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January 2018

TA-NEHISI COATES

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Bldg 3, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132

We apologize for the inconvenience but this event is now SOLD OUT. Please contact us for any questions : (305)442-4408 Books & Books and Miami Book Fair Present  AN EVENING WITH TA-NEHISI COATES  The National Book Award winning author of Between the World and Me will make a rare, live appearance in Miami to discuss his newest book.  “Coates is a crucial voice in the discussion of race and equality. His essays speak to all of us, in the tradition of James…

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February 2018

Soul Growth: Become a Better You

February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States

Soul Growth: Become a Better You Would you like to learn more about yourself, to grow, feel closer to God, closer to your highest potential? Judiasm's answer - daily Mussar practice. This workshop is designed to walk you through actual Mussar practices using Alan Morinis' books and methodology. Mussar provides guidaance to identify one's uniquely personal path to character development. Practices include text study, meditation, weekly exercises, group processes, and daily journaling. RABBI RACHEL G. GREENGRASS discussing Soul Growth: Become…

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Chef Allen’s Hook, Catch & Cook: A Sustainable Seafood Dinner

February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

The Café at Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Presents CHEF ALLEN’S HOOK, CATCH & COOK: AN EVENING OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD James Beard Award-Winning Chef Allen Susser Joins Forces with Guest Chefs Sean Brasel & Cesar Zapata to Create an Exquisite Sustainable Seafood Dining Adventure from Under the Sea “Tickets always go fast for this very popular dinner that marries environmental education and delicious seafood...” — Mitchell Kaplan   Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7…

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March 2018

Steven Pinker

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from…

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April 2018

Giada De Laurentiis in conversation with Della Heiman

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Bldg 3, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132

Buy tickets here An Evening with Giada De Laurentiis in conversation with Della Heiman Giada De Laurentiis’s love of food began at home, at the kitchen table of her Italian family. Born in Rome, Giada grew up in Los Angles eating prosciutto, olive oil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano when other kids were eating peanut butter and jelly on Wonder bread. At home, she learned to embrace the traditions that define la bella vita. In her most personal cookbook yet, Giada’s Italy: My…

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May 2018

An Evening with JAMES COMEY

May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County  Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair  present  AN EVENING WITH JAMES COMEY Former FBI Director to discuss his forthcoming book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership  May 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall BUY TICKETS HERE Ticket include a copy of the book.  In his forthcoming book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, former FBI director James Comey…

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Jorge Mejia: An Open Book: A Memoir in Music

May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States

“Jorge Mejia’s world is imagery, cinema, storytelling, and he doesn’t hold back.” – El Nuevo Herald An Open Book: A Memoir in Music Jorge Mejia, pianist and composer Tickets available here A heavyweight in the Latin music world, classical composer and pianist Jorge Mejia releases An Open Book: A Memoir in Music on Sony Music on May 4, 2018. This ambitious genre-bending project, born of Mejia’s devotion to storytelling in all its forms, is an audiobook alternating narrative vignettes with orchestral preludes recorded…

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An Evening with Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Ana Menendez

May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they…

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Michael Pollan

May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Ave Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132 United States

A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences  BUY TICKETS HERE! Presented in collaboration with When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend…

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Jon Meacham

May 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Bldg 3, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with... JON MEACHAM discussing The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels (Random House, $30) Tuesday, May 22, 7:30pm Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center Tickets available here TICKET GUIDELINES   Your ticket purchase ($30 + tax & fees),…

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September 2018

An Evening with José Andrés in conversation with Ana Navarro

September 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more BUY TICKETS HERE Tickets Required.* *GUIDELINES: This ticket entitles you to receive (1) one copy of WE FED AN ISLAND and alsoserves as your entry for (2) two people to José Andrés' talk and book signing at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium. WE FED AN ISLAND will be published on September 11, so please wait to collect your copy of…

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An Evening with David Lawrence Jr.

September 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33146 US

**Ticket sales for his event have ended but you can still head over to the event tonight if you are interested in hearing David Lawrence Jr. speak. Books will be available for purchase at the event so, please arrive early, to pick up your book and grab a seat. If you should have any questions, please call the bookstore at 305-448-4402.    Carefully selected by Mitchell Kaplan for the Books & Books imprint, this inspirational memoir A Dedicated Life comes at…

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An Evening with Gary Shteyngart

September 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times. “Gary Shteyngart has held up a mirror to American culture that is so accurate, and so devastating, that it makes you want to break the mirror right over your own head. I mean this as a good thing.”—Elizabeth Gilbert RSVP HERE FOR FREE Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager…

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October 2018

An Evening with Sally Field

October 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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In this intimate, haunting literary  memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words, about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.

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November 2018

Miami Book Fair: Ticketed Events

November 11, 2018 - November 16, 2018
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave Room 2106
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Need tickets? Click on the link below and all Book Fair events requiring tickets are listed. Tickets to Evenings With, Weekend, and Special Events are now available to the general public. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Street Fair tickets now available: Click here to purchase your Street Fair tickets online.

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An Evening with Annie Leibovitz

November 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. In an exclusive event to mark the publication of a revised and expanded edition of Annie Leibovitz at Work (Phaidon), she will present and discuss a selection of her pictures. Originally published in 2008, Annie Leibovitz at Work was written with young photographers in mind, but it provides an illuminating view of Leibovitz’s photographic practice for a broad audience. There are stories behind some of her best-known images—Richard…

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Louise Penny

November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Bldg 3, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132
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The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of…

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December 2018

An Evening with President Bill Clinton & James Patterson

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson as they discuss their novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today. The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and…

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January 2019

Food, Wine & Music in Three Movements

January 30 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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   The Café at Books & Books and UM's Frost School of Music present… Food, Wine & Music in Three Movements Join us for this very special edition of Chef Allen’s farm-to-table dinner, paired with delicious wines and followed by an intimate performance by the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. We will explore the following questions: Can wine change the way we hear music? Can music enhance our wines? We will match the flavors and textures of…

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Leigh Bardugo

January 31 @ 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
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RSVP HERE Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Books & Books is lucky enough to be one of the hosts! Fan Meet-Up at 6:30 PM  We’re partnering with Macmillan to host a Grishaverse fan meet-up an hour before Leigh arrives! The fan meet-up will include trivia/games, a themed King of Scars photo backdrop (so come in costume!), exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more! Q&A and Book Signing at…

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February 2019

Marlon James

February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.  Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes…

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An Evening with Bernard-Henri Lévy

February 17 @ 7:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
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LOCATION & TIME CHANGE: Please note that this event will now take place at the Coral Gables Congregational Church (3010 De Soto Blvd.) and the NEW TIME is 7pm. *This event is free, but requires registration on Eventbrite. Books & Books honors those who take the time to register for tickets, in advance, and will be checking tickets at the door. First come, first served. Admission is guaranteed until 15 minutes before the start of the talk, at 6:45pm, when we open up…

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March 2019

Lisa See

March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they…

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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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April 2019

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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Gigi Gorgeous

April 10 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Today, Gigi Gorgeous is beloved for her critically-acclaimed documentary, her outrageous sense of humor, her no-holds-barred honesty, and her glam Hollywood lifestyle. Ten years ago, she was a gawky Canadian teen named Gregory. In He Said, She Said, Gigi brings us on her personal journey from Gregory to Gigi, going deeper than ever before and exposing her vulnerability behind each struggle and triumph, with her signature humor on every page. With stunning photography and heirloom snapshots, He Said, She Said…

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An Evening with Bret Easton Ellis

April 19 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Books & Books is thrilled to host the iconic author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero, for his latest book White, his first in nearly a decade! Combining personal reflection and social observation, Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction is an incendiary polemic about this young century's failings, e-driven and otherwise, and at once an example, definition, and defense of what "freedom of speech" truly means. Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than…

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Chef Allen’s Special Farm-to-Table Dinner: AUTHOR EDITION featuring RUTH REICHL!

April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Ever dreamed of sitting at Ruth Reichl’s dinner table? This is your chance to reserve your spot! In her new memoir, Save Me the Plums (Random House, $27), the trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet. Inspired by Reichl’s incredible food journey from Berkley hippie to Conde Nast writer, Chef Allen Susser has created a special sustainable, plant-based menu for this unique Farm-to-Table. Ticket purchase includes a three-course meal, wine pairing, and…

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An Evening with Ruth Reichl

April 23 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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  Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet.  “This is the rare case of an amazing writer living an amazing life.”—Ann Patchett  When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a…

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May 2019

An Evening with E L James

May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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E L James, whose Fifty Shades of Grey series broke sales records for contemporary adult publishing (150 million copies sold worldwide) will appear in Miami for an exclusive evening conversation at the Adrienne Arsht Center to celebrate the publication of her new stand-alone novel, THE MISTER (Vintage). The event is presented in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Miami Book Fair and will be moderated by Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books. AN EVENING WITH…

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Rachel Hollis

May 9 @ 8:30 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join us for breakfast with   RACHEL HOLLIS  discussing Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Thursday, May 9 8:30am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking 9am: Presentation and Signing to Follow Books & Books, Coral Gables Meet the #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar company, Rachel Hollis as she sounds a wake-up call in her newest book, Girl, Stop Apologizing (HarperCollins Leadership, $24.99). This morning she'll sit down with Lourdes Stephen to talk about…

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An Evening with Dr. Jill Biden in conversation with Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

May 16 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Ave Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center  “This generous and inspiring portrait of the Biden family is sure to be widely welcomed and enjoyed.” —Publishers Weekly An Evening with Dr. Jill Biden BUY TICKETS HERE WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: Building a Family, Discovering Myself, is an intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center.…

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June 2019

An Evening with Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist, Mika Brzezinski & Daniela Pierre-Bravo at Books & Books!

June 27 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join New York Times bestselling author Mika Brzezinski and MSNBC producer Daniela Pierre-Bravo, moderated by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host, Joe Scarborough, as they discuss Earn It!: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career in Your 20s and Beyond, a practical career guidebook that not only helps you get your foot in the door; it also shows you how to negotiate a raise, advocate for more responsibility, and figure out whether you’re in the career that’s right for you. Purchase a copy…

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July 2019

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

July 26 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Colson Whitehead, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Oprah’s Book Club selection The Underground Railroad, will be in Miami for an exclusive appearance to celebrate the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE NICKEL BOYS: A Novel (Penguin Random House)—a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers. The event is presented in partnership with Books & Books and Miami Book Fair and will be introduced by Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE In his…

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Daniel Silva

July 27 @ 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Daniel Silva’s talk is now SOLD-OUT! There are still tickets left for the AUTOGRAPHING ONLY. Daniel will sign and personalize copies of THE NEW GIRL to follow his presentation. Your purchase of THE NEW GIRL entitles you to a spot in the signing line to meet Daniel after his talk. Only those books purchased at Books & Books will be eligible for signing.    Books & Books is pleased to welcome #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Daniel Silva for…

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August 2019

Bella Thorne

August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, Bella Thorne’s collection of illuminating and inspiring poems chronicles her personal struggles, relationships, and wild-child lifestyle, all with her trademark wit and wisdom.   PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EVENT HERE This event is an AUTOGRAPHING ONLY. Each ticket purchased includes one (1) copy of Bella's book "The Life of a Wannabe Mogul" book and entry to the signing line. Only tickets bought via Eventbrite will be admitted into the event. Please arrive early. …

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Sister Helen Prejean in conversation with Rev. Laurie Hafner

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
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Books & Books is honored to present Sister Helen Prejean for her revelatory and intimate memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey (Random House, $27) at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. Sister Helen will be in conversation with Rev. Dr. Laurinda Hafner with an introduction by Shed Boren. Tickets are $27 for (1) one copy of the book and admits (2) two guests to the presentation.  Please remember, seating is limited so make sure to arrive early.  Sister Helen Prejean is one of the…

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