Miami Book Fair International Street FairFairs, Festivals & Shows
The Miami Book Fair, in its 32nd year, opened November 15 with the popular “Evenings With” series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world. The Street Fair gets under way on Friday with its Festival of Authors, more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators. More than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles. Admission is free on Friday; on Saturday and Sunday, adults are $8, 13 to 18 and over 62, $5, and Book Fair and Literati Society members are free.