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Books & Books

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Address: 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
Phone Number: 305-442-4408
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Gem of a bookstore

There are few interesting book stores in Miami and this is one I call a gem. This old spanish building houses an intimate book store with multiple books to choose from. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
mvelayos
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Coral Gables, Florida
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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

There are few interesting book stores in Miami and this is one I call a gem. This old spanish building houses an intimate book store with multiple books to choose from. There is also an air conditioned coffee shop and tables and chairs with umbrellas in the atrium. There is usually soft live music played on weekend evenings also. Very... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Great environment, was looking for a book and was very easy to reserve when I called they were very attentive and found the book that I wanted, very happy with everything, beautiful bookstore!

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Winsted, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

New York has The Strand, San Francisco has City Lights Bookstore and Miami, well, Miami has Books & Books. An assortment of genre after genre of book with doodads like vintage postcards and a cafe situated in the middle of the store, so once you eventually make it through the first half of books you can have a break and... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

What a relaxing and wonderful place a must visit for locals and tourists! The children's section was especially helpful for us.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Books and Books reminds me of Diane Ackerman's: "A Natural History of the Senses." You think you are entering a Bookstore, where you will find the most magnificent books to take home with you. And indeed you will. Nonetheless, entering Books and Books, is much more than meets the eye. If you decide to enter through the right side, you... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Books and books is the quintessential bookstore. Very complete collection in a great location. Helpful staff with a nice restaurant. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

What a great book store with a fantastic collection - many of them autographed copies. There was also a good selection of magazines, art and gifts. A must-visit for book lovers.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Colleen Hoover book signing and absolutely fell in love with this book store. Tons of CoHo fans showed up and the bookstore staff remained organized, polite, and professional. I returned the next morning to experience the store again without the crowd. I'm in love with this store!!!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

You can buy a book almost anywhere nowadays. What you can only get at Books and Books is the best insider info and help. I buy books for nieces and nephews every Christmas and only from B& B. Why, because I can walk in and say for instance "I want a book for a girl that has romance but also... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wow this is a real find for book-lovers, you could spend hours browsing. This place also has a great outdoor restaurant/bar area which is equally enjoyable at lunch-time. Some evenings there also live music, and to top it all they sell real Belgian beers, so as you can see this is more than just a great bookstore.

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