& Books, Coral Gables was founded by Mitchell Kaplan in 1982. Since that
time, the store has become one of the most well-respected independent
bookstores in the country. It's a local landmark and an inspiring gathering
place for writers as well as readers. The philosophy at Books & Books has
remained constant throughout the years: it's about neighbors, books, history,
quality, tradition and creativity.
& Books is currently located in an exquisite 1927 building listed in the
Coral Gables Register of Historic Places. The 9,000 square foot,
Mediterranean-style building has original tile floors, a fireplace, beamed
ceilings, floor-to-ceiling dark-wood bookshelves, and open-air courtyard and a
full-service cafe. Our breezeway holds a newsstand with a wide selection of
national and international newspapers and magazines. Since 1982, Books &
Books has hosted local, national and international writers as part of its
award-winning Reading Series.
range the gamut from first-time authors who are just introducing their books,
to critically acclaimed writers who are known the world over. Books & Books
hosts reading groups, poetry groups, free workshops and lectures, and partners
with many cultural, educational and charitable organizations to present special
events at its seven locations.