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!


Kingdom of Characters: An Evening with Jing Tsu and David Epstein


Event Date: January 19, 2022

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair, Harvard Book Store and Politics and Prose present a conversation between Jing Tsu and David Epstein about Tsu’s new book “Kingdom of Characters”…

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The Latinist: An Evening with Mark Prins and Paul Harding


Event Date: January 18, 2022

A contemporary reimagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth, “The Latinist” is a page-turning exploration of power, ambition, and the intertwining of love and obsession. Author Mark P…

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Fragile Democracies & Mythical National Narratives: An Afternoon with Writers for Democratic Action


Event Date: January 15, 2022

An Afternoon with Julie Iromuanya, Elif Shafak and Jiayang Fan, moderated by WDA founding member Siri Hustvedt and hosted by founding member Rachel DeWoskin discussing “Fragile Dem…

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Wallet Activism: An Evening with Tanja Hester and Jeanette Ruiz


Event Date: January 12, 2022

How do we vote with our dollars, not just to make ourselves feel good, but to make a real difference? “Wallet Activism” challenges you to rethink your financial power so can feel c…

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A Virtual Evening with Alafair Burke, Megan Abbott & Laura Lippman


Event Date: January 11, 2022

A special conversation with Alafair Burke discussing her new novel FIND ME, about the disappearance of a young woman leaves her best friend reeling and an NYPD homicide detective d…

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An Evening with Kathryn Schulz, Casey Cep and David Remnick


Event Date: January 10, 2022

A staff writer at The New Yorker and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Kathryn Schulz writes with curiosity, tenderness, erudition, and wit about our finite yet infinitely complicated…

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Call Me Cassandra: An Evening with Marcial Gala, Anna Kushner and Achy Obejas


Event Date: January 10, 2022

From Marcial Gala, the author of the award-winning “The Black Cathedral”, “Call Me Cassandra” is a darkly magical tale of a haunted young dreamer, born in the wrong body and time,…

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A Virtual Evening with Mark Bowden, Matthew Teague & Peter Baker: The Steal


Event Date: January 9, 2022

In The Steal, veteran journalists Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague offer a week-by-week, state-by-state account of the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Books &…

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Mothers, Fathers, and Others: An Evening with Siri Hustvedt and Sarah Ruhl


Event Date: December 15, 2021

Described as “a 21st-century Virginia Woolf” in the Literary Review (UK), Man Booker longlisted Siri Hustvedt displays her expansive intellect and interdisciplinary knowledge in th…

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Florida, Florida, Florida: Elections Matter!


Event Date: December 11, 2021

Writers for Democratic Action presents “Florida, Florida, Florida: Elections Matter!” This virtual discussion on December 12, 2021 was with Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell…

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Death under the Perseids: An Evening with Teresa Dovalpage and Alex Segura


Event Date: December 8, 2021

There’s no such thing as a free cruise in Cuban American author Teresa Dovalpage’s addictively clever new Havana mystery. Teresa Dovalpage was born in Havana, Cuba, and is the auth…

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White on White: An Afternoon with Ayşegül Savaş and Brandon Taylor


Event Date: December 7, 2021

“White on White” is a sharp exploration of empathy and cruelty, and the stunning discovery of what it means to be truly vulnerable, and laid bare. Ayşegül Savaş speaks with fellow…

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