9th Annual Florence Festival of Books, a book fair for authors and publishers held September 28, Florence Events Center (715 Quince), in Florence from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Admission FREE. Browse among 70+ authors, all genre, and several publishers. Great opportunity to talk to authors, get books signed, talk one-on-one with publishers, and for holiday shopping. And Friday, September 27, Keynote Speaker Bob Welch, 7 p.m., Florence Events Center. Tickets $8 ahead/ $10 at door. Go online to www.FlorenceFestivalofBooks.org or call the Florence Events Center for tickets (888-968-4086/541-997-1994).