Seaside paradise Coral Gables is a haven for far more than the beach bum. Turns out, book lovers will find treasure here as well. Home to Books and Books, a locally owned, highly praised bookstore with three locations in South Florida, this bookstore/cafe combo is known for its beautiful, Mediterranean-style building, and constant stream of author signings and sightings. This smaller city may only offer seven other bookstores, but with Books and Books, how many more do you really need?
Where to go: Books and Books
Authors who lived here: Joseph Auslander, Richard Tuggle, Patricia Barber Polacco, a children's author/illustrator
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