Books & Books’ founder/owner MITCHELL KAPLAN will host a day’s worth of festivities at his home store in Coral Gables to celebrate your locally-run, independently-owned bookstore’s 30th anniversary in our community. The party is dedicated to South Florida’s Readers & Writers, those whose support has allowed the bookstore to do business and stay open for 30 years. We’re saying THANK YOU for letting us serve you and nurture the literary community for 30 years! The event is FREE and OPEN to everyone and includes a 30% OFF Sale at the Gables location, all-day. Children and Family Activities begin at 11am and run through 3pm and include live musical performances, costume character photo-ops, giveaways and snacks! Come back later that evening from 7-9pm when we’ll have a street party designed to showcase the select Miami culinary authors that have toured their books through Books & Books and to celebrate their culinary talent. Participating chefs and friends who will highlight their signature dishes at the party include: Allen Susser, Bernie Matz, Michelle Bernstein, Norman Van Aken, Douglas Rodriguez, Thomas Buckley, Abe Ng, Steve Haas and Cindy Hutson. Café manager Irving Fields will co-host and help to coordinate the effort. DJ Max Torres will spin music from across the decades for a sampling of free food and drinks – on the house. Please join us! This party is FOR YOU.