Long live the classic book store! Greater Miami's only independent, English-language bookshop, Books & Books, specializes in contemporary and classical literature as well as in books on the arts, architecture, Florida, and Cuba. The Coral Gables store is the largest of its three South Florida locations. Here, you can sip ’n’ read in the courtyard lounge or dine at the old-fashioned in-store café while browsing the photography gallery. Multiple rooms are filled
with myriad genres, making for a fabulous afternoon of book shopping; plus there's an entire area dedicated to kids. There are book signings, literary events, poetry, and other readings too. Two smaller locations on Lincoln Road in South Beach and at the Bal Harbour Shops also carry great reads.