About the Miami Book Fair

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.

The Fair will open Sunday, November 17 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. 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.

During Street Fair weekend, November 22-24, 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.

Virtual Exhibitor Details 

The 37th edition of Miami Book Fair will be held virtually from November 15 - November 22, 2020 and we invite you to participate as an Exhibitor. Our exhibitors have always been a vital part of the event. We hope you can join us this year and be one of the many exhibitors that will be participating in the Miami Book Fair Virtual Marketplace. 

Virtual Option Available 

Exhibitors will be featured on Miami Book Fair’s Virtual Marketplace with the information as provided on this application for a total of two months (November 15 – January 15, 2021).  

Please note, in order to qualify for virtual inclusion, you must either sell books, book-related products, or promote a literacy-oriented program. You must either be a bookseller, publisher, author, artist, or a non-profit organization focused on literacy or educational issues.  You must retain all appropriate intellectual property rights and licenses for your material. You agree to hold the College harmless for any claims against the Miami Book Fair related to copyright infringement that involve your submissions. 

Marketplace Option: 

Exhibitor listing for Virtual Marketplace at the Miami Book Fair: $150 

  • MBF Virtual Marketplace feature with 1-3 images, a 100-word description and social media and YouTube links 
  • Link to Live Stream session plus an additional 100-word description of schedule or information

Cancelation, Refund Policy, and Modification 

Miami Book Fair reserves the right to rescind and cancel this contract under the clauses of this contract or any other reason that Miami Book Fair deems reasonable and necessary. Miami Book Fair will provide you notice as soon as reasonably practicable in the event rescission or cancelation occurs. No modification of this contract is binding unless approved by Miami Book Fair and noted on this contract. 

Miami Book Fair has the right to cancel the event due to natural disasters, any disruptions, interruptions, Miami Dade College policy or procedure, or government orders related to Covid-19, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the Miami Book Fair. In the case of a cancelation of the virtual Miami Book Fair, any payments made by an Exhibitor will be refunded.  

The Exhibitor understands that Miami Book Fair will be a virtual event. There will be no refunds to Exhibitors for any reason once Miami Book Fair processes your submission.   

All applications are final. It is up to each individual to make sure that all information is correct as no changes will be allowed upon submission. 

If you have any questions, contact:

Exhibitor Coordinator - Giselle Hernandez at  ghernan3@mdc.edu 

Miami Book Fair