Vanishing Cuba: An Evening with Michael Chinnici at Books and Books

April 11, 6:30 pm

VANISHING CUBA is a visual storytelling project by American photographer Michael Chinnici. The collection depicts the changes Cuba is facing as it emerges from more than 60 years of isolation and decay. Michael’s 24 trips to Cuba have yielded tens of thousands of photographs, thought provoking and emotional stories, and created lifelong friendships. Vanishing Cuba is about capturing the past, present and … +


Packing for Mars for Kids: A Virtual Evening with Mary Roach and Brad Meltzer on CROWDCAST

April 6, 2022, 6:00pm

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) asks the questions children ask in this young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars. What is it like to float weightlessly in the air? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Is it true that they don’t shower? Can farts really be deadly … +


Meet a poet with O, Miami Poetry Festival at Books & Books

Begins April 1, 2022

In celebration of both National Poetry Month and the 40th Anniversary of Books & Books, South Florida-based poets are available to the public at Books & Books Coral Gables throughout the month of April for two alternating micro-residency engagements. Check out a Poet invites the general public to spend 15 minutes of one-on-one time with a local poet, hear them read, ask … +


The Coward: A Virtual Afternoon with Jarred McGinnis and Chloé Cooper Jones at Books and Books

Thursday, April 14, 1:00pm ET

After a car accident Jarred discovers he’ll never walk again. Confined to a ‘giant roller-skate’, he finds himself with neither money nor job. Worse still, he’s forced to live back home with the father he hasn’t spoken to in ten years. Add in a shoplifting habit, an addiction to painkillers and the fact that total strangers now treat him like he’s an … +


A book conversation via Zoom on The Orchid Thief, with Javier Barrios live from Mexico City

Apr 21, 2021 at 06:30 pm (Wed)

Lively book conversation on The Orchid Thief, a classic Florida must-read by Susan Orlean. Javier Barrios will join us live from Mexico City as we discuss his current exhibition Cloning the Ghost and its close relationship to the book and subsequent film Adaptation. RSVP Required Join us for a lively book conversation on The Orchid Thief, a classic Florida must-read by Susan Orlean! … +


Poetry as a Communication Tool at Bailey Contemporary Arts

Mar 14, 2020, 11 AM

 Exploring the art of poetry and learning how to use it to help aid in the art of communication. This workshop will focus on writing a poem that states exactly what you want to say, with beautiful but simple language that encourages dialogue, comprehension and the varies types of communication.communication.


Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep at Books & Books

Jan 31, 2020, 8 PM

From award-winning journalist and best-selling memoirist Ada Calhoun, comes Why We Can’t Sleep, a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique. Why We Can’t Sleep began as Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis and felt she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did … +


SPF’19 Small Press Fair at FatVillage

Nov 9, 2019, 12 PM

Join SPF for the 4th edition of the Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale: SPF’19 with a market of print, book and zine exhibitors; a giant steamroller press, live print-making demonstrations, food trucks and more! A market of print, book and zine exhibitors from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton, Orlando, Gainesville, Tennessee, New York, Louisiana and beyond. Steamroller pressing the largest prints of … +


Gema the Curious Butterfly at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Oct 5, 2019

Fly into MODS for a special reading, book-signing and hands-on activities related to “Gema, the Curious Butterfly” with artist and children’s book author Gabriela Esquivel. Attendees will play and sing Gema’s song, decorate ready-made masquerade masks and paint butterfly wings. Gema, the Curious Butterfly is a story about friendship, freedom and love. Her grandmother gifted her a book that will guide her … +


An evening with author Jeanette Winterson at Books&Books

Fri Oct 18, 2019

What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself. Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester, England. After graduating from Oxford University she published her first novel at … +


Poetry Edition hosted by poet “Eccentrich”at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Thu Sep 19, 2019 - Thu Apr 9, 2020

If you are intrigued by the storied art form of poetry and want to learn more about expressing yourself, then sign up for the free Lunch with Art– Poetry Edition at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. These monthly lunchtime gatherings are hosted by Sharonda “Eccentrich” Richardson, the #14 ranked female poet in the world! Expanding upon the success of the Lunch with Art … +


Hip-Hop Star Rick Ross presents his book “Hurricanes” at MDC Wolfson Campus

Mon Sep 9, 2019

The highly-anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies, and his unstoppable rise to fame. Making an exclusive appearance in the city that shaped him, Rick Ross will be in conversation with a soon-to-be-announced moderator. The event is held in partnership with the Miami Book Fair and The New Tropic. Rick Ross … +


Adult Novel-Writing Class with Dana De Greff at Books&Books

Sun Sep 1, 2019 - Sun Sep 15, 2019

Everyone loves the idea of writing a novel…until they start it and realize they don’t know what they’re doing! “The Shape of a Novel” breaks down what you need to write a novel and how to outline your book before you start it so that when you’re stuck you have a blueprint to return to. Workshops will include brief lectures on how … +


32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature at Broward County Library

Fri Sep 27, 2019

The 32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature: Nurturing Our Sense of Community is happening. This free, daylong professional development opportunity is open to anyone interested in literacy for youth. The training and exposure offered is of particular interest to local authors, community partners, teachers, including early childhood educators, literacy coaches, library media specialists, public librarians, caregivers and parents.  The 2019 special guests are Oge Mora, Angela Dominguez, and … +


Butler Waugh Lecture hosts C. Riley Snorton at FIU Graham University Center

Wed Sep 11, 2019

The Butler Waugh Lecture is excited to host C. Riley Snorton, a professor of English and affiliate of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of “Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low” and “Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity.” He is the winner of the Lambda … +


Author Salman Rushdie launches new novel at MDC Wolfson Campus

Thu Sep 26, 2019

Books & Books is thrilled to announce that Booker Prize-winning, internationally-bestselling author Salman Rushdie launches his new novel, QUICHOTTE  presented in collaboration with Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium World-renowned storyteller Salman Rushdie is at the height of his power in his highly-anticipated novel QUICHOTTE (Random House; 9/3/2019), an electrifying, modernized classic that fractures and reforms our conception of love in a whirlwind … +


An Evening with Colson Whitehead at Knight Concert Hall

Jul 26, 2019, 8 PM | Knight Concert Hall

Jul 26, 2019, 8 PM Colson Whitehead, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Oprah’s Book Club selection The Underground Railroad, will be in Miami for an exclusive appearance to celebrate the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE NICKEL BOYS: A Novel. A devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of … +


A Literary Social with Fabienne Josaphat at ARSHT

Tue Jun 11, 2019

Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. An opportunity to get inspired and get writing or improve your writing, in the mood of happy hour drinks. This is a free event, with Instructor Fabienne Josaphat, the theme is TBA. Fabienne Josaphat was born in Haiti and graduated with an MFA in Creative … +


#1 Global bestseller author Rupi Kaur comes to Olympia Theater

Fri Oct 26, 2018

Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “Draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk … +


Opening of Seeking the Essence by illustrator/Designer Menena Cottin at Ideobox Artspace

Thu Apr 26, 2018

Multi-Awarded Venezuelan illustrator /Designer Menena Cottin studied graphic design in Caracas, at the Neumann Foundation Design Institute. After taking courses in writing and illustrating children’s books at Parsons School of Design and traditional animation at the Pratt Institute, both in New York City, he began creating books for children. Author, illustrator and designer of more than 30 children’s books published in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, … +


EXILE books spends summer at The Standard Spa

Fri 23 Jun, 2017 - Sat 26 Aug, 2017

Exile Books, Miami’s book store is spending the summer in exile at The Standard Spa in Miami Beach. Exile Books is a pop-up artist’s bookstores that migrates throughout Miami, spending 4-6 months in selected locations. At every venue Exile evolves, presenting a thematically curated selection of titles and fresh programming. Thursdays at the Standard Thu, Jul 7, 6 PM MADE-UP MEMORIES ZINE WORKSHOP … +


EXILE Books relocates to Little Haiti and is the recipient of a Metabolic Studio grant

Sat 24 Jun, 2017

EXILE Books is thrilled to announce its new Little Haiti storefront location, 5900 NW 2nd Ave between NW 59th Street and NW 59th Terrace. After three years in our cozy Wynwood studio, we can’t wait to share EXILE Books with the community of Little Haiti. Neighboring Emerson Dorsch art gallery, the space will be home to EXILE’s offices and include a public … +


Exile Books Opens Little Haiti Storefront

Sun 6 Aug, 2017

Exile Books has opened a storefront in the heart of Little Haiti. After three years in our cozy Wynwood studio, we can’t wait to share EXILE Books with the community of Little Haiti. Neighboring Emerson Dorsch art gallery, the space will be home to EXILE’s offices and include a public storefront showcasing a curated selection of artist’s books, zines, and print projects … +


The Standard & EXILE Books Present: Concrete Poetry Dinner

Tue 20 Jun, 2017

Join us in celebration of the Sackner Archive, the world’s largest collection of concrete and visual poetry right here in Miami, FL. This performative dinner will commemorate the intersection of word and image, where language, typography, and poetry inspire each course. From typewriter pieces by Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, to event scores by Alison Knowles and linear poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay, this unique … +