Sitting perhaps five feet above sea level, Books & Books is one damn good reason to stave off global warming. With a rising tide of homogenization, an Olive Garden here, a Crate & Barrel over there, a Starbucks around the corner, Books & Books proves that a business with personality, that’s locally owned, and fiercely independent can thrive no matter what the barometer of economics dictates. And it’s not just Miami that is blessed by its existence, but also the greater bookselling and publishing community. As an independent publisher, Algonquin would not succeed without the kind of passion and commitment that Books & Books brings to introducing good books to good readers. So to the Patron Saint of Booksellers, Michell Kaplan, and his loyal Books & Books entourage, thank you. You have blessed us all. May you keep turning our pages for another twenty-five years.
Director of Marketing
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill