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]