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Address: 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-442-4408
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Cozy place

It's a lovely place to have a delicious salad, soup or coffee, and read a book. Some days they have live music. It's a great place for couples or friends

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a lovely place to have a delicious salad, soup or coffee, and read a book. Some days they have live music. It's a great place for couples or friends

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This store/wine bar/cafe is one of the great resources of Coral Gables. It's a great place to browse for books and magazines or meet friends for a light meal. They even host book club meetings. Check their calendar too to see when a favorite author will be there for a talk and a book signing.

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Thank Joan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Saturday evening where they had several events including live music. So there was quite a lot going on and I didn't get a chance to look at the books quite as much as I would have liked to. Maybe check their schedule before you go. The book store as such is amazing. You have rooms... More 

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Thank Dominique M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

It is a very nice book store in the Coral Gables. It also has a coffee shop which provides food. In the entrance there a bar and outside sitting. Location is great located across from Coral Gables Art Cinema.

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Thank Maryam S
Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Books & Books is a lovely spot in downtown Coral Gables and much more than just a bookstore. The building is on the historical register and dates back to the 1920's. We arrived on a weeknight around 10PM and parked in the inexpensive public garage directly across the street. Entering into an open air courtyard, we saw patrons around a... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is one of my favorite book stores in the country. Honestly, I can't think of a better bookstore anywhere. This selection is huge, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and it is in a great location. You can spend hours here, as no one will rush you along. Very, very highly recommended

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Thank Jonathan V
Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank mvelayos
Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Thank Sara C
Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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