There’s nothing like being surrounded with books, authors and fun! November 15-22, 2015 welcomes the Miami Book Fair International, where patrons, book lovers and authors from all over the world will converge in Miami for lectures, purchases and exciting events. The Fair announces Books and More Books, a signature event for Friends of the Book Fair and other VIPs. This event will have a number of areas, mimicking every genre being presented at the fair, with hosts and hostesses dressed like characters from books in the genre. The entire venue will simulate that of an interactive library, with an open feel. A multi-day event taking place right before the three day street-fair, publishers and other sponsors will come together, bringing food, drinks and fun for a remarkable time.
Private, exclusive appearances from national authors for book readings, autographs and one-on-one conversations will take place, in addition to musical entertainment from local and national artists. Enjoy book giveaways and trinkets any bibliophile would love from national companies like Levenger and Cafepress.
Specialized booths and VIP sections will be hosted by sponsors, with some areas being invitation only. Standard tickets for these events start at $75, with exclusive events at $125. Tickets are available through the Miami Book Fair International office.
Previous sponsors of the Miami Book Fair International include the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, American Airlines, The Miami Foundation, Publix, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Miami Marlins Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Children’s Trust, Geico, TD Bank, and Macy’s.
Previous authors include President Barack Obama when he was a senator, Terri McMillan, Molly Ringwald, Judy Blume, and Eric Jerome Dickey. The Miami Book Fair International takes place in downtown Miami on the campus of Miami Dade College, making South Florida home of one of the largest book fairs in the world. Book lovers travel from all over to come and celebrate the love of reading and literacy. Thousands of people attend the event over seven days each year, with the largest influx over the three-day street festival.
The first Miami Book Fair International, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then, it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival. In 2001, the Fair became part of The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College, a cultural and academic initiative that promotes the advancement and appreciation of literature throughout the year.