Owner, Books & Books; Founder, Miami Book Fair
"Every author who has done a tour knows about Books & Books because it's practically a South Florida institution,” said Jonathan Cohn, an author, journalist, and Miami native, in a Huffington Post article naming the venerable store as one of the "50 Best Indie Bookstores in America. Launched in 1982, the shop and its founder have become local icons.
"Miami is underestimated as a cultural mecca," says Mitchell Kaplan. "And, in the literary world, the city has been under appreciated forever," he says emphatically. "But, it has come of age."