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 be a hybrid experience offering virtual and in-person author sessions and events. Your support – in light of the struggles wrought by the pandemic – will make its biggest and most meaningful difference yet, as we continue to bring Miami Book Fair FREE to the community. By supporting what’s become the country’s best book fair and a centerpiece of cultural Miami, our Friends gift us all with an invaluable lasting legacy.

The support of our Friends will help us continue to bring you the authors and programs you love – not just for eight magical days in November, but throughout the entire year!

Help Us Reach Our 2021 Goal: $80,000

2020 Impact

More than 450 Friends contributed last year at all levels, and your support helps fuel programs that promote reading, writing, and equal access to the arts in our community.

Friends’ support helped make the following possible at the 2020 Miami Book Fair:

Thank You to Our Friends


Marsha  Soffer


Anonymous, Michael de Armas, Nadine Asin, Center For Conflict Resolution Inc. , Karen & Bob Dinerstein, Kimberly Green, Catherine C.  Grieve, Ellen & Sandy Nusbaum, Law Office of Brian C. Perlin, PA , Paul Rothman, Rosanne & Ben Shore, Judy Weissman


Marcia Dunn, Candis & Guy Trusty


JoAnn Bass, Terry Brackett, Elisa Chemayne Agostinho, Sandra & Stephen  Colyer, Eileen Diamond & Lillian Tamayo, Asha Elias, C.S.  Jewell, Tim Regier, Penny & Richard Thurer, Jon  Varese


JoAnne Bander, Lisa Better, Susan Cumins, Nancy & Martin  Engels, Susan & Alfred  Feingold, Mary Jo Francis, Catherine S. Hanus-Zank, Lois Mamula, Corinne & Stewart Merkin, Jane Moscowitz, Tamara L. Trimble, Bob Wasserman


Emily Berlin, Mirtha Carballo, Gustavo Castillo, Susan Marie  Chapman, Leila Kight, Tim Lawler, Celia Meadow, Josie G.  Mendoza, Robert Meyer, Christine Mohrmann , Dale Moses, Carlene Sawyer, Sharon Socol, Jean & Bill Soman, Nicki van Vonno, Eileen  Yasbin, Michele Zakis


Sharon Abelove, Bruce Alter, Stephanie Andrews, Patricia Atkinson, Melinda Berman, Susan Brandt, Brian  Breittholz, Daniel P. Brown, Art Buckelew, Drew Bunker, Lauren Butcher, Lucinda Clark, Simmy Cohen, Clarice Cooper, Charles Dale, Gary Dalin, Larry Davis, Sarah Davis, Karen Decou, Donna Dial, Robin Dufournier, Leonard  Economou, John Enger, Paula & Mickey Finkle, Liana  Fornier De Serres, Willette T. Gipson, Stuart  Gitlitz, Susan Glass, Etta Gold, Linda Goodman, LaNeil Gregory, Marcia Hackel, Hannah Handler Hostyk, Gisela Haynes, Manny Hernandez, Russ Herman, Laurel Isicoff, Carol Johnson, Linda Johnson, Barbara  Karn, Thomas Kinneary, Barbara  Klearman Bisno, Marsha & John Kreucher, Janet Krop, Matthew J.  Kuss Jr., Candi Lacey, Maureen  Lawless Mestepey, Pamela Lear, Betsy V. & Charles L. Leder, Carol Lipman, Nancy  Lipoff, Bob Loring, Anne Marie  Macari, Erin Marcus, Beverley Markowitz, Liz  Marquardt, Lynn Meyer, Helis  Miido, Barbara Miller Beaudry, Susan Molfetto, Dorothy  Paczosa, Tanya  Palmer, Kathleen Pham, Karen & Ron Pomerantz, Gladys Pompa, Elena  Postal, Lyle Prescott  , Paige  Provenzano, David Rice, Victoria Rogers, Barbara Rosenbaum, Merle R. Saferstein, Stephanie Samsing, Barbara H.  Schuman, Nirvana Sherman, Diane & Dave  Shoaf, Sally Simoes, Lorena Siqueira, Janet Stearns, Judith Stopek, Karen & Art Strouse, Susanna Tarjan, Cristina & Matthew  Telepman, David Treece, Lidia Tuttle, Mary  Tweedy, Laura Joan Varela, Liana Vasseur, Ana Veciana Suarez, Ruthanne  Vogel, Dianne R. Walsh, Allita Wax, Nina Weber Worth, Merle & Dan Weiss, Kathy & Steve Werthman, Linda Whitmyre, Marion Wolf, Olympia & John   Wood, Donald Worth, Terilee Wunderman, Rosalind  Zacks

Questions? Need More Information?

Please contact Friend Liaisons Annalisa Damley and Lisa Better at 305-237-7837 or ADamley@mdc.edu (786-208-5402, cell) and Lisa.Better@mdc.edu.

For technical support, please contact SquadUP at 800-210-0689 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET) or Support@SquadUP.com.