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February 2019

Coral Gables Gallery Night featuring Cathy Allsman with “Subterranean Maps”

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This series explores the feeling of being lost and trying to find your way home. Even having a map can leave us perplexed or lead us to a shadowy detour. We all long for refuge in some safe idyllic harbor. Sometimes that safety and peace can be easy to reach and other times it is staggeringly difficult to find your way through to shelter. Home can be an inviolable place or it could contain an unease and dangers of its…

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Julie Gaines

February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In this charming graphic memoir, the founder of an iconic housewares shop recounts the ups and downs—and ups again—of starting a family business, starting a family, and staying true to one’s path while trying to make it in the Big City. Whether it’s a set of vintage plates from a 1920s steamship, a mug with a New Yorker cartoon on it, a tin of sprinkles designed by Amy Sedaris, or a juice glass from a Jazz Age hotel, Fishs Eddy products are…

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The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan: A Weekly Podcast

February 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 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

February 2 @ 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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Pixie Dreams

February 2 @ 10:30 am
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Once Upon a Wish- A book about endless kind wishes, supports and encourages children's socio-emotional development. Two best friends Moe and Ms. Bee go on a fun adventure and discover a world of kind wishes. From identifying feelings to appreciating those around us, this book shows little ones how to spread kindness through something as genuine as a child’s wish. The imagery and illustrations are insightful, playful and whimsical which catches the eye of the reader and makes them wonder about…

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Dr. Luca Leonvago

February 2 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Leo Lives in a far away kingdom, a peaceful place where his family rules and he longs to bring joy and beauty to his people. Engaged to a princess, Leo soon fall in love with a man from his city. However, as political unrest comes to his country, Leo must flee and learn to navigate a new world, all the while trying to find love, and to love himself, along the way. Both a coming of age story and a…

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Hank Gola

February 2 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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On Christmas night, 1939, two vastly different teams from Garfield, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida collided in the historic Orange Bowl to decide the National Sports Foundation’s national championship. Garfield’s Boilermakers were children of immigrants drawn to the industrial city’s churning factories. Miami’s Stingarees were from families from all over the country settling in one of America’s most promising and thriving cities. In City of Champions, Hank Gola, a veteran and award-winning football writer, unveils this long-forgotten game. Gola mines stories…

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María Cecilia Santos

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Presenta Una vida sin límites  Un accidente con traumatismo cerebral casi le cuesta la vida y le dio un giro a su existencia con una nueva visión y con desafíos insospechados que con fe ha logrado encarar de manera extraordinaria, lo cual ahora le permiten descubrir que el arte es más sensorial que visual. Cecilia ha sido galardonada por el el Consulado Ecuatoriano en Miami como ciudadana destacada. La autora ha expuesto su rica obra y ha dictado conferencias en…

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Charles Todd

February 4 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible—but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began…

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Dale Atkins, Ph.D. & Amanda Salzhauer, MSW

February 5 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In homes and school communities nationwide, there is re-energized interest in the values of community, compassion, and tolerance, and in finding our way to a kinder culture—a culture that starts with our families. Headlines speak of hate crimes, intolerance, and us-versus-them divisiveness.Recent political events have left many Americans yearning for unity, respect, and compassion in our national discourse. In our schools, bullying continues to be a pervasive problem, and in our homes, ‘screen-time’ poses a constant threat to ‘family time.’…

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Laurence Leamer

February 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Where Trump Learned to Rule To know Donald J. Trump―to understand what makes the forty-fifth president of the United States tick―it is best to start in his natural habitat: Palm Beach, Florida. It is here he learned the techniques that took him all the way to the White House. Painstakingly, over decades, he has created a world in this exclusive tropical enclave and favorite haunt of billionaires where he is not just president but a king. The vehicle for his…

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Ian Rankin

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A cold case involving a missing private investigator threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus's past in this "must-read" mystery (Tana French). Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus' old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of…

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Tim Watson

February 6 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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  Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing explores the dynamic exchanges between literary writers and anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic. Culture Writing shows that the "literary turn" in anthropology took place earlier than has conventionally been assumed, in the 1950s rather than the 1970s and 80s, and occurred in the context of decolonization. Simultaneously, some literary writers reacted to the end of the period of modernist experimentation by turning to ethnographic methods for representing the people and cultural practices…

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Read to a Child: Magic of Reading Fundraiser

February 7 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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  RSVP HERE Join us at Books & Books in Coral Gables to enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres while helping to support the at-risk children in Read to a Child's literacy programs in South Florida by bidding in our silent auction. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet guest speaker Geanna Culbertson, the author behind the Crisanta Knight series, a young adult fiction book series about the children of Snow White, Cinderella, and others.          

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Cecilia Alegria Dr. Amor

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta ALESSIA, Mi hijo es una mujer trans Este libro autobiográfico narra el proceso de cambio de una madre cristiana sumamente conservadora, -consejera bíblica matrimonial-, quien descubre lo que nunca imaginó: su hijo mayor, casado, se define como mujer y a pesar de estar consciente de las posibles consecuencias de su radical decisión, se convierte en la primera persona en hacer la transición de género en un alto cargo laboral en Chile, y no sólo conserva su puesto sino que…

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Dariel Suarez in conversation with Chantel Acevedo

February 8 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Set in Cuba, largely after the fall of the Soviet Union, these eleven stories explore themes of isolation and preservation in the face of widespread poverty and sociopolitical oppression. From a chronically ill santero refusing medical care to a female-fronted heavy-metal band risking it all to emerge from Havana's underground, Dariel Suarez, in his daring debut, portrays the harsh reality, inherent humor, and resilient heart of a people whose stories should be known. In conversation with Chantel Acevedo Chantel Acevedo was…

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James Grippando

February 8 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Miami attorney Jack Swyteck lands in the heart of the contentious immigration debate when he takes on the heart-wrenching case of an undocumented immigrant who fled to America to protect her daughter and save herself, in this timely and pulse-pounding thriller that explores the stories behind the headlines from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter Beatriz escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence and, Julia's abusive husband back…

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The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan: A Weekly Podcast

February 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 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

February 9 @ 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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Brad Meltzer & Chris Eliopoulos

February 9 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  It's Family Day on Aragon! Join us for a special presentation...   Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing woman athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of…

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Lisa McMann

February 9 @ 2:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere’s dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that…

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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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Julie Marie Wade & Denise Duhamel

February 10 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Two American women, born a generation apart, surf the feminist third wave in these thirteen thematically linked and formally innovative lyric essays. Julie Marie Wade was born the day Denise Duhamel took her first college class. Duhamel published her first poetry book Smile!in 1993, the year Wade entered high school. Duhamel's writing helped to shape the third wave of Wade's emerging feminist experience. Wade came of age reading Duhamel's confessional poetry but was also influenced by what…

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Pedro Medina León

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Discussing TOUR: A Journey Through Miami's Culture Tour offers an overview of the main historical, cultural and popular elements that have shaped the city of Miami. Pedro Medina León shares through essays and brief chronicles, how Henry Flagler opened the doors of Miami to the rest of the country; how the decline of the legendary rock band The Doors started in Coconut Grove; how Opa Locka, a city inspired by The Thousand and One Nights, was conceived as one of…

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Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

February 11 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters. Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads. When their…

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Mary Adkins

February 11 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A comedy-drama for the digital age: an epistolary debut novel about the ties that bind and break our hearts, for fans of Maria Semple and Rainbow Rowell. Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her…

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Arnoldo Tauler

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta El dron: atentado al presidente de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica. ¡Un thriller pleno de acción, suspense, historia y amor! La lucha entre la democracia occidental y la salvaje cultura de la violencia. Un atentado perpetrado por ISIS contra el derecho de la humanidad a vivir en paz. Una novela que nos concierne a todos y nos alerta sobre los peligros y amenazas de los grupos terroristas que desean destruir nuestra progresista forma de vida. Acerca del autor:  Licenciado…

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Suniland Five Minute Pieces

February 13 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Join us for a free reading event! Sign up to read your own creative work to an engaged audience of writers and readers. 5-minute slots for aspiring writers! Sign up @ the door Featuring authors Ivonne Lamazares & Mia Leonin

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Chef Allen’s Monthly Farm-to-Table Dinner in Coral Gables: Valentine’s Day Edition!

February 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Café at Books & Books, Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Chef Allen’s Valentine’s Farm-to-Table Dinner is the perfect romantic rendezvous! Enjoy a 5-course, plant based meal paired with pink prosecco and live music in the idyllic setting of the Books & Books courtyard. Everything from our creative hors d’oeuvres to our delicious desserts will help set the mood for romance. You may choose to reserve a cozy table for you and your sweetheart or celebrate with a group at our community table. Every month, Chef Allen hosts his famous al…

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Alejandro Chabán

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta Cocinando con Chabán En Cocinando con Chabán, encontrarás setenta y cinco exquisitos platos clásicos del mundo latinoamericano. Cada receta está llena de sabores tradicionales que te harán la boca agua sin añadir calorías demás para lograr mantener un peso saludable, ¡y Alejandro está aquí para enseñarte cómo hacerlo! Desde tacos y tamales mexicanos hasta alcapurrias puertorriqueñas, mangú dominicano y arepas venezolanas, estas comidas esenciales de la cocina latinoamericana son fáciles de hacer sin romper con tu presupuesto ni con…

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The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan: A Weekly Podcast

February 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 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

February 16 @ 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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Lynne Kelly

February 16 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt…

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Roy Nickerson and David J Schroeder

February 16 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Roy Nickerson at 6 - 7 PM  Lethe’s Water is a wry account of the author’s existential struggle during three months of hospital convalescence from a quadruple bypass surgery gone wrong. In addition to offering up a sober look at hospital life, this memoir is a collection of epiphanies in poetry and prose on aging and death and friendship and his own foster child identity, discovering from his hospital bed at seventy five that he had a mother and brother…

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Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch & Brett Sokol – Shtetl in the Sun & The Last Resort at The Coral Gables Art Cinema

February 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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An uncannily revealing portrait of American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera’s lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach. “A Photographers paradise…a story that’s fascinating, poignant"- The New York Times "Poignantly nostalgic...an evocative portrait of a now-bygone era"- The Hollywood Reporter "This charming documentary — like Miami itself — has a little bit of everything: Old Jews, Art Deco architecture, serious beach style, rival artists,…

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Ashley M. Jones

February 17 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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dark // thing is a multifaceted work that explores the darkness/otherness by which the world sees Black people. Ashley M. Jones stares directly into the face of the racism that allows people to be seen as dark things, as objects that can be killed/enslaved/oppressed/devalued. This work, full as it is of slashes of all kinds, ultimately separates darkness from thingness, affirming and celebrating humanity. BUY THE BOOK About the Author: Ashley M. Jones, a faculty member in the creative writing department…

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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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Elinor Lipman

February 18 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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One woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure in a delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman – Good Riddance. Daphne Maritch doesn’t quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of ’68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one—not always charitably—and noting…

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Putnam and Putnam @ Bal Harbour Shops

February 19 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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  The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color,…

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Some Like It Hot Designer Panel in Coral Gables

February 19 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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"A great designer doesn’t convince—a great designer seduces.” – Fanny Haim   Join us for an evening celebrating design! Contributing authors and acclaimed Florida interior designers of Some Like it HOT will discuss their inspiration sources and what truly makes a room. A book signing will follow.   Who’s on the panel? Anil Kakar Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque Juan Poggi Margarita Courtney & Cristina Courtney Boland Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis Robert Rionda RSVP HERE FOR FREE   Designers will divulge their philosophies about style…

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BHS: Some Like It Hot Design Panel

February 20 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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"A great designer doesn’t convince—a great designer seduces.” – Fanny Haim   Join us for an evening celebrating design! Contributing authors and acclaimed Florida interior designers of Some Like it HOT will discuss their inspiration sources and what truly makes a room. A book signing will follow.   Who’s on the panel? Amy Herman Fanny Haim Lachmee Chin of ODP Architects Sarah Zohar Sharron Lannan   Designers will divulge their philosophies about style and taste through insider tips and accessible advice, covering…

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José Ignacio Valenzuela “Chascas”

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Si leíste Mi abuela, la loca... ¡no te pierdas Mi tío Pachunga!

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Lisa Cicero & Martin Baranek

February 21 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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"If Martin Baranek's memoir of his hellish journey were fiction, I would dismiss it as beyond comprehension. The fact that in this book Martin's own words testify in some detail to his experiences from ghetto to work camp to extermination camps to death march to liberation and eventual arrival to the Land of Israel, powerfully teaches us that the unbelievable actually happened. This is an eye opening window into humanity at its lowest and cruelest. It is also one human…

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Kareem Tabsch, Brett Sokol & special guest Ellen Sweet Moss : Shtetl in the Sun & The Last Resort

February 21 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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Join filmmaker Kareem Tabsch and author/publisher Brett Sokol for a conversation about the film and the book, Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980 at Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops! RSVP HERE FOR FREE An uncannily revealing portrait of American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera’s lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach. “A Photographers paradise…a story that’s fascinating, poignant”- The New York Times…

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Ayesha Harruna Attah

February 21 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.  Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father's court. These two women's lives converge as infighting…

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