The late author was one of the most colorful, disruptive and enigmatic figures in American literature.
What I've Learned
For two decades, Solem has been one of the most influential figures in the genre of romance fiction.
Rena Koontz recently won an award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for her novel Broken Justice, Blind Love.
The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently received a variety of accolades during Grade-Level Reading Week in Denver.
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.
Chapters and Chow
A new North Trail business with a smart selection of used books and tasty snacks.
Downtown's Bookstore1Sarasota is moving down the street.
The new bookstore Paradise Found AMI will celebrate its grand opening with a Black Friday sale on books, plants and original artwork.
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.
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.
Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.
Love cured meat and literary fiction? Michael Ruhlman's talk Friday evening at Bookstore 1 is right up your alley.
Authors Stephen King and John Grisham appeared at a fund raiser for the Manatee County Library Foundation in Bradenton last night.
Writer Amy Tan will appear in Sarasota at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Series this month.
Gore's new book is titled "The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life."
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.
Author and frequent Sarasota Magazine contributor Phillippe Diederich has published his first novel, Sofrito.
Lorraine C. Ladish
Sarasota Magazine editor Pam Daniel compiles an Old Florida summer reading list.
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.