Virtual Events

On March 18, Books & Books closed our doors temporarily during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, we launched our first ever virtual event on Crowdcast, a conversation with Secretary Madeline Albright about her new book, HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS. And we haven’t stopped since. We are now hosting virtual events mostly every weeknight at 7pm and some on weekends, in partnership with our friends at Miami Book Fair, and with additional support from Lit Hub and Culture Crusaders.

The schedule attempts to emulate what it was like at our signature store in Coral Gables, where you could walk in and find a live author reading and discussing their book, literally every night of the week. The majority of these events are free. Our doors re-opened in early June for socially-distanced and masked shopping, but it continues to be unsafe to hold any events at our stores. For the time being, we will continue to present to you the very best authors, voices and books virtually and look forward to seeing you there! Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, you’ve shown an amazing amount of understanding and patience and we see our viewer numbers are growing with each passing day.

Remember, every book you purchase helps to support us and we thank you for your support! We’ve started this archive on our website, so that you can access anything you might have missed, at your own pace, and in your own time. Follow us on Crowdcast so that you’re the first to know of any new events. We look forward to seeing you online in the coming months, as our literary community lives on virtually, until the time when we will meet again at Books & Books!


The Plant Hunter: An Evening with Cassandra Quave and Mark Plotkin


Event Date: October 22, 2021

A leading medical ethnobotanist, Dr. Cassandra Quave tells us the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants in this u…

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Flesh & Blood: An Afternoon with N. West Moss and Theresa Brown


Event Date: October 22, 2021

A remarkable memoir that breaks the silence about infertility—and will resonate with millions of women. N. West Moss spoke to Theresa Brown about FLESH & BLOOD

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Purity Culture and Sex Positivity in Young Adult Novels: A Panel


Event Date: October 21, 2021

Best-selling YA authors Erin Hahn, Ashley Schumacher, and Raquel Vasquez Gilliland came together on screen for an exciting conversation exploring the intersection of purity culture…

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I AM Series: An Evening with Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos


Event Date: October 20, 2021

The latest installment in the exceptional I AM series, I AM OPRAH WINFREY is the twenty-fifth hero highlighted in this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series! Aut…

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Wait For Me: An Afternoon with Bill Gentile and Alan Riding


Event Date: October 17, 2021

“Now, in his vivid memoir, Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll, Bill Gentile turns back the clock to the 1980s and thrusts us into the mountains of Nicaragua…

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12 Bytes: A Virtual Evening with Jeanneatte Winterson


Event Date: October 15, 2021

An evening with Jeanette Winterson, in conversation with Adrian Daub & Laura Goode of “The Feminist Present”, twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays o…

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Capote’s Women: An Afternoon with Laurence Leamer & Julia Cooke


Event Date: October 15, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote’s never-published final novel, Answered…

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An Evening with James Patterson and Matt Eversmann discussing E.R. Nurses with Alison Levine


Event Date: October 14, 2021

James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, #1 bestselling coauthors of “Walk in My Combat Boots”, powerfully present the medical frontline heroes who work to save our lives every day: E.R…

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No Words: An Afternoon with Meg Cabot & Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard


Event Date: October 14, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Meg Cabot! The #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Princess Diaries”, returns to Little Bridge Island with a new story about…

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In Search of Emma: An Evening with Armando Correa and Mirta Ojito


Event Date: October 13, 2021

Revised and updated with a new introduction by the author—and available in English for the first time— “In Search of Emma” is an inspiring and beautiful story of love, family, and…

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Our Way Back to Always: An Evening with Nina Moreno and Laekan Zea Kemp & Laura Taylor Namey


Event Date: October 12, 2021

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” meets Morgan Matson in this effervescent romance about childhood best friends reconnecting that’s full of sunny days, warm nights, first kisses,…

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We Are Not Like Them: An Evening with Christine Pride, Jo Piazza, and Elizabeth Bernstein


Event Date: October 8, 2021

“We Are Not Like Them” explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of endur…

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