Free charity book fair starring Dave Barry at Aventura Mall

TheBookShopLogo_5Funny man and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Dave Barry makes an appearance at Aventura Mall on Saturday, Aug. 16, during the free Charity Book Fair, which is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The event benefits The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership.

The mall’s Center Court is where The Book Shop will be set up with appearances by storybook characters Pete the Cat and the Very Hungry Caterpillar and live performances by Little Red Riding Hood. Master illusionist and magician Gary Goodman presents “Let the Magic Begin with Books.”

Barry will be at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offer up his quirky brand of humor, plus be available to sign his books, which will be for sale along with several other titles from the New York Times bestseller list.

Guests of the Book Shop event who make a donation will receive tickets to exchange for books  — for example, one ticket for every $1 donated or 25 tickets for $20 donated. Raffle tickets will also be sold at one for $5 or 5 for $20. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Aventura Mall is at 19501 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-935-1110 for more info.