Our Mission

EXILE started back in 2014 as a nomadic pop-up artist’s bookstore that migrated throughout Miami for over three years! We have finally settled into our first brick and mortar store in the historic Little Haiti neighborhood. EXILE is dedicated to advancing the circulation, understanding of, and engagement with artist’s publications. EXILE seeks to establish a pervasive print culture in Miami by promoting independent publishing that represents and serves our diverse community.



EXILE relies on the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide audiences of all ages and backgrounds with engaging access to print culture. Your contribution helps ensure EXILE will continue to thrive as an innovative cultural project, strengthening the fabric of South Florida’s literary community. Every gift is tax deductible and sustains EXILE’s efforts to produce continuous exhibitions and public programming like lectures, performances, workshops, festivals, and events.

There are lots of ways to contribute to our project:



Foundation Sponsorship

EXILE Books is funded through John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's KnightArts Challenge. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. Visit the Knight Foundation website for more information.