Jai-Alai Books

Via The Miami Foundation


To create an aesthetic voice for Miami-Dade County by launching a literary publishing house.

To create an aesthetic voice for Miami, Jai-Alai Books will be a small press subsidiary of O, Miami, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding and advancing literary culture in Greater Miami. The literary landscape of Miami is anchored by institutions like Books & Books, Miami Book Fair International, and university-level creative writing programs. The missing piece is publishing. By linking some the world’s best authors, trends, and works to Miami-Dade County, Jai-Alai Books seeks to deepen Miami’s connection to the literary world at-large as well as to its own literary life. Organizers expect to publish three to five titles a year in a variety of genres, each one geared for a general audience and created with the belief that everyone contributes to literary culture. As the city’s only literary publishing house, Jai-Alai's emphasis will be on projects that capture works that are essentially Miami.

Project Team

The Miami Foundation