2019 LitLIVE! at Barnes & Noble


Everyone was welcome to attend this event of Literary Feast. All who attended had the opportunity to listen to an author, and collect a signed copy from each author. A percentage of all sales at Barnes & Noble that night was donated to the Library Foundation. LitLIVE! 2019 was generously sponsored by Nova Southeastern University. 

Literary Feast 2019 authors appeared in a panel discussion format followed by book signings at three Barnes & Noble bookstores in Broward County. The public may not bring their own books. Books must be purchased in the store for signing. Books may be reserved in advance and charged to your account the day of the event.

Though this event is free of charge, tickets are required each year. Once the panels for 2020 have been announced, tickets may be requested online only. Tickets between stores are not transferable. Please request tickets for the store with authors you are interested in hearing. 

For more information, call the Broward Public Library Foundation office at 954-357-7382.

For store directions, please phone the individual Barnes & Noble stores directly.


ACTIVE members at ALL membership levels will have access to reserved seating at Literary Feast’s LitLIVE! IF they have registered in advance. Reserved seating cannot be guaranteed to BPLF members if they do not register in advance because active status cannot be verified the night of the event.

Author appearances are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


2019 LitLIVE! Panels


"Fiction in Fort Lauderdale" with moderator Gail Bulfin

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, Fort Lauderdale (Federal Highway)
2051 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Authors appearing at the Fort Lauderdale store are:

  • Ronald H. Balson – The Girl from Berlin
  • Pam Jenoff – The Lost Girls of Paris
  • Senator George LeMieux – Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
  • Lydia Millet – Fight No More
  • Beatriz Williams – The Summer Wives


“Mystery in Plantation” with moderator Elaine Viets

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, Plantation (Broward Mall area)
591 South University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324

Authors appearing at the Plantation store are:

  • James O. Born – Ambush
  • Peter Hellman – In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
  • Shari Lapena – An Unwanted Guest
  • Lori Rader-Day – Under a Dark Sky
  • James Swain – The King Tides


“Panel in the Pines” with moderator Mim Harrison

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble at Pembroke Crossings (near Flamingo Road)
11820 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Authors appearing at the Pembroke Pines store are:

  • Dave Cullen – Parkland
  • Beck Dorey-Stein – From the Corner of the Oval
  • Ben Fritz – The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies
  • Daniel Stone – The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats