Last month Susan D. Hanna wrote a new chapter in Miami’s history.
Her indie bookstore, Biscayne Books, is a bibliophile’s dream, spilling over with new and slightly used best-sellers, classics, and out-of-print titles.
The quaint bookshop is one of few in the city. Hanna scouts paperbacks, hardbound books, and first editions (from Catcher in the Rye to Gone Girl) at estate sales and auctions. Prices are worth writing home about: $1-$2 paperbacks, $2-$3 children’s books, $4 biographies, $1 novellas, $5-$15 first editions.
Further your cultural know-how with local art — Hanna houses works from the likes of Sunny Marquez and Adela Gonzalez in overhead galleries. Everything is for sale.
In the works: book clubs at Biscayne’s adjacent restaurant for chats over food and plot twists (Hanna orders discounted copies directly from the publisher).
Biscayne Books, 6701 Biscayne Boulevard (786-294-0267 or biscaynebooks.com).
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