About Friends of Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair is the beating heart of literary culture in South Florida and an international phenomenon that has deepened the life-changing impact Miami Dade College has made on more than two million students, their families, and the community at large.

This year, Miami Book Fair will again offer in-person author sessions and events (with some select online programs) – and you play a critical role in allowing us to continue to bring Miami Book Fair to our community!

“Book Fair? I live for it every year!”

– Melanie Haws Sakalla (Writer)

“Miami Book Fair is a big part of my year; I’m thankful it exists.”

Tim Meyerson (Writer)

“Book Fair? That’s my favorite week in Miami!”

Joyce Rico (Agent)

“Book Fair brings together people from all the diverse neighborhoods of Miami and beyond to share the common experience of exposure to new ideas, information, points of view, and the simple joy of reading – and being a part of it is an honor and privilege.”

Bob Dinerstein (Chairperson’s Circle)

Help Us Reach Our 2024 Goal: $160,000

2022 Impact

We set an $80,000 fundraising goal for 2022 – and you helped us meet it and then some with a whopping $106,000, bringing the following to the Fair:

Friends’ support helped make the following possible at the 2022 Miami Book Fair:

Questions? Need More Information?

Please contact Friend liaisons Annalisa Damley and Lisa Better at 305.237.2577 (membership office) or ADamley@mdc.edu and 786.208.5402 (Annalisa’s cell). 

For technical support, please contact Miami Book Fair’s official ticket provider SquadUP – a mobile ticketing, event management, and audience engagement software platform – at 800.210.0689 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET) or Support@SquadUP.com.