Fall into history: Join this monthly book group for fascinating tales and discussions

Selected titles for the History Center's book group.
Selected titles for the History Center's book group.

Whether you’re joining in person or via Zoom, everyone is welcome.

As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, there’s no better time to delve into the captivating narratives of the past. The Tampa Bay History Center is thrilled to invite you to our much-anticipated Book Group, a monthly rendezvous with history enthusiasts, literary aficionados, and curious minds alike.

Our book group is more than just a collection of pages; it’s an opportunity to explore the rich tapestry of human experiences, moments that have shaped societies, and the threads that connect our present to our past. Guided by a passion for history and a love for storytelling, we come together to read, discuss, and discover.

At the heart of our Book Group is a carefully curated selection of books that span eras, continents, and perspectives. From gripping accounts of pivotal events to intimate portraits of forgotten figures, each book offers a unique lens through which to view the annals of time. Our choices are as diverse as the subjects they explore, ensuring that every reader finds a connection to the stories we uncover.

But this isn’t just a solitary reading experience. Our monthly meetings are a chance to share insights, exchange thoughts, and engage in spirited conversations. Led by knowledgeable facilitators, each session is a dynamic exploration of the themes, contexts, and narratives that shape the chosen book. Whether you’re a history buff, an avid reader, or simply eager to learn, our group provides an inclusive and welcoming environment where all voices are valued.

Join us this fall as we turn the pages of history and embark on an intellectual journey that transcends time. The Tampa Bay History Center’s Book Group promises not only to enrich your understanding of the past but also to connect you with a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for discovery.

JOIN THE GROUP

Visit tampabayhistorycenter.org/book-group/ to explore our upcoming book selections, meeting dates, and registration details. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of an enlightening and enriching experience that bridges the gap between literature and history. Get ready to unearth the stories that have shaped our world and kindle new friendships along the way.

Book Group: “The Reformatory: A Novel” by Tananarive Due

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL, United States

Twelve-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr., is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory, for kicking the son of the largest landowner in town in defense of 

FREE

Book Group: “Collision of Power” by Martin Baron

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL, United States

Marty Baron took charge of The Washington Post newsroom in 2013, after nearly a dozen years leading The Boston Globe. Just seven months into his new job, Baron received explosive news: Jeff Bezos, 

FREE

Book Group: Summer Reading Review

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL, United States

Grab a cup of coffee and join us monthly for an informal discussion about the best in Florida literature. Topics range from fiction to food, poetry to politics. Free with 

FREE