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!


Packing for Mars for Kids: An Evening with Mary Roach & Brad Meltzer


Event Date: April 6, 2022

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) asks the questions children ask in this young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars. Mary Roach guides us th…

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The Vortex: An Afternoon with Scott Carney and Jason Miklian


Event Date: April 6, 2022

Thrillingly paced and written with incredible detail, “The Vortex” is not just a story about the painful birth of a new nation, Pakistan, but also a universal tale of resilience an…

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And a Dog Called Fig: An Afternoon with Helen Humphreys & Mark Doty


Event Date: April 5, 2022

“And a Dog Called Fig” is a memoir of the writing life told through the dogs Helen Humphreys has lived with and loved over a lifetime, including Fig, her new Vizsla puppy. Interspe…

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The Trayvon Generation: A Virtual Evening with Elizabeth Alexander


Event Date: April 4, 2022

Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author and poet Elizabeth Alexander’s THE TRAYVON GENERATION was named one of TIME magazine’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2022…

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Holding a Mirror up to Nature: An Evening with James Gilligan & David A.J. Richards w/ Marcia Pally


Event Date: March 28, 2022

Shakespeare has been dubbed the greatest psychologist of all time. This book seeks to prove that statement by comparing the playwright’s fictional characters with real-life example…

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Imaginable: An Evening with Jane McGonigal and Charles Duhigg


Event Date: March 26, 2022

World-renowned future forecaster and game designer, Jane McGonigal teaches us to envision the future before it arrives–and gives us the tools to help shape the world we want to li…

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The Still Point: An Afternoon with Kevin Krenitsky and Paul Samuel Dolman


Event Date: March 25, 2022

In “The Still Point”, Kevin Krenitsky shows us how to discover and live our lives in alignment with our true self. More than just a mental concept, the Still Point is a felt experi…

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A Virtual Evening with Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: March 24, 2022

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and indies across the country partnered for a special virtual conversation on Alex Segura’s “Secret Identity”, a rollicking literary mystery set…

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An Evening with Frank Bruni and Lizette Alvarez


Event Date: March 23, 2022

From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. “The Beau…

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An Evening with Maria Brito and Carlos Betancourt


Event Date: March 22, 2022

Learn to make creativity work for your career. Maria Brito illustrates how creativity is merely a series of habits, actions, and attitudes that anyone can develop—regardless of who…

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A Virtual Evening with Azar Nafisi and Jacki Lyden


Event Date: March 19, 2022

The New York Times bestselling author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading lis…

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A Virtual Evening with NoViolet Bulawayo and Megha Majumdar


Event Date: March 10, 2022

A a virtual evening with Booker-prize finalist, NoViolet Bulawayo discussing her new novel, GLORY. This novel is a blockbuster, an exhilarating ride, and crystalizes a turning poin…

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