Book Enthusiasts Flock To Miami Book Fair

 

Thousands flocked to Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus located in downtown Miami from Nov.13 – 20 to celebrate the 33rd annual Miami Book Fair this year.

The nation’s largest literary gathering hosted more than 450 authors and 250 booksellers for a weeklong festival of food, literature and culture. The Book Fair hosted its traditional Evenings With series, presenting Pulitzer prize-winning authors like Geraldine Brooks and renown political consultants like James Carville. Other speakers included Bernie Sanders, Alan Cummings, Tavis Smiley, and Trevor Noah.

This year the Fair also launched it’s first dedicated program, ReadCaribbean, complete with readings, panel discussions, children’s writers and book signings to celebrate Caribbean culture.

A littler girl painting on an interactive mural.
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Colorful Imagination: A young girl draws in an interactive mural designed by The Wynwood Coloring Book at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 19.
Multimedia artwork by Ren Hong.
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Fujian Art: Ren Hong makes a macros lacquer painting with paint, sand paper, and egg shells at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 19.
A little girl enjoying a Nancy Clancy book.
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Young Reader: A little girl enjoys a Nancy Clancy book as she makes her way through the streets of the Miami Book Fair.
Funnel cake was one of the snacks sold at the Miami Book Fair.
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Books and Snacks: Funnel cake was one of the many delicious treats being sold at the Miami Book Fair.
A crowd waiting for the show to start.
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View From Above: An audience patiently waits for a show to start at The Porch at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 19.
People enjoying their time at the MIami Book Fair.
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Gen X: Miami Book Fair attendees enjoy refreshments on the steps of “The X” sculpture near the 1000 building at Wolfson Campus.
A stack of Alan Cumming books.
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Bevy Of Books: A stack of books sit available for purchase at “An Evening With” Alan Cumming event at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 14.
An acrobatics performer at the Miami Book Fair.
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Acrobatic Affair: A performer from Circ X executes a move at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 18. The Circus combines street theater with acrobatics and satiric humor to create a burlesque show.
Bernie Sanders speaking at the MIami Book Fair.
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Feel The Bern: Bernie Sanders answers questions concerning social issues in the United States such as the healthcare system and student tuition fees at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 19.
Indie/electronic band MillionYoung performing at the Miami Book Fair.
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Electric Night: The combination of synthesizers, electric guitars and delay effect voices is what defines the indie/electronic band MillionYoung as they play on the porch at the Miami Book Fair on Nov. 18.
Jorge Ramos speaking at the Miami Book Fair.
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Not Afraid: Jorge Ramos presented his new book called “Sin miedo: lecciones de rebeldes” at Wolfson Campus on Nov. 13. Ramos talks about his experience asking questions to political figures.
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