I am working on a bibliography of books and other resources that contain information and history about Sarasota County. If you have an item to add, please let me know.
- Elder, Amy A. Sarasota. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003 [search book online]
- Grismer, Karl H. The Story of Sarasota: The History of the City and County of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota, Fla: M.E. Russell, 1946. [find in a library]
- LaHurd, Jeff. Hidden History of Sarasota. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009. [find in a library]
- LaHurd, Jeff. Sarasota: A History. Charleston, [SC: History Press, 2006. [find in a library]
- Matthews, Janet S. Edge of Wilderness: A Settlement History of Manatee River and Sarasota Bay, 1528-1885. Tulsa, Okla: Caprine Press, 1983. [find in a library]
- Weeks, David C. Ringling: The Florida Years, 1911-1936. Gainesville, Fla: University Press of Florida, 1993. [book info]