Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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8 Events Found in Florida

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Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair International
Miami, Florida, 


Hosted by: Miami Dade College
Dates: Sunday, November 17, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019

Website: Miami Book Fair International
Phone: 305-237-3258

Description:

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 Writing and Literature @ Miami Dade College, a cultural and academic initiative that promotes the advancement and appreciation of literature throughout the year.

Learn more about Miami Book Fair International on AALBC.com.
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Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa, Florida


Hosted by: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Inc.
Dates: Friday, January 10, 2020 to Sunday, January 19, 2020

Website: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Phone: 888-224-1733 ext. 3143
Email: programs@tampablackheritage.org

Description:

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is an annual, cultural arts & music festival that takes place over the course of 10 days in Tampa Bay, Florida. They host an Author Village for two days during an outdorr festival. Check out AALBC.com’s coverage of the Author Village in 2017

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Learn more about Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival on AALBC.com.
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Southwest Florida Reading Festival Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus, Fort Myers, Florida


Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Website: Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Email: mbyers@leegov.org

Description:

There really is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. Kids will be mesmerized by the storytellers.

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Learn more about Southwest Florida Reading Festival on AALBC.com.
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Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Blalock Park, Venice, Florida


Hosted by: Pam Johnson
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Email: info@venicebookfair.com

Description:

The Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival is a small, unique program hosting writers teaching writers on Friday night, and authors selling and signing their books to the public on Saturday. All proceeds from the Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival go to Venice Heritage Inc., the 501(c) 3 fundraising arm of two historic sites in Venice, the Lord-Higel House, currently under restoration, and the Venice Museum and Archives expansion project.

Learn more about Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival on AALBC.com.
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Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida


Hosted by: Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Dates: Friday, April 24, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020

Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
Email: FloridaBookFair@gmail.com

Description:
The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized booksellers from all over the United States.

Learn more about Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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OE Book Fair OE Book Fair
Oxford Exchange, Tampa, Florida


Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website: OE Book Fair
Phone: 813-253-0222
Email: info@oxfordexchange.com

Description:

“It is our mission at Oxford Exchange to continually foster human engagement, spark meaningful dialogue and establish Tampa’s place as a cultural destination. We launched the OE Book Fair in 2015 to provide an open platform for local authors to connect with their community face to face. A broad array of genres and interests are represented, complimented by discussions and workshops throughout the day of the fair. We hope you’ll join us the discovery of local literary talent!”

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Learn more about OE Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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South Florida Book Festival South Florida Book Festival
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Hosted by: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Date: July 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: South Florida Book Festival
Phone: 954-357-6282
Email: lib-customersvc@broward.org

Description:

Learn more about South Florida Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida


Date: November 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
Email: LSHELTON@TAMPABAY.COM

Description:

Book. Music. Authors. Food.

Learn more about Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading on AALBC.com.
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