Mitchell Kaplan

Cindy Seip

Mitchell Kaplan is a co-founder of Miami Book Fair, has served as chairperson of its board and continues to guide the programming team at the Fair. A Miami Beach native, he founded the independent bookstore Books & Books in 1982, which now has five South Florida locations and hosts more than 400 literary events a year. Kaplan also hosts the podcast The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan, and with Paula Mazur founded The Mazur Kaplan Company, a production company bringing books to the screen. Their most recent film, Let Him Go, adapted from Larry Watson’s novel of the same name, features Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.