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November 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

It’s (Author) Party Time!

Join The Rock Bottom Remainders and Miami Book Fair’s distinguished roster of authors for the first EVER open-to-the-public authors’ party. Gather in the plaza outside the newest Books & Books location, the Carnival Tower at the Arsht, for a live performance by the Rock Bottom Remainders, the one-and-only band comprised of literary legends. This year’s roster of hard rockin’ writers includes Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Greg Iles, Mary Karr and Mitch Albom among others.…

November 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Joe Biden on Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

SOLD OUT. At this time, there are no more tickets available for our Special Event with Joe Biden. In his memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Vice President Joe Biden reveals the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges, including how the loss of his son, Beau, tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty.…

May 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with JAMES COMEY

Presented by Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County In his forthcoming book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power,…

July 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. Today, MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic. The brilliantly restored images are accompanied by full symphony orchestra playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant lost scores. Gently-used children’s books are being collected at both showings for Read to Learn Books for Free to stock the 55 bookshelves found around Miami-Dade providing every child who visits the shelves a free book to take home.…

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. Today, MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic. The brilliantly restored images are accompanied by full symphony orchestra playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant lost scores. Gently-used children’s books are being collected at both showings for Read to Learn Books for Free to stock the 55 bookshelves found around Miami-Dade providing every child who visits the shelves a free book to take home.…

October 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Sally Field on In Pieces

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available at arshtcenter.org! Tickets: $46 per ticket includes an autographed copy of In Pieces and admission for one (1) person. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on August 17. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect,…

November 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Annie Leibovitz

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets now available! Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. In an exclusive [CITY] event to mark the publication of a revised and expanded edition of Annie Leibovitz at Work (Phaidon), she will present and discuss a selection of her pictures. Originally published in 2008, Annie Leibovitz at Work was written with young photographers in mind, but it provides an illuminating view of Leibovitz’s photographic practice for a broad audience.…

December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with President Bill Clinton & James Patterson

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson as they discuss their novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today. The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction.…

July 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

Co-presented by Books & Books and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Tickets available now! Colson Whitehead, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Oprah’s Book Club selection The Underground Railroad, will be in Miami for an exclusive appearance to celebrate the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE NICKEL BOYS: A Novel (Penguin Random House)—a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.…

November 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! In only a decade’s time, National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing. Whether in personal narratives like Between the World and Me or reportage like The Case for Reparations, his luminous prose and gift for examining our most urgent struggles through a historical and cultural lens has transformed our notions of what non-fiction can do.…

December 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Patti Smith

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Patti Smith presents Year of the Monkey, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. For Smith – inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing – the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life’s gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. In a stranger’s words,…

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