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Upcoming Events

  • Poetry Writing Workshop with Doug Knowlton: Employing the "Beginner's Mind" to Free Your Inner Poet
    Poetry Writing Workshop with Doug Knowlton: Employing the "Beginner's Mind" to Free Your Inner Poet
    Wed, Aug 07
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Aug 07, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 04, 2024, 6:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Aug 07, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 04, 2024, 6:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    This year's Creative Encounters is a Poetry Writing Workshop that employs Beginner's Mind to free one's inner poet. The workshop will meet in the loft at Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave, for five sessions, Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., August 7, 14, 21, 28, and September 4.
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  • Special Poetry Book Club Featuring In-Person Author Talk: Doug Knowlton in Conversation with Jeff Grieneisen
    Special Poetry Book Club Featuring In-Person Author Talk: Doug Knowlton in Conversation with Jeff Grieneisen
    Wed, Aug 14
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Aug 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Aug 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    In a special edition of our monthly Poetry Book Club, poet and book club leader Doug Knowlton will be in conversation with Jeff Grieneisen, the author of this month's selection, "Language of Phosphorescence: Poems."
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  • "Animal Farm" Banned Book Club
    "Animal Farm" Banned Book Club
    Tue, Aug 20
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Aug 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Aug 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    August’s Banned Book Club pick is "Animal Farm," George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel--a scathing satire on a downtrodden society's blind march towards totalitarianism.
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  • Poetry Writing Workshop for Teens with Joanna Fox
    Poetry Writing Workshop for Teens with Joanna Fox
    Tue, Aug 27
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Aug 27, 2024, 4:30 PM – Sep 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 17 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Aug 27, 2024, 4:30 PM – Sep 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 17 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Teens of all poetry experience levels are invited to join Joanna Fox in the loft as she asks the question, what can we find when we search for what we have lost? The workshop will meet in the loft at Bookstore1, for 5sessions, Tuesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. starting August 27 and ending September 24.
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  • Sharks Don't Sink: Adventures of a Rogue Shark Scientist
    Sharks Don't Sink: Adventures of a Rogue Shark Scientist
    Fri, Aug 30
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Aug 30, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Aug 30, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Talk and Book Signing with Author Jasmin Graham. Celebrate the release of "Sharks Don't Sink," the uplifting story of a young Black scientist’s journey to flourish outside the traditional confines of academia, inspired by her innate connection to nature’s most misunderstood animal—the shark.
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  • "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" Banned Book Club
    "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" Banned Book Club
    Tue, Jul 23
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Jul 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Jul 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    The Banned Book Club is led by Bryn Durgin. July’s pick is the bestselling young adult novel "Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret" by Judy Blume.
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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 9am - 2pm

(941) 365-7900

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About Bookstore1Sarasota

Bookstore1Sarasota was opened in 2011 with one mission: to bring a high-quality independent bookstore to the Sarasota area. Our passion for the joy of books inspired us in the beginning and continues to drive us today. We offer a shopping experience curated with our customers in mind, and we are gratified by the long-term relationships we have built with those who have come through our door: patrons and authors alike. Pay us a visit and join our Bookstore1 family of readers.

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117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

(941) 365-7900