Books & Books

Nalani Anderko

“Dear Books and Books,” the letter starts in blue pen on a torn out piece of graph paper with the fringe still on it. What follows is the most sincere apology for an act of teenage rebellion one could imagine. A few weeks ago a girl dropped off an envelope in person to the Lincoln Road location of Books and Books. Inside, Nalani Anderko , the store’s manager, found this apology for stealing a copy of Agatha Christie’s book “Third Girl” back in the summer of 2014. The person apologizes for...

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Journalist Nathan Deuel grew up in South Florida, but in 2008 he and his wife, Kelly McEvers , moved to the Middle East. During their five years abroad, they had their first child and McEvers became NPR’s Baghdad bureau chief. The family moved around the region as the Arab Spring erupted. Deuel has written a memoir about that experience, called "Friday Was The Bomb." He’ll be speaking tonight at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 8 p.m. Deuel sat down with WLRN to talk about fatherhood, the...

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In preparation for Urban Beach Week, WLRN-Miami Herald News asked members of the Public Insight Network to weigh in on the festival. Last year during Memorial Day, I hid out along the West Avenue corridor. When I went out on Sunday afternoon to the Lincoln Road Farmer's Market, I was shocked at how empty it was. While it's nearly impossible most Sundays to find parking in the lots around Lincoln Road, there were more empty spots than I've ever seen before. At 3 in the afternoon, the Café @...