Miami Book Fair will be holding its 34th Fair on November 12-19, 2017

Miami Book Fair 2016 : Children's Alley, November 18, 2016

The books are coming.

And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November.

Miami Book Fair international 2012, Street Fair, November 18, 2012
MBFI 2014 , The street , November 22, 2014

The Fair, will open Sunday November 13 with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.

On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program.

MBFI 2013, street images, November 23 & 24, 2013

Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday 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.

Miami Book Fair 2015, street shoots, November 22, 2015

During Street Fair weekend, November 18-20, 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.

The first Miami Book Fair, 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 downtown’s central business district surrounding the Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, which will be closed to street traffic.

Miami Book Fair 2015, street shoots, , November 22, 2015


Street Fair hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day – Friday, November 17; Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017. Exhibitor booths must remain in operation throughout these hours.


Every year the Book Fair needs volunteers in many areas… from Author Escorts, Autographing, Book Fair Office, Children’s Alley, Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Information, The Kitchen, Transportation and many more.

Become a volunteer!

Click here to register as a volunteer for the 2016 Book Fair.