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Miami Book Fair International
12:37 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Reporter Jeffrey Toobin Tells Miami Book Fair It's Obama vs. Supreme Court

Credit Random House, Inc.

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Miami Book Fair International
12:02 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Author Dave Barry's Top Three

Miami Book Fair International goer, Hannah Sampson, tweets one-liners from author Dave Barry's talk today.


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Miami Book Fair International
11:32 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Author Sandra Cisnero Gets Personal

Credit Random House, Inc. / Illustrated by Ester Hernandez

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Miami Book Fair International
11:03 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Writers Are Poor Representatives Of Their Book

Adam Gopnik illuminates the evening with stories rather than excerpts: "I feel writers are often poor representatives of their book and the most fun is in the Q & A anyway."


Marci Calabretta is a contributor to the Florida Book Review. Calabretta attended the Adam Gopnik talk on Thursday, Nov. 15 . You can check out FBR's full live blog of the 2012 book fair here.

Miami Book Fair International
10:29 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Pushing And Shoving For Bargain Books

Credit Sammy Mack

So I didn't make it far. I walked into the book fair and the first thing I saw was a sign that read, "Hardcover books $2, All others $1," a great deal from the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library. In a well-organized tent, they had books lined up and classified as "Hardcover," "Classics," "Popular," and "Spanish." I expected to see a lot of names of authors I didn't know, names of authors I did know and might not like, or perhaps some obscure gardening books, but the Friends of the MDPC did a really great job getting their hands on some legitimately covetable used books. 

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Miami Book Fair International
3:58 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Tom Wolfe's Signature At Miami Book Fair Resembles A Tropical Storm

Tom Wolfe's flamboyant signature, circa 2012.
Jan Becker

Things are a little different when Tom Wolfe comes to the Book Fair. For example, the stand-by line in the back alley, where they take the people who think they can just walk in without securing a ticket first, fills up.  I know, because I ducked down that alley to have a private moment with my press pass. As soon as the Book Fair employees walked away, a shadowy man appeared and began to scalp tickets to the event. Think about that for a second--scalpers at a book fair. Who could have imagined?

       

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