“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the age of digital consumption and immediate gratification, Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books and Books is inviting Miami and beyond to slow things down by stepping into ‘The Great Good Place,’ in this case, one of his multiple landmark bookstores.
A Miami native and lover of literature, Mitchell has devoted his life to providing the city with community spaces to engage and discover literature. Miami hasn’t always had the best reputation for book lovers but through his persistence and the addition of the Miami Book Fair, the city is now on the map for authors and literary enthusiasts.
We sat down with Mitchell to discuss his path to bookseller, how the store has stayed relevant in this digital era and how community and small businesses are the heart of any city. It’s a good one. We hope you enjoy.
Jeanette + Alex
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