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Book-Signing & Wine Tasting With Bestselling Author Don Bruns

Please join us for a book signing and wine tasting of small batch, boutique wines with bestselling mystery/crime/suspense author Don Bruns.


USA Today bestselling author Don Bruns is the author of three mystery series. His first novel, Jamaica Blue was championed by author Sue Grafton and became the cornerstone for his Caribbean series. His second series, the Stuff series, involves two twenty-four year old private detectives in Miami. The books have been praised for their humor, their compelling story lines and the characters. A starred review in Booklistcompares the novels to Mark Twain's Huck Finn.

Bruns's newest series, the Quentin Archer mysteries, involves a New Orleans homicide detective and a voodoo practitioner who team up to solve crime in the Big Easy. Read about the series here.

Traveling the country as a guitar playing comic, Bruns worked the Playboy Circuit, Las Vegas, and a number of night clubs across the country. As a writer, he has traveled the country for book signings, signing twice at the Playboy Mansion.

Bruns is a musician, song writer, advertising guru, painter, cook, stand-up comic and novelist who has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up.


The Reserve is a unique gathering place: wine bar; retail wine shop; craft beer bar; cafe with coffees, teas, and kombuchas; independent bookstore; live music venue, and venue space in Downtown Sarasota conveniently located next to, well, pretty much, everything! Located in historically significant Ringling Buildings that also include guest accommodations, we have a great selection of curated books from the latest releases to bestsellers and beach reads. You can always enjoy your beverages in our beautiful courtyard, or you can take them with you, wherever you’re headed, or to your room. The Reserve is a special place and you never know who you might meet here: artists; Broadway performers; elected officials; musicians spanning Motown to jazz to world music; authors (local, national, and international); minor and major celebrities (including reality show actors); national news networks; hurricane chasers; scientists; mystics; poets; priests, and more! 


Fine wines - Wine tasting for just $15 includes tastings + light bites to complement the wines (The night of this event)
Craft beers
Coffees, teas & kombuchas
New champagne menu!
Light bites to complement the beverages

APPROACH INFORMATION (Due to Construction on 41):
Sarasota is currently installing a roundabout at 14th Street and 41 South and has eliminated left-hand turns if you are headed southbound toward Sarasota Downtown. You can avoid construction and easily get to The Reserve if you are southbound by turning left at the lighting store (Light Up Your Life) and heading South on Cocoanut to a right-hand turn on 14th Street.

We have 100 parking spaces to the South of our location, at West Indies (1312 N. Tamiami Trail) and after 5 pm, at the Center for Arts & Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail), also directly south of our building. Parking is also: 1) In The Reserve lot (concrete spaces or spaces on the pebbles), 2) On-site in our designated parking area at the intersection of 14th and 41 (follow the small brown Reserve sign). All are a very short walk to The Reserve.