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.
Since 1982, Books & Books has hosted local, national and international writers as part of its award-winning Reading Series.
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 7 main locations.