Literary history will be made Tuesday when the earliest known work of Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, is published. Go Set a Watchman — controversial for being released despite Lee’s declining health and her decades of protesting she’d never publish another book — features the beloved characters from Mockingbird, including an adult Scout Finch, who’s returning home to that tired old town of Maycomb, Alabama, to see her father, Atticus.
Books & Books and the Coral Gables Arts Cinema are teaming up to celebrate the book’s release. The arts cinema at 260 Aragon Ave. will host a free, first-come, first-served screening of To Kill A Mockingbird at 1 p.m. The movie, which won Oscars for lead actor Gregory Peck and writer Horton Foote, will be introduced by Nat Chediak, director of programming at the theater, and Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan.
After the screening, the Cafe at Books & Books — just across the street at 265 Aragon Ave. — will feature a “Southern supper” menu.
In addition, if you pre-order Go Set A Watchman or buy it the day of release at any Books & Books location, you get 20 percent off list price. Now that’s worth celebrating.