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Miami Book Fair: Mason Engel In Conversation with Donna Paz Kaufman

November 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Mason Engel on his documentary The Bookstour in conversation with indie bookstore owners Donna Paz Kaufman, Story and Song Bookstore, Fernandina Beach, and Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books. The Bookstour, which premiered on public television earlier in 2022, is the result of Engel’s 2019 road trip around the country to 50 independent bookstores in 50 days. This program will be available on demand at

Mason Engel is a science-fiction author, filmmaker, and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. Donna Paz Kaufman founded The Bookstore TRaining Group of Paz & Associates in 1992 with the mission of helping booksellers build skills and insights so that they may lead health, life-driven, profitable independent bookstores. Mitchell Kaplan is the founder of beloved independent bookstore Books & Books, which maintains six locations throughout South Florida. He is also the host of the podcast “The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan” and a founder of the Miami Book Fair.

This event is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant in partnership with the Miami Dade College Foundation.

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Event Date/time:

November 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm -
November 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Mason Engel, Author and Documentarian; presenter Donna Paz Kaufman, Owner, Story and Song Bookstore; moderator Mitchell Kaplan, Owner, Books & Books
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Marci Cancio-Bello
(305) 237-3258

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Venue Phone:
(941) 475-2098 ext. 5

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