Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair

The date for this annual event has passed. A new date will be provided when available.

$10 for adults, $5 for 13 to 18 and over 62 / 12 and under: FREE

Fact, fiction, suspense, fantasy and more – bookworms and literary buffs in Greater Miami & Miami Beach can discover the latest titles in every genre and meet their favorite authors at the Miami Book Fair, November 13-20, 2022.

Thousands of avid bibliophiles and casual readers will flock to the festival, now in its 39th edition, at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami to hear from more than 400 renowned writers from all over the world.

The Miami Book Fair presents diverse programming all year round, but the eight-day festival (presented both live and online) is the highlight of Miami’s literary year. Scoop up books and unique gifts for yourself or the book lovers in your life – and don’t miss out on fun for the whole family at the Children’s Alley.

Lectures and Panel Discussions

Attend lectures and panel discussions with popular authors who share their latest page-turners, answer questions about their writing processes and inspirations, and sign autographs. See the fair’s events calendar. Some of the highlights this year include:

  • Best-selling author Isaac Fitzgerald talks about his latest book and memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional.”
  • Pulitzer-Prize finalist and author Hernan Díaz chats about his novel, “Trust,” set in New York in the 1920s.
  • Women’s Prize finalist Angie Cruz, author of praised novels “Dominicana” and “Soledad,” discusses her highly anticipated novel, “How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water.”
  • Other big names you won’t want to miss are former Saturday Night Live comedian Kevin Nealon, filmmaker John Waters, former Miami Hurricanes football coach Jimmy Johnson, veteran journalist and White House correspondent April Ryan, and singer/songwriter/poet Patti Smith.

The Street Fair

The Street Fair is a favorite part of the festival, especially for families. It takes place Friday through Sunday (November 18-20). Browse booths filled with new and old books, stationery, puzzle books, planners and journals that will inspire you to write. You’ll find exhibitors offering fantasy and children’s fiction by Dana Trantham, mainstream fiction and romantic comedy by Dianna Dann, and paranormal humor by D.D. Charles. (Insider info: these are all pen names of the same writer!)

Enjoy musical performances and stop by the food trucks for a bite to eat. To skip the line, buy Street Fair tickets for Saturday and Sunday online. Tickets range from $5 to $10. It’s free for kids 12 and under. Street Fair activities on Friday are free for everyone.

Children’s Alley

Young readers ages 12 and under flock to Children’s Alley to engage in arts and crafts, listen to authors tell stories, and watch theater and musical performances. It’s not uncommon to see kids in face paint captivated by an author’s reading, and families’ strollers filled with new books to read at home. Teens and tweens can head to the Live Arts Lab for readings and conversations by popular young-adult authors such as E. Lockhart, Tiffany Jackson and Soman Chainani.

Parking & Public Transportation

Arrive early to snag free parking at the MDC Parking Garage. There’s also valet parking for $7. You can also take the MetroMover to the College North or College Bayside station from Government Center Station.

By: Angela Caraway-Carlton | November 10, 2022

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