Street Fair Weekend at MDC’s Miami Book Fair Brings in Exhibitors from Around the World

Books, food and entertainment from around the world for families and all ages!

Miami, Nov. 16, 2016 – The 33rd Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering at Miami Dade College (MDC), with the generous support of OHL- Arellano Construction Co., presents Street Fair Weekend on Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., which will feature more than 200 national and international exhibitors, music, food, and much more.

“Successful projects and events like the Miami Book Fair enrich our Community by preparing our students to compete into today’s workforce.   OHL-Arellano is proud to continue its tradition of giving back to MDC and the local educational community, a community we have been part of for 42 years,” said Frank Vilar, president OHL-Arellano“It is a privilege for us to express our gratitude by supporting the Miami Book Fair, internships, philanthropic and educational programs.    It is this yearly event’s success that continues to inspire and prepare our students for the future.”

There will be a diverse range of publishers, authors, artists and more with their publications on display. In addition to a wide selection of general books, exhibitors specializing in antiquarian books, artist books, comics, graphic novels, children’s books, health, history, mystery, books in Spanish, and spirituality and religion will take part.

This year, with the generous support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, independent publishers, zines and art books from all over the U.S. will be at the Fair representing many of the most critically acclaimed authors writing today

Writer’s Row, on N.E. Fourth St., will showcase local and regional writers, and give fairgoers the chance to chat with the authors and purchase signed copies of their works.

Besides a vast selection of books, Street Fair will feature: Oh-so-Florida events, live music and performances at The Porch readings, shows, music and activities for kids in Children’s Alley; tasty delicacies at the Food Court; and cooking demos at Kitchen Stadium.

Admission to the Street Fair is free on Friday. General admission on Saturday and Sunday is $8; admission for those 13-18 or over 62 is $5; those 12 and under are admitted free. The Street Fair will be located on N.E. Second Ave. between N.E. Second St. and N.E. Fifth St., and along adjacent side streets.

MBF will take place from Nov. 13 – 20, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami and promises to be another exceptional literary event.

For a complete list of Street Fair Weekend exhibitors and activities, please visit, call 305-237-3528, or email

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Miami Book Fair

Widely recognized as the largest and finest literary gathering in the U.S., the Miami Book Fair’s eight-day festival features readings and conversations with the world’s most renowned authors and more than 200 booksellers and exhibitors across various genres and interests. Book lovers are also treated to culinary presentations, live music, dance and theater performances, interactive art projects, fun and educational activities for children, and more! In addition to the annual festival, the Miami Book Fair builds community and promotes reading and writing throughout the year with activities open to all, including creative writing courses taught by local and visiting authors, literary gatherings and happy hours and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 160,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.


Miami Book Fair is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.


Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings through its cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair, the Miami Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, and groundbreaking art exhibitions at the Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) located inside the college’s historic Freedom Tower and art galleries at each campus. With an enrollment of more than 165,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s seven campuses and two outreach centers offer more than 300 academic pathways leading to baccalaureate degrees, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. MDC has served more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960.


Miami Book Fair media contacts: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132, or Deyanira Navarrette, 305-495-7168,