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Coral Gables Section, Coral Gables
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  • Alan C.
    "Great book store and hosts the best book signing events."(8 Tips)
    Lowell International Realty
    "A fun little independent bookstore with a great outdoor patio cafe."(3 Tips)
    Rick F.
    "The patio cafe is fantastic!"(2 Tips)
    Ana Q.
    "Great live music!"(3 Tips)
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  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RubinAugust 9, 2014
    The best place to find art and photo books. You cand spend a couple of hours here....so much to see...the latest and the best selection of art and photo books and a lot pf magazines
  • Lowell International Realty
    Lowell International RealtySeptember 25, 2014
    A fun little independent bookstore with a great outdoor patio cafe. For the book-lovers, they host special events & book signings worth attending.
  • Silvia E.
    Silvia EdgellJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A must if you love bookstores like the way they should be, intimate, organized, w/ nice setting and restaurant. There's lots of events , music and book signing too!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This is one of the country's leading independent bookstores: a hub for Miami literati, with readings almost nightly, and an airy courtyard restaurant. Read more
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BanksAugust 21, 2014
    Great shelf selection. Coffee is Bomb. Food is Solid. Lunch Mon-Fri is pretty weak service wise due to the Bar not being man'd. But great place to grab a cup & peruse the NY Times.
  • John L.
    John LahtiJuly 24, 2013
    It's really just a cafe and gift shop with a somewhat meager book selection. Great for kids books and large-format showpieces. The branch on Lincoln Road has a more impressive selection.
  • William H.
    William HughesJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the rarer fiction and poetry is in the New Directions section in the art room.
  • ju j.
    ju juJune 17
    This place is a gem! Fantastic square of books around a plaza with cafe restaurant and all types of readings! Beautiful and pleasant. Chill in !
  • ju j.
    ju juJune 17
    This place is a gem! Fantastic square of books around a plaza with cafe restaurant and all types of readings! Beautiful and pleasant. Chill in !
  • Ericka S.
    Ericka SanchezMarch 27, 2013
    This place is awesome. From the cafe, the outside bar area and old style book shelves. The best book signings.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    This small bookstore offers a wide selection, but still feels cozy with hardwood floors and an outdoor patio where you can sit, read and have a drink. Read more
  • Diana N.
    Diana NelsonDecember 15, 2014
    Great store! Loved it! A lovely unique bookstore with much charm. The inventory is not perfect but the charm of the architecture & courtyard helps ease that.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Friday & Saturday night they have live music & drinks. Still don't have their liquor license but they make magic with what they have & generous pours
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowSeptember 18, 2015
    Best book store in MIA. Lovely cafe with delicious daily specials. Photo of Hummus! Yummy
  • Gables Maven
    Gables MavenJune 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They Do A Magnificent Job With Book Signings & Speaking Engagements. Knowledgeable Staff; Great Collection Of Niche Art & Architecture Books. A Refreshing Experience In A World Of Kindles & iPads.
  • Karen N.
    Karen NOctober 17, 2012
    I really only go for the cupcakes but they have a nice children's section. I got a really cool stuffed lion for a gift
  • Ingrid
    IngridAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ceviche pretty good, honey mustard sever on the side gives it a contrasting flavor.
  • Fatima F.
    Fatima Filgueira-VichoyJanuary 18, 2012
    My favorite bookstore. Sign up for emails on special events and book signings. I've met so many authors there.
  • Adryanna G.
    Adryanna GalarceMay 16, 2015
    Perfect for a quiet lunch at their restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating available! Oh and lots of books!
  • Marc Kevin H.
    Marc Kevin HallJuly 11, 2011
    Miami's strongest independant bookstore, with an excellent and intelligent selection, inviting atmosphere, and great food! Read more
  • Ana Q.
    Ana QueroMay 10, 2014
    Great live music! Excellent food... Super nice place to go and relax... Love it!
  • Rick F.
    Rick FunesOctober 9, 2015
    We're lucky to have this book store in our town. The patio cafe is fantastic!
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJanuary 19, 2016
    Very good place to stay for a while. Come after a movie at O Cinema to enjoy yourself.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SantanaNovember 24, 2013
    Always a good a experience here. Saturday nights are for live music, check it out!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KnutsonOctober 26, 2014
    Great author events--check their website for upcoming events.
  • Mario J.
    Mario JSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place. And, they have a pretty good food menu in the cafè.
  • Isabel O.
    Isabel OteroMarch 25, 2014
    Love everything about this place! Books, food, wine, music, great ambience...
  • Humane Society
    Humane SocietyApril 5, 2011
    Book signing May 9: Join Wayne Pacelle, the CEO and President of The Humane Society of the United States, in celebrating the debut of The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. Read more
  • Genevieve V.
    Genevieve VarelaAugust 8, 2014
    Great bar. Excellent selection of books. Knowledgeable booksellers.
  • alwysfashionablylate
    alwysfashionablylateOctober 6, 2016
    Quiet space. Great for meetings/interviews. Very friendly staff.
  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonMay 12, 2012
    A perfect spot to pick up a book and enjoy it on their cafe's patio.
  • Blanca Stella M.
    Blanca Stella MejiaOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Tofu And Wild Mushrooms With Couscous - Perfect for late rainy day lunch
  • Tiffany G.
    Tiffany GreenApril 29, 2012
    Get in as early as you can for a book signing, even if it's early on a rainy Sunday morning!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NavarroMarch 1, 2015
    Grab some coffee, beer, wine and some food enjoy in their courtyard
  • Mabel M.
    Mabel MartinezMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice quiet place for lunch-Mediterranean Salad was excellent!
  • Tatiana B.
    Try the Double Chocolate Stout Beer... sweet and delicious...
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
    Pack a picnic for the symphony with ultra fresh salads and sandwiches. Read more
  • Elena S.
    The guacamole here will make you change your name to Juan.
  • Geoffrey P.
    Geoffrey PhilpFebruary 16, 2014
    Mitch Kaplan has been a friend to writers and book lovers for over 30 years.
  • Katia S.
    Katia SanchezMay 10, 2014
    Very cool looking bookstore. But don't eat here!!! Terrible service, over priced, awful food. Hot food is refrigerated cold in the center and the 'Avocado Salsa' is just the bagged guac from Costco 👎
  • Prometheus Springs
    Prometheus SpringsMay 19, 2011
    Check out the Pomegranate Black Pepper Lobster Ceviche! Read more
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BuscemiJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Chris P. he's the best associate!
  • Mariesther S.
    OMG! I love books and this is kind of a palace made with books! 😍
  • Robin S.
    Robin ScottFebruary 12, 2013
    Try the Avocado, Cheddar and Tomato Sandwich
  • Jose F.
    Jose FuentesJanuary 13, 2014
    Beautiful bookstore and great food.
  • Alan C.
    Alan CollinsApril 28, 2011
    Great book store and hosts the best book signing events. Check what's scheduled for June 15
  • Gricel
    GricelJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chai at the cafe tastes great!
  • Daniel Z.
    Daniel ZJuly 28, 2013
    Lovely place!! Great atmosphere :)
  • J F.
    J FApril 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the goat cheese salad! Awesome!
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VazquezSeptember 29, 2013
    best indie book store!
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