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October 2019

Bárbara Palacios

October 21 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Bárbara Palacios, Miss Universo 1986, Miss Venezuela, galardonada por People en Español como una de las 25 mujeres más poderosas e influyentes del 2014, autora inspiracional y conferencista internacional, abre su corazón para compartir experiencias y testimonios personales a través de su trayectoria como figura pública por todo el mundo. Las mujeres siempre quieren saber cómo pueden ser una buena madre, buena amiga, buena esposa, excelente profesional y mujer de fe. Estas preguntas se las hacen constantemente a la autora.…

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Ross Kenneth Urken

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  Meet Ross Kenneth Urken—author of Another Mother: A Memoir After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man entering adulthood realizes there’s so much he has yet to learn about the woman who lent him her accent and with whom he shared an unlikely kindred spirit. Part memoir, part reportage, Another Mother is a story about family, an unlikely duo, and a woman whose strength held it all together. From New Jersey to Jamaica, Ross Kenneth Urken chronicles…

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Emmy Park

October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Discover the lives of Cuba's cats through the lens of award-winning photographer Emmy Park. This book is full of beautiful and raw images; explore the relationship between Cubans and their feline companions that roam the colorful streets, iconic landmarks, and remote areas of Cuba. Learn about local animal rescue organizations that provide care and medical attention to those without homes, and why they need support. Featuring every province, be transported into the daily lives of Cuba's cats against the backdrop…

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Breakfast with Hope: Reading on Health and Well-Being

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A new reading & discussion group BREAKFAST WITH HOPE: Hosted by Hope Torrents: Readings in Health & Well-Being Every Month! GET TICKETS TO THE BREAKFAST HERE Who is Hope?  Hope Torrents is the Museum Educator and Director of the Fine Art of Healthcare program at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami where she’s worked since 1999. In 2010 her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over a six year period her husband was in and out of the hospital a…

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Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle: Mirta Ojito

October 29 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books 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 Finding Mañana by Mirta Ojito 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 for 20% off at Books &…

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Letra Urbana presenta Sabrina Román

October 29 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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La autora Sabrina Román conversará sobre su libro con la escritora Isabel García Cintas y la psicoanalista Carina Rodríguez Sciutto. Presentación a cargo de la escritora Maricel Mayor Marsán. En este libro Sabrina Román narra su historia personal y la de su familia, que se desarrolla en el marco de uno de los acontecimientos políticos de mayor trascendencia de la historia la República Dominicana. Sabrina es hija del general Pupo Román, quien fue torturado y desaparecido por haberse involucrado en…

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November 2019

Benjamin Crump

November 1 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Meet American civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump at Books & Books--discussing his latest novel Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People. In his latest novel, award-winning attorney Ben Crump exposes a heinous truth: Whether with a bullet or a lengthy prison sentence, America is killing black people and justifying it legally. While some deaths make headlines, most are personal tragedies suffered within families and communities. Worse, these killings are done one person at a time, so as not to raise…

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Gallery Night: Carlos Barbón

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Carlos Garcia-Barbón is a Cuban-born artist and a graduate of Florida State University with a BA degree in Art and a minor in Art History.  Carlos has been awed by Coral Gables beauty since childhood, with its well-designed plans, wide streets and old world charm. He is dedicated to documenting the city of Coral Gables in watercolors using the same techniques as that of the old masters, but with a updated contemporary approach.  Barbón’s watercolors have been on exhibit in…

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María Manuela Pinto

November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  Conoce a María Manuela Pinto, discutiendo su nuevo libro El Pasajero Inesperado. Cuando los seres humanos piden ayuda hay que dársela... Dorothy Dwend es una bella mujer de sabiduría exquisita, inteligencia, sensibilidad, sobre todo de mucha fuerza espiritual. Ella narrará, paso a paso como conoce a el pasajero inesperado y como llega a formar parte y comandar la misión más grande de ayuda espiritual y humana de todos los tiempos. Una historia que ha tenido que esperar algunos años…

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Jon Sealy

November 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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"A finely crafted, serious-minded novel of overreach and deadly consequences." --Kirkus Bobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has overleveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French--a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov…

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Henrietta Lovell

November 8 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Henrietta Lovell is best known as "The Rare Tea Lady". She is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household name chefs…

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David Slucki

November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In Sing This at My Funeral, tragedy follows the Slucki family across the globe: from Jakub's early childhood in Warsaw, where he witnessed the death of his parents during World War I, to the loss of his family at the hands of the Nazis in April 1942 to his remarriage and relocation in Paris, where after years of bereavement he welcomes the birth of his third son before finally settling in Melbourne, Australia in 1950 in an attempt to get as…

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Five Minute Pieces with Catherine Esposito Prescott & Jaswinder Bolina

November 13 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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  Join us at Books & Books in Suniland for a free reading event featuring Catherine Esposito Prescott & Jaswinder Bolina! Sign up to read your own creative work to an audience of readers and writers. Each writer gets a 5-minute slot. Sign ups are at the door.   About Catherine Esposito Prescott: Catherine Esposito Prescott is the author of the chapbooks Maria Sings and The Living Ruin. Recent poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Flyway, MiPOesias, Pleiades, Poetry…

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Roberta B. Marks

November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Meet Roberta B. Marks—author of Works and Words The first monograph on artist Roberta B. Marks explores her collages and constructions, which focus on the themes of memory, time, and transcendence through a feminist and Buddhist perspective. Marks creates constructions that have an intimacy to them and at the same time contain entire worlds of feeling and memory. Each is a vignette—a narrative of a personal nature. She transforms a range of objects and materials, often of mundane and humble…

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Alejandro de la Fuente and Lillian Guerra

November 22 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Sam Kashner & Ash Carter

November 26 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  The work of Mike Nichols pervades American cultural consciousness—from The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Angels in America, The Birdcage, Working Girl, and Primary Colors, not to mention his string of hit plays, including Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple. If that weren’t enough, he was also one half of the timelessly funny duo Nichols & May, as well as a founding member of the original improv troupe. Over a career that spanned half a century, Mike Nichols changed Hollywood, Broadway, and comedy forever. Most…

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December 2019

Elaine Sciolino

December 2 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between. Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the…

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