Before Miami was high-rises and highways, this spot became home to Julia Tuttle who settled on the Miami River near where the Tequesta tribe once thrived. This mother of Miami pushed for the railway south and set the foundation for modern Miami. On a summer day in 1896, July 28 to be exact, Miami was officially incorporated. Celebrating our storied past, take a glimpse int0 Miami’s history, which includes Books & Books, with a list of Magic City reads. In true Miamian spirit, pop into our location on Main Highway or in Coconut Grove before heading over to celebrate Miami heritage on Grove Heritage Day, this Saturday!

 

 


Here’s a list of titles to explore:

DISPOSABLE CITY: MIAMI’S FUTURE ON THE SHORES OF CLIMATE CATASTROPHE by Mario Alejandro Ariza ($28)

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HOTEL SCARFACE: WHERE COCAINE COWBOYS PARTIED AND PLOTTED TO CONTROL MIAMI by Roben Farzad ($17)

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LOST MIAMI: STORIES AND SECRETS BEHIND MAGIC CITY RUINS by David Bulit ($24.99)

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MIAMI by Joan Didion ($15)

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MIAMI COCKTAILS: AN ELEGANT COLLECTION OF OVER 100 RECIPES INSPIRED BY THE MAGIC CITY by Gabriel Urrutia ($19.95)

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MIAMI: A BACKWARD GLANCE by Muriel V. Murrell ($14.95)

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MIAMI: THE CITY OF THE FUTURE by T.D. Allman ($19.95)

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MIAMI COOKS: RECIPES FROM THE CITY’S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

by Sara Liss ($32.99)

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MIAMI NOIR: THE CLASSICS by Les Standiford ($17.95)

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THE YEAR OF DANGEROUS DAYS: RIOTS, REFUGEES, AND COCAINE IN MIAMI 1980 by Nicholas Griffin ($26.99)

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