Books & Books is a model for the 21st Century urban neighborhood bookstore. In a world dominated by book selling chains, Books & Books not only sells books, it celebrates ideas and dialogue. For 25 years it has been but a gathering place for those of us in this community who are interested in literature, politics, philosophy, and history, and the countless wonderful authors who speak to us about their work in the intimate and library-like setting of their stores. The University of Miami – faculty, students, and staff – have benefited greatly from the rich partnership we enjoy with Books & Books. From featuring our faculty scholars’ books, to sponsoring lectures and workshops by leading authors on campus, Books & Books works with the University to enrich the intellectual life of the city. On behalf of all your friends at the University of Miami, I send our congratulations and gratitude to Mitch and all the members of the Books & Books family on the occasion of your 25th anniversary.
Donna E. Shalala
President, University of Miami