How to Support Literary Miami: Become a Friend a Friend of the Fair. This year, Miami Book Fair streams FREE. Become a Friend and support our mission to engage the community through inclusive, accessible, year-round programs that promote reading and support writers throughout South Florida and beyond.
Build Your Personal Watchlist
Build Your Personal Watchlist Once you log in you can visit the Miami Book Fair Online homepage to browse Program Schedule and Recommended Events. Sort events by category or browse through a complete list of authors, including James McBride, Louise Erdrich, Terry McMillan, Roddy Doyle, Joy Harjo, Natalie Portman, Bill Nye, Robert Hass, and more! Save events to Watchlist to start building your personal schedule and receive same-day notifications for events you don’t want to miss.
Join Author Conversations
Starting November 15 you’ll be able to join live events, stream authors on demand, read about writers in conversation, buy featured books, and more! The on-demand author events schedule will be released on the Miami Book Fair Online homepage; events with live Q&A sessions will be listed accordingly. Join authors like Ann Patchett, Michael Connelly, Marcus Samuelsson, Claudia Rankine, Elizabeth Acevedo, Abby Wambach, Gene Luen Yang, Kwame Alexander, and more in conversation. Each event will have a dedicated video page for the stream. There will be links to purchase books and author biographies, as well as special downloadable content. If you’ve added the event to your Watchlist you will receive a reminder to log on and join the conversation.
Explore The Virtual Fair
Shop Miami Book Fair swag and browse our list of exhibitors. The Virtual Marketplace – where fairgoers go to browse the latest in books, ’zines, and comics and graphic novels for readers of all ages – will feature booksellers, publishers, and other book-, reading-, and education-related vendors. Each exhibitor will have its own marketplace listing with complete information and links to items available for purchase. Get Official Miami Book Fair Online merchandise, including the 2020 commemorative poster created by award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Dan Santat.
Experience MBFO’s Digital Projects
There’s more to explore! These two digital projects will also be available November 15.
Here in Florida, A Local Literary Showcase
Explore the Sunshine State through an interactive map focused on the work of more than 40 writers, poets, and other artists inspired by life in our peninsula. Featuring visual artist Gustavo Oviedo, 131 Projects; with site-specific digital installations by Christina Patterson, films by Aaron Davidson, and photography by Gary Monroe, Barry Fellman, and Carl Juste. Enjoy “Made In Miami” playlists by Local Music Masters and a musical performance by Richie Hell. Plus other sunny surprises!
Children’s Alley, Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium
Interactive storytelling! Storytimes with authors! Virtual workshops! Live concerts! Museum magic! You’ll find all that and more when you click on over to Miami Book Fair Online’s Children’s Alley. Through the magic of tech, Wembly coded MBF’s fun and learning zone into an island on the internet, featuring the wonders of music, science, art, storytelling, world cultures, and health. But don’t worry, if the internet breaks from all this awesomeness, you’ll be able to fix it – coding workshops are taking place!