Mitchell Kaplan opened the first Books & Books in 1982 in a small, 500 sq. ft. space in Coral Gables, Florida just after dropping out of law school at the age of 25. The modest bookstore developed a very strong following for our vast collection of books on art, architecture, and photography; creating a literary movement Miami had never seen before. Mitchell’s vision of building an environment where like-minded people could gather, learn and discuss became a reality and it was clear that we had something special.

Today, that reality is still better than the dream. In the spring of 2001, our little shop relocated to an exquisite 1927 building listed in the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places, across the street from the original store. You often find patrons mingling with authors and poets among the shelves of our store, all with a common purpose: a love for books.

Books & Books now has five locations in Miami, FL, with its flagship store located in Coral Gables. Our Gables shop boasts a Café, live music, author events, and a staff of passionate booksellers like Eden, Cathy, Jack, Kika, Elena, Ed, Maddie, Chris and Steve!

We hope you enjoy your visit!




Monday – Tuesday: 10am – 8pm

Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Sunday: 11am – 7pm