No, this is not an early Halloween blog but rather one about Books and Books, our Manhattan-style bookstore. Mitch Kaplan, Books and Books owner and a co-founder of Miami Book Fair International, has done an incredible job bringing distinguished authors to speak, read, and sign books over the years, but none got my teen daughter’s attention until Stephenie Meyer showed up on September 15 to talk about Eclipse, the latest in the Twilight Series.
I was lucky, or crazy, enough to attend the Books and Books sponsored Vampire Ball, guest starring Stephenie Meyer, with my 13 year old daughter and hundreds of other fans. The Coral Gables War Memorial was packed but the event was extremely well organized. Fans waited in line for asked questions of the author and then waited to get their books signed.
It was wonderful to see so many young readers and would-be authors enjoying a Saturday afternoon with their parents, friends, and books. Thanks, Mitch!