Earlier this year, Amazon ranked Miami as the third most well-read city in America. It's no wonder then our fair city is home to the Miami Book Fair International -- the nation's largest literary gathering.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, MBFI has some big plans in store, including seven author readings leading up to the main event.

Beginning September 26, a roster of best-selling authors will host intimate book readings at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in partnership with Miami's own independent bookstore Books & Books. Expect Nicholas Sparks, Salman Rushdie, and "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert, among other big names.

And then there's Dan Brown, the bestselling author of mystery-thriller novels "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Lost Symbol," who will kick off the fair on November 17th at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center.

Additionally, the eight-day book fair will treat book lovers to a series of "Evening With" author readings. Although the final schedule is not yet complete, click below for a look at the confirmed authors headlining at the 30th annual book fair so far -- and stay tuned for more author and event details.

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  • Pre-fair Author Event: Salman Rushdie On Joseph Anton, In Conversation With Mitchell Kaplan

    When: Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Price: Two tickets included with book purchase at <a href="http://www.booksandbooks.com/" target="_blank">Books & Books</a>. Or can be purchased independently for $10. Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

  • Pre-fair Author Event: Nicholas Sparks On The Longest Ride

    When: Monday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Price: Two tickets included with book purchase at <a href="http://www.booksandbooks.com/" target="_blank">Books & Books</a>. Or can be purchased independently for $10. Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

  • Pre-fair Author Event: Elizabeth Gilbert on The Signature Of All Things

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Price: Two tickets included with book purchase at <a href="http://www.booksandbooks.com/" target="_blank">Books & Books</a>. Or can be purchased independently for $10. Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Auditorium, Building 1, 2nd floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

  • Pre-fair Author Event: Billy Collins On Aimless Love: New And Selected Poems

    When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Price: Free, no tickets required Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Auditorium, Building 1, 2nd floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

  • Pre-fair Author Event: Helen Fielding On "Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy"

    When: Saturday, Nov. 2, time is TBD Price: TBD Where: TBD

  • Pre-fair Author Event: Donna Tartt on The Goldfinch,

    When: Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Price: Free, no tickets required Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Auditorium, Building 1, 2nd floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

  • Opening Presentation With Dan Brown

    The bestselling author of "The Da Vinci Code," "The Lost Symbol," and most recently "Inferno", will kick off this year’s 30th Miami Book Fair International. When: Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://gusmancenter.org/" target="_blank">Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center</a>, 74 E Flagler St., Miami <em>*Tickets go on sale on Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a></em>

  • An Evening With Erica Jong, Interviewed By Author Jennifer Weiner

    When: Monday, Nov. 18, time is TBD Price: *$15, available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a> Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Joe Scarborough, Of Morning Joe On MSNBC

    When: Monday, Nov. 18, time is TBD Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Pat Conroy And Cassandra King

    When: Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Sherman Alexie: "Blasphemy" And 20th Anniversary Edition Of "Lone Ranger" And "Tonto Fistfight"

    When: Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Reza Aslan

    When: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Wally Lamb

    When: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Terry McMillan

    When: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Rep. John Lewis

    When: Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Price: *$15 Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>

  • An Evening With Angelica Huston

    When: Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. Price: *$40, includes her new memoir "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland," available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>. Where: <a href="http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/" target="_blank">MDC Wolfson Campus</a>, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami <em>*"Evening With" tickets go on sale to members on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/" target="_blank">miamibookfair.com</a>.</em>