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!


Toxic Positivity: An Afternoon with Whitney Goodman and Meaghan B. Murphy


Event Date: February 2, 2022

A powerful guide to owning our emotions—even the difficult ones—in order to show up authentically in the world, from the popular therapist behind the Instagram account @sitwithwhit…

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Vladimir: An Evening with Julia May Jonas and Claire Dederer


Event Date: February 1, 2022

With this bold, edgy, and uncommonly assured debut, author Julia May Jonas takes us into charged territory, where the boundaries of morality bump up against the impulses of the hum…

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VIOLETA: A Virtual Evening with Isabel Allende & Victoria Alonso


Event Date: January 29, 2022

On January 29, 2022 Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and independent book stores across the country presented a special conversation with Isabel Allende, speaking with Victoria A…

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The Book of Timothy: An Evening with Joan Nockels Wilson, Timothy Nockels and John Dufresne


Event Date: January 25, 2022

Set in Rome, Chicago, and Anchorage, and spanning thirty years from crime to confrontation, The Book of Timothy: The Devil, My Brother, and Me recounts in lyric movements a sister’…

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A Virtual Evening with Tim Dorsey: Mermaid Confidential


Event Date: January 24, 2022

Books & Books joined William Morrow to celebrate the publication of MERMAID CONFIDENTIAL by Tim Dorsey on January 24, 2022. Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa T…

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Delivering Cuba Through the Mail: An Afternoon with Emilio Cueto


Event Date: January 24, 2022

Cuba began to tell its own story on stamps. And that has been the practice ever since. As a result, finding Cuba-related images in Cuban postage stamps is to be expected and comes…

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A Virtual Evening with Yi Won, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello & E.J. Koh


Event Date: January 21, 2022

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Yi Won, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello & E.J. Koh discussing “The World’s Lightest Motorcycle.” A successor to Korean feminist poet…

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All Day Is a Long Time: A Virtual Evening with David Sanchez and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: January 20, 2022

David Sanchez’s captivating, searing, and ultimately redemptive debut novel about coming of age on Florida’s drug-riddled Gulf Coast and the enigmatic connection between memory and…

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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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