We’re your locally-owned, independently-minded neighborhood bookshop. Miami Beach native Mitchell Kaplan founded Books & Books in 1982. With bookshops in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Grand Cayman, Key West, Pinecrest, and at the Adrienne Arsht Center, our readers know that we are more than a bookshop.
Books & Books is a community gathering place where books literally jump off the shelves. They come to life through the authors that speak. They inspire conversations over glasses of wine. They bring neighbors together at dinner. They connect people through reading groups. They stimulate the consideration of ideas that haven’t been explored before. They ask communities to read together, discuss together, and think together.
At Books & Books, we are glad to be the place that curates these experiences for you, our customers. We invite you to hear award-winning authors that inspire you to explore philosophy, poetry, the past, the future, and the broader world we live in. We will introduce you to local voices that show you the depth and meaning of the neighborhoods we walk each day. Our shelves summon you to be thrilled, terrified, saddened, or heartened by breathtaking fiction writing. We love to amaze you when art, music, and theatre dance off the page in surprising ways. We open our doors to teens and children so they have a place where reading opens doors they’ve never imagined existed.
We stock our shelves with events, meals, lectures, cocktails, and books for you to explore, experience, debate, and love. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.