Miami Book Fair Stirs Literary Pot In Downtown Miami

 

The Miami Book Fair took over the streets of downtown Miami for its 36th installation from Nov. 17 through Nov. 24.  

This year, the Book Fair featured works of hundreds of nationally and internationally recognized authors.

Among the star-studded lineup at this year’s Book Fair: Nicaraguan author Gioconda Belli, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, musician and author Debbie Harry, Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Richard Russo, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and New York Times columnist Bari Weiss

Book Fair staples were also present, such as the Street Fair, Light’s On At The Porch, Evenings With events and Children’s Alley.

—Heidi Perez-Moreno

Children smiling for the camera.
Strike A Pose: Students of all ages flooded the downtown Miami area during the Miami Book Fair’s annual Street Fair Nov. 22.
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A street performer at the book fair.
Wolfson Wonderland: A street performer dressed as the Queen of Hearts from the Disney film Alice in Wonderland entertains children at Wolfson Campus during the Miami Book Fair.
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A little girl posing with Mama Bear.
Bear Hug: Mama Bear from The Berenstain Bears poses for a photo with a young girl on the upper plaza of the Children’s Alley at Wolfson Campus on Nov. 22.
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Vincent Raffard playing the trumpet.
In Tune: Vincent Raffard, a French singer-songwriter and founding member of The French Horn Collective, leads a trumpet solo performance at the Miami Book Fair’s Paella Party outside building one on Nov. 17.
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Kids looking through boxes of books.
Comic Relief: A young girl browses through comic books at the Creature Entertainment tent at the Miami Book Fair’s annual Street Fair on Nov. 17.
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Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. speaking on stage.
Talk Of The Town: Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr., who founded The Wolfsonian Foundation, discusses some of the diverse artworks and exhibitions on display at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, a research center and museum in Miami Beach. He opened the museum through his foundation in 1995.
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Wendell Morrison singing on stage.
Hitting The Right Note: Vocalist Wendell Morrison performs with musicians from The French Horn Collective during the Miami Book Fair’s Paella Party outside building one at Wolfson Campus on Nov. 17.
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Card display at the book fair.
Pop N’ Shop: Several pop-up cards were on display at the Open Cards Now Pop-Up Cards tent during the Miami Book Fair’s annual Street Fair between Nov. 22-24.
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A man purchasing books.
Pay Out: A man purchases books at the Glover’s Bookery, ABAA, LLC tent at the Miami Book Fair’s annual Street Fair on Nov. 22.
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