Upcoming Events

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.

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

An Evening With Michele Harper In Conversation With Daniela Lamas

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Michele Harper In conversation with Daniela Lamas Discussing The Beauty in Breaking. An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together...

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Wednesday, August 5 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Ilia Calderon

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Ilia Calderon” Discussing Es Mi Turno / My Time to Speak.  Las memorias inspiradoras, pertinentes y provocadoras de Ilia Calderón—la primera presentadora afrolatina en un noticiario hispano de preeminencia en los Estados Unidos—acerca de seguir sus sueños, superar prejuicios y acoger su identidad. De niña, Ilia Calderón se sentía como una típica niña colombiana. En el Chocó, la provincia afrolatina donde se...

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Friday, August 7 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Romina Garber In conversation with Tomi Adeyemi

Books & Books & Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Romina Garber In conversation with Tomi Adeyemi discussing LOBIZONA  About the book: Some people ARE illegal. Lobizonas do NOT exist. Both of these statements are false. Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Until Manu’s...

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Sunday, August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Susan Minot and Francesca Marciano

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Susan Minot In conversation with Francesca Marciano Discussing  Why I Don’t Write. A superb collection of short fiction–her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies–from the critically acclaimed author of Monkeys, Evening, and Thirty Girls A writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles through protests in lower Manhattan and ruminates on an elusive lover; an old woman on her...

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Monday, August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Darcey Steinke and Ada Calhoun

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Darcey Steinke In conversation with Ada Calhoun discussing Flash Count Diary. A brave, brilliant, and unprecedented examination of menopause. Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flashes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to express what was happening to her, she came up against a culture of silence. Throughout history, the natural physical transition of menopause has been viewed as something to deny,...

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Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Meg Cabot

Books & Books presents An Evening with Meg Cabot discussing No Offense.  New York Times-bestselling author Meg Cabot’s returns with a charming romance between a children’s librarian and the town sheriff in the second book in the Little Bridge Island series. Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas, and stunning sunsets—a place where nothing goes under the radar and love has a...

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Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online),

First Draft: A Literary Social with Roy G. Guzmán

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: Roy G....

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Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Alexandra Fuller

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “ An Evening with Alexandra Fuller” discussing “Travel Light, Move Fast” Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost.” Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. “Well?” she said....

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Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland and Aida Salazar

Books & Books presents An Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland In conversation with Aida Salazar Discussing Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything.  It’s been three years since ICE raids and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran, and since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home. Then one night Sia’s life and the world as we...

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Sunday, August 16 @ 11:00 am
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Camilla Lackberg  In conversation with Chris Bohjalian Discussing The Golden Cage. An exhilarating new novel from a global superstar–a sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees. Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. Jack, the perpetual golden boy, grew up wealthy, unlike Faye,...

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Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Sarah Chayes and Vicki Wilson

Books & Books presents An Evening with Sarah Chayes In conversation with Vicki Wilson Discussing On Corruption in America: And What is at Stake. From the prizewinning journalist, internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, a major, unflinching book that looks homeward to America, exploring the insidious, dangerous networks of corruption of our past, present, and precarious...

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Thursday, August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Akwaeke Emezi

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Akwaeke Emezi Discussing The Death of Vivek Oji.  What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a...

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Wednesday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

A Virtual Evening with Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair presents An Evening with Ruth Behar In conversation with Richard Blanco Discussing Letters from Cuba. Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar’s inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther’s father has fled to Cuba, and she is the first one to join him. It’s heartbreaking to be...

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Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online),

First Draft: A Literary Social with Anjanette Delgado

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: Anjanette...

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