Miami Book Fair Next Decade Fund

Forty years ago, we made Miami a promise. And as we enter our fifth decade, we do so knowing that we delivered on that commitment. Our lofty vision of AN INCLUSIVE, ATTENTIVE, SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS, READERS, AND COLLABORATORS across all disciplines and cultures in South Florida has been realized, and we’re so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with the support of this community!

Because of you, MIAMI BOOK FAIR IS NOW A TOUCHSTONE of Miami’s arts and culture scene, kicking off each season with hundreds of authors from points across the U.S. and the world and welcoming tens of thousands of attendees. And every last one comes FILLED WITH CURIOSITY AND A DESIRE TO LEARN, CONNECT, AND PARTICIPATE in the thought-provoking, entertaining world each book we present unlocks.

Now, we’re looking toward our NEXT DECADE as we anticipate hosting 1 MILLION BOOK FAIR ATTENDEES, presenting 5,000 AUTHORS, serving 250,000 CHILDREN AND YOUTH, reaching 2 MILLION INDIVIDUALS through our year-round programming, and distributing 80,000 FREE BOOKS TO KIDS

To make all that happen, we need you to join our NEXT DECADE FUND campaign and help us meet our $500,000 GOAL.

As a thank you for your NEXT DECADE FUND support, we will gift the first 10 new NEXT DECADE donors of $500 and above a custom, very limited-edition print created by Tom Virgin, a Miami-based master printmaker who created these bespoke works of art that were presented to our NEXT PAGE 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner honorees. We will also provide the first 20 donors of $100 or more with a special limited-edition postcard created by Virgin. Please see images of the print and postcard below.


  • $40 means a family of four can enjoy MBF
  • $140 virtually connects a class + author
  • $240 supports an Off the Shelf show 
  • $540 places 60 books in children’s hands
  • $1040 brings an acclaimed author to MBF
  • $5040 presents an intriguing panel


Host a fundraising event at your home

You invite the guests, we’ll provide the author. Contact Corey Lewis at or 913.579.1803, or Lisa Better at or 305.790.7597.

Sponsor the 2024 Miami Book Fair!


Make a planned or legacy gift in support of MBF’s future!

If you would like to make a planned or legacy gift please contact Corey Lewis at or 913.579.1803, or Lisa Better at or 305.790.7597.