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March 2019

Dr. Mike Bustamante & Jenny Lambe

March 25 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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What does the Cuban Revolution look like “from within?" This volume proposes that scholars and observers of Cuba have too long looked elsewhere—from the United States to the Soviet Union—to write the island's post-1959 history. Drawing on previously unexamined archives, the contributors explore the dynamics of sociopolitical inclusion and exclusion during the Revolution's first two decades. They foreground the experiences of Cubans of all walks of life, from ordinary citizens and bureaucrats to artists and political leaders, in their interactions with…

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Carmelo Mesa-Lago

March 25 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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More than one million Cubans, representing thirty percent of the country’s labor force, currently make up the nonstate sector. These include self-employed workers and micro-entrepreneurs, sharecropping farmers, members of new cooperatives, and buyers and sellers of private dwellings. This development represents a crucial structural reform implemented by Raúl Castro since becoming Cuba’s leader in 2006, and may become the most dynamic economic force for the country’s future. Despite this phenomenon, little has been published about the demographic makeup of this…

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John Quelch

March 25 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This proactive guide brings the relationship between work life and mental well-being into sharp focus, surveying common challenges and outlining real-life solutions. The authors’ approach posits managers as the chief mental health officers of their teams, offering both a science-based framework for taking stock of their own impact on the workplace and strategies for improvement. Areas for promoting mental wellness include reducing stress and stigma, building a safe climate for talking about mental health issues, recognizing at-risk employees, and embracing…

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Carmelo Mesa-Lago

March 25 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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More than one million Cubans, representing thirty percent of the country’s labor force, currently make up the nonstate sector. These include self-employed workers and micro-entrepreneurs, sharecropping farmers, members of new cooperatives, and buyers and sellers of private dwellings. This development represents a crucial structural reform implemented by Raúl Castro since becoming Cuba’s leader in 2006, and may become the most dynamic economic force for the country’s future. Despite this phenomenon, little has been published about the demographic makeup of this…

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The Café at Books & Books in Coconut Grove presents the ARTISAN EXPERIENCE!

March 26 - March 29
Books & Books in Coconut Grove, 3409 Main Highway
COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States
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The Café at Books & Books in Coconut Grove is proud to partner with select, local artisans to present a free series of talks & tastings featuring delicious, locally-produced and sustainable food and drinks. Join us for talks with the artisans themselves, learn about the philosophy behind what they are making, and sample the foods, wines, craft beers and chocolate deliciousness that is being produced right here in our own community (and now available at The Cafe in Coconut Grove). Check below…

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Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle

March 26 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join CasaCuba and Books & Books for the Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle. This month we will be discussing "El viejo, el asesino, yo y otros cuentos" by Ena Lucía Portela Through this initiative, readers will be invited to meet on the last Tuesday of every month to discuss books by writers who represent the contemporary Cuban literary tradition. Students and young professionals are especially encouraged to join the conversations, which will be led by YOU, the readers! Readers can purchase this book…

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At the Coral Gables Cinema: Screening of “Detour” with Michael Patrick Gillsepie

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run - a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Anne Savage’s snarling,…

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Letra Urbana Encuentros

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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El coleccionista Jorge Reynardus acompañado del editor Aldo Menéndez, e Ivonne Ferrer, en conversación con Francine Birbragher.

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Wine Down Wednesday’s at the Café at Books & Books!

March 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Need to WINE down? Join us every Wednesday at the Café at Books & Books for Wine Down Wednesdays! 50% off ALL bottles of wine All day long!   CAFE LOCATIONS & HOURS   CORAL GABLES 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-9599 Sun-Thu: 9am-10pm Fri-Sat: 9am-Midnight   ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER 1300 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132 786-405-1745 Monday - Saturday: 10am to 8pm Sun: 10am-6pm   COCONUT GROVE 3409 Main Highway COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States 305.477.0866 Monday-Saturday: 11-10 PM Sunday: 11-7 PM

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Kathleen Belew

March 27 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview made up of white supremacy, virulent anticommunism, and apocalyptic faith. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the history of a movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in Waco and Ruby Ridge and with the Oklahoma…

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Allan Topol

March 27 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Twelve year old Nick, escaping from the burning of his grandfather’s house by Russian thugs, is caught up in a plot by Russian President Kuznov to recreate the Soviet empire in eastern and central Europe. The linchpin of Kuznov’s plan is an agreement with a corrupt Hungarian President to permit Russia to move troops into Hungary. In Allan Topol’s fast moving fourteenth novel, Craig Page and Elizabeth Crowder, working with Peter Toth, who bears the scars of the 1956 Hungarian…

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Jennifer E. Smith

March 28 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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The bestselling author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sightreturns with a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves. It's the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train. But then Hugo's girlfriend dumps him. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip. Only, it's been booked…

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Carlos Estévez

March 28 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The art of Carlos Estévez reveals an interest in the link between human spirituality and the infinity of human experience. He explores notions of symbolism, time, anatomy, metaphysics and the cosmos in a quest for understanding that transcends the visual to enter the realm of the mind in complex works in different media. Entelechy, from the Greek entelecheia, is a philosophical concept that addresses the transformation of an idea into a reality. The work of Carlos Estévez also makes actual this…

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Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

March 28 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice. You don't have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has…

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Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres

March 29 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Black British Migrants in Cuba offers a comprehensive study of migration from the British Caribbean to Cuba in the pre-World War II era, spotlighting an important chapter of the larger trajectory of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora. Grounded in extensive and rigorous multi-sited research, this book examines the different migration experiences of Jamaican, Leeward, and Windward Islanders, along with the transnational processes of labor recruitment and the local control of workers in the plantation. The book also explains the history of racial…

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John DeFaro with Viviana Dominguez & Dimitra Pantoulia from Art Conservators Lab

March 29 @ 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coconut Grove, 3409 Main Highway
COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States
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  Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition and Artist Recognition is a dynamic multi-pronged project that utilizes conservation and exhibition of works by a significant under-recognized Miami-based intuitive artist Michael Scott Addis. For over 20 years Mr. Addis has been self-exhibiting his work out-of-doors on random walls of public buildings and electric light poles in the Little River and Little Haiti area. John DeFaro, visual artist, will serve as curator. facilitator. John has been photographing and safeguarding the street work of Michael Scott Addis for 12…

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Cecile Richards

March 29 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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To Make Change, You Have to Make Trouble From Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and a “heroine of the resistance” (Vogue)—comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice. Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was…

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The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan: A Weekly Podcast

March 30
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

  Mitchell Kaplan has been a bookseller and has owned the independent bookstores Books & Books for over 35 years. If you love books, writers or are a passionate reader, this podcast is for you. Enter The Literary Life where every Saturday you’ll hear candid conversations with Mitchell and his guests. SUBSCRIBE + LISTEN HERE           About the Host:  Mitchell Kaplan, a Miami Beach native, founded Books & Books in 1982. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, Books & Books expanded to…

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Storytime & Craft

March 30 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Pepa Roma con Ninoska Huerta

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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En colaboración con el Centro Cultural Español  Presenta Una familia imperfecta Narrada en primera persona por su protagonista, Cándida, Una familia imperfecta es el relato de una profunda crisis vital, cuyo desarrollo y consecuencias resultarán reconocibles para muchos lectores. Hija mayor una familia acomodada venida a menos, Cándida deja a su marido en Madrid y vuelve a su Barcelona natal para acompañar a su madre, una mujer despótica y resentida, hasta la residencia donde pasará sus últimos meses de vida.…

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Fefi TeVe

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta Enamórate de tu alma de mujer Fefi.TeVe....Presenta ...."Domingos Culturales” “FORO LITERARIO” Escritoras Latinoamericanas Domingo, 31 de Marzo  2019   a las 10 AM Tema: ENAMÓRATE DE TU ALMA DE MUJER        ESCRITORAS - LIBROS INVITADOS: Romance de Lunhabella -Azucena Ordoñez Rodas CASA ANANDA -  Mary Vivas    

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Art Shamsky with Erik Sherman

March 31 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today. The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren’t expecting…

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Maira Landa

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta Las penitentes La llegada de una carta misteriosa provocará que la vida de Andrea dé un giro drástico. A partir de ese momento, estará a merced de emociones que la llevarán a la develación de un secreto amargo y doloroso. En Las Penitentes, la nueva novela de la autora del éxito en ventas Concierto para Leah, Maira Landa reformula lo sucedido durante y después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial para entramar una historia fascinante. Escrita con un estilo sencillo y…

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April 2019

O, Miami Proclamation Day!

April 1 @ 11:30 am
Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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  District 2 Presents O, Miami Proclamation Day Free and open to the public with RSVP - Register here Books & Books,  Arsht Center Commissioner Ken Russell declares April 1 "O, Miami Day" Guests will get a sneak peak at the O, Miami programming calendar.

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Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners at the Arsht! (April 1: Cambridge)

April 1 @ 6:30 pm

Every Monday Evening in April: Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project     Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners This Month: Spring Green | This Week: Cambridge Monday, April 1, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books, Arsht Center     The Menu Asparagus Toast with Goat Cheese & French Breakfast Radishes  Roasted Fennel Calabaza and Green Onion Quinoa  Avocado Salad…

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Dave Barry

April 1 @ 7:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry Turns 40 now shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy. Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that…

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Robert N. Macomber

April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Honoring the Enemy is the story of how American sailors, Marines, and soldiers landed in eastern Cuba in 1898 and, against daunting odds, fought their way to victory. Capt. Peter Wake, USN, is a veteran of Office of Naval Intelligence operations inside Spanish-occupied Cuba, who describes with vivid detail his experiences as a naval liaison ashore with the Cuban and U.S. armies in the jungles, hospitals, headquarters, and battlefields in the 1898 campaign to capture Santiago de Cuba from the Spanish.…

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April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30 pm Books & Books @ the Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: JV Portela Theme: Reading to Transform & Translate Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s…

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Mary Laura Philpott

April 2 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on her successful life’s to-do list and realized she might need to reinvent the list—and herself.  Mary Laura Philpott thought she’d cracked the code: Always be right, and you’ll always be happy. But once she’d completed her life’s to-do list (job, spouse, house, babies—check!), she found that instead of feeling content and successful, she felt anxious.…

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Wine Down Wednesday’s at the Café at Books & Books!

April 3
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Need to WINE down? Join us every Wednesday at the Café at Books & Books for Wine Down Wednesdays! 50% off ALL bottles of wine All day long!   CAFE LOCATIONS & HOURS   CORAL GABLES 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-9599 Sun-Thu: 9am-10pm Fri-Sat: 9am-Midnight   ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER 1300 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132 786-405-1745 Monday - Saturday: 10am to 8pm Sun: 10am-6pm   COCONUT GROVE 3409 Main Highway COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States 305.477.0866 Monday-Saturday: 11-10 PM Sunday: 11-7 PM

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Xavier Cortada

April 3 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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  Artist’s Statement I travelled to Antarctica in 2006 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Artist and Writers Program fellow. There, I created a series of works on paper by melting ice samples scientists gave me from their research on how human impacts on global climate are melting the Antarctic glaciers. “Underwater HOA” depicts South Florida’s vulnerability to those melting glaciers: The Village of Pinecrest, Florida will encourage its residents to install an “Underwater HOA” yard sign (similar to…

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An Evening with Richard Blanco in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan

April 3 @ 7:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
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Books & Books presents RICHARD BLANCO discussing How to Love a Country: Poems, featuring an on-stage conversation with Mitchell Kaplan. Selected by President Obama to be the fifth inaugural poet in history, Richard Blanco followed in the footsteps of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, first immigrant, and first openly gay person to serve in the role, he read his inaugural poem, “One Today” on January 21, 2013 to the entire nation. Blanco and his family arrived in Miami…

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Viviana Díaz Balsera

April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In 1629, Catholic priest Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón produced the Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions That Today Live among the Indians Native to This New Spain to aid the church in its abolishment of native Nahua religious practices. The bilingual Nahuatl-Spanish Treatise collected diverse incantations, or nahualtocaitl, used to conjure Mesoamerican deities for daily sustenance and medical activities. Today this work is recognized as one of the most significant firsthand records of indigenous religious practices in postconquest Mexico. Yet, as Viviana Díaz Balsera argues in Guardians…

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Miami Cocktails Reception

April 4 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Join us for a special talk and reception celebrating the launch of Gabriel Urrutia’s Miami Cocktails! Live music, bites and drink samples will be provided. RSVP to events@wearethesecretsauce.com   An elegant collection of over 100 recipes inspired by the Magic City! Famous for its tropical climate and vibrant nightlife, Miami has been a go-to destination since the railroad could deliver travelers there from all over the United States. Today, the Magic City has become an international beacon for art enthusiasts,…

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Bijan Omrani

April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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  An intellectual adventure through ancient France revealing how Caesar’s conquest of Gaul changed the course of French culture, forever transforming modern Europe. Julius Caesar's conquests in Gaul in the 50s BC were bloody, but the cultural revolution they brought in their wake forever transformed the ancient Celtic culture of that country. After Caesar, the Gauls exchanged their tribal quarrels for Roman values and acquired the paraphernalia of civilized urban life. The Romans also left behind a legacy of language,…

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Sisi Colomina González

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta Cocina al minuto por Nitza Villapol  En colaboración con Miami Book Fair  Las más emblemáticas recetas de la legendaria cocinera cubana Nitza Villapol, explicadas paso a paso. Nitza Villapol conquistó los hogares cubanos con recetas fáciles y rápidas de preparar, gracias a su programa de televisión, Cocina al minuto, que estuvo al aire por más de 40 años. Ahora, en estas páginas, tú también podrás disfrutar de las más emblemáticas recetas de la cocina criolla cubana, compiladas por Sisi…

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An Evening with Patricia Marx & Roz Chast

April 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Come meet contributor to the New Yorker of over 30 years, former SNL writer, Princeton University professor and the first woman to ever be elected to the Harvard Lampoon, Patricia Marx, and New Yorker staff cartoonist of over 800 cartoons, Roz Chast, as they talk about their latest book collaboration Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? Every mother knows best, but Patty Marx's knows better! Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's…

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The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan: A Weekly Podcast

April 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

  Mitchell Kaplan has been a bookseller and has owned the independent bookstores Books & Books for over 35 years. If you love books, writers or are a passionate reader, this podcast is for you. Enter The Literary Life where every Saturday you’ll hear candid conversations with Mitchell and his guests. SUBSCRIBE + LISTEN HERE           About the Host:  Mitchell Kaplan, a Miami Beach native, founded Books & Books in 1982. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, Books & Books expanded to…

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Storytime & Craft

April 6 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Belle Boggs

April 6 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A sharply funny dive into writing workshops, for-profit education, and the gulf between believers and nonbelievers With humor and empathy, The Art of Waiting author Belle Boggs plumbs the troubled waters dividing America in her debut novel, The Gulf. Marianne is in a slump: barely able to support herself teaching, not making progress on her poetry, about to lose her Brooklyn apartment. When her novelist ex-fiancé, Eric, and his venture capitalist brother, Mark, offer her a job directing a low-residency…

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Lee Zimmerman

April 6 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coconut Grove, 3409 Main Highway
COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States
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  With roots in Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans, the Piedmont, Memphis, and the prairies of Texas and the American West, the musical genre called Americana can prove difficult to define. Nevertheless, this burgeoning trend in American popular music continues to expand and develop, winning new audiences and engendering fresh, innovative artists at an exponential rate. As Lee Zimmerman illustrates in Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound, “Americana” covers a gamut of sounds and styles. In…

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Campbell McGrath

April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A major new collection from one of our best loved, most celebrated, and most original poets Deeply personal but also expansive in its imaginative scope, Nouns & Verbs brings together thirty-five years of writing from Campbell McGrath, one of America’s most highly lauded poets. Offering a hint of where he’s headed while charting the territory already explored, McGrath gives us startlingly inventive new poems while surveying his previous work—lyric poems, prose poems, and a searing episodic personal epic, “An Odyssey of Appetite,”…

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Chloe Firetto Toomey & Jonathan Duckworth

April 7 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Little Cauliflower is a coming of age story in eighteen poems. The speaker grapples with dual heritage, two countries, homes and cultures. These poems map a journey through liminal spaces, asking: What wisdom comes from tragedy? What is home? What does it mean to reckon and understand the polarities of the human experience? These are love poems, adolescent adventures and grief poems; origin stories, excavations of the mundane and miraculous.   Jonathan Duckworth’s debut collection, The Book of Never, is always…

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Ridley Pearson

April 8 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything? The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather…

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Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners at the Arsht! (April 8: Berkeley)

April 8 @ 6:30 pm

Every Monday Evening in April: Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project     Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners This Month: Spring Green | This Week: Berkeley Monday, April 8, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books, Arsht Center       The Menu Crispy Hearts of Artichokes Baby Gem Lettuces and Green Goddess Roast Eggplant Quesadilla Spinach Hummus Green…

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