About South Florida Book Fest

Celebrate the “Book Life” at the South Florida Book Festival

July 18th, 21st & 22​nd

south florida book festival logoThe annual South Florida Book Festival, held at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC), is better than ever, with an exciting line-up of authors, journalists, speakers and presenters. From writing and natural hair-care workshops to book signings, panel discussions and author presentations, this year's Festival has something for everyone. ​

On Saturday, July 22nd from 10AM to 5PM, there will be a full day of free book presentations, panel discussions, book signings, workshops and more. In addition, there will also be three ticketed events throughout the week. The South Florida Book Festival Caribbean Food and Rum Taste the Islands party is an age-over-21 event taking place on Tuesday, July 18th from 6:30 to 9:30PM. Special guests include Chef Irie (Hugh A. Sinclair) and Cynthia "Chef Thia" Verna, cookbook authors and stars of the PBS Television's Tastes of the Island program. Guests can meet the chefs and enjoy delicious island-inspired cuisine, tropical cocktails, dancing and live music.

Aspiring writers can join prominent author Angela Henry at her mystery-writing workshop on Friday, July 21st at 1:30PM. The Evening with the Literary Stars reception will also be held on July 21st from 7 to 9:30PM. Guests can meet and mingle with Festival authors and enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Each guest will also receive a signed book of their choice from one of the Festival authors.

Tickets are $10 for the Taste the Islands and the mystery-writing workshop. Tickets for the Evening with the Literary Stars are $30 online and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Guests can also visit our tickets page to register for the free workshops held on Saturday, July 22nd. There will be ample, free parking for all South Florida Book Festival events.

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​​​​​​​​African-American Research Library & Cultural Center​ 
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311​