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Book Report

Spreading theWrittenWord, Mitch Kaplan’s Miami Book Fair

by Bob Eckstein

MITCH KAPLAN’S BOOKS & BOOKS ARE LOCATED THROUGHOUT FLORIDA, NOW IN NINE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. MITCH IS ALSO THE HOST OF THE PODCAST THE LITERARY LIFE ON LIT HUB RADIO.

LISSETTE MENDEZ, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS OF THE MIAMI BOOK FAIRWITH MITCH KAPLAN, BOOKSELLER, OWNER OF BOOKS & BOOKS AND CO-FOUNDER OF MIAMI BOOK FAIR.

EVERY NOVEMBER DOWNTOWN MIAMI BECOMES THE LITERARY CENTER OF THEWORLDWITH HUNDREDS OF AUTHORS AND THOUSANDS OF READERS ATTENDING THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR.

ON FRIDAY, THE STREET FAIR GETS UNDERWAY. THE HIGHLIGHT IS THE FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS, WITH MORE THAN 450 AUTHORS READING AND DISCUSSING THEIRWORK.

Bob Eckstein has been live-drawing events like the Super Bowl, Oscars, and Olympics for publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker. This is his third trip to the Miami Book Fair to report and sketch the happenings. He also teaches live drawing at NYU and his new book is Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book by the World’s Greatest Cartoonists.

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