Virtual Events

It was March 18, 2020 when Books & Books first locked down and closed our doors temporarily during the quarantine of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost immediately, independent bookstores everywhere were turning to new technologies to quickly learn how to bring authors online on various livestreaming platforms. In late April, Books & Books launched a virtual author series of ongoing conversations in the midst of a brand-new virtual landscape. Fast forward to 2022 and more than 700 virtual events under our belt, now archived for your viewing pleasure. Scroll through some of these recordings and you’ll find more than 2 years’ worth of fascinating conversations in support of many of the important books published during a truly historic and unprecedented time. Follow us on Crowdcast and be the first to know of new events and pairings. You can stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter, too. We are so grateful for your support and patronage, thank you!

A Virtual Evening with Mitchell Kaplan & Rachel DeWoskin

Event Date: November 7, 2023

Listen in to Mitchell Kaplan and Rachel DeWoskin discussing Paul Auster’s new novel BAUMGARTNER, a taut yet expansive novel of love, memory, and grief from Paul Auster, best-sellin…

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A Virtual Evening with Edan Lepucki & Laura Warrell

Event Date: August 10, 2023

From New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki comes an enthralling saga about family secrets that grow more powerful with time, set against the magical, dangerous landscape o…

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A Virtual Evening with Julio Anta, Jacoby Salcedo, & Johnnie Christmas

Event Date: July 24, 2023

About the Author: Julio Anta is an author from Miami, FL known for his comic book series Home. He currently resides in New York City, where he works to tell narratively rich storie…

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A Virtual Evening with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Gabrielle Zevin

Event Date: July 19, 2023

Two incredible authors chat about their two incredible, praise-winning books! Buy Dust Child:… Buy Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: https…

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WRITERS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION presents the DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: Javier Zamora & Peter Balakian

Event Date: June 24, 2023

Writers for Democratic Action and Book the Vote present “Immigration and American Democracy: A Conversation” with Javier Zamora, author of the acclaimed memoir “Solito” and Pulitze…

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A Virtual Evening with Cody Cassidy & Colin Dickey

Event Date: June 21, 2023

In each chapter of How to Survive History, Cody Cassidy explores how to survive one of history’s greatest threats: getting eaten by dinosaurs, being destroyed by the asteroid that…

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A Virtual Evening with Stephanie McNeal & Grace Atwood

Event Date: June 13, 2023

If you’re anything like journalist Stephanie McNeal—aka, a millennial woman—you spend hours every day indulging in Instagram’s infinite scroll. The influencers on the platform aren…

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A Virtual Evening with Samantha Irby & Alison Roman

Event Date: June 8, 2023

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR • A hilarious new essay collection from #1 New York Times bestselling unabashed fan-favorite Samantha Irby invites us to share in the gory parti…

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A Virtual Evening with Rachel Nuwer & Dan Fagin

Event Date: June 7, 2023

The unlikely story of how the psychedelic drug MDMA emerged from the shadows to the forefront of a medical revolution—and the potential it may hold to help us thrive. In I Feel Lov…

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A Virtual Evening with Ashley Audrain & Nita Prose

Event Date: June 6, 2023

From the author of THE PUSH, a pageturner about four suburban families whose lives are changed when the unthinkable happens–and what is lost when good people make unconscionable c…

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FREADOM: Miami Embraces Challenged Books

Event Date: June 6, 2023

Our community gathered on June 6th to celebrate books that were recently challenged and embrace the right to read and think freely. We were able to hand out copies of The Hill We C…

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American Carnage: VIRTUAL Evening with Fred Guttenberg & Thomas Gabor

Event Date: May 23, 2023

Fred Guttenberg, who lost his beloved daughter Jaime in the 2018 Parkland school shooting, and International gun policy consultant Thomas Gabor team up in ‘American Carnage’ to dis…

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