While Miami's vegan scene might be a little bit lacking, we have to give props to the dedicated herbivores working to educate the masses on the benefits of local produce, meatless Mondays and cruelty-free cuisine. One such teacher is Ellen Kanner, blogger, columnist and now, cookbook author. Kanner ... More >>
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The Facebook message said, "Here at Books & Books we're celebrating our 30th anniversary this Sat. (11/3/12) and everyone is invited to our street party." There were thousands of replies from people who had left a "will attend" message. Not surprisingly, since Books & Books has a very loyal ... More >>
Cleveland-raised Esquire scribe Scott Raab's LeBron James-bashing book, The Whore of Akron-- which at one point wishes a career-ending injury upon the basketball superstar-- got the author's media credentials revoked from Miami Heat home games. It also earned him an inbox full of threats from South ... More >>
I have come to praise the Miami Book Fair International, not to bury it. I mean seriously: Is there any other event of this size that runs so seamlessly and trouble-free year after year? Plus, if not for Mitchell Kaplan, a lot of people in Miami might still not know what a book is.All I'm saying is ... More >>
Chef Allen SusserChef Allen Susser has been transforming the foodscape of South Florida since opening his acclaimed restaurant New World Cuisine in 1986. Since then, he has made a splash in the world of culinary arts, publishing three books and winning several accolades. Now, Allen will bring hi ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersHill Country brisket sandwiches.
Jacob KatelChef Bernie Matz, Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan, and Julio Maza at the Café at Books & Books' fifth anniversary party. Hippies, peaceniks, and pothead philosophy majors, rejoice! It's OK to kill and eat plants. They won't scream, they don't cry, and "they don't have a so ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Bernie Matz and Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan. Last night the Books & Books Cafe (927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) celebrated its fifth anniversary with a party at neighboring store Design Within Reach. Chef Bernie Matz introduced his new menu via a free tasting party ... More >>
publicity shotBernie Matz with fish and crew.Books are like glasses, people think they make them look smart. South Beach's version of reading is eating at a book store on Lincoln Road, hence the success of Books & Books Cafe (927 Lincoln Road), now in its fifth year.To celebrate they're offer ... More >>
Has your favorite author visited Miami for the last time?
Yep, you read that correctly. The Gables-based branch of Books and Books is about to enter a world we thought gone with, well, the printing press. Yes, we mean vinyl. As in records, dig? And no, you haven't lost your mind. And neither have they. It's all part of a series of listening evenings the bo ... More >>
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Will someone please turn off the hype
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Books & Books throws a weekend party for all its book-loving friends
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A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law
Elian Gonzalez: Still mum after all these years
Literary savior Mitchell Kaplan's lawsuit against his uncle reveals a rift in the family business
Her name is Ivonne Lamazares. You've probably never heard of her. Cuban immigrant, good student, dedicated teacher, devoted wife and mother. Oh, and something else. She just might be the world's next big thing in literary fiction.
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
Local author Bob Antoni casts a literary net and pulls in a long-overdue compilation of Caribbean writers
A (moderately) intrepid Salman Rushdie makes an unprecedented public appearance at Miami's most literary landmark