Keith Trowbridge will introduce his new biography, co-authored by Barbara Hill Freeman, Wednesday, April 10, at MacIntosh Books & Paper. Photo provided
Keith Trowbridge will introduce his new biography, co-authored by Barbara Hill Freeman, Wednesday, April 10, at MacIntosh Books & Paper. Photo provided

MacIntosh Books & Paper will host Keith Trowbridge and Barbara Hill Freeman, authors of “Time to Share: The Adventurous Life of The Father of Timeshare,” for an interview-style program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the bookshop, 3278 Palm Ridge Rd. Trowbridge and Freeman will be signing copies of the new book during the event, as well.

Trowbridge is widely known in Southwest Florida as the man who invented vacation ownership or timesharing and developed resorts that thrive today. He is a founder of the Sanibel Bicycle Club and Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis Club, as well as the community foundation. Trowbridge was chair of the committee that selected the Sanibel Causeway design and is past president of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce.

Additionally, Trowbridge is the one-time owner of Scotty’s Pub, which is today’s The Jac restaurant, along with other Sanibel establishments. He is also a conservationist.

Time to Share” is the biography of Trowbridge and details his success through perseverance, ingenuity, intelligence and a strong will. His life story is told with warmth and wit.

“Time to Share” will take readers back to his childhood in Sarnia, Ontario, where getting indoor plumbing and a furnace meant coming up in the world. However, the book goes all the way back to his family’s roots as early settlers who dredged the swampy land around Sarnia and built a farming and fishing dynasty.

The 232-page book contains 83 photos, from early snapshots to ones taken at local resorts during a recent “photo safari.”