To further community engagement, we host an array of literary and cultural events, including monthly book clubs for children and adults, an annual book fair, and an annual holiday gift bazaar.
Inspired by London’s Gresham College — an institution providing free public lectures since 1597 — our mission is to foster the advancement of culture and knowledge. OE Programming events seek to entertain our sense of curiosity, inspire new areas of interest, and ultimately contribute to Tampa’s emergence as a cultural destination.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
From bestselling authors, reporters, and activists to scientists, astronauts, and more, OE Programming provides engaging experiences with speakers of different backgrounds, discussing their respective subjects and books.
Guests have the opportunity to enjoy intimate discussions, workshops, and signings to further connect with speakers and cultivate knowledge.
Book Clubs at Oxford Exchange
OE launched the Book Fair in 2015 to provide an open platform for local authors to connect with the community face-to-face, and occurs annually every spring.
In the summer of 2021, OE Launched the OE Children’s Book Fair, showcasing local children’s authors and also occurs annually every summer.
Featured are local authors and their publications, workshops, storytime, and more.