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!


A Virtual Afternoon with David Thomson and Geoff Dyer


Event Date: May 27, 2021

David Thomson and Geoff Dyer discuss “A Light in the Dark” and “Sea/Saw” on May 27, 2021. Buy the Books Here A Light in the Dark shines a light on the visionary directors who have…

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El Jardin: A Virtual Evening with Iris Guzman Kolaya, Joanna Lombard and Joel Hoffman


Event Date: May 25, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Iris Guzman Kolaya and Joanna Lombard in conversation with Joel Hoffman discussing “El Jardin”. This book traces the o…

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Tokyo Ever After: An Evening with Emiko Jean and Katharine McGee


Event Date: May 24, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Emiko Jean in conversation with Katharine McGee discussing “Tokyo Ever After”. A story of an ordinary Japanese-America…

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A Theater for Dreamers: A Virtual Event with Polly Samson and B.A. Shapiro


Event Date: May 23, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Polly Samson in conversation with B.A. Shapiro discussing “A Theater for Dreamers”. This novel is a spellbinding…

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Running with Sherman: A Virtual Event with Christopher McDougall and Hope Torrents


Event Date: May 21, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Christopher McDougall in conversation with Hope Torrents discussing “Running with Sherman”. A heartwarming story…

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The First Ten Years: An Evening with Joseph Fink, Meg Bashwiner and Molly C. Quinn


Event Date: May 20, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner in conversation with Molly C. Quinn discussing “The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Sa…

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My Time Will Come: An Evening with Ian Manuel and Brittany K. Barnett


Event Date: May 19, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Ian Manuel in conversation with Brittany K. Barnett discussing “My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope…

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An Evening with Lauren Weisberger and Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard


Event Date: May 18, 2021

With her signature satirical style, sharp wit, and clear-eyed insights, Lauren Weisberger has written a timely, entertaining novel about what it means to have—and lose—everything….

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Extra Life: An Evening with Steven Johnson and Tim Harford


Event Date: May 17, 2021

Books & Books, Politics & Prose & Harvard Book Store present an evening with Steven Johnson in conversation with Tim Harford discussing “Extra Life: A Short History of…

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How to Grill Vegetables: An Evening with Steven Raichlen and Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: May 17, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Steven Raichlen in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan discussing “How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing…

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The Heartbeat of Trees: A Virtual Afternoon withDr. Jane Goodall & Peter Wohlleben


Event Date: May 16, 2021

The renowned Dr. Jane Goodall and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben on May 16, 2021 for an uplifting conversation about the natural world, in celebration of Wohlleb…

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Squeeze Me: An Evening with Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry


Event Date: May 15, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Carl Hiaasen in conversation with Dave Barry discussing “Squeeze Me”. A novel of social and political intrigues, set a…

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