame.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Adventures in Reading

Move Over, Amazon—Sarasota's Got a Dozen Great Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstores

These 12 shops help book lovers get their fix.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Adventures in Reading

Sarasota Is a Reader's Paradise. Here's Where, How and Why to Get Lost in a Great Book.

Books, authors, libraries, clubs, shops—we're a reading-crazy town.

05/30/2018

Adventures in Reading

How to Run a Great Book Club

Bookstore1 event manager and book club leader Elsie Souza’s tried-and-true tips.

05/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

My Cross-Country Companion

On the Road with Harry Potter Audiobooks as a Guide

"There was an entire world contained in those four doors, a world of magic and mystery, heroes and monsters."

05/30/2018 By Beau Denton

Adventures in Reading

Today's Libraries Feed Families, Teach Children How to Make Robots, Help with Taxes—and Much More

Sarasota and Manatee libraries have greatly expanded their collections and services.

05/30/2018 By Susan Burns

Queen of Hearts

Literary Agent Karen Solem Finds the Romance in Reading

“I think everyone can write a book."

05/29/2018 By David Hackett

Adventures in Reading

Uncovering the Rare Treasures at A. Parker's Book Bazaar

Owner Gary Hurst's downtown Sarasota book shop is home to more than 70,000 books—plus a collection of rare artifacts and collectibles.

05/29/2018 By Isaac Eger

From the Editor

From the Editor: Summer Beach Reads

Susan Burns on great books—and beer.

05/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Talks

Chronicling Florida’s Racist History

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Devil in the Grove will speak Thursday in Sarasota.

05/08/2018 By David Hackett

Mr. Chatterbox

The Genius and Daring of the Late Clifford Irving

The late author was one of the most colorful, disruptive and enigmatic figures in American literature.

03/28/2018 By Robert Plunket

What I've Learned

Karen Solem Discusses Her Long Career Working with Romance Authors

For two decades, Solem has been one of the most influential figures in the genre of romance fiction.

11/29/2017 By David Hackett