Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00pm – Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 5:00pm Turn-Based Press will be publishing a series of prints based on illustrations by Steven Appleby from the illustrated novel, The Good Inn. The book was co-authored by Black Francis and Josh Frank. Frank will offer a reading and prints will be on view.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida, spent years in the party’s inner circle. In this no-holds-barred memoir, he shows why he switched sides and became a Democrat.
Monday, February 10th, 6:00 p.m. Author and educator Dr. Marvin Dunn will return to the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to discuss his newest book, which addresses a century of racial violence in Florida.
Jan 12 2014. 4:00 pm DJ: The Dog Who Rescued Me chronicles David Toussaint’s life with his six-year-old pug, DJ. In this ten-chapter photo book, a poignant tale is told, through Toussaint’s words and Piero Ribelli’s beautifully expressive photos, of how the love of an animal brought Toussaint out of depression and gave him a new appreciation of his neighborhood, New York … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. December 20, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Photographer Jake Mayfield, undertaking a personal quest for artistic integrity, finds beauty, passion, and racial discord on the lush and feral Caribbean island of Soufrière.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. December 30, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Pete Fernandez is a mess. He’s on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancée has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he’s back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. January 3, 2014, 8:00 p.m. They’ve served the rich, the famous, and the infamous, ranging from Madonna and Al Capone to Amelia Earhart and Bill Clinton. They’ve escorted patrons to their cars during the cocaine wars and sent trays of food from the kitchen to high profile patrons via Secret Service agents.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. December 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m. In an elite college in a once-decaying New England city, Steven Brookman has come to a decision. A brilliant but careless professor, he has determined that for the sake of his marriage, and his soul, he must extract himself from his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. December 11, 2013, 8:00 p.m. In 1950s Jewish Boston, Dale Stanten’s mother established a home-based business as a prostitute to remedy her husband’s inability to provide for his family. At age six, the author was answering the front door for johns. Neighbor children were forbidden to play with her and even the Girl Scouts asked her to … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables, December 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Published to glowing reviews, this riveting narrative takes us back to when the Cuban Revolution was young and offers a new and surprising look at Fidel Castro.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. December 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m. The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award–winner James W. Hall a “master of suspense” and this new high-stakes thriller Going Dark shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his new-found son.
November 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Kolie Crutcher, the award-winning author of Electric Living-The Science Behind the Law of Attraction, will be holding an author presentation and book signing at Books & Books Coral Gables. The Books & Books appearance is the last event of Crutcher’s week-long visit to South Florida. Crutcher will be in town to receive the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Gold … +
University of Miami Field House. November 15, 2013, 6:00 p.m. America’s most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. November 1, 2013, 6:30 p.m. At a time when fashion and decoration set the tone and absorbed the attention of society more than politics and economics, it isn’t surprising that the first priority of Marie Antoinette was to be queen of fashion.
Books & Books. October 28, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Tigertail Productions is launching Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual: Sunstruck Matches. This tenth edition of Tigertail’s annual publication is edited by noted poet and food/wine writer Jen Karetnick.
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium. October 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker – a … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. September 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Local author Lori St John, Esq, CPA debuts her first non-fiction legal thriller, The Corruption of Innocence, A Journey for Justice. How did the wife of a prominent surgeon find herself at the death chamber battling the American justice system with the Pope and Mother Teresa in her corner?
Meet Giada de Laurentiis reading and signing Recipe for Adventure: Naples & Recipe for Adventure: Paris
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops. September 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m. When Zia Donatella comes to live with the Bertolizzi family, little do Alfie and his older sister Emilia know what’s in store for them. Zia Dontella is determined to show the kids how a home-cooked meal is better than even the best take-out pizza or burrito.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. September 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m. From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade – and who must pass as a girl to survive.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. August 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Kerrigan is writing a guidebook to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city’s drinking establishments-of, which there are more than 1,500.Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of numbness built into it, through countless drinks imbibed.
From August 19 through September 9, 2013. Have you had an idea running around your head for a novel, or a short story; a piece of creative non-fiction, or a memoir, but you just haven‚t gotten around to writing it? Do you already have a piece of fiction or non-fiction that needs the careful eyes of outside readers? Or, have you always … +
August 20, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness impact us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic.
August 8, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in dangerous weather conditions,
Books & Books, Coral Gables. July 12, 2013, 12:00 p.m. You may know her only as Justin Bieber’s mom, but Pattie Mallette has an incredible life story of her own. She knows what its like to struggle with depression, abandonment, and abuse. She knows what its like to barely hang on to faith.