Miami Book Fair International

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Got questions about this year’s Miami Book Fair International? Get them answered at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables when Mitchell Kaplan and Alina Interian present a fair preview.

The fair, which runs Nov. 17-24, kicks off with “An Evening With Dan Brown” featuring the bestselling author of Inferno, The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code. Tickets are $15 and still available; the event will be held at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts at 174 E. Flagler St. in Miami.

For tickets and more information on all events, visit

Tweeting the fair

The fair takes to Twitter at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a chat with comic book writer and artist Paul Pope. Submit questions on Twitter @MiamiBookFair using the hashtag #paulpopembfi.

You can also Twitter Chat with humorist and novelist Dave Barry at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12; submit questions using the hashtag #DaveBarryMBFI.

Free movie

As part of the fair, fans of The Book Thief, the bestselling novel about a young girl living with a foster family in World War II Germany, can attend a free screening of the film based on the book at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Regal South Beach on Lincoln Road.

Author Markus Zusak and actress Sophie Nelisse will attend the screening and participate in a question and answer session afterward.

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