“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the age of digital consumption and immediate gratification, Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books and Books is inviting Miami and beyond to slow things down by stepping into 'The Great Good Place,' in this case, one of his multiple landmark bookstores.
A Miami native and lover of literature, Mitchell has devoted his life to providing the city with community spaces to engage and discover literature. Miami hasn't always had the best reputation for book lovers but through his persistence and the addition of the Miami Book Fair, the city is now on the map for authors and literary enthusiasts.
We sat down with Mitchell to discuss his path to bookseller, how the store has stayed relevant in this digital era and how community and small businesses are the heart of any city. It's a good one. We hope you enjoy.
Jeanette + Alex
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Since a very young age, Nathi Alarcon has been a go-getter. She knew at 7 years old that she wanted to pursue a career in medicine and worked hard to achieve that goal. What she wasn’t expecting was being derailed in college with an auto-immune disease that eventually changed the course of her life. Her passionate nature took her down a path of healing and eventually lead her into the kitchen where she discovered the power and connection of food.
Today she is the co-owner of Fresh and Easy, the first cold-pressed juice bar and restaurant in Colombia as well as Cold Pressed Raw right here in Brickell. As if that wasn’t enough, she also teaches at the Matthew Kenney school on the weekends and is training for a half ironman. Talk about a go-getter!
Nathi’s outlook on life is infectious and we hope you will be as inspired by her story and mission as we are.
Jeanette + Alex
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