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Address: 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
Phone Number: 305-442-4408

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Best Independent book store

A good all around experience. Great books, helpful staff, good food, good wine, nice atmosphere, definitely a better buying experience than Amazon.com or one of the other chains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A good all around experience. Great books, helpful staff, good food, good wine, nice atmosphere, definitely a better buying experience than Amazon.com or one of the other chains or online sellers. All of their locations are great. It was nice to see the new Arsht Center cafe crowded on a night when there were no performances. Good place to go... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Located on Aragon Avenue near my office, this has become a favorite place for lunch, to entertain clients, or to take out-of-town guests. Love their salads and soups. The menu changes and provides many excellent and healthy choices for the most discriminating diner. Only one block off the Miracle Mile, I highly recommend this spot to visitors who want a... More 

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basking ridge, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very accomodating staff. Helpful whether you are buying used books or agonizing over a T shirt choice. Books can be purchased with just the list from your student. They will look up numbers and editions etc. Very helpful people there.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went into this store looking for a book about the Coral Gables area. It is located in a vintage Gables building off the beaten path. I felt that I was in someone's library. Books to the ceiling! Had a large selection of books on the Miami, Coral Gables and Florida areas. I found just what I was looking for... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you're in the mood for books on rustic wooden shelves stretching so high you need an old fashioned ladder to reach them, or a peaceful courtyard where you can eat/enjoy reading a book, then come to Books & Books. The atmosphere is the highlight, but the books themselves are unique finds (yes, on the more expensive side for sure).... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

AN EXCELLENT bookstore where you can enjoy the tranquility of the place, an intellectual, a good coffee and a good time for recreation and spiritual liberation. Great services too.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Good books, good food also, good setting , very nice service. A model of bookstore.....I enjoy going there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Whenever I am in Miami I come to this place. Not only this is a great bookstore, with a fantastic selection, but there is a nice Cafe inside - good espresso. Be patient though, the waiters in the cafe probably have literary aspirations, but they are not very enthusiastic about serving customers.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I liked that it was a unique, locally-owned bookstore. The prices were higher than you can find on Amazon, etc.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love book stores, and I can't begin to tell you what a fabulous book store this is. There are several room to wander in, with library ladders to reach the top shelves. There are books there I have never seen in the Barnes and Noble type bookstore. If you like bookstores, this is a must. The café looked nice,... More 

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