The Bookshop Podcast

Mitchell Kaplan, Owner Books & Books, Podcast Host, Co-owner Mazur Kaplan

February 02, 2022 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 106
The Bookshop Podcast
Mitchell Kaplan, Owner Books & Books, Podcast Host, Co-owner Mazur Kaplan
Show Notes

Mitchell Kaplan opened the first Books & Books bookshop in 1982 in Coral Gables, Florida. Since then, Books & Books has grown to seven bookshops, two of which include restaurants.

Mitchell served as president of the American Booksellers Association and received the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation.

As co-founder of the Miami Book Fair in 1985, Mitchell has served as the chairperson of its Board of Directors and continues to guide the programming team at the Fair which takes place on the campus of Miami Dade College in the heart of downtown Miami. Each year the Fair presents close to 500 authors over one week in November, along with a street festival, where bookstalls line the streets adjacent to the campus. Programs take place in Creole, Spanish and English, reflecting the diversity of Miami. 

Mitchell also hosts The Literary Life podcast, and along with producer Paula Mazur, owns Mazur Kaplan, a film production company bringing books to screen.

Books & Books

Richard Flanagan, books

Flowers For Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin

Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac

James Baldwin, books

The Paris Bookseller, Kerri Maher

Light Years, James Salter

Continental Drift, Humphrey Muller

Bewilderment: A Novel, Richard Powers

Matrix: A Novel, Lauren Groff

Klara And The Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro

Neil Gaiman, books

Writers for Democratic Action

Miami Book Fair

Mazur Kaplan Company

The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein

How the South Won the Civil War, Heather Cox Richardson

On Tyranny Graphic Edition, Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug

Lost & Found: A Memoir, Kathryn Schulz

The Year of Dangerous Days, Nicholas Griffin




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