A Guide To Miami's Book Publishers, EXILE in Miami New Times
"Everyone keeps saying that print is dead, but according to Publisher's Weekly, more than 825 million books were sold in the U.S. last year. So there's still a wide contingent of people who love a bound collection of pages. While e-books and audiobooks have their time and place, there's a slew of local publishers making sure we have no shortage of actual books to dog-ear, highlight, and lend out to a friend who could use a good read. Here's an alphabetical look at who's publishing books right here in the 305.
Launched in 2014, visual artist Amanda Keeley noticed a void of spaces in South Florida dedicated to artists' publications. Keeley designed a movable pop-up book store that could be easily assembled and broken down within an hour before Exile settled down in its current location at 5900 NW Second Ave. in Little Haiti. "Exile designs, produces, and prints books that are works of art, in and of itself," Keeley explains to New Times. "We are in the middle of some exciting new changes. In the meantime, we are featuring a very special title called The Cuba Unknown and have transformed our storefront in Little Haiti into a 'surf shack,' which is essentially a collection point for donated used surf goods and children's art supplies, which will be brought to Cuba and distributed to local surfers."