Ready for a little bit of a slower pace? Books & Books is a wonderful, family-friendly experience for when you are ready for something a little more relaxed. This local, independently run bookstore chain in Miami is known for their vast collection of books on art, architecture, and photography. During the 80s, Books & Books quickly developed a very strong following, triggering a literary movement Miami had never seen before. It grew with the city and now has locations all over. Our personal favorite is the Coral Gables location, housed in an exquisite 1927 building listed in the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places and across the street from the original store. This location hosts over 60 author events a month and has featured speakers including presidents and Nobel prizes winners, athletes and artists, celebrities and poets. Choose any of their lovely bookshops or cafes to sit down and get comfy with a delicious coffee and a great book. With children’s sections with books for any age, Books & Books is great for both kids and adults, offering a slower pace from the rest of the high energy of Miami.