south florida book festival 2023

Event Dates: July 13-15, 2023

Location: African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

This year's theme is "WORD! Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop Culture" and brings together literature and visual and performing arts, featuring leaders, authors and scholars of Florida's hip-hop community. 

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​​​​​​The South Florida Book Festival 2023 is presented by Visit Lauderdale and sponsored by Universal Hip Hop Museum, Museum of Graffiti, Bank of America, Holman Honda, Cox Media Group and the Friends of AARLCC. Funding was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.​


South Florida Book Festival 2023 at AARLCC on July 13-15 (Press Release)​​


  • Visit Lauderdale
  • Bank of America
  • Florida Humanities
  • Universal Hip Hop Museum
  • Museum of Graffiti
  • Cox Media Group

  • ​Florida Memorial University
  • Holman Honda
  • Urban League of Broward County
  • Black Professional Network
  • ​South Florida People of Color
  • Executive Leadership Council
  • Recording Academy of America/Black Music Collective
  • Legacy M-I-A Media Group

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • FIU Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab
  • FIU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • FIU Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Destination Sistrunk
  • Celsius