The (pop-up) Book Shop will feature new books from best-selling children’s authors including many titles from school summer reading lists

AVENTURA, Fla. – (June 2, 2013) – The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership and Aventura Mall have teamed up to host The Book Shop, an exciting summer book fair event for children and young adults, on Sunday, June 2 from noon – 6 p.m. in Center Court. In addition to various books from school summer reading lists, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase new, best-sellers from acclaimed children’s authors at a great value.

Emmy Award-winning Page Turner Adventures, producer of The Great Pizza Contest, will entertain kids with the “World Famous Storyologist” Riley Roam, Page Turner and former Ringling Bros. clown Kenny Mikey. Plus, live entertainment, character appearances and raffle prizes will create a day of fun for the entire family.

Visitors of all ages will also enjoy book signings and readings by award-winning children’s authors Lisa McCourt, author of I Love You Stinky Face; Lucia Gonzalez, author of Bossy Gallito; Donna Gephart, author of How to Survive Middle School; Janeen Mason, author of Ocean Commotion Series and Cheryl Holder, author of Pumpkin Soup is for Sunday.

Books will be priced from $2-$20 and 100 percent of the book sales will benefit The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership, a non-profit organization that collaborates with community agencies and institutions to improve child and family well-being. This event will support their community literacy programs. The Book Shop will also have children’s school novelty items.

Sponsors of The Book Shop include the Scholastic, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Books 4 School, Infinity Auto Insurance, Maccabi Art, PC Depot and Miami Marlins. The Children’s Movement of Florida is a supporter of The Book Shop.

The Book Shop will be located in Center Court and visitors can purchase items with tickets (1 for $1, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20). For more information, call 305-935-1110.

About Aventura Mall

South Florida’s #1 shopping destination among locals and international visitors, Aventura Mall ranks as one of the top five highest grossing malls in the country in sales per square foot. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, Aventura Mall boasts 300 specialty stores, ranging from chic, internationally renowned names such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Emilio Pucci, Herve Leger, Montblanc, Michael Kors, Breitling and Hugo Boss to many of the most popular and recognized retailers, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, True Religion and H&M. Aventura Mall is also home to 10 full-service restaurants and an exclusive contemporary art collection featuring 10 installations positioned throughout the shopping center.

Located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, the mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. For more information call (305) 935-1110, visit online at Aventura Mall is owned and managed by Turnberry Associates.

19501 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura, Fl 33180 | 305-935-1110