Poetry night at Books & Books, 1983

Books & Books, which opened in March 1982, hadn’t been operating for more than a few months when several of South Florida’s wandering poetic souls found harbor there. When Mitchell Kaplan and his uncle, Julius Kaplan, opened the tiny bookshop on Aragon Avenue, they wanted to do more than sell books; they also hoped to create a literary watering trough where people could congregate and refresh each other with ideas. Pictured here is Mitchell Kaplan speaking to the people that make the monthly pilgrimage to the Books & Books Poetry Reading night.

Poet & Poetry 1980's Albert Coya

5/24/1983: Albert Coya/Miami Herald– Mitchell Kaplan speaks to a group of poets at Books & Books in Coral Gables. The group is there once a month for the Friday poetry reading.

The Miami Herald Page 1B Tuesday, May 24, 1983 The Miami Herald

Cover page (page 1 section letter B) of the LIVING TODAY section of the FINAL edition of The Miami Herald issue published Tuesday, May 24, 1983 in Miami, Florida. Features AN ORAL TAPESTRY OF SERIOUS WRITERS AND SUNDAY POETS

The Miami Herald Page 2B Tuesday, May 24, 1983 The Miami Herald

Inside page (page 2 section letter B) of the LIVING TODAY section of the FINAL edition of The Miami Herald issue published Tuesday, May 24, 1983 in Miami, Florida. Features continuation of story AN ORAL TAPESTRY OF SERIOUS WRITERS AND SUNDAY POETS

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