During eight days each November hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge on Downtown Miami for the nation's premier literary festival. And when that's over, we keep it going, month in, month out.
An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists
Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 20, at which the winners will be...
The Lights Go On At The Porch
Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, an outdoor photo exhibit of South Beach in the 70s as seen through the lens of American photographer Andy Sweet, HistoryMiami’s Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Join us on The Porch starting at 6 p.m. for a free community BBQ to kick things off!...
La poeta y promotora cultural nicaragüense Rubí Arana nos ofrece Homenaje a la tierra (Betania), obra que expresa en lenguaje lírico sus preocupaciones por el mundo en que vivimos. Miguel Falquez Certain, poeta, narrador, dramaturgo y traductor colombiano residente en Nueva York, presenta Hipótesis de un sueño. Antología personal (New York Poetry Press). Jorge García de la Fe es poeta, ensayista, profesor universitario y editor. Nacido en Cuba y residente en Chicago, llega con Caminos de...
FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities. Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by
Cirko Teatro presents the local favorite “El show de Enriqueta y Agapito,” a puppet-theatre performance in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness towards animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to take part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another. Founded in 2015 by the Mexican American Council (MAC) and under the direction of the world...
Conecta Miami Arts
Conecta Miami Arts brings to life beloved children’s fairytales from around the world. These bilingual, immersive street-theatre pieces celebrate friendship, courage, and imagination. They also address the questions every fan of fairytales is dying to know, such as: How did Peter Pan first get to Neverland? Why isn’t the cat part of the Chinese Zodiac?
Where’s Waldo?: A Scavenger Hunt at Miami Book Fair!
Join the festival-wide search for the world’s most famous missing person. For the chance to win a deluxe Where’s Waldo? prize pack, pick up a Where’s Waldo? postcard at the Children’s Alley info booth. Use the postcard to record details about where you spot him. Once you’ve located Waldo in all three of his hiding places, write your name, address, and email on the postcard and submit it at the Children’s Alley info booth. Good luck and good hunting!
FIU Mobile STEAM Festival
The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories. Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!
Join Encantos Media to read and color from their various book collections: Emmy-nominated, award-winning baby brand Canticos makes learning fun with bilingual books, digital apps and sign-alongs. Learn about the many cultural wonders of the world through the Tiny Travelers Book Series and their Day of the Dead-inspired collection Skeletitos. Meet Ricky Chickie the Puppet, enjoy a reading from author Susie Jaramillo, and leave Encantos’ culturally-inspired tent with stickers, pins, bags and...
Pamela Paul: “By the book” live at MBF
Pamela Paul leads a conversation with Miami Book Fair presenting authors based on her wildly beloved New York Times column, with Dani Shapiro, T.C. Boyle, Thomas Mallon, SUSAN CHOI, and Ibram X. Kendi. Sponsored by
Elvis Duran on Where Do I Begin?
In Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, radio personality Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons, all with his trademark heart and humor.
More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand, selling books and more! See below for hundreds of author presentations, and discussions about everything, from fame to feminism. Sponsored by
VI Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura
“Niños, esperanza del mundo”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami Sixth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults La voz de la literatura, con Ernesto Rodríguez Abad (España)
Picture Book Author: Jason “Rachel” Brown
Karamo Brown has had to cancel his appearance at the Miami Book Fair. The event will still go on as described, featuring his son and co-author, Jason “Rachel” Brown. I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.M. Click...
Beth Dunlop on Addison Mizner
Addison Mizner: Architect of Fantasy and Romance by Beth Dunlop celebrates the work of the acclaimed designer of villas in Spanish, Moorish, Venetian, and Mediterranean styles.