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Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & 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 & 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.

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 any of its 6 main locations.
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  • When in vacation we always try to visit an independent bookstore. Books & Books is a super cute place with a great selection. I especially likes the reviews posted of books by the staff. Helped me....  more
    When in vacation we always try to visit an independent bookstore. Books & Books is a super cute place with a great selection. I especially likes the reviews posted of books by the staff. Helped me....  more »
  • I wondered about this Cafe, but my kids love it, and have been several times. So today, off we went to dine and explore. The bookstore has a great variety of subjects, a wonderful selection of... 
    I wondered about this Cafe, but my kids love it, and have been several times. So today, off we went to dine and explore. The bookstore has a great variety of subjects, a wonderful selection of...  more »
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  • This is a super cute bookstore with a really well-curated selection of books. The best part though is their cafe/garden bar where you can grab a drink and study/read, especially if it's a nice afternoon or evening. Super relaxing and chill vibes!
  • Really special book store with a wonderful atmosphere, extremely well-curated selection of books and an enthusiastic, well-informed staff. The cafe/garden is lovely as well. A must for any book store enthusiast.

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