Mitch Kaplan was studying law when he realized that he loved books and was really only interested in reading more books and meeting the authors than practicing the law that was on the books.
Kaplan opened his own bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida, in 1982. At 25 years of age, he knew nothing about running a business, but he says he quickly learned from his on the job training.
Today, Books and Books has 6 locations around Florida. Kaplan is also responsible for founding the Miami International Book Fair.
The company maintains a corporate office in Coral Gables, Florida.