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Dear Book Lover,

From its modest beginnings as Books by the Bay, our Book Fair has grown into the finest and largest cultural and literary event in the country. However, rarely is success accidental. The Fair’s evolution from a two-day street fair into an eight-day, world-class event took hard work and the contributions of many. Year after year, Fair volunteers, organizers and other supporters help the Fair grow and innovate. The determination to take a great event and make it even better is today as strong as ever.

The Fair has grown a lot over the years, but one thing remains constant - we still need your support.

In fact, we depend on it. With your help, the Fair navigated through some of the most difficult economic times in recent history, and we are now better than ever. And our plans even bigger.

If you are new to our family - welcome! You have joined a group of forward-thinking supporters of culture and the arts. If you have not yet had the opportunity to consider your role in this year’s Miami Book Fair, please take a moment to review our membership and sponsorship options, including our various Friends levels, and the newly formed Patrons’ Circle.

Supporters of the Miami Book Fair feel proud that their contributions facilitate the promotion of literature and literacy, a critical and necessary component of any culture.

Join our family of book lovers, and help us continue a literary legacy that has lasted nearly thirty years... and is still going strong.


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Eduardo J. Padrón
President, Miami Dade College

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Mitchell Kaplan
Chairman, Board of Directors, Miami Book Fair International

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