About South Florida Book Fest

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

2018 dates: Friday, July 20th & Saturday July 21st

The annual South Florida Book Festival, held at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC), will feature an exciting line-up of authors, journalists, speakers and presenters. Learn about 2017's South Florida Book Festival. Stay connected with #SoFloBookfest
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Festival location: ​​​​​​​​African-American Research Library & Cultural Center​ 
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311​, 954-357-6282


Signature Evening Event​

Friday, July 20th, 7-9:30PM - Eat, Drink, Read: A Literary Culinary Experience  - Tickets

Held at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)

2017 Taste of the Islands event
Sample culinary and literary delights, enjoy craft cocktails, see old friends and make new ones at this over-21, ticket-required event. Featured guests include Kevin Belton, the New Orleans-based PBS television celebrity chef; Melba Wilson, Harlem restaurateur and soul food superstar; Taymer Mason, a Caribbean sensation specializing in vegan cuisine; and Jerrelle Guy, award-winning food photographer and baker extraordinaire.

Attendees will meet the celebrity chefs and sample literary-inspired selections from each one's cookbook. The culinary experience will be paired with cocktails courtesy of Victor George (first African-American vodka distributor) and Barefoot Wine. 

The $40 ticket is all-inclusive for food, cocktails, live entertainment, gated parking and a complimentary book of your choice from any of the 2018 South Florida Book Festival authors.

Proceeds benefit The Friends of AARLCC, which sponsors programs for children and adults. Tickets are available at the door or online.