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The People Behind Local Literary Gem, 图书& Books


关于住在科勒尔盖布尔斯,我最喜欢的事情之一就是我们拥有该国最好的独立书店, 图书& Books。如果你不这样做’不想相信我,《出版者周刊》同意我的观点: Publishers Weekly awarded 图书& 图书Bookstore of the Year in 2015.

Z书和书珊瑚山墙3If you have ever set foot in 珊瑚山墙 and have not visited 图书&书籍,您真的错过了。这家书店不仅仅是一家书店。 30多年来,它们一直是社区的支柱,并为南佛罗里达带来了革命性的活动,包括 迈阿密书展,基韦斯特文学研讨会,迈阿密eMERGE,Brickell Avenue文学协会等等。这款不间断的文学机器每年365天举办各种活动,吸引各种作家与我们会面。

作为书虫,几乎没有什么比听到喜欢的书的幕后故事更令人兴奋了。我看书的时候’s such an intimate affair. Writers have the ability to fill my head with all these magical ideas. Every time I meet an author I feel a beautiful connection. We get to meet these wonderful authors every day and we have the people that work behind the scenes at 图书& 图书to thank for this. The best thank you I can give them is acknowledge their awesome work and give you a peek into their lives. Today, we’将会遇到三个这样的好人。

Mitchell Kaplan: 图书& 图书owner

“书店代表社区,而我’我是书和文学的爱好者。所以,当我年轻的时候,嫁给这两个东西听起来就像是我可以做的并且对它充满热情。” – Mitchell Kaplan

Mitchell opened the very first 图书& 图书in 珊瑚山墙 in 1982. Seven years later, he opened 图书& 图书on Lincoln Road and opened a cafe. In 1999, the 珊瑚山墙 location expanded to its current 9000 sq. ft. space located at 265 Aragon Ave. Since then, he’在巴尔港和Arsht中心开设了书店,并在开曼群岛,迈阿密国际机场,西汉普顿海滩,长岛和基韦斯特开设了关联商店。

书和书珊瑚山墙One of the things that makes 图书& 图书so special is the fact that it is a locally owned independent store. The people that own 图书& 图书are from the community and want to give back to the community. Mitchell Kaplan has been giving back to the community for 33 years and he has made quite an impact. He is the co-founder of the 迈阿密书展,他建立了一个与学校合作的计划,并邀请学校中的作者与学生交谈,并且他在此过程中一直为众多企业和事业提供支持。

这是我最喜欢的书店!它's an independent bookstore that has been running for over 30 years. Best Bookstore In 珊瑚山墙, 图书and Books“公司连锁店与本地拥有的独立书店之间的主要区别在于,独立书店是社区中心。社区和当地书店的传统根深蒂固。” – Mitchell Kaplan

图书& 图书hosting over 600 events during the year. Many author events feature writer’进行演讲并阅读他们最新的文学作品。米切尔(Mitchell)解释了作者活动如何提供了一个很好的机会来了解作者’s personality and even ask them questions about their work. It enriches the experience by giving the attendees a sense of discovery. Another great upside of attending these events is that you can discover new authors. Mitchell told me he feels blessed to have met the greatest writers of the 20th and 21st centuries, many of these meeting took place right here at our local 图书& Books.

If you are starting to feel jealous of those living in 珊瑚山墙 with full access to the greatest authors, 图书& 图书wants to include you in their community too. They now live stream most of the events and you can watch from the comfort of your home. You can also view all previously aired events by visiting their 图书& 图书online author event video archives.

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亚伦·柯蒂斯(Aaron Curtis):书籍买家

接下来,让’会见了Coral Gables所在地的书籍买家Aaron Curtis。除其他事项外,Aaron负责所有互联网订单,所有事件订单以及某些Web内容。

亚伦还是出版作家。他的论文发表在 世界图书之夜和the Sun Sentinel City Link. He writes every morning before he comes in to work. He is addicted to reading so he would spend all his money on books if he didn’t get all those advance reader books for free. So it’s kind of part of his paycheck. Yes, Aaron truly loves books and he is part of what makes 图书& 图书so special.

I got to sit down and ask Aaron what he likes about working at 图书&图书。这是他不得不说的:

“它使您与员工保持联系。那里’在迈阿密没有其他地方可以与志趣相投的书迷们交流 – the introverts, the oddballs, the people who think that curling up someplace comfy and cracking open a book is one of the best ways to spend your time. We see so many dates and hook ups happen here. 图书might not be inherently romantic but a lot of readers are. On the other side of the counter, putting the right book in a customers hands always makes me happy.” – Aaron Curtis

“有神奇的时刻。一旦回忆录者弄错了她的出场日期,我们就等了一个小时让她从机场赶过来。同时,听众中有两位出版的回忆录–他们的朋友乐于助人–起床并阅读自己的作品。多亏了Andrea Askowitz和Roxanna Elden的读物,人群不仅得到了娱乐,而且商店还出售了“我的悲惨,孤独,女同性恋怀孕” and “See Me After Class”除了特色作者’s books. I don’认为那会在电影院里发生的。他们不’在等待两部电影修复投影仪时播放它们。”

“我喜欢在数字时代成为荆棘’像素化的一面。当人们通过电话或电子邮件让我感到震惊时,他们意识到我’m亲自处理订单。一世’从互联网客户那里获得了很多关于标准服务的反馈,这使我在他们发现差异时感到很好。有时它也有其他变化– what’s taking so long! –但在大多数情况下’一切都很好。我喜欢成为一个地方的一部分’在世界其他地方感到如此忙碌的同时,也不要害怕保持和平。” – Aaron Curtis

我很幸运在我的读书俱乐部里有这个热情的书迷。不用说,当我们选择最佳书籍时,’s Aaron’s turn to pick. Fortunately, for all of us in South Florida, he is the one who fills the shelves of 图书& 图书with wonder. I suggest you always pick up his employee recommendation.

Ketsia书籍和儿童买家

Ketsia Julmeus:儿童’s Book Buyer

让我向您介绍Ketsia Julmeus。 Ketsia以前是一名教育家,现在负责管理孩子们’s section at 图书&图书。 Ketsia还是一位戏剧编剧和电影爱好者。她负责挑选最好的孩子’的书籍,并将儿童和青少年活动整合在一起。她与Random House等出版商紧密合作,将当前最畅销的作家带到我们当地的书店。

Ketsia喜欢在一家独立的书店工作,因为这给了她改变孩子的机会。’每天生活。她也可以和那些志趣相投,喜欢书的人在一起。她指出,拥有如此出色的同事往往会促进有趣的对话,而她很幸运能够喜欢与周围的人在一起。

“阅读对于孩子来说是至关重要的,并且为孩子带来便利是一种祝福。” – Ketsia Julmeus

I asked Ketsia what is so special about locally owned independent bookstores. Ketsia explained to me how she and other 图书& 图书employees are personally invested in their jobs. They are very knowledgable about new releases and the publishing industry; and they make sure the shelves are filled with the most interesting and relevant titles. It’s easier to shop at 图书& 图书because when you walk in, everyone is knowledgeable of what books are on the shelves and out in the world.

Make sure to stop by 图书& 图书to pick up your next book selection or meet an author. 图书& 图书is located at 265 Aragon Ave, 珊瑚山墙. For more information visit booksandbooks.com

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