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Miami Book Fair in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami
Downtown MiamiHetie Castelo-Branco

The radio is still on, despite the television. When the internet began to be part of our daily life, or rather, being part of every second of our lives, many said that the books would have a short life and sooner would no longer exist. It is known that those who enjoy reading love to have a book in their hands. This November, Miami receives the magic of stories and books.

During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books..” and this year Miami Book Fair International, the largest and finest literary festival in the country celebrates 30 years .. “The first Miami Book Fair International, 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. In 2001, the Fair became part of The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College, a cultural and academic initiative that promotes the advancement and appreciation of literature throughout the year”.

Saturday, November 16, 4:00 pm, Book Fair Preview – Special Screening: The Book Thief

Regal Cinema South Beach 18 – 1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Watch the movie and then join in a Q & A with author Markus Zusak and actress Sophie Nelisse, who plays the lead part of Liesel.

Sunday, November 17 – 7:30 pm at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

(174 E. Flagler Street, Miami – 33131)

Inaugural Author – Dan Brown

“With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown became an international sensation, fusing symbols, art, and history into bestselling thrillers. In fact, The Da Vinci Code, which spent 144 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, remains the number-one adult hardcover of all time. In his latest, Inferno (Doubleday; $29.99), Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist - a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for Dante's epic poem, The Inferno”.

Schedule

Dan Brown – Gusman Center – Nov 17th, 2013 - $15

Miami Book Fair International,

the largest and finest literary festival in the country, from November 17 – 24, 2013 - Streets Fair: November 22 to 24.

STREET MAP:

http://www.miamibookfair.com/images/general%20map%202012_tcm7-74415.pdf

Getting to the Fair

By Metrorail

Ride to Government Center and transfer to Metromover’s Inner Loop. Exit at College North or College Bayside Station. For information on the EASY Card, Metrobus schedules, Metrorail Parking and Metrorail schedules visit: www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/transit or call 305-770-3131.

By Tri-Rail

From Broward and all points north, ride Tri-Rail southbound to the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station. Board the southbound Metrorail. Follow instructions above. For more information on Tri-Rail schedules visit www.tri-rail.com or call 800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245).

By Car

From the North:
Take I-95 South and exit right onto NW 8th Street. Go straight to 5th Street. Go seven blocks to NE 2nd Ave.

From the South:
Take US 1 to I-95 North and exit right onto NW 2nd Avenue. Go north two
blocks to NW 5th Street and turn right. Go east six blocks to NE 2nd Avenue and turn right.

From the East:
Take MacArthur Causeway West and exit onto Biscayne Boulevard. Go south eight blocks and turn right on NE 3rd Street.

From the West:
Take SR 836 East and exit onto I-395. Exit right onto NE 2nd Avenue. Go south eight blocks.

Parking during the Fair

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

A limited amount of free parking is available at the MDC Parking Garage at 500 N.E. 2nd Avenue from Sunday, November 17 to Sunday, November 24.

Miami Parking Authority

Garage No. 3:
College Station

190 N.E. 3rd Street

(Entrance on N.E. 2nd Street between N.E. 1st Avenue and N.E. 2nd Avenue).
Parking Garage No. 3 is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Garage No. 4:
Convention Center Garage

100 S.E. 2nd Street (Bank of America Building)

(Entrance on S.E. 2nd Street and S.E. 3rd Street)
Parking Garage No. 4 is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

All information in this article were based on the following websites:

http://www.miamibookfair.com/

http://miamidda.com