Retail

Bookstore Sales Up in October After Two Months of Declines

Bookstore sales totaled $699 million in October, up 7.7 percent from $649 million in October 2017.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Publishing

Library System Picks New 'One Book, One Community' Read

Sarasota County will offer a series of events centered around David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

11/20/2018 By Staff

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

Nonprofits

Literacy Campaign Leader Selected for Statewide Education Program

Beth Duda, the director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for The Patterson Foundation, was recently selected for Leadership Florida Education Class IV.

10/16/2018 By Staff

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

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

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

Retail

Coffee and Book Shop Adds Wine to Retail Offerings

The Reserve now offers curated varieties of red and white wine.

03/16/2018 By Staff

Time Travel

Four Generations of Local Women Collaborate on New Book

"Everybody has a story in them. Everybody has something they can either teach or something they can tell."

01/10/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

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

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

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

Authentic Florida Reads: The Barefoot Mailman

With a name like The Barefoot Mailman, I just had to read this Authentic Florida book.

09/12/2013 By Robin Draper

Article

Embracing the Authentic Florida Life

As a Florida native, I love to discover the “hidden gems” of my home state. I also like to share basic ideas and “tips” for authentic Florida living

09/02/2013 By Robin Draper

Article

Insider: Sports and Media Picks

This month's media picks, plus Sarasota's Snowbird Baseball Classic at Ed Smith Stadium.

02/01/2013 By Megan McDonald