Get ready for the Miami International Book Fair (MBFI) by putting on some comfy shoes, your favorite clothes for shopping, cover your head for outdoors events, grab your MBFI map and schedule, and you are ready to go. What? You forgot the kids? No need to fret, they are right behind you, because they don’t want to miss the fair. The MBFI has enough author events and activities for everyone. The kids know it from hearing their teachers, and their friends talk about it. The Miami Book Fair International is the hottest buzz right now. Even the Florida weather wants to attend the fair by behaving nice and sunny.
The MBFI has celebrities from former Brat Packers like Molly Ringwald, Andrew MacCarthy, to Cuban-American fashion designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, famous illustrator, Ruben Toledo and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilley, to name a few. The ever popular James Patterson, who has his finger in every pie and on his keyboard is having an event, plus Da Chen, Emily St. John Mandel, former City of Miami Mayor, Manny Diaz, and many fascinating authors who will grace this year’s fair. Tom Wolfe proclaimed it to be the “Literary Mecca of the western world.” His is another voice to be at the book fair. His latest book, New Blood, is based on Miami.
There will be a special panel on erotica, composed of Ily Goyanes, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Mitzi Szereto, M.J. Rose, Susie Bright, Aretha Bright, with moderator Mary Damiano, on November 17th at noon, in room 8501.
The fair brings book lovers from every corner. Professionals, housewives, students, gather to listen to their favorite authors while purchasing their books. The MBFI is carefully planned in every detail every year for every person to have a good time. Mitch Kaplan has been steadily building it up for over 30 years.What is that you are saying? You would like some information? Of course. The authors’ list and schedule. Visit the official link for MBFI information:
The MBFI schedule will be available on this column. Like every year, there will be exciting authors coming to the fair. Celebrities turned authors, also, who have written books that you simply have to have. There will be so many authors visiting this year that you will need to bring enough recyclable bags to carry their books, but in case you don’t bring any, there are bags for your purchases. Find all your holiday purchases at the MBFI. Buy dad that book he’s been seeking about sports, get mom some of those romantic novels or thrillers she cherishes, your kid brother could use some activity books to keep him busy, and your visiting Aunt Hilda could use a few good books to read for a while, even though you do enjoy hearing her tell the family stories You’d probably like a book on exotic places to tour or maybe a complex science fiction or maybe yet, a comic book collection.
The Fair runs from November 11th to November 18th. The Street Fair will be from November 16th – November 18th. You will find mysteries, Sci-fi, comics, romance, collectible comic books, religious, historical, humorous, music, erotica, books in every genre, probably even that special book you have been searching for. There are prices for every budget, so bring along Aunt Hilda, who is visiting from up north. She might just find that crochet book she’s been wanting to make you that special multi-colored sweater. Humor her, because sweaters are hardly used in Florida, so you can tuck it away in a drawer, and thank her in the future every times she calls, after returning home. Aunt Hilda is so nice and she means well. The MBFI will be one family event she will never forget. But then again, neither will you.