Monthly Book Group

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 registration, the History Center’s book group meets via Google Meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.


APR 21 | “Ivory Shoals” by John Brandon

Ivory Shoals book cover

Twelve-year-old Gussie Dwyer―audacious, resilient, determined to adhere to the morals his mother instilled in him―undertakes to trek across the sumptuous yet perilous peninsula of post-Civil War Florida in search of his father, a man who has no idea of his son’s existence. Jerry and Patty Lyons lead the discussion.



MAY 19 | “Trailblazing Women of Tampa Bay” by Madonna Wise

Trailblazing Women of Tampa Bay book coverWhen fearless and resourceful frontier women settled in Tampa Bay, they paved the way for dauntless suffragettes and the evolution of the modern woman. Author Madonna Wise leads the discussion.   


JUN 16 | “The State You’re In” by Craig Pittman

The State You're In book coverFor more than 30 years, investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Craig Pittman has chronicled the wildest stories Florida has to offer. Featuring a selection of columns that have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and other outlets throughout Pittman’s career, this book highlights just how strange and wonderful Florida can be. Valerie and Sam Mallis lead the discussion.


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