Miami Book Fair International

Book Fair One-Liners: Author Hanna Rosin's Top Three

Nov 17, 2012
Sammy Mack

Diana Moskovitz is tweeting from Hanna Rosin's talk at Miami Book Fair International today.

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Miami Book Fair International visitor, @glenn_ebooks, tweeted a memorable moment from Harvard professor, Michael Sandel, today.

Delving Into Past Lives At The Miami Book Fair

Nov 17, 2012
Jan Becker / Florida Book Review

The volunteers at the Book Fair have a rough job herding the audience into their seats before each event. As I entered Chapman Auditorium for the Evening with Drs. Brian and Amy Weiss, I asked one of the volunteers where I should sit. He answered, "I don't care where you sit, as long as you don't run nobody over." Looking around, I could see this might be a bit of a concern. The room was packed and the volunteers were very busy, trying to make sure all of the seats filled in an orderly fashion.

Book Fair One-Liners: Youth Know Nothing

Nov 17, 2012

Erica K. Landau tweets from the talk of American author, Camille Paglia, in today's Miami Book Fair International.

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Jeffrey Toobin’s discussion of his latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House vs the Supreme Court, began right after the crowd for the Evening with Drs. Brian and Amy Weiss let out. Toobin is a legal analyst and reporter for CNN and The New Yorker. The room was filled with attendees, many who stayed in their seats during the intermission between events.

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

Nov 17, 2012

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

Author Sandra Cisnero Gets Personal

Nov 17, 2012
Random House, Inc. / Illustrated by Ester Hernandez

Because today has not been a good day. I considered not attending the Evening With Sandra Cisneros, but I am so glad I did. When she walked on stage, I knew right away this was not my typical author-visits-college-to-impart-literary-wisdom-to-aspiring-writers sort of reading. This was a cozy, exciting conversation. Cisneros brought a green Frida Kahlo tote bag on stage, which oddly complimented her  sea-green dress with an under-ruffle of maroon and then green again, black stockings, beige suede shoes. Swanky.

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.

Pushing And Shoving For Bargain Books

Nov 17, 2012
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.