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!


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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The Trouble with White Women: An Evening with Kyla Schuller and Jules Gill-Peterson


Event Date: December 6, 2021

In The Trouble with White Women, Schuller brings to life the two-hundred-year counter history of Black, Indigenous, Latina, poor, queer, and trans women pushing back against white…

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Tenderness: An Afternoon with Alison Macleod and Morgan Jones


Event Date: December 5, 2021

Through the story of D.H. Lawrence’s writing of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the historic obscenity trial that sought to suppress it in the United Kingdom, and the men and women who fo…

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Master of the Game: An Evening with Martin Indyk and Jeffrey Goldberg


Event Date: December 2, 2021

A perceptive and provocative history of Henry Kissinger’s diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East that illuminates the unique challenges and barriers Kissinger and his successor…

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The Witch’s Feast: An Evening with Melissa Madara and Lisa Marie Basile


Event Date: November 30, 2021

A decadent collection of magical dishes and feasts created by the herbalist, witch, chef and co-owner of Catland Books, Melissa Madara. Packed with ancient knowledge, practical adv…

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