Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of the Miami Book Fair International, gives a preview of this year's fair. Get the scoop on which authors are coming, can't-miss events and how to score coveted tickets. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.miamibookfair.com.
Singer Ricky Martin signs copies of his book "Yo." 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. One free ticket per purchase of "Yo" at any Books & Books location. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
Author Ann Helen Wainer discusses how an old, faded photograph inspired her to preserve the memories of her family's plight during and after the Holocaust in her book "Family Portrait: A Memoir of a Jewish Family During the Holocaust." 2 p.m. . Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $6-$12. Free Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien discusses her book "The Next Big Story," an intimate look at some of her most poignant reporting moments and how it has shaped her outlook on the country's future. Includes talk of covering the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, historic elections and high-profile interviews. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg of Coral Gables' Temple Judea shares his book "Love Tales from the Talmud," which explores the study of Rabbinic text and Jewish wisdom on love and relationships. 4:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Centro Cultural Español and Artes Miami present a reading by Gloria Leal of her new, Spanish-language poetic-prose book, "Texto Para un Amante." Includes an introduction by Dr. Aida Levitan and comments by writer José Abreu Felipe. 7 p.m. Spanish Cultural Center, 800 S Douglas Road, suite 170, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 448-9677 or www.ccemiami.org.
Sam Roche discusses "Plans of Chicago," the first publication of the Chicago-based Architects Research Foundation. The book looks at the visionary 1909 "Plan of Chicago" and draws new visions for reconnecting the city's center to outer suburbs. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Gaston Levy has come a long way since his childhood in Egypt, filled with memories of warm family gatherings and the aromatic smells of his mother's cooking. Mr. Levy shares his experience leaving Egypt for Brazil, moving later to Canada and climbing the corporate ladder in Boston, the subject of his book "Beyond the Soul." 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Learn about the world's most forward-thinking ecolodges from ecotourism expert Hitesh Mehta, author of "Authentic Ecolodges." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-2208 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science the Bahamas Marine EcoCentre and The Nature Conservancy host a book signing and art show featuring "Islands of the Sun: A Tribute to the Northern Exuma Cays, Bahamas." The book, featuring images and information on Bahamian flora and fauna, was co-authored by young University of Miami alumni. 6-9 p.m. Welcoming remarks at 7 p.m. Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 421-4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://tropicbirds.org.