Bookleggers’ Five Miami Book Fair Picks

By | November 13th, 2012 | No Comments
Kurt Vonnegut

If you don’t go to the Miami Book Fair, you will make the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut even crankier.

With the Miami Book Fair International underway, we asked Nathaniel Sandler (a regular Beached Miami contributor) and David Gonzalez — the gentlemen behind the mobile library we told you about back in July — to give our readers their top five recommendations.

While heavy hitters Junot Diaz and Tom Wolfe have already inspired book lovers at this year’s Miami Book Fair International, which started on Sunday, we here at Bookleggers: A Library on the Run want to give you a heads up on what’s left, what’s literary, and what’s absolutely can’t miss. Starting with …

Read the rest of this entry »

Talking Books & Nooks with the Librotraficantes behind Bookleggers

By | July 23rd, 2012 | 3 Comments

David Gonzalez: “Vinyl records and mp3s get along just fine. So will paper books and e-readers.”

In an attempt to expand the reading community in Miami, two local literature lovers are launching a mobile library on Thursday, July 26, at Wynwood cafe Lester’s.

Described as “A library on the run”, Bookleggers will lend used books for free on the honor system, trade books to change up their selection, and let books “take a long vacation” for a $2 donation. Modeled after similar-in-spirit projects around the country, Bookleggers won’t ameliorate Miami’s dearth of libraries and bookstores all by its scrappy self, but it’s nonetheless an exciting development for those for whom happiness is a warm “Guns, Germs, and Steel”.

Read the rest of this entry »