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Bookleggers is a non–profit community mobile library based out of Miami, Florida. We set up at rotating venues once a month and give away free books to the public. For those new to Bookleggers, the rules are simple:

1) Everyone gets one book for free
2) We accept trades – a book for a book.
3) Each additional book is $2.

We also sell our more rare items at select events at market value.

Additionally, Bookleggers Library has a series of semi-permanent and public access points for books. We call them Bookboxes. See our map below.

For more information, to make a donation, or to learn about how to have Bookleggers install a library, please contact us at info@bookleggerslibrary.com.

Upcoming Events

Mariachileggers!

Join us for Mariachileggers! A day of fun with Auto-Mariachi, a project by conceptual artist Oscar Rieveling at Redland Market Village, and featuring the band Mariachi mi Mexico Miami!

Mariachi mi Mexico Miami will present two performances, from 2:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-3:30pm sharp. Bookleggers Library will be giving away books in Spanish, as well as music, kids’, and general interest books, at Redland Market Village, a 27-acre family oriented farmer’s market with food trucks, a flea market, and live entertainment. 

Generally thought to signal joy and celebration, mariachi music also encompasses a number of critical issues informing national, political, and gender identity. Auto-mariachi presents a group mariachi performance where musicians serenade each other as a way to re-think the musical genre, subverting the typical presentation format. 

Acompáñanos para Mariachileggers! Un día de diversión junto con Auto-Mariachi, un proyecto por el artista conceptual Oscar Rieveling, situado en el Redland Market Village, y con la presentación especial del grupo Mariachi mi Mexico Miami!

Mariachi mi Mexico Miami presentará dos funciones a las 2:00pm-2:30pm y a las 3:00pm-3:30pm puntualmente. Bookleggers Library regalará libros en español, de música, de niños, y de interés popular en el Redland Market Village, un farmer’s market de 27-acres con ambiente familiar, food trucks, pulguero, y entretenimiento en vivo. Mariachi mi Mexico Miami es uno de los mejores mariachis en el sur de la Florida.

Típicamente conmemorando la alegría y la celebración, la música de mariachi también abarca una serie de cuestiones críticas que informan identidades nacionales, políticas, y de género. Auto-mariachi es una presentación de esta música folclórica mexicana, donde los músicos se dedican serenatas a ellos mismos, como manera de reconsiderar el género musical y subvertir el formato de su presentación tradicional. 

Locations

Bookleggers Events & Public Libraries

Bookleggers Library provides two ongoing public services: Events and Bookboxes.

We set up at rotating venues once a month and give away free books to the public. The events are programmed with various partners and everyone gets one free book.

Across Miami we have a series of bookboxes, or semi permanent libraries where people can visit to browse or drop off books.

EVENTS

We set up at rotating venues once a month and give away free books to the public. The events are programmed with various partners and everyone gets one free book.

BOOKBOXES

Across Miami we have a series of bookboxes, or semi permanent libraries where people can visit to browse or drop off books.

Support

Support is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Bookleggers T-Shirt

$ 25

Cool Bookleggers shirt for a cool person who wants to support cool Bookleggers.

Bookleggers Tote Bag

$ 20

Cool Bookleggers tote for a cool person who wants to support cool Bookleggers.

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We would like to Thank and Acknowledge the venues, organizations and people who help make Bookleggers Library possible.

Friends:
Topos Graphics
O, Miami
Creative Creative
Locations:
Sweet Liberty
Site by:
Generously funded by: