Florida House is proud to host a quarterly, free Zoom Book Club, featuring outstanding books about Florida and by Florida’s many talented authors. Anyone can join! Each book club meeting is led by engaging discussion leaders.
Step right up for the Greatest Show on Earth! The Florida House Book Club is reading the incredible “Battle for the Big Top” by author Les Standiford for the April 2023 Program. On April 3rd at 5:30pm, we will gather together at The Bookmark in Neptune Beach and on Zoom to hear from Les about the legacy of the American Circus and the battle between the titans of the tent – James Bailey, P.T. Barnum, and John Ringling. Save your spot today by registering for a free ticket.
Les Standiford will be speaking live from The Bookmark in Neptune Beach, Florida, with the event also broadcast live via Zoom. Participants in the area have the option to join us in-person at the store for free – onsite attendees will have the chance to interact with Les and to ask questions. For those not able to join in-person, the program will broadcast live via Zoom.
220 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Florida House is proud to partner with independent bookstores across the state to promote Florida authors and their craft. You’ll find their stores have online ordering, shipping, and incredible customer service. They also feature many first-time authors as well as books with a local, regional, and state-wide interest. Please consider purchasing your books from one of the following outstanding bookstores:
Books and Books, Coral Gables
Books and Books at the Studio of Key West
The BookMark, Neptune Beach
Classic Book Shops of Palm Beach
Midtown Reader, Tallahassee
Oxford Exchange, Tampa
San Marco Books and More, Jacksonville
Story & Song Bookstore & Bistro, Fernandina Beach
Sundog Books, Seaside
Tombolo Books, St. Petersburg,
Writer’s Block, Winter Park and Winter Garden
and more to come!
Announcing the 2023 Calendar
February 7 “By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe” with discussion led by the author, Piper Huguley
April 3 “Battle for the Big Top” by Les Standiford
July 11 “Good Day Sunshine State – How the Beatles Rocked Florida” with discussion led by the author, Bob Kealing
September 7 “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea” with discussion led by the author, Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Davis, from Sundog Books at Seaside (virtual and in person)
November 29 Holiday Gift Recommendations from three outstanding independent bookseller
Previous programs include:
Holiday Gift Giving guide with lists provided by Midtown Reader, Tallahassee; Writer’s Block, Winter Park; and Books and Books Key West (click on this link to watch) Our Holiday Gift Recommendations Book Club was so successful we had many requests for a downloadable list. If you would like to download the list, click here: Best of the Best Books
“Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away” with discussion led by the author, David Powell (click on this link to watch)
“Camino Island” and “Camino Winds” with discussion led by Donna Paz Kaufman of Story & Song Bookstore and Bistro (click on this link to watch)
“Cat Tale” with discussion led by the author, Craig Pittman (click on this link to watch the interview)
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” with discussion led by Dr. Heather Russell (click on this link to watch the interview)
Cooking for the Holidays with Chef Justin Timineri
“Bubble in the Sun” with discussion led by the author, Christopher Knowlton