Friends of Miami Book Fair

Support the Literary Arts!

Friends leave a legacy by supporting the country’s best book fair, a centerpiece of cultural Miami. This year, THE BOOK FAIR WILL BE ONLINE, and your support will make a bigger difference than ever, as we bring the virtual Miami Book Fair FREE to the community. Become a Friend at any one of the three levels available and help ensure nobody in our community has to go without literature and culture while they’re staying safely at home.

Our Friends Help Our Programs Thrive

We are depending on our Friends and your support more than ever as we work to bring you the authors and programs you love.

$5,000 / Chairman’s Circle

Your membership will help support 25 hours for virtual programming at this year’s Book Fair
  • Virtual Membership Badge (Identify you as a Friend at virtual Book Fair sessions)
  • Your choice of 5 complimentary books by authors presenting at the virtual Book Fair
  • Book Fair swag
  • Special recognition as Chairman-level supporter in virtual author sessions, virtual Book Fair website, Fairgoers’ Guide, and other digital and print marketing materials
  • Opportunity to introduce an author
  • All of the benefits listed below under “All Friends Receive”

$1,000 / Editor-in-Chief

Your membership will help support 5 hours for virtual programming at this year’s Book Fair
  • Virtual Membership Badge (Identify you as a Friend at virtual Book Fair sessions)
  • Your choice of 2 complimentary books by authors presenting at the virtual Book Fair
  • Book Fair swag
  • Special recognition as Editor-in-Chief level supporter in virtual author sessions, virtual Book Fair website, Fairgoers’ Guide, and other digital and print marketing materials
  • All of the benefits listed below under “All Friends Receive”

$100 / Reader

Your membership will help support 1 hour for virtual programming at this year’s Book Fair
  • Virtual Membership Badge (Identify you as a Friend at virtual Book Fair sessions)
  • Book Fair swag
  • All of the benefits listed below under “All Friends Receive”

All Friends Receive:

Unlimited Access To Virtual Programs / Special events for our Friends / Dedicated Friends Liaison / Two-week Advance Notice Of Author Schedule And Friends-only Book Fair Preview / Regular Updates And Insider Information

2019 Impact:
Friends Support Helped Make the Following Possible

More than 600 Friends contribute each year at all levels, and your support helps fuel our community programs that promote reading, writing, and equal access to the arts in our community.

Friends Support Helped Make the Following Possible
  • 500+ author sessions and events held during the Fair in November
  • 11,465 free books in the hands of children
  • 570 authors from 47 countries at the Fair in November and year-round
  • 200,000+ children attended the Book Fair
  • 1,400 students from 31 schools transported to Miami Book Fair via buses, free of cost

Thank you to our 600+ Friends who help fuel our community programs.

Our Goal:

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Questions? Need More Information?

Please contact Annalisa Damley, Friends Liaison, in the Miami Book Fair membership office at 305.237.7837, 786.208.5402 (cell),  or email adamley@mdc.edu or contact Lisa Better at lisa.better@mdc.edu.

Should you have any issues purchasing your membership online, please contact SquadUP Customer Support at 305-407-1655 or email Support@SquadUP.com.

Thank You to Our Friends

BENEFACTORS:

The Law Office Of Brian C. Perlin, P.A. •  Leslie Miller Saiontz • Marsha Soffer   

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE:

Anonymous • Nadine Asin & Tom van Straaten • Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation • Bob & Karen Dinerstein • Nancy & Martin Engels • Kimberly Green • Ellen & Sandy Nusbaum • Sheldon & Myrna Palley + Mark & Donna Kass • Bonnie & Fred Shapiro • Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc.

PUBLISHER:

Sara Adler & Eliot Abbott • Jo Ann Bass • Sandra & Stephen Colyer •  Marcia Dunn • Mary Jo Francis • Jula & Davey Frankel • Alexandra & Greg Frankel • Catherine C. Grieve • Alina Interian • Dr. Rolando Montoya • Luis & Mari Tere Rios • J.J. Schmidt • Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein • Candis & Guy Trusty • Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Elizabeth Birdsall & Eric Young • Terry Brackett, Ann Fries, Pamela Horowitz & Terry Rixse • Lynda & Dr. Michael Benjamin • Susan Cumins • Deborah Eisberg & Arthur Von Preising • Les Levi • Gulnar Mewawala • Tim Regier • Penny & Richard Thurer 

AGENT:

Annonymous • Sim Aberson & Mike Jankulak • Jon Alexiou • Larry Apple & Esther Perez Apple • Buck Baker • Michael R. Band, P.A. • Joanne Bander • Lynne Barrett & Robert Morison • Emily Berlin • Diane Berman • Lisa & Bob Better • Connie Bischoff • Laura & Dan Boeckman • Gil Bonwitt • Bonnie & Norman Brooks • Cynthia Christoph • Marsha Cohen • Susan & Alfred Feingold • Allison Freeland • George Freeman • Dianne & Dr. Stuart Gottlieb • Monique & Alex Halberstein • Catherine S. Hanus-Zank • Lisa and Michael Herman • Leila Kight • Katheryn Kilroy & Michael Blades • Myles Krieger, M.D. • Stacey Lee • David Leiwant • Judy Loft & Joe Reid • Hal Logan • Lois Mamula • Etan Mark • John L. Mason • Celia Rothberg Meadow • Corinne & Stewart Merkin • Ann & Don Morrison • Jane & Norman Moscowitz • Lamar J. Noriega • Judith Ratzan • Joyce Rico, M.D. • Robert & Valerie Rosen • Paul Rothman • Carlene M. Sawyer • Laurie Schecter • Meribeth & Arden Shank • Sherry & Stephen Shulman • Julie & Gary Simon • Linda Smith • Cindy & Mark Soloway • Doug Stein • The Strunk Family • Madeleine & Mike Thakur • Patricia Titterton • T.L. Trimble • Bob Wasserman • Trae Williamson • www.BookCurious.com

We would also like to thank our 450+ Writer, Reader, and Literati Society level member Friends for their support of the Book Fair.