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

The arts

North Port Author Wins Silver Medal

Rena Koontz recently won an award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for her novel Broken Justice, Blind Love.

08/10/2017 By staff

Honors

Grade-Level Reading Program Recognized

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently received a variety of accolades during Grade-Level Reading Week in Denver.

06/22/2017 By staff

Retail

New Goodwill Book and Art Store Opens

Goodwill Manasota's new Manatee Book & Art Store, whose inventory includes 17,000-20,000 books and a large selection of art, opens for business Thursday.

06/21/2017 By staff

Chapters and Chow

New Book, Coffee, Sandwich Spot Opens Near Ringling College

A new North Trail business with a smart selection of used books and tasty snacks.

03/08/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Retail

Sarasota Bookstore Moving

Downtown's Bookstore1Sarasota is moving down the street.

02/02/2017 By staff

Retail

New Bookstore Opens on Anna Maria Island

The new bookstore Paradise Found AMI will celebrate its grand opening with a Black Friday sale on books, plants and original artwork.

11/15/2016 By staff

The Arts

New College Professor Recommended for Literature Translation Grant

Amy Baram Reid's $12,500 grant will support the translation of the 2013 novel When the Plums Are Ripe by the Cameroonian novelist Patrice Nganang.

09/08/2016 Research by staff

Sunshine State

Oh, Florida!

In a new book, Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman chronicles some of our state's weirdest, wackiest moments--including, in this excerpt, plastic surgery gone wild.

07/29/2016 By Craig Pittman

Oh, Florida!

Award-Winning Writer Craig Pittman on Sarasota, the Environment and His New Book

Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.

07/28/2016 By Pam Daniel

Bonnet Rippers

Amish Romance Novels Are a Booming Literary Genre

No, seriously.

05/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meat Me

Renowned Cookbook Author Visits Sarasota

Love cured meat and literary fiction? Michael Ruhlman's talk Friday evening at Bookstore 1 is right up your alley.

04/05/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Stephen King, John Grisham Take Center Stage at Manatee County Library Foundation Fund Raiser

Authors Stephen King and John Grisham appeared at a fund raiser for the Manatee County Library Foundation in Bradenton last night.

01/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

Writer Amy Tan Headlines Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Series Platinum Dinner

Writer Amy Tan will appear in Sarasota at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Series this month.

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Local Amish Author Sherry Gore Publishes New Book

Gore's new book is titled "The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life."

09/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Seafood Shack Hosts Coastal Collaboration Dinner on Sept. 2

The dinner will feature a four-course meal by Manatee County chefs and a reading and Q&A, moderated by Sarasota Magazine web editor Megan McDonald, with author Vanessa LaFaye on the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.

08/25/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Sarasota Author Phillippe Diederich Publishes His First Novel

Author and frequent Sarasota Magazine contributor Phillippe Diederich has published his first novel, Sofrito.

08/24/2015 By Lorraine C. Ladish

Article

From the Editor: Your Old Florida Summer Reading List

Sarasota Magazine editor Pam Daniel compiles an Old Florida summer reading list.

06/27/2014 By Pam Daniel

Article

Authentic Florida Blogs for Sarasota Magazine

Florida native Robin Draper is the owner of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle website devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures of Florida living.

08/01/2013 By Robin Draper