Friday, January 22, 2016
King & Grisham support cause
Stephen King and John Grisham appeared together at the Neel Auditorium at the State College of Florida in Bradenton on January 19 to chat about their literary lives and engage in conversation with an audience of more than 800 fans. The sold-out event raised more than $200,000 for the Manatee Library Foundation's literacy programs.
Major support was provided by Bookstore1Sarasota, which not only sold books at the event and arranged for an on-site signing, but also played a large role in bringing the authors and the library foundation together. This was the third event for which Stephen King and Bookstore1Sarasota have partnered: the first was a signing at the bookstore in 2014; the other two were fundraisers for the Manatee Library Foundation. Pictured: the authors with bookstore staffers.