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Address: 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5046
Phone Number: 305-442-4408
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Hidden Oasis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, United States
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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 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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Thank mvelayos
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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