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It’s no secret people in the digital age don’t read as many books anymore. Literature has been condensed to short blurbs, quick catchy captions, and blogs that shorten everything down so as not to bore readers with, well, reading. However, the seemingly antiquated (it hurt to say it) way of learning information is still very much alive in Miami – there is still hope for curious readers struggling to cope in the 3-0-5.
Stocked floor to ceiling with old and new comic books, A&M Comics is a Manga-loving haven. The little hole-in-the-wall tucked in Bird Road is actually one of the oldest comic book stores in the USA. There’s lots to geek out over – antique comics, posters and even collectible figures.
6650 Bird Rd, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-661-3406
Since its debut in 1983, the Miami Book Fair lures in thousands of visitors to its annual literary festival held every November. The streets of Downtown are lined with countless tents selling books from every genre so you can count on spending hours browsing through titles. The fair lasts about a week, with each day scheduled to fit book signings, author lectures, live music and attractions for kids to enjoy.
If you’ve ever stumbled upon a shelf of free books installed on a mural in Wynwood, then you’ve certainly caught sight of Bookleggers Library. The quirky mobile library based in Miami offers free books to the public in their semi-permanent access points, or at specific events. The non-profit is funded by the Knight Foundation and offers each person a free book, while the second book is $2, and trades are welcome. Check the calendar on their Facebook to learn of their next event.