Gaël is our Book Buyer and Inventory Manager. A native New Yorker, she now calls Miami Beach home and joined Books & Books in January 2014. When she is not buying books she is reading books and when she is not reading books she is thinking about books and when she is not thinking about books she is drinking tea and staring off into space. 

Gaël Selections

The World of Yesterday

Stefan Zweig

"Completed in 1942, the day before his suicide, this memoir is Zweig's final cri de coeur. A heartbreaking historical document of Europe between the wars and an inspiring account of a life dedicated to the arts and overwhelmed by nostalgia. One of the finest memoirs I’ve ever read."

The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen

"In 1973, Peter Matthiessen travels to the Himalayas in search of the elusive Snow Leopard. What follows is a spiritual journey and a travelogue unlike any I’ve read before. A masterpiece of nature writing."

The Invention of Nature

Andrea Wulf

"The life and work of Alexander von Humboldt, considered the world’s first naturalist. In fact, his writing was a major influence on Darwin and inspired him to volunteer on the voyage on the HMS Beagle. A fascinating blend of biography, philosophy and science."

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

"Allow me to offer fair warning….This book is depressing, harrowing, and heartbreaking on so many levels. It is also a beautiful, brilliantly written, epic ode to lifelong love and friendship. Not a day passes that I don’t think of Harold, Willem, and Jude."