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  • "This Book is Gay" Banned Book Club
    "This Book is Gay" Banned Book Club
    Tue, Jun 25
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Jun 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Jun 25, 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. June’s pick is the bestselling young adult nonfiction book on sexuality and gender, "This Book is Gay" by Juno Dawson.
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  • Talk & Book Signing with Author & Hermitage Fellow Kimberly King Parsons
    Talk & Book Signing with Author & Hermitage Fellow Kimberly King Parsons
    Fri, Jun 28
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Presented in partnership with The Hermitage Artist Retreat, join us for a conversation and book signing with Hermitage Fellow Kimberly King Parsons for her new book "We Were the Universe."
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  • "Citizen: An American Lyric" Poetry Book Club
    "Citizen: An American Lyric" Poetry Book Club
    Wed, Jul 10
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Jul 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Jul 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    The Poetry Book Club is led by Doug Knowlton. July’s selection is "Citizen: An American Lyric", Claudia Rankine’s provocative meditation on race.
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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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  • 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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  • Floating in Florida: Conversation & Book Signing with Author Lucy Tobias
    Floating in Florida: Conversation & Book Signing with Author Lucy Tobias
    Mon, Sep 09
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Sep 09, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Sep 09, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Join us as we celebrate the release of "Floating in Florida: Discover 21 Amazing Adventures on Florida's Hidden Waters." Come chat with the author, buy the book, and get it signed!
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  • "Proverbs of Limbo" by Robert Pinsky
    "Proverbs of Limbo" by Robert Pinsky
    Wed, Sep 11
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Sep 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Sep 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    This monthly book club led by Doug Knowlton is for those who like to read and discuss poetry. It celebrates the integral role of poets and poetry in life and literature. September’s selection is "Proverbs of Limbo," the first new book of poetry in 8 years by three-time poet laureate Robert Pinsky.
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  • Ground Control: An Argument for the End of Human Space Exploration
    Ground Control: An Argument for the End of Human Space Exploration
    Fri, Sep 20
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Sep 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 6:05 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Sep 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 6:05 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Come spend some time with author and space anthropologist, Savannah Mandel, as she explores questions like, "Is it worth it to send humans to space?" and "What cultural outcomes will result from continued human space exploration and the colonization of other worlds?"
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  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" Banned Book Club
    "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" Banned Book Club
    Tue, Sep 24
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Sep 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Sep 24, 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. September's selection is "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. Set in New York with a nine-year-old narrator, it is one of the most popular and widely read novels of the post 9/11 fiction subgenre.
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  • "What is Otherwise Infinite" Poetry Book Club
    "What is Otherwise Infinite" Poetry Book Club
    Wed, Oct 09
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Oct 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Oct 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    This monthly book club led by Doug Knowlton is for those who like to read and discuss poetry. It celebrates the integral role of poets and poetry in life and literature. October’s selection is "What is Otherwise Infinite," a searching, startling new collection of poems from Bianca Stone.
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  • Poetry Open Mic!
    Poetry Open Mic!
    Sun, Oct 13
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Oct 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Oct 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Join our spoken word community and take part in our Poetry Open Mic! Share original work or recite your favorite poem. Whether you're a reader or a member of the audience, everyone is welcome. The sign-in for reading begins at 11:30 a.m.
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  • Fruit, Florida, and Felony with Annabelle Tometich
    Fruit, Florida, and Felony with Annabelle Tometich
    Wed, Oct 16
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Oct 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Oct 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Come spend some time with journalist and author ANNABELLE TOMETICH, as she talks about the twists and turns, the joys and the juicy-sweet deliciousness, that are part of her memoir, THE MANGO TREE. She'll also personalize your books!
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  • The Gothic Library Presents "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde"
    The Gothic Library Presents "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde"
    Thu, Oct 17
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Oct 17, 2024, 8:00 PM – Oct 19, 2024, 9:30 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Oct 17, 2024, 8:00 PM – Oct 19, 2024, 9:30 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Robert Louis Stevenson's Masterpieces Brought to Life by the Art of Live Radio Theatre. An immersive audio experience of Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There are three performances: Oct. 17, 18, and 19. Select your date when purchasing tickets.
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  • "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Banned Book Club
    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Banned Book Club
    Tue, Oct 22
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Oct 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Oct 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    In-Person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    In this monthly book club dedicated to reading and protecting the most important and threatened books for our generation, October’s pick is "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, a classic of the Harlem Renaissance and Hurston's most widely read work.
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