Books & Books, Miami Beach
Miami Beach , Florida
Tel: 305 532 3222
Concierge.com's insider take:
In a town that often seems to prioritize sunning ahead of reading, this homegrown outlet stands out. The small South Beach branch stocks coffee-table books and a smattering of new fiction and nonfiction titles. Grab one of the shaded tables outside on Lincoln Road, and chow down on sandwiches by day and more elaborate fare such as scallops in coconut-shrimp sauce every evening. In late 2008, the store, pushed aside by a Diesel flagship, moved into a courtyard a few feet off Lincoln Road, but it's still there. There's also a second (bigger) location in Coral Gables, with smart staff and an intriguing selection of books, as well as a pleasant café for sandwiches and snacks (265 Aragon Ave.; 305-442-4408).
Open Mondays through Thursdays 10 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to midnight.