When I think of our community’s most successful businesses and outstanding independent business owners, I immediately think of Books & Books and Mitchell Kaplan. It is hard to imagine Coral Gables without Books & Books, and for the past 25 years, we are most grateful we have not had to. In Books & Books, we have a business whose very heart beats to the rhythm of its customers and pumps conversation into our community. In Mitchell Kaplan, we have a community icon whose generous spirit and genuine bliss are bound together in the pages of a passionate narrative – his own true story. As a Chamber of Commerce, it is reassuring to know that we have an enduring community partner and stalwart friend in Books & Books and Mitchell Kaplan. We thank you both from the bottoms of our collective hearts for 25 years of delicious dialogue, delightful discovery and immense joy.
Mark A. Trowbridge
President & CEO
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce